The shape of tech to come

What's the next big thing in technology? From implanted brain processors to 5G mobile devices, Adrian Weckler picks out 13 products and services to look out for.

18th May, 2013
Technology products and services to look out for in the not-too-distant future.

5G mobile

You may have been forgiven for thinking that 4G is the future for mobile communications. Inevitably, though, the future focus has already shifted to 5G. Last week, Samsung announced it was developing technology with speeds up to 100 times that possible for 4G. In other words, instead of 10 megabits per second (Mbs) or 20Mbs, it could deliver speeds of 1,000Mbs.

That is seven times faster than UPC's top speed of 150Mbs. It is fast...

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