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world congress in barcelona. the stands are filled with an array of gleaming rectangles. but, on the whole, they look quite similar, on first glance at least. well, there are plenty of great phones here, but mine doesa are plenty of great phones here, but mine does a loss already, so would i really wa nt mine does a loss already, so would i really want to upgrade just for a slightly bigger screen and a slightly bigger screen and a slightly better camera 7 well, probably not. and it seems that plenty of other people are in agreement with me. two of the biggest brands, both apple and samsun, have seen sales slowdown. but where there has been innovation, like 56 or foldable screens, the prices are eye—watering. huawei showed off its made ten. which is an eight is displayed. when we saw the device fault it was a wow moment. the screen is better than rival
samsun‘s as the company proudly pointed out, most of the components the side. it did feel very much like a concept phone. we were told to keep our hands off, but on a brief moment of holding it did feel a little weighty. but if you are loving the idea of getting that extra real estate on your phone, but you don't want to indulge in buying a full foldable, well, lg have a dual display. although it will initially be sold as one package, it's actually a phone case that has a second screen as part of it, allowing you to maybe play a game with a separate control pad or simply message a friend at your location two apps open. but if you don't want to fork out thousands on your device, then this is what's happening elsewhere. as always, camera functionality is where everybody is trying to make a
splash. so the back of the devices are adorned with an increasing number of lenses. the nokia nine really went for it, with five cameras, two colour and three at monochrome lenses all working in unison to capture an image so the focus can be changed after the fact. some devices attempt to do this with the help of a depth camera, but the results are less precise. and it's been all about minimising the notshe, that black bear at the top, to provide an unobstructed screen, samsung and huawei introduced a discreet punchbowl, which other manufacturers will no doubt follow soon manufacturers will no doubt follow soon “— manufacturers will no doubt follow soon —— notch, black bit. it is difficult as they had players like one plus. this is their latest
model. and it looks and feels pretty much like one of the high end phones. it has facial recognition, almost an edge to edge screen, and it has a fingerprint sensor built into the screen. , but this uses an optical sensor instead of the more premium ultrasounds sensor found optical sensor instead of the more premium ultrasounds sensorfound in the galaxy is ten. and more chinese brands are extending into the west. they started selling their handsets last year. i do believe this is what you have been waiting for. the first sg you have been waiting for. the first 5g smartphone. you have been waiting for. the first sg smartphone. as the market gets more crowded with similar looking phones, the battle to cram in more functionality continues. the second it oration of microsoft's
hollow lens created quite a stir —— it oration. it is lighter than the hollow lens, but it feels more solid. let us feel what the expenses like. there we go. after a brief set up like. there we go. after a brief set up by like. there we go. after a brief set up by found myself working in construction, albeit of the mixed reality variety. the upgrades involve a display, a voice control, and more precise hand gestures. they allow you to stretch, rotates, and move what is in the virtual world, or as was demonstrated in the launch, do something as detailed as play the piano. ori can play the keys one at a time. the fielder view is wider, but the experience is definitely better when i'm standing further back, which, initially when
i was trying to move things on the table, that wasn't ideal because i was having to go forward. but right now i can move the timescale just it to ta ke now i can move the timescale just it to take a look at how the building work was going at each point. 0k. that's pretty cool. this still isn't a consumer product, though, it's squarely aimed at professionals, with a pricetag to match of $3500. so all the demos are of this nature. while it's easy to get caught up and tried to get the knack of the gestures, the visuals are actually quite amazing. —— in trying to get. microsoft wouldn't say if its future plans include a less pricey consumer version, but speculation was rife amongst the crowd that hololens three could find its way into our homes. hallowed and welcome to the week in
tax. it was the week that facebook took down the page of anti—islamic activist tommy robinson for violating its policies on hate speech. it also removed his instagram profile and said he would not be allowed back on the platforms. elon musk‘s tweet landed him in hot water, again, regulators in the us have asked a judge to find him in contempt of court after they said he breached an agreement from loss due to happy as tesla related tweets abetted in advance. and the bbc and itv have announced plans to launch a new subscription —based screening service. call britbox it will contain archive content for both broadcasters, as well as original commissions. it was also the weaker two companies unveiled just what we need— new military drones! yay. weapons maker kalashnikov announced a new kamikaze drone that explodes in contact. boeing has a newjet sized uav. i'm sure it is intended to be
