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Why it matters who gets 5G first: Q&A Special

The first country to transition to 5G will determine who has the lead in development and IT. Deploying 5G technology will likely cost upward of $200 billion a year for the next five to 10 years.

New advance with conversational robots

Is it possible for a robot to truly imitate a human, so that the way the robot communicates becomes indistinguishable from a person? While this idea may be a long-way off, Japanese researchers have taken another important step.

Platform provides brands with consumer-led video feedback: Q&A Special

Facebook and Instagram released tools designed to create a more social shopping experience with multiple opportunities for customers to both engage with companies and provide direct feedback on purchases. How big is video feedback set to become?

AI for understanding and enhancing human communication: Q&A Special

Many companies are using AI to learn words in the flow of dialogue. Building on this, Chorus.ai is an AI solution for understanding and enhancing human communication. Micha Breakstone explains more.

Sharp transforms large displays into payment terminals

As an example of what’s possible with the digital transformation of retail, electronics firm Sharp has succeeded in transforming large NFC displays into payment terminals.

Q&A: Are chatbots the answer to healthcare improvements? Special

Patients are sometimes stuck waiting for their doctors and results, making numerous phone calls and leaving messages, making it a very frustrating experience. Are chatbots the answer to this supply and demand dilemma?

Making microwave technology much cheaper and better

Waterloo - A Canadian-led breakthrough with silicon materials could lead to microwave technology becoming far cheaper and to perform better.

Rare element helps develop high speed electronics

A rare Earth element can provide a better starting material for the development of high-speed electronics, which can be used in communication devices.

Record multi-million fine for chatbot nuisance calls

A record $120 million fine for nuisance robocalls has been levied in the U.S. The fine related to Miami based salesman Adrian Abramovich who sold holidays and timeshare properties via an unsolicited robocall.

Why customer service agents fail to meet messaging expectations

A new report on digital customer service from Sparkcentral reveals that many brands are lagging behind today's demand for Uber-like experiences and instead are still asking customers to call and email for customer service and support.

AI transcribes words users 'speak silently'

Boston - A computer system that transcribes words users 'speak silently' has been created. The technology can pick up neuromuscular signals triggered by internal verbalizations.

Google Duo gets video voicemail support

Google's Duo rival to Apple's FaceTime now supports video messages and voicemails, allowing you to leave a short clip of yourself if you can't reach a contact. It's another way in which Google can differentiate the app as it tries to grow its audience.

Facebook adds video calls to Messenger Lite

Facebook's slimmed-down Messenger Lite app is now a little less lite. The company has brought video calling to the app, enabling people with older devices or slow connections to use the feature. Facebook said video chats are "essential" to communication.

Growing use of interactive boards in business and education

Interactive white boards are becoming more commonplace and more widely used in education, according to a new review. The global market is valued at $ 1.3 million, driven by business and educational use.

Secure solution for voice over Internet communication

A research group have constructed a novel solution for improved voice over Internet communication, which offers greater security from hacking.

Mobile connection partially restored in war-torn east Ukraine

Donetsk - Mobile phone access was partially restored in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Friday after it was lost more than a week ago, the last major Ukrainian provider in the area said.

Nearly two million lose mobile access in war-torn east Ukraine

Donetsk - Almost two million people lost mobile phone access in war-torn eastern Ukraine after the last major provider in the devastated region suffered a fibre optic line cut.

Unlocking telecoms with machine learning and AI

Bangkok - One major telecoms company has taken advantage of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to boost its competitive edge. Here Total Access Communication is focused on improving customer service.

Microsoft helping telecom companies to transform

To deliver faster and more effective telecommunication services, companies needs to upgrade their systems. Microsoft has been working with companies in the engineering sector to develop improved global services.

AT&T brings Internet to rural and underserved areas

Atlanta - As part of its expansion, and mission to deliver communications, AT&T has delivered its Fixed Wireless Internet to rural and underserved locations in parts of 44 counties in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Facebook says Messenger isn't ruining face-to-face communications

Facebook's published the results of a study into how people use Messenger. The company claimed use of online messaging apps actually increases the time people spend meeting in the real world. It also revealed 80 percent of adults send a message every day.

Changing how healthcare professionals communicate: Interview Special

One limitation with delivering effective healthcare is the uneven process by which healthcare professionals communicate with each other. To breakdown such barriers, Dr. William Winkenwerder has led a team at Cureatr that developed an app.

Skype's 'personal' update lands on Windows and Mac

Microsoft has announced Skype's controversial update is now available on Windows and Mac desktops. Built upon the new design language introduced on mobile earlier this year, the update refocuses Skype around informal communications between friends.

Innovative brain implant helps paralyzed people to text

Neurosurgeons, teaming up with engineers, have created a device that allows paralyzed patients to communicate their thoughts into speech. The brain controlled device has come out of a research center at Stanford University.

Skype is getting an overhaul that makes it work like Snapchat

Microsoft has announced the biggest update to Skype in years. The app is getting a fresh new design and new features that evolve it from a pure communications platform into a form of social media. The company has obviously taken inspiration from Snapchat.

Facebook launches Messenger Reactions and Mentions

Facebook has announced it is bringing its Reactions feature to Messenger. Reactions let you respond to a message with an emoji that signifies your feeling. The company is also launching Mentions for Messenger to include other people in a chat.

WhatsApp Status is Facebook's latest attempt to become Snapchat

WhatsApp has launched a major new feature that lets you share disappearing photos with your friends and family. Clearly designed to take on rival Snapchat, Status is unique among implementations of the "Stories" concept as it uses full message encryption.

Signal gets encrypted video calls in new beta update

Signal, the Edward Snowden-approved messaging app famed for its security, has added beta support for video calls to its apps. The calls are fully encrypted to keep communication private. There is a potentially weakness which could leak some data though.

Google's Smart Smiley tool will help you use emoji better

Google’s Allo chat app wants to up your emoji game. By adding a tool called Smart Smiley, the app will give you a list of suggested emoji based on your conversation.

WhatsApp launches video calling

WhatsApp has announced that video calling is rolling out to all its supported apps today. The feature is one of the most popular user requests for the messaging app. WhatsApp's service is now used by over one billion people worldwide.
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