Bang & Olufsen introduces Beoplay EX, its most versatile true wireless ANC earphones to date

Bang & Olufsen today announced the launch of Beoplay EX, the latest addition to its wearable audio portfolio. With astounding sound, adaptive ANC and a fully waterproof design, Beoplay EX is the most versatile true wireless earphone model from Bang & Olufsen to date. Built to simplify personal sound, Beoplay EX offers an unparalleled combination of performance and style to create the perfect personal sound companion for amplifying all varieties of daily audio experiences.

“Beoplay EX embodies the seamless blend of comfort, luxury and quality sound that threads the entirety of our legendary audio portfolio together. From our award-winning Beoplay H95 over-ear ANC headphones to Beoplay Portal, our premiere entry to the gaming market, Beoplay EX is the natural next step in our superior sound offering”, says Bang & Olufsen Dorte Vestergaard, Bang & Olufsen’s Category Director.

Compact design. Built for comfort.

Beoplay EX differs most notably from previous Bang & Olufsen earphones in the shape of its design. Designed by Thomas Bentzen, the stem-based shape has been adopted and transformed into a finished offering that is equal parts stylish and comfortable. The housing of the earphone placed inside the ear, is smaller than ever before, and ensures a comfortable and stable fit that can be worn for hours without readjustment.

The practicality of this new shape is matched with the signature Bang & Olufsen aesthetic, perfected over 96 years of craftmanship and design innovation. From the mirror-like glass interface which catches the light at the perfect moment, to the surrounding brushed aluminum ring, Beoplay EX creates a statement for the wearer whether they opt for the slick Black Anthracite, opulent Gold Tone or striking Anthracite Oxygen finish. Beoplay EX comes complete with a matching brushed aluminum charging case, which is conveniently pocket-sized, making it the perfect travel companion.

Soul-stirring sound. All day long.

Whether Beoplay EX is used in the office, on the move, in the gym or at home, it has been designed by Bang & Olufsen with the aim to provide the best sound for any setting. Tuned by the brand’s acoustic engineers with decades of experience, Beoplay EX brings the superior sound that listeners expect from Bang & Olufsen’s legacy of portable and home audio products to the comparatively-miniature package of an in-ear device. Beoplay EX encompasses Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation technology, allowing the wearer to appreciate the depth, detail and clarity of sound that the artist intended, for a truly immersive audio experience.

Bang & Olufsen’s new shape in earphone design creates space for a 9.2 mm speaker driver in Beoplay EX, the biggest ever used for a true-wireless device by the brand. This results in a significant upgrade in the power of each audio moment, without compromising on comfort. Listening can last all day, as Beoplay EX has up to 20 hours of total playtime including charging in the case, and 6 hours of playtime with ANC turned on.

This combination of unrivalled sound quality and impressive ANC is matched with an upgrade in call quality, so that Beoplay EX can be used for taking meetings or personal calls at any moment. Each earphone has three microphones, beamforming technology and own voice functionality built in, to ensure a seamless call experience.

Simple connectivity. Versatile.

With the latest in Bluetooth 5.2 technology and background noise reduction, Beoplay EX makes it easy to go wireless and connect with the office, friends and family in any location. With Multipoint connectivity, the earphones can also connect to two devices at the same time, allowing wearers to listen to music from one and make calls with the other. Beoplay EX is not only leading the way in connectivity, but the new model is also sweat and IP57-certified dust resistant and waterproof, making it an extremely durable personal sound solution.

Pricing & availability

The Beoplay EX (399 USD / 399 EUR / 349 GBP / 2998 CNY) will be available in Anthracite Oxygen from May 5th 2022, Gold Tone from May 27th 2022 and Black Anthracite from June 2022.

Beoplay EX is available globally at Bang & Olufsen, online, and in select retailers.

About Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen is a luxury audio brand founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen whose devotion and vision remain the foundation for the company. For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has been pushing the boundaries of audio technology and the company continues to sit at the forefront of acoustic innovation.

Today, every Bang & Olufsen product is still characterized by the unique combination of beautiful sound, timeless design, and unrivalled craftsmanship. The company’s innovative and progressive products are sold worldwide in Bang & Olufsen stores, on bang-olufsen.com and in select retailers. The company employs approximately 900 people and operates in more than 70 markets. Bang & Olufsen’s shares are listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen A/S.