reassuring. fedex is the latest firm to try a new autonomous delivery robots. based on technology from powered wheelchairs for disabled people, the delivery company believed that the same day baht can navigate on paved surfaces, kerbs, and even steps. no word yet on its capacity for sorry we missed two cars. and, finally, do you have trouble sleeping 7 dave cars. and, finally, do you have trouble sleeping? dave ewers grade a robot pillow that breathes like a baby7 then you are into that matlock. it weighs as much as a. it also plays music and aims to calm your breathing —— as much as a. sweet dreams. away from the show floor this week nick has been talking rubbish, but at least he went dubai to do so. dubai, the persian gulf. year round simon, scorching temperatures ——
thunder. not exactly the weather i was hoping for. a bit of winter sun, they said, despite being soaked to they said, despite being soaked to the court the show must go on. in these unsuspecting waters lingers a cunning creature. a widerjawed bleeding guzzler on the hunt. —— widerjawed. meet the way sharp. this aqua drone sales around marinas and coastlines scouring the surface for plastic waste, debris, seaweed, and other pollution. and it is off, setting sail ona pollution. and it is off, setting sail on a mission to gobble up as much garbage as possible. it essentially works like a giant rhomb are vacuum, hoovering up floating rubbish in its path. it is the well‘s first autonomous ring waste
and art collection vessel. 80% of waste that reaches the marinas, the marine environment is from the land. so we need to approach marine protection and ocean sustainability from multiple angles. this trash sarkeris from multiple angles. this trash sarker is designed to patrol for up to 16 hours before the battery inside needs recharging. it is designed up to the whale shark. its bigmouth being able to suck up 200 litres of trash at one time. its black plastics stick tight teeth keep bits and bobs inside its mouth, handy when needing to reverse. three independent thrusters control the shark's direction and speed. this current model is actually being remote—controlled, but other models have lied our senses on them, allowing them to autonomously navigate waters. they also have a collision avoidance system on—board,
too, so they can detect nearby object and, if necessary, move out of the way. there are big trash skimmers that are very expensive to buy and operate, they use fossil fuels, they don't reach into hard to reach places. it's not the only waste eta that is cleaning up waterways, and in the us the baltimore —based mr truss real thaksin and baltimore —based mr truss real tha ksin and processes baltimore —based mr truss real thaksin and processes heaps of rubbish. so far it has cleared well over 500 metric tons of the stuff. and in chicago, the trash robot is another remote—controlled robot tackling pollution. designed by dutch partner rendering, the way sharp is one of the solutions being used by eco— coast to improve dubai's waters. the company has also deployed bubble counters to prevent silt and other contaminants left over from construction reaching the
ocean, a real problem due to dubai's ever evolving landscape. the bubbles behave like a barrier, restricting the movement of floating and subsurface pollution. for us what is very important is what solutions will prevail in the future. you will have pots of way sharks that are cleaning the waterways that are autonomous, that are self charging, self emptying, and they are co nsta ntly self emptying, and they are constantly feeding back data the end users. gathering data on water quality and areas of high contamination could help marina owners and local governments record and know more about the state of their shores. dubai municipality has just adopted two that will begin patrolling public waterways in a couple of weeks. a noble effort, but with an estimated 800 million metric tons of plastic ending up in our ocea ns every year tons of plastic ending up in our oceans every year it is tough to see how these tiny trawlers will make much of a difference. but at least for now, bottle by bottle, it's
helping us protect our planet. backin back in barcelona, i was once again surrounded by 5g science, the same as previous years, but this time it really felt like the tech was a lot more ready to make its mark. a few sg more ready to make its mark. a few 5g enabled phones are hitting the shops this year, but 5g is not really about a faster connection with our mobiles. it is more about connecting the things that we never connected before. stands were full of ideas about what that could mean for the future. a robot that can insta ntly for the future. a robot that can instantly mimic its driver's moves, imagine this happening when they are thousands of miles apart, and this is the kind of collaboration that 5g promises to unlock. wearing ar
