Trends and predictions

Struggling towards 5G | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458307/The-struggle-to-5G?utm_content=bufferf9a50&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer  5G is developing so fast it’s hard to get a handle on it, whether you’re responsible for building 5G systems or writing about them. Part of the problem is that 5G is not one proposed standard, it’s a growing set of them.  Every new proposal of this sort complicates the ability of standards bodies

Encryption and Securing Our Digital Economy

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170407_encryption_and_securing_our_digital_economy/ Currently, there are 360 million people that take part in cross-border e-commerce. 28% of output in mature economies is digital. The Internet is set to contribute $6.6 trillion a year, or 7.1% of the total GDP in the G20 countries.  And, by 2020, it’s estimated that more than 1 billion users will be added and there will be 30-50

Waiting for the new new thing

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/09/waiting-for-the-new-new-thing/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&sr_share=facebook The smartphone wars are over, and everybody won. Life without our phones is almost unthinkable.  But now that the gold rush is over, and we’ve entered the mopping-up phase – what next? What is, as Michael Lewis once put it, the new new thing? Conventional wisdom gives us five major contenders: AI, AR/VR, biotech,

Death of the smartphone and what comes after

http://www.thisisinsider.com/death-of-the-smartphone-and-what-comes-after-2017-3?utm_content=buffera9cb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, like beepers and fax machines before it.  Make no mistake, we’re still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone.

Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/nanogrids-microgrids-and-big-data-the-future-of-the-power-grid  The power grid’s interlocking technological, economic, and regulatory underpinnings were established about a century ago and have undergone only minimal disruption in the decades since. But now the industry is facing massive change.