Fēnix 7: the latest generation of Garmin smartwatches

  • The popular multisport GPS watch series is reinvented with a new touch screen, advanced training features and a longer-lasting solar-charged battery
  • The fēnix 7X models incorporate a built-in multi-LED flashlight so that the adventurer can enjoy his passion even in the dark.
  • Users will continue to have access to topographic maps, smart connectivity and security features, and wellness measurement tools.

Barcelona, ​​2022. – The wait has been worth it. Garmin introduces the fēnix 7 series of smartwatches, the next generation of the iconic line of solar-powered multisport GPS devices, designed with the best features to help athletes and adventurers perform at their best. Among its novelties, the new touch screen combined with an interface with 5 buttons integrated into a resistant casing stands out. It also incorporates innovative training functions, as well as multi-band positioning and multi-zone topographic maps. Not forgetting the advanced solar charging technology that allows for longer battery life sAo users can enjoy their passion for longer.

“Since the introduction of fēnix 10 years ago, at Garmin we have been committed to helping athletes and adventurers pursue their challenges, and we remain steadfast in our mission to equip them with innovative tools that help them do so,” said Salvador Alcover, Garmin CEO. Iberia. “The fēnix 7 series brings cutting-edge multisport training capabilities to the wrist. The new touchscreen and updated design, advanced performance metrics, and health, wellness, and connectivity features make fēnix 7 the most complete lineup for athletes to perform at their best,” he adds.

Designed for adventure

The series is available in three sizes and different premium materials, such as titanium and sapphire. To withstand the most demanding adventure conditions and to obtain greater durability, the watch has been redesigned incorporating reinforced lugs and a metal protection for the start button. As a novelty, the 5 button-shaped controls are joined by a new highly responsive touch screen. In this way, the user will have a dual utility interface, thus facilitating quick and intuitive interaction and navigation through the maps, or they can deactivate the touch screen if they prefer to use only the buttons.

 

Solar charging technology, pioneered by Garmin watches, is also present in fēnix 7 which, thanks to its design, maximizes the solar surface for greater efficiency, doubling the solar gains of fēnix 6 in smartwatch mode. For fēnix 7X models, solar power can last even longer between charges with a battery life of up to 5 weeks in smartwatch mode1 and up to 5 days in GPS mode2. Furthermore, with the introduction of the Power SapphireTM (solar sapphire) models, wearers will no longer have to choose between a solar-charged watch or one with a sapphire lens, as these models have both features.

Light in the darkness

While solar charging helps make the most of daylight hours, fēnix 7X’s new hands-free, quick-access integrated multi-LED flashlight makes it possible to take advantage of low-light and dark hours. An adjustable white or red light will illuminate the path for increased visibility and terrain awareness. Thanks to it, adventurers can set up camp after a long day of hiking or exercise in the late afternoon. With race mode activated, the light will adapt to the runner’s cadence, alternating between white and red with each movement of the arm. The white light will illuminate forward to see the track and the red light will illuminate backwards so the runner can see and be seen as he takes each stride with the utmost confidence.

First level training

The new fēnix 7 generation continues to bet on multiple sports applications ranging from bouldering (block climbing) to mountaineering, through strength training and many other profiles. It also incorporates a series of tools to achieve optimal performance and go to the next level:

Stamina – This tool allows athletes to control and track exertion levels during a running or cycling activity, thus keeping exhaustion at bay.

Visual Race Predictor: This feature takes into account the user’s running history and general fitness to provide race estimates and insights on how their training is progressing.

Recovery Time Advisor: Once physical activity is complete, this feature takes into account training intensity and other factors such as stress, daily activity, and sleep to estimate the number of hours of rest needed to recover before another training session of the same nature.

Daily Training Suggestions – This feature provides recommendations for the next running or cycling training session, based on your current training load, training status, and overall fitness level.