goggles can let you interact with the same 3—d environments, but without the kind of uninterrupted connection 5g should provide, the experience will always fall short. so frustrating. this collaborative game is set up on wi—fi at the moment, the reason being to demonstrate how the haptic feedback isa demonstrate how the haptic feedback is a little bit delayed, whereas onceit is a little bit delayed, whereas once it is on 5g, well, it should all be happening at the right speed, exactly as i do things although i don't think it is going to improve my skills. and it can truly unleash the power of ar. we already have a! capabilities in our devices, image recognition, for example, helps to enhance our photos. i played a simple game which shows the speed that our devices can recognise object in an image. i am really trying my best here, but no matter how quick i feel like i am, the
computer is a lot quicker. the only thing is, at least i get it right every time. if you pull it all together with 5g, suddenly you have a very, very highly performing device that is connected to the cloud, with a very low latency, so you can actually have almost immediate response is based on where you are, your context, and that changes the way your device interact, and what you can do with it. for example, if you were actually going up on a run and you actually, now, your phone is capable of giving it notjust can't exercises but training as you go along, that is tuned to how your bodyis along, that is tuned to how your body is responding to it. 5g might make the relationships with our phones a bit more personal, on a grander scale, the entire travel infrastructure around us could be transformed. this is part of
millbrook proving ground, the place where cars and their components are put through their paces. but right now it is serving as a testbed for 5g, and what that could mean for autonomous and connect with vehicles. while 4g radios still need to be used at the moment, the rest of the trial sees movements and interactions tracked on a 5g network. it replicates what could in the future keep traffic safe and well managed. the number of cars today which have them in them, that will evolve into algorithms that help those centres connect. i think the really key thing is how are you going to use the data to be able to help make the end user's life easier7 help make the end user's life easier? and that is what is being looked at here. can we get the vehicle to be connected, can we make sure that we are transferring the data7 sure that we are transferring the data 7 can we sure that we are transferring the data7 can we do that in a safe and
secure environment, so that the data itself is secure? then can we make sure that the cars themselves are secure from each other, but also are they secure from unexpected events7 the much talked about low latency aspect of 5g means no delay, and thatis aspect of 5g means no delay, and that is of course vital when we are talking about moving traffic. this mclaren is travelling at 160 mph. but, ina mclaren is travelling at 160 mph. but, in a 200 metre radius, the cars would be able to wirelessly tracked each other, as well. even here, it feels like there were a lot of vehicles moving very fast, but of course, in the grander scheme of things, these are just a few. we are looking at all of the vehicles on all roads being tracked in this way, and that is a big job. when we talk about millions of devices to be connected to the network per kilometre square, then we talk about cars, homes, streets, hospitals, factories. what we have are
exploiting here, the technology, it parallel computing and parallel signal processing. so we have a large number of processing units in parallel, to do the number crunching in the mid— amount of time. in terms of ai, when we talk about the automation part of the 5g, when robots are connect that or devices are connect it, a! plays a very important role, in terms of understanding what the device wants to do, or what the device should be doing, and forecasting and predicting in future. but if all of these vehicles and all cars on the road are relying on that mobile phone network, what happens if it goes down? well, i think what we do asa goes down? well, i think what we do as a mobile operator is we continue to look at our network. we did suffer an outage with one of our partners and that was quite public. we are looking constantly at how we can make sure our network is more
resilient in the future, and i think one of the things that will come out of here is how do we make sure that the vehicle themselves are resilient, from a network with a view7 resilient, from a network with a view? before we reach a state of fully connected autonomy, though, 5g could have its work cut out on road and rail, providing more accurate live tracking and information. we know that from some of the work we have done on our smart cities report that from a train transportation point of view, rail sensors working on preventative maintenance can take out a50 million of lost productivity and that equates to about 2.6 hours per metre per year of time saved, and then from a road point of view, having a really good, connected 5g road management system could help ta ke road management system could help take out 10% of time waiting in traffic. and that, you know, for a 5.6 million commuters on the road, that would be a real saving. so many phones, so many promises. but do they all live up to what they are offering7 omar has been putting one
