Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent mobile, IoT and technology news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 10/15-10/19.
We’ve all been wondering how prepared we are for 5G networks, but it seems that the real question is whether 5G is ready for us. Researchers found that while data protection has heavily improved in comparison with the previous 3G and 4G standards, worrisome security gaps still remain. One senior advisor comments that testing showed “the standard is insufficient to achieve all the critical security aims of the 5G AKA protocol… It is therefore possible for poor implementation of the current standard to result in users being charged for the mobile phone usage of a third party.”
Blockchain could be the solution for optimized reverse logistics operations. Leading transportation management company, Cerasis, examines how blockchain technology can be applied to reverse logistics operations to not only reduce costs but enhance customer experience. While the benefits of blockchain technology are still being explored within the supply chain, there are several direct applications the report believe will be worthwhile. This is because, blockchain allows for better tracing and transparency of a product’s full lifecycle from the manufacturer’s sourcing of component materials to final disposal.
Preventing bad things from happening, whether intentional or not, is a top priority for most people. In fact, it is one of the few shared goals that we have. Thankfully, we can rely on the Internet of Things (IoT) to help us add to our overall safety. From smart camera surveillance in buildings to using biometric identification methods in airports to computer vision used to help monitor traffic – the IoT has helped safeguard our sensitive data. However, while it is safe to assume that “bad things” will still happen, with ever-improving IoT devices, many more bad things than before will be detected before they occur and responded to much more rapidly than is possible today.
Irish technology company, iameco (read as I Am Eco), is known for manufacturing eco-friendly computers and accessories. Recently, they have unveiled a new laptop named the iameco D4R laptop, which is the first genuine eco-friendly, touchscreen computer built with zero-toxic materials and is configured with high-performing machinery. While a ‘green’ laptop sounds ideal, many are wondering how practical such a device really is. When it comes to longevity and lifecycle, iameco claims the device can last three times longer than the traditional setup, counting up to ten years.