In order not to lose the north

Staying true to the brand’s philosophy, the range of watches is equipped with the full suite of Garmin navigation features, being compatible with all major satellite systems along with the additional L5 frequency range to improve accuracy in harsh GPS environments. All models in the series come with preloaded SkiView and 42,000 golf course maps. Standard Solar copies allow TopoActive maps to be downloaded from any region of the world. For its part, the Sapphire Solar models have preloaded TopoActive maps of their region and also allow downloading of any territory in the world.

To optimize time on race day, fēnix 7 has a new Next Stops feature that provides the exact location of aid stations, trails, next turns, and more. At user-defined upcoming stops, a data page displays performance metrics including upcoming distance and elevation, with a summary of the last leg and an optional rest timer. All this to help athletes manage their time during the competition.

Wellness and connectivity 24/7

As a good adventure partner, fēnix 7 is designed to be enjoyed every day and in any environment. It has health and wellness tools like Pulse Ox, heart rate, breathing and stress monitoring, as well as measuring energy levels with Body Battery and age according to fitness with Fitness Age. As a novelty, the advanced sleep monitor3 stands out, offering an evaluation of sleep by scoring it from 0 to 100, taking into account how much time the user has spent in each sleep phase, information on activity, stress levels and bedtime.

Fēnix 7 allows smart notifications to be received directly on the wrist by pairing the smartwatch with a compatible smartphone. Thanks to its connectivity, the device has security and tracking functions providing peace of mind while training outdoors with automatic detection of incidents and falls and manually activated assistance alerts, which send a message with the user’s location in real time. to emergency contacts4.

Those who choose fēnix 7 will also be able to make their purchases through the Garmin PayTM5 contactless payment system and enjoy a rhythmic workout listening to their favorite music through the streaming services6 of the Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer applications, all of them downloadable in fēnix 7 smartwatches through the Connect IQ Store.

Released models include fēnix 7S, fēnix 7 and fēnix 7X, with a choice of standard (non-solar), solar and solar sapphire editions, and are available now at https://www.garmin.com/es-ES/ .

All Garmin information

fēnix 7 RRP: from €699.99 (VAT included) fēnix 7S RRP: from €699.99 (VAT included) fēnix 7X RRP: from €899.99 (VAT included)

1 Solar charging, assuming all-day use with 3 hours a day outside in 50,000 lux conditions

2 GPS mode notice: solar charging, assuming use under 50,000 lux conditions

3 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox is not available in all countries.

4 When paired with a compatible smartphone. For requirements and limitations on safety and tracking features, see Garmin.com/safety.

5 View currently supported country, payment network, and issuing bank information

6 Requires a premium subscription with a third-party music provider. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon . com , Inc. or its affiliates

About Garmin:

A world leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have been designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989, most of which integrate GPS technology. Garmin products are used in automotive, mobile telephony, wireless communication, outdoor entertainment, marine, aviation and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is headquartered in Switzerland and its main subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.

Notice about future statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. Future events and circumstances described in this publication may not occur and actual results may differ materially due to known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties that may affect Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in Form 10-K of the Annual Report for the year ended December 27, 2020 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission File Number 0-31983). You can download a copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.No forward-looking statements can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, regardless of new information, future events or otherwise. review or update them periodically, whether as a result of new data, future events or any other circumstance.

SPF: security for your email

To protect your email from cyber attacks, you must be able to identify the sender. This is where a security feature known as SPF comes into play.

In this article we will explain what it is and why you should care about it. Let us begin:

What is SPF?

The Sender Policy Framework is an email security protocol that allows the identity of senders to be verified.

This is divided into two parts:

A  DNS TXT/SPF record : which indicates which servers are authorized to send emails from a given domain.

The  ​SPF check ​: is the verification that is done on receiving a message and that checks if the server that has sent the message is indeed the one that the DNS record marks as authorized.

Therefore, the configuration of the DNS TXT/SPF record allows  sending mail  to be correctly signed , while the  SPF check consists of discriminating  received mail . 

How does SPF work ?

The SPF check checks that the sending server is authorized to send mail on behalf of the domain.

It works at various levels, based on the DNS TXT/SPF record:

1.- Verify that the sender IP is authorized to send emails with said domain.
2.- Verify the  email enveloper sender field  matches the expected value.
3.- Verify by means of the helo/ehlo command the valid response from the server that sends the mail.

