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5gApple and Samsung Hardest Hit as Smartphone Production Falls But 5G Phones Could Save 2019

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Smartphone production in the first quarter of this year is expected to drop 19 percent as China and world markets slow. Credit Suisse indicated that smartphone production forecast for the final three months of 2018 fell 3% quarter-on-quarter to 357 …

camerasSimple Existing Camera Technology and How Privacy Died a Few Years Ago

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Nextbigfuture has predicted ultra-high resolution cameras would become relatively common and high-resolution images and video would impact privacy. In 2006, Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture made two predictions related to cameras, resolution and privacy. Gigapixel cameras common was predicted for 2009-2015. …

energyTiny Solar Can Embed Power Generation in Clothing

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Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea will allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches. Nottingham Trent University has developed a way to embed miniaturized solar cells …

futureGood Science Fiction Ideas Are Minimum Viable Products

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There are many instances where the dreams of science fiction become popular consumer products. This is because good science fiction ideas and designs are minimum viable products (MVP). The MVP is the imagined design. The test marketing is putting the …

ecommerceAmazon Alexa Enabled Talking Bass for $39.99

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You have owned or briefly thought the novelty talking bass was amusing. You may have interacted with the various versions of the old talking bass by pushing the activation buttons several times to hear what recordings were in that particular …

entertainment4D Sound Headphones – The Next Generation of Audio?

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Like many other areas of technology, sound quality has improved with developments in audio and music production techniques. From the scratchy noises emitted by a gramophone, through to the advent of cassette tapes and then CDs, we can now enjoy …

batteriesFuture soldiers with metamaterial invisibility and power suits

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The US soldier will be getting more advanced technology and more electrical power for those systems over the next 20 years. Over the next five years the electrical power will double to about 25 watts and then 50 watts in …

demographicsAsian Americans have 39% more income are about $1 trillion in spending power

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Asian-American population will reach 25.7 million by 2019. Asian-Americans will outnumber U.S. Hispanics by 2055 according to U.S. Census Bureau projections. There are about 22.3 million Asian Americans not including multi-racial. Population levels are increasing by 500,000-700,000 each year from …

gadgets$100 ultrasound machines the size of bandaids will be wearable and might be options for future smartwatches

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Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can …