What Is 5G and Why You Should Care About It

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5G Mobile network

If one considers the fact that the 4G mobile data service is still in the process of development when it comes to speed capabilities and coverage, he might wonder why he would need 5G at all. But the 5G standard is already here, with Internet providers such as Verizon and AT&T already planning to introduce 5G infrastructure and phones in the upcoming months.

What are the main characteristics of this brand new technology? What are its benefits, and why should you care about it? To find answers to these questions, keep reading – we’ll take an in-depth look at this innovative standard and analyze its advantages. Many Internet news portals reported on this last week and we even saw Motorola announcing a mod for one of their phones that will help the device utilize the new mobile standard. Here’s our breakdown of everything we learned so far.

 

The Key Features

Here is a list of characteristics that may turn 5G into a real game-changer:

  • Faster Speeds

As you probably already know, 5G will be a lot faster than all of the previous generation networks. Some experts even claim that it will be as much as 100 times faster than 4G, which is very impressive.

Network speeds

Specifically, 5G technology offers speeds of up to 10 GB/s, making it possible to download a full HD movie under just 10 seconds. That’s a huge increase in speed when compared to 10 minutes on the fastest 4G networks.

  • Greater Capacity

The brand new 5G standard also introduces greater capacity. In other words, it will allow the networks to cope better with all those high-demand applications, such as simultaneous HD streaming or virtual reality experiences.

  • Lower Latency

Another benefit that comes with 5G is the lower latency. This means less lag or delay while you’re using your smartphone or other devices. Latency stands at around 50 milliseconds with 4G, and this number will decrease to the impressive one millisecond with 5G – the lag becomes undetectable to the user.

  • Flexibility

The 5G networks will also be far more flexible. The technology of “network slicing” leads to a physical network being divided into a number of virtual networks, letting the operator use the correct “slice” depending on the needs of a particular situation.

  • Reliability

Experts say that 5G will be “ultra-reliable”, which, in other words, means that you can forget about weak connectivity or dropped calls. This will allow more “critical” use situations, especially when it comes to things like connected cards and digital health.

  • Better Battery Life

Even though all of this sounds like something that could take a serious toll on your battery, the 5G technology is actually expected to extend the battery life of many modern devices by up to ten or more times.

 

Who is Launching it and When?

AT&T will probably be the first company with mobile 5G – they plan to launch this network in 12 cities before 2019. Even though they didn’t give any particular details, this will probably be the so-called ‘millimeter wave 5G”, which requires dense networks of cells but delivers impressive speeds. However, it is important to mention that the company’s rollout will almost certainly be slowed down by the lack of compatible phones – Qualcomm says that they won’t introduce 5G devices before 2019.

Verizon, on the other hand, will start out by introducing a 5G home internet service, which will use home routers with fixed antennas. Even though you won’t be able to tote these things around, you’ll be able to enjoy gigabit internet in the comfort of your own home. The most significant benefit of the 5G home internet is a huge capacity – most homes now expect at least 200 GB of monthly usage, and that’s something that carriers simply can’t competitively offer with 4G as there is not enough capacity on this network’s cell sites.

T-Mobile decided to take a different approach – they are making a nationwide 5G network that will start out in 2019 and have a full nationwide coverage by 2020. Sprint plans to launch 5G smartphones early in the next year. The company’s CTO hints at Mobile World Congress in February.

 

Even though the change won’t happen overnight, 5G will undoubtedly bring a myriad of advantages to users and businesses. Many expect the 5G to be the leading force in the “fourth industrial revolution”, where everything is digitized and connected. Pretty exciting, wouldn’t you say?

The Best Smart TV’s Of 2017

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The Best Smart TV’s Of 2017

If you want to purchase a new TV and you want to make a good purchase and to get the best possible option that you can, then you have to do some research and that can take you a long time. Luckily for you, we have done all the hard work for you and we have made a list of the best smart TV’s that are available now on the market. Depending on your taste, you can choose any of these TV’s because all of them are incredible and they will never let you down.

