MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015: Top Smart Technologies


Global tech shows nowadays are fed up with the smartest and latest technologies such as Smartphones, mobile security and wearables.

There had been a massive leap and progress to science and communication through wireless access to Internet. Our technology which upgrades our personal computers and smartphones causes too much improvement and convenience in our lives smarter than before. As it expands, it continue to unleash new needs and desires that the next years will work to achieve.

This fact was clearly proven in Mobile World Congress (MWC) at Barcelona, where thousands of top tech innovators gathered for the annual event of foretelling the future of our wireless technology.

During the congress, it was discussed that in the year of 2020, the rise of 5G wireless networks will be expected to become available. And in the next five years, smarter mobile networks built for high speed and efficiency will be accessible all over the world.

In a survey made by ABI Research, it was revealed that in 2014, there were more than 16 billion active wireless connected devices already. So it was also predicted that by the year of 2020, it will surpass to 40 billion. As this happens, everything will connect and communicate via wireless Internet without boundaries.

Beside from foretelling technological advancement plans, MWC also introduces worldwide the newest affordable smartphones, tablets and wearable technologies with cameras or voice control leverage wireless connections to the Internet such as the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge. This two gadgets stirred entirely because of its slick design and amazing features which includes savvy fingerprint scanner, fast camera, wireless charging capabilities and the ability to get apps from the new Samsung Pay. It is expected that this will be available in April, and will be pre-installed with VirusScan Mobile technology from Intel Security.

Here are other technologies shown at MWC:

  • BMW Smart Motorcycle combines wirelessly with a smart helmet using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which allows the rider to talk to and hear from the bike’s digital control center. Both companies fitted the bike and helmet with Intel Edison technology, which brings computer and communications capacities to the motorcycle riding experience.
  • Intel True Key, a new password-management technology which makes use of facial math, like the distance between your eyes and nose, and provides fingerprint recognition to log securely into personal device. This can be installed on a smartphone, tablet or computer, and it puts you in control of creating and managing all of your passwords. It also helps you to generate tough-to-crack passwords using military-grade encryption and multiple advanced-security technologies. This smart technology is now marketed in Germany via Deustche Telekom and in Russia via Prestigio.
  • First V1sion is designed to share the player’s point of view by integrating a high definition camera, pulsometer, and accelerometer and transmission system in a sport-optimized T-shirt. This technology is based in Barcelona. The startup sees a future where a player’s point of view is shown in sports, from basketball, football, tennis, athletics and many more.
  • Intel Atom x3 line of chips is also speculated in MWC believing it to create more smartphones that will cost less than $100. This technology run 27 different smartphone models ranging in price from $75 to $200. It was known as SoFIA (Smart or Feature phone with Intel Architecture) before. These chips are expected to be powerful and cheap surely to drive the industry trend of high-capability, low-cost smartphones to even greater extremes.

MWC discussions also include news and reports about negative issues and threats in smart technologies. One controversial issue is that mobile malware, which includes viruses, malicious apps and URLs, is found to have increased significantly, with at least 8 percent of all systems reports since late 2013 according to McAfee Labs. This was believed to have caused by our habit to use our mobile devices from banking and filling taxes which puts our sensitive data and privacy prone to unwanted infections and risks.

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