5G is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity. It offers speeds 10, or even 20 times faster than current 4G networks, with much faster data upload and download speeds, greater bandwidth, and more stable connections.This will enable us to do everything we currently do with our mobile devices more quickly, including streaming live 4K video and downloading movies in moments.However, the speed and capacity of 5G also opens up a wealth of new opportunities with other connected devices, including real-time interaction in ways that have never been possible before. One of the most exciting of these is tactile, or haptic communication – transmitting a physical sense of touch remotely.What is the tactile internet?The tactile internet will allow the sense of touch to be transmitted over long distances, with or without visual feedback – something that has previously been impossible due to the amount of data required, and the need for low-latency connections for … [Read more...] about 5G and the tactile internet: what really is it?
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Jun 12, 9:10 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Leo Sun 06/12/19 AT 9:01 PM Most investors know Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) as China's top e-commerce player and cloud platform provider. However, like many other tech giants, it has diversified far beyond its core business. For instance, Alibaba also was the maker of 39% of the smart speakers sold in China last year, giving it the leading share of that nascent market, according to Canalys.Alibaba's Tmall Genie smart speakers house its AliGenie virtual assistant, which competes against Xiaomi's Xiao Ai, Baidu's (NASDAQ:BIDU) DuerOS, and Tencent's (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) Xiaowei. AliGenie is tethered to Alibaba's Taobao and Tmall marketplaces, its Alipay payment platform, and other services. It also acts as a hub for a wide range of smart home devices.Last year, Alibaba introduced Tmall Genie Auto, a version for … [Read more...] about Alibaba Tethers Connected Cars To Its Smart Speaker Ecosystem
May 02, 3:20 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Julio Cachila 05/02/19 AT 2:47 AM While most car owners and drivers enjoy the convenience of Google Maps on their smartphone, all of them are hoping to see Google Maps on their car’s infotainment screen. With Android Automotive, drivers will have more than just a responsive map that will help them get to their destination.Android Automotive is Google’s first fully functioning car infotainment system. Android Police reported that it has existed for years already, but the earlier version, Auto, wasn’t that good as it had a lot of issues. Automotive, however, shows that Google has worked to bring out an infotainment platform that will satisfy car drivers everywhere.Android Automotive will run first on the Polestar 2, which will be launched next year. Here’s how Automotive works on the car.It’s touch and voice operated The Polestar 2 … [Read more...] about Android Automotive: Everything To Know
By Paul Takahashi Published 11:22 am CDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Amazon on Tuesday announced it will expand its in-car delivery service to Internet-connected Ford and Lincoln vehicles in Houston. Amazon on Tuesday announced it will expand its in-car delivery service to Internet-connected Ford and Lincoln vehicles in Houston. Photo: Amazon Photo: Amazon Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Amazon on Tuesday announced it will expand its in-car delivery service to Internet-connected Ford and Lincoln vehicles in Houston. Amazon on Tuesday announced it will expand its in-car delivery service to Internet-connected Ford and Lincoln vehicles in Houston. Photo: Amazon Amazon will now deliver packages to your Ford … [Read more...] about Amazon will now deliver packages to your Ford F-150
Volvo's newest brand, Polestar, took the wraps off the Polestar 2 yesterday, the company's all-electric Tesla Model 3 fighter. Polestar has done some interesting rethinking of how a car should work (The car starts via a chair-mounted pressure switch! It has a crazy ownership subscription plan!), and one of the more wide-ranging features is in the infotainment system: this is the first car with Android Auto built-in. Previously, we've seen a smartphone app from Google called "Android Auto" that, like Apple's CarPlay, runs on your smartphone and uses the car display as an external monitor. This project with Polestar is a full-blown operating system instead of a single app, and it is built into the car's hardware instead of running on your smartphone. It doesn't really have a name yet. Volvo was just calling it "Android," and Google, in the past, has referred to it as both "Android Automotive" and "Android Auto built-in." at least 2014, Google has been on a mission to expand its … [Read more...] about The Volvo Polestar 2 is the first Google Android car