If the set of checks does not match, the email is blocked. All received emails have a header added with the result of the SPF analysis.

Now, how do we find out the IP addresses of the sender’s email server? We do this by checking the SPF record of the sender’s domain name.

SPF record

In  cdmon  this default log looks like this:

v=spf1 include:_spf.srv.cat ~all

At first glance, this does not seem to include any IP addresses, but if we analyze it with a specialized tool, it indicates the IPs from which a  cdmon user  can send messages:

This means that if a  cdmon user  works with the default SPF record, they will be able to send messages from any of these IPs:

46.16.56.0/21
134.0.8.0/21
185.22.200.0/22
​​185.34.192.0/22
​​185.42.104.0/22
​​185.66.40.0/22

In case of working with more than one mail service (such as a mailing service such as Acumba or Mailchimp), it will be necessary to add their servers as authorized hosts for sending.

Remember that you can only have a single SPF record, so if you have to make this change, we recommend that you follow the steps indicated in our guide to  configure it for mail in the static DNS  or follow the instructions in the following video:

But why do we need email security?

Email is convenient and easy to use, but it’s also open to cyberattacks and other threats. Email security is the way to protect your account and prevent spam emails from others.

This can prevent scams and phishing attacks that can steal your information. Also, knowing the identity of the sender can protect you from spoofed emails and people pretending to be someone else.

With SPF, you can feel more confident that your email account is protected.

Vision AMG show car offers glimpse of all-electric future of Mercedes-AMG

Dedicated AMG.EA architecture for all-electric AMG models forms basis for extraordinary study

Affalterbach/Nice.  Spectacular proportions defined by a long wheelbase and emphasised by short overhangs, powerful shoulders, large wheels, a distinctive rear spoiler and star-shaped headlamp signature – the Vision AMG makes an emotional statement from every perspective.

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nizza: Vision AMG

This extraordinary show car from Mercedes-AMG offers a glimpse of the all-electric future of AMG Driving Performance. Beneath the breath‑taking exterior design of the four-door coupé is the equally extraordinary dedicated AMG.EA platform, which is currently under development in Affalterbach for all-electric performance models.

“AMG is reinventing itself. As was once the case with our founding fathers, there has been an amazing feeling of new beginnings here in Affalterbach for quite some time now. The course has been well and truly set for an electrified future, and we’ve set the bar high. That’s because our customers expect something very special from all-electric cars. We have already well and truly proven our expertise in this regard with the SLS AMG Electric Drive, our own E PERFORMANCE hybrid technology and the first Mercedes-EQ derivatives. With this study, we are now offering a first glimpse of how we are transferring the AMG DNA into the all‑electric future, starting in 2025. Gorden and his team are pointing the way from a visual perspective with this extraordinary design. At AMG, we have always stood for that extra shot of emotion, driving fun, handling, ingenious aerodynamic features and other innovative solutions. And that’s what we continue to stand for with our first BEV developed entirely in Affalterbach. We’re developing everything from scratch, from the dedicated AMG.EA platform to the revolutionary drivetrain technology with which we will take performance electric mobility to a whole new level,” says Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

“The Vision AMG shows in spectacular style what electrification could look like at Mercedes-AMG, while staying true to the brand aesthetic. The study’s extreme proportions create fascination and passion for performance – that’s what AMG is all about. The Vision AMG is an impressive embodiment of the brand’s dual polarity – the interplay of beauty and the extraordinary.

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nizza: Vision AMG

At the same time, elements from the future, such as the light signatures with the illuminated high-tech grille, underscore the progressive evolution of our design language of Sensual Purity,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. “With its contrasting modern surfacing and radical proportions, this car showcases the next design step, building on the VISION EQXX and moving further towards performance luxury. The seamless flow of beautifully formed surfaces and the monolithic sculpture complete the powerful aesthetic of the Vision AMG. The result is an electric supercar, a style icon that stimulates desire – and that’s exactly what sets a luxury sports car apart.”

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nice: Vision AMG

Monolithic sculpture and radical proportions

The concept car is characterised by flowing, beautifully formed surfaces. Joints and shut lines are reduced to a minimum, and the rear and side windows are painted in the same Alubeam silver as the car itself. The result is an overall look that reinforces the impression of a monolithic sculpture.