LG E7 OLED


The number one pick for us would be the LG E7 OLED TV because we believe that this is the best 4K smart TV overall. As mentioned above, we have done a lot of research and put a lot of time into this list in order to make it the best. After all the research, we have come up with an overall winner that makes every other TV look silly when compared to this one. So, if you are looking to upgrade your home with the best technology that 2017 has offered to us yet, then you must buy the LG E7 smart TV.

VIZIO SMARTCAST E-SERIES E65-E0

Vizio Smart TvYou might be wondering what TV brand is this, and that is normal because it is not that popular, but we had to put this TV on the list because we think that this is the best TV that you can get under $1000 and that is a big thing nowadays. People are always looking for ways to save up money, and this Smart TV can give you that chance. You get very good performance and quality and you only need to pay less than a $1000.  These days, finding a quality TV that is worth buying under that price range is very hard to find because they are mostly very low quality and they have poor image resolution which can result in a bad experience. Wasting money on devices like that is the last thing that you want to do, that’s why we present you this TV at a great price.

Benefits Of Having A Gaming Setup

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When it comes to computer technology, there is a lot of things that need to be covered because computers are one of the most valuable things that we have invented. They not only make our lives easier, but they are making everything more fun. If you don’t know how computers can make your life more fun, then you are most likely not a gamer type, and you are using computer technology only for business. Well, we have news for you, computers, as you might know, are being used for gaming purposes and it has become a real big thing. When the first computers were made, they were not thinking about making games for them, they were made simply to make our lives easier by doing certain tasks much faster.

GamingHowever, as time went by, people realized that the technology could be used for much more than just tasks, it can be used for entertainment purposes, so people started making games. Faster than you could realize, people started playing video games all over the world and everyone was crazy about them. Unlike some people predicted, gaming hasn’t died off, it has only grown and expanded. Nowadays, to be a gamer you need to have a quite good gaming setup and we will talk about the benefits of having one.

Better Performance

One of the most important things about gaming is that you must perform well when you are playing, especially when you are into competitive gaming and playing against other players. The reason why performance is important is that if you are not able to perform well, you will lose and nowadays in competitive gaming the prices are big, and you don’t want to lose. So, how can a gaming setup improve your performance, well it is quite simple.

If you don’t have a good gaming setup, then when you are playing some games, your computer might be struggling to run the game properly and you will start having lags. A lag is the worst enemy of every gamer, so you want to do everything in your power to avoid having any lags. The best thing is to purchase the best gaming setup that you can afford and hope for the best because some games are very demanding.

Improved Experience


Some people will disagree with this, but we like to think that you will have a much-improved experience gaming with a proper setup. People who are disagreeing with this are people who never experienced gaming with the proper gaming setup and they don’t know what they are missing out on. Once you experience playing games with a gaming setup, you will realize that you cannot compare it with gaming with a regular desktop or laptop.

The Most Relevant News In The World Of Technology

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The most interesting news in the niche comes from Google and YouTube. Apparently, Google is hiring professionals to completely stamp out any offensive comments or videos on the most popular video platform called YouTube. It is more than obvious that a lot of it is going on there since the number of users of YouTube is outstandingly big.


Without any further a due, the company decided to critically reduce the amount of offensive content that might make any problems in the near future. The other change will be the greater utilization of smart technology as well as the introduction of strict restrictions on all types of advertising. This is the way how Google decided to censor explicit content on YouTube as one of the most popular video platforms on the Internet.

The main intention is to hire around 10 000 people that will filter and refine the content that might violate any of their policies. It is for that reason that their teams have reviewed almost 2 million videos so far, looking for any clues of violent extremist content that could have been uploaded in the span of the last six months. And this was not only applied to videos but the entire comment section as well.

