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Tech Thursday- Road to the future


Ever thought of building Rome in a day? It is actually possible once wireless communication lays its foundation globally. Around the world, many companies are already looking forward to the implementation of a 5g network in their system. For example, Profound car companies are looking to build self-driving cars with the aid of 5g networking. “Drivers” -- note the air quotes -- will enter their destination and the car will immediately kick into gear, making real-time use of the whole...

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Tech Thursday- Robots


Robots have already invaded the workforce, especially in fields like manufacturing where tasks are repetitive and dangerous for humans. Robots, on the other hand, don’t need breaks and don’t carry the potential for injury through human error. Many of these tasks will overwhelmingly improve when 5G networks enable more nuanced, real-time feedback between sensors and robots. Efficiency will skyrocket until the robot sensors become so sensitive that they form their own Robot Resources...

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Tech Thursday- Latency


5G is a giant leap forward in solving issues with latency. Latency is a lag or delay between when data is sent and when it is received. It also wins the award for Only Tech Word That Gives You Any Idea What It Actually Means. Gamers often complain about latency because in a fast-paced game any delay between when you take an action and when that action actually happens can be the difference between winning and losing. You know when you’re trying to ward off armies of Dranei in the Burning...

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Tech Thursday- More Detail on 3G


3G, or third generation, operated at about 2mbps (2 megabits per second), which wasn’t quite broadband, but certainly was an improvement upon dial-up internet. It provided your basic smartphone functions like voice, email, web browsing and location services. While 2mbps may sound relatively fast, keep in mind that these numbers only reflect the maximum performance under optimal conditions, so it’s a little bit like your Uncle Louis who huffs and puffs his way up the stairs but insists he...

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Tech Thursday- 5G and Beyond


In 2019 we’re just beginning to see 5G become available. While the future is bright, the reach of 5G networks is still limited to certain areas. The upper-speed limit of 2 Gbps is remarkable, but most people rightly have a difficult time imagining what new things can be done with such high speed. Even if operating that fast can extend the range of capability, there remains an open question as to how much this really benefits the average consumer. Moore’s law states that the capacity of...

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