Evercoast is a computer vision and 3D sensing software company that can exploit 5G to turn people into holograms in real time. Photo: Evercoast

5G networking makes artificial humans and real-time holograms possible, and a lot more besides

  • She can make eye contact and return your smile, but she’s an ‘artificial human’ – and you’ll meet her soon, perhaps when you’re booking a holiday
  • US telecom Verizon and partner start-ups are looking for uses for 5G’s speed. Real-time virtual repairs, augmented shopping are among their other ideas
Topic |   5G

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Evercoast is a computer vision and 3D sensing software company that can exploit 5G to turn people into holograms in real time. Photo: Evercoast
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Pets are set to get even more pampering thanks to the latest advances in the mobile tech industry. Photo: The Washington Post

Smart technology for pets: activity trackers, dog walker monitors, a self-cleaning cat litter tray and more

  • At Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, makers of smart wearables are shifting their focus from humans to their dog and cat companions
  • Apps linked to smart collars tell you how long your dog walks, run, plays or sleeps, texts you when it barks or your cat poops, and monitors pets’ health
Topic |   Pets

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Pets are set to get even more pampering thanks to the latest advances in the mobile tech industry. Photo: The Washington Post
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