Inventions, innovations and impressive projects in the mobile industry.
IBM uses blockchain data to verify jewelry supply chains
Blockchains, lists of records which are linked using cryptography, are widely used by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. IBM has recently announced a blockchain partnership with several diamond and jewelry companies, known as TrustChain, which will be used to track and prove the provenance of diamonds and precious metals at every step of the process, starting with the diamond mine and ending with the retailer.
Mobile devices help build a sustainable future
Over 90% of Americans own a smartphone, and this figure has doubled within the last six years. According to Statista, there will be more than five billion phones by 2019. The demand for apps is constantly growing as well, with the average smartphone user utilizing about 40 apps each month. Mobile payments are disrupting traditional, retail-based banking, and have significantly impacted the world of retail.
Every UK home will get full fiber broadband by 2033
The UK government plans to provide full fiber broadband connections to every citizen, including those who live in rural areas, by 2033. According to the National Infrastructure Assessment for 2018, the technology will be made available to 15 million homes by 2025, 25 million homes by 2030 and all homes and businesses by 2033.
Artificial intelligence powers fitness app
A new fitness app by Kaia Health Software GmbH aims to turn your iPhone into a personal trainer, which will help you achieve the perfect squat. The application uses a body motion tracking system which utilizes the built-in phone camera to gathers information from 16 key areas of your body. The Perfect Squat Challenge app is free to download, at least for now.
Winners of the 2018 Robot Art Competition announced
The Robotic Art Competition challenges universities, teams of engineers and regular people to create robots which can produce paintings using regular brushes and paint. The competition was founded by Andrew Conru, who holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering design from Stanford University. The 19 teams that entered the competition this year created robotic arms which strived to replicate the way in which human artists paint. Discover more information and see the amazing paintings gallery by clicking the button below.
Integrating mobile and chatbot technologies
Chatbots have recently started to make their way into mobile apps as well. Facebook now allows people and companies to build chatbots for its Messenger service, for example. Bots like these can also interact with customers, and thus become a precious, inexpensive company resource. It is estimated that chatbots will be able to replace most humans who work as customer service representatives in the near future.