ATSC 3.0's features, including immersive audio and high-resolution video, would push more consumers to purchase smart TVs, per a SmithGeiger study. The intent to purchase rises 19%, with 74% of respondents expressing interest in purchasing a smart TV over the next 12 months because of those features, the study found.
Three in five companies anticipate being affected by a breach this year, per a SailPoint study. The study also found that 35% of respondents had been affected by a data breach two or more times over the past 12 months, and one-third of respondents said they would not even be able to tell if they were breached.
Samsung is planning to unveil a multidirectional stretchable OLED display this week. It's expected that the company will show off its 9.1-inch screen, which Samsung claims can expand up to 12 millimeters when pressed without losing high resolution.
There were 36 requests for patents on virtual assistant technology in 2014, and as of 2016, there were about 61. This is due to smart home and internet of things devices, which limit the need for users to physically interact with devices, turning instead to voice technology assistance.
Google hired channel partner Agosto to design a crucial piece of its new internet of things service. Minneapolis-based IoT specialist Agosto last year developed the open-source MQTT broker that runs Google's Cloud IoT Core.
A digital transformation strategy that aligns business strategies and IT innovation will allow cloud users to both meet customer needs and sustain long-term business growth, Manek Dubash writes. "From a technology point of view, from fixed infrastructure and proprietary IT, businesses using cloud are free to take more risks and are able to respond quickly to changing market conditions," Aspect Software's Stephen Ball said.
An Steegen of imec remains optimistic on advancing process technology past the 2-nanometer node, looking ahead to a 14-angstrom node in the next decade. "We're still trying to come up with what goes into that bucket, but how we fill it in may be quite different than what we have done before," she said during the Imec Technology Forum in Antwerp, Belgium.
Researchers at Rice University report resolving the dendrite issue in lithium-ion batteries, which can cause the batteries to fail and sometimes to explode. The research team combined carbon nanotubes and graphene to store the lithium in their battery design, creating a rechargeable lithium-metal battery.