GoogleGoogle has their teams taking aggressive actions in all fields and they even went one step further and designed a whole comment moderation tool that will be launched very soon. In cases where those tools will not do any good, they will eventually shut down the possibility to leave a comment and take care of the problem. With the latest reports showing that there is an increased amount of videos that contain violence and profanity and something has to be done.

With one swift action, Google managed to adequately answer the challenge put before them. This also goes for all sorts of advertisers and their commercials as YouTube took a whole new approach to advertising. They are now paying a lot more attention to this than ever before and the results are already visible.

Mobile Technology Strategy Outlined by Intel

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Mobile Technology Strategy Outlined by Intel

At its developer forum being held this week in San Diego, California, Intel has offered a glimpse into its plans for mobile and wireless technologies, including an upgrade to the popular Centrino platform, several new dual-core chips, and a chipset that will support both Wi-Fi and WiMax connections.

SmartphoneThis type of improvement in mobile technology is not a small thing, we have to take this seriously, this can change a lot of things in the mobile world. Whenever it comes to a chipset upgrade, we have to be prepared because the next generation of chips can perform a lot faster and better than any previous one. A chipset that could support both Wi-Fi and Wimax connections is something that we haven’t been able to see before and we are very excited for that. Wi-Fi connections are very important in every mobile device nowadays because for some people that is the only way they can connect with the internet and browse the web. People have been putting more and more effort and dedication towards the mobile technology and because of that we are now having these types of improvements that can allow us to use these devices for much more than just talking.

The next generation of Intel’s Centrino platform is codenamed Santa Rosa and will feature a more powerful processor, an improved graphics chipset, and support for the forthcoming 802.11n Wi-Fi standard. In addition, the Santa Rosa platform will include a flash-memory-based accelerator, codenamed Robson, that Intel claims will help laptops boot more quickly and use less power.


“Emerging applications such as mashups, blogs, podcasts, and RSS make the Internet an even more personal and interactive experience, and people want to carry those experiences with them,” said Sean Maloney, Intel’s executive vice president, in a statement. “The next stage of Internet growth is to make this ‘real Internet’ mobile.”

KT And Samsung To Demo First WiBro Phone in Korea

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South Korea’s largest fixed-line telecommunications company, KT Corp, together with Samsung initiated a test-run of a WiBro phone during the APEC Conference 2005 in Korea.

The limited test-run is now underway in Busan with a limited roll-out using 500 handsets for Pacific Rim leaders, senior government officials and foreign journalists.

Samsung will introduce the H1000 WiBro mobile phone and the Samsung M8000 PDA with WiBro and a WiBro interface card for laptops.

The demonstration is aimed to collect feedback on how the new technology would work. It is also aimed at publicizing the up-to-date technology during the APEC which gets global media attention.

WiBro is one of KT’s ambitious and costly projects to find a new revenue stream for the former state telephone monopoly, which is struggling with a shrinking wired telephone market as more customers rely on their mobile phones to communicate.

KT will also start its commercial WiBro service as early as June of 2006 with the aim of attracting as many as 4 million subscribers to the service by 2010.

WiBro, the Korean based “Wimax”, is competing with the WiMAX wireless broadband technology heavily pushed by Intel.

The technology, named WiBro – short for wireless broadband – is designed to deliver high-speed Internet connections to mobile phones, promising to allow people to watch high-definition television programs via handsets in a moving vehicle or on a street.

KT hopes the new technology would help provide speedier and cheaper connections for mobile phones, thus helping develop a new revenue source for it.

On Saturday, a KT technician said the new technology can send data at a speed of up to one megabit per second, which is equivalent to conventional fixed-line broadband Internet.

In reality, however, the speed was slower than expected, though the technician said he was unable to measure it.

And the phone’s screen size, which measures about 3 inches diagonally, is too small to surf the Internet. What’s worse, only specially designed Internet sites for smaller screens can be properly accessed by the phone.

KT has not given a price for the WiBro phone and service, but they are expected to be more expensive than current technologies.