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nice: Vision AMG

The sporty proportions are particularly evident from the side, and are defined by the technical layout – long wheelbase, sharply raked A-pillar positioned far forward, short front overhang and slightly longer, aerodynamically optimised rear overhang. It clearly expresses the design language of Sensual Purity with distinctive sports car cues such as the widely flared wheel arches and broad, muscular shoulders at the rear.

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nizza: Vision AMG

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nice: Vision AMG

The graceful greenhouse is integrated into the flowing overall form and blends seamlessly into the low-lying silhouette. The roof tapers as its line drops elegantly towards the rear, flowing directly into the rear spoiler. The overall effect is a visually fascinating and aerodynamically advantageous teardrop form, not unlike that of the VISION EQXX. The sensual surfacing and the powerfully defined sculpture are representative of the hallmark Mercedes design language. Similarly, the brand’s aspiration to the extraordinary is realised through the radical proportions and sharply chiselled shark nose. The Vision AMG is thus an impressive example of the dual polarity of the brand’s design approach embracing “Beauty & the Extraordinary”.

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nizza: Vision AMG

The sharply angled tear-off edge at the rear incorporates an active spoiler, elongating the side view while at the same time improving the aerodynamics. It is framed by a precisely cut band of light that accommodates a variety of different light installations, providing an effective contrast with the large black AMG logo on the rear of the car.

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nice: Vision AMG

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nizza: Vision AMG

Breathtaking technology for hallmark performance

The technology of the Vision AMG tributes the spectacular design in many ways. All of its drivetrain components are developed entirely from scratch: not only the AMG.EA platform itself, but also the dedicated high-performance high-voltage battery and the revolutionary drive technology. The powerful heart of the Vision AMG is its innovative Axial Flux Motor developed by Mercedes-Benz’ wholly owned subsidiary YASA. With its compact and lightweight design it delivers substantially more power than conventional electric motors.

Closed-off AMG grille with illuminated bars

The AMG-specific grille with vertical bars is retained as a distinctive brand feature – despite the fact that an all-electric drivetrain does not require a classic radiator at the front. The high-tech development of the grille is therefore closed off, painted in body colour and fully integrated into the front end. As the visual focal point, the grille emphasises the futuristic look of the Vision AMG with its illuminated bars and three-dimensional exterior contour. The three-pointed star is positioned prominently on the bonnet – as on the Mercedes‑AMG Project ONE.

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nizza: Vision AMG

Extraordinary star-shaped light signature

The headlamp light signature points directly into the future. Three LED elements form a stylised, three‑dimensional Mercedes star, ensuring the Mercedes and AMG branding is immediately apparent and unmistakable by night and day. The two headlamps are visually connected via the horizontal band of light above the grille. This light band can display a variety of animations – ranging from a welcome signature to constant light.

The round lights at the rear have a light design that is new yet familiar. On each side, three LED rings are positioned in cylindrical tubes. Here, too, small stars offer a nod to the Mercedes brand. By way of contrast, the expressive rear diffuser is painted deep black.

Design Essentials IV – The Art of Creating Desire, 2022, Nizza: Vision AMG

Connection to Formula 1 through form and colour cues

The direct connection to the successful Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team is evident in further visual details. These include the silver paintwork with a large-format star pattern across the shoulders and rear wings, functional elements in exposed carbon-fibre, the aerodynamic design of the 22-inch wheels with aero claddings, the AMG logo and elements on the sills and diffuser in the Petronas colours.

The sporty high-tech seamless design and the breath-taking proportions give the Vision AMG a futuristic character. The four-door configuration also makes clear that the show car offers a taste of a functional all‑electric sports car of the future. Despite the battery pack in the floor of the car between the axles, the study sits considerably lower than the EQS and, thanks to its intelligently designed interior floor, offers plenty of space for four.