to the test. this is the agm a9 smartphone. it has features you would expect of many top rant devices, quick charging, finger print id, big screen, but it is also quite solid. now, this phone is on for your average user. it dslr are designed to survive the toughest of conditions. so tough, in fact, that the company say it is unbreakable. agm at advertise their phones as being able to survive quite some punishment, such as being able to be kicked like a football. so we asked the company if it could survive a hammer. they said yes. ah, right. that didn't take much. right. that's broken. that is smashed, but to be fair, maybe it wasn't designed to actually take a hammer to it. it is on completely. ok, ok. that'sjust
the screen. it's easily replaceable, no problem at all, and the back of the phone was proving a lot tougher, so the phone was proving a lot tougher, soi the phone was proving a lot tougher, so i got some help. are careful. 0h yes, and don't try this at home. ok, you've done it. you've cracked plastic. look at that. oh, it is lifted completely. so despite saying that we could use a hammer, agm came back to us and said that the military certified phone can endure a lot, being waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, but a hammer will compromise it. look at that. so he broke the camera lens. yes, a long way off from unbreakable, like the company said. omar there, way off from unbreakable, like the company said. omarthere, having way off from unbreakable, like the company said. omar there, having a smashing time. but you don't need to go that far to disconnect. so how
about this, a phone which will keep you connected when you need to be, but doesn't provide all of the distractions of a smartphone7 now don't think that this is just the basic device that can't do much. the idea is actually that it is a premium product. it has up to 270 hours' battery life, blackberry security, and a rather bold pricetag of £295. the company anticipates it will be bought by those who already have a smartphone but fancy the option of some calmer moments. well, that's it for the mwc special. you may not be able to do it on here but if you want to keep track of the tea m if you want to keep track of the team throughout the week you can try us on team throughout the week you can try us on facebook and twitter. thanks for watching.
hello. the record warmth of the past week has gone, but it still won't be cold for the time of year this weekend, but it will be wet at times and it will be very windy at times too, even stormy in places. one area of low pressure passes close by on saturday. another rapidly deepening area of low pressure will come in on sunday. so spells of wind and rain, but it's this second system on sunday, named by the met office as storm freya to raise awareness of potential impacts, that's going to pack the biggest punch, if you like, and we'll get to that in a moment. saturday starts still a little damp across eastern parts of the uk, with overnight rain clearing away. plenty of mist and fog, beyond a patch to the north—west initially.
and many of us will brighten up for a time. but remember that first area of low pressure. here comes the rain from it quite quickly into northern ireland, western scotland, parts of wales, and all of that will push further east as we go through the evening. so if you're not wet by day, you will eventually see some rain out of it. now, the winds start to strengthen too. these are average speeds. gusts will be stronger for northern ireland into western and northern scotland, could see some gusts in excess of 60 mph here. now, going into saturday night, it's the western isles that could well see some gusts up to around 70 mph, plenty of heavy showers rattling through north—west scotland, snow to the higher hills, maybe some rumbles of thunder. whilst many other places will turn drier, the rain never really clears from southernmost counties of england. and this is as storm freya comes in on sunday, initially with some wet weather pushing northwards, though there is some uncertainty about how far north that will get.
now, how much of northern ireland and scotland will see the rain from this — it may not be too much rain in northern scotland, there will be a few showers around, but all the while the winds are going to be strengthening as well. that's the second part of storm freya, first the rain, then the wind, as the deepening area of low pressure takes a track right across the uk, with the strongest winds on the southern flank. and that brings them really across parts of england and wales, where the met office has this yellow warning area. so it will be turning windier, particularly towards the end of sunday into sunday night. initially around some irish sea coasts, the coast of south—west england, 60—70 mph gusts, maybe up to 80 in a few spots, and elsewhere through that warning zone, some gusts 50—60 mph as storm freya moves east. but there's still some uncertainty about the detail here, so still keep watching if you've got plans on sunday. all starts to push away on monday, just to a few showers and lighter winds.