GSMA Celebrates a Vibrant MWC22 Barcelona

More than 61,000 attendees convened in-person from around the world to discuss the convergence of mobile, the potential of the metaverse and transforming vertical industries

3 March 2022, Barcelona: The GSMA is celebrating a vibrant and dynamic edition of MWC Barcelona and there was no doubt it was the place to do business. The world’s largest and most influential connectivity event hosted over 61,000 attendees from almost 200 countries. It was the centre of discussion and debate, the place where leaders in the mobile ecosystem continued charting the future to achieve the full potential of technology.

GSMA Celebrates a Vibrant MWC22 Barcelona

GSMA Celebrates a Vibrant MWC22 Barcelona

“Nothing beats MWC in person, and it was exciting to bring our community – which is so passionate about connectivity – back together to discuss the opportunities that lie ahead.” John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Ltd. said. “On behalf of the GSMA, I would like to thank all of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners who came together to make MWC22 so productive, safe, and successful. I also want to thank Barcelona City Council, Generalitat de Catalunya, the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation, Fira de Barcelona, Tourism de Barcelona (the Host City Parties), the L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Mobile World Capital, and the people of Catalonia and Spain. Your support is unwavering, and your creativity, hospitality, and perseverance continually inspire us.”

Connectivity Unleashed

Over four days, more than 1,900 companies joined MWC22 Barcelona to showcase the role of mobile technology in unleashing connectivity, exploring 5G Connect sponsored by Salesforce, Advancing AIInternet of EverythingCloudNet by Kyndryl, FinTech, and the Tech Horizon.

Thought leadership from entrepreneurs, government ministers, and extraordinary people pushing the boundaries of our imaginations spoke from stages across the event. From traditional industries to award-winning filmmakers speakers challenged and inspired attendees to think about new ways of leveraging technology.

Vertical collaboration, startup innovation, and much more at MWC22

Again this year, the Ministerial Programme at MWC was the centre of global digital policy debate. With more than 160 delegations from countries and international institutions around the world, policymakers, regulators, industry leaders, and the international development community exchanged experiences and views on how to build policies for a digital world, maximise the potential of 5G, close the digital gap, and meet global climate targets. As the world becomes increasingly digital, there was broad agreement that we need more collaboration and cooperation amongst all stakeholders to expand digital inclusion for all. This year, leaders like Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman of the U.S. FCC, and Minister Paula Ingabire of Rwanda not only contributed to the conversation in the Ministerial Programme, but brought their policy priorities to the MWC keynote stage.

All-new for this year’s edition, Industry City, co-delivered with Knowledge Partner Accenture showcased demos from the FinTech, Manufacturing, and Automotive sectors. With a buzz of activity, Industry City was a must-see space at the event. Visitors had the opportunity to experience a range of Summits covering robotics and smart mobility topics through interactive metaverse tours and demonstrations from partners and the GSMA Foundry programme.

Focus on the local entrepreneurial startup community returned with the 4YFN (Four Years from Now) programme – supported by platinum sponsor BStartup Banco Sabadell – as it welcomed over 500 international startups and over 300 speakers to share insights on how to drive the ecosystem forward. Competing for more than €24 billion of investment, 200 startups pitched to leading funds, VCs, and CVCs during the event.

MWC22 by the numbers

  • Over 61,000 unique people attended in person
  • Around 500,000 unique virtual and daily viewers on MWC22 and partner platforms
  • Representation from almost 200 countries and territories
  • Over 1,900 exhibitors, sponsors, and partners
  • Over 1,000 speakers, 97% in person and 36% women
  • More than 50% of attendees were Directors and C-Suite executives, 20% were CEOs and founders, 25% were women
  • Millions tuned into MWC22 Barcelona content via Mobile World Live global syndication and official national and international broadcasters.
  • More than 1,600 international journalists were onsite

Our gratitude

“The momentum leading into MWC22 was palpable, and it delivered,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. “In the spirit of our theme ‘Connectivity Unleashed’, we saw how industries were going beyond simple connectivity to deliver meaningful connectivity, deploying technology in ground-breaking ways that will shape industry and society. I thank every person who helped make MWC Barcelona 2022 an unmissable event – and as we move to a ‘digital everything’ world, I look forward to seeing what we achieve next year!”

MWC22 was covered by Mobile World Live, CNBC, Euronews, Financial Times, TIME, The Wall Street Journal Barron’s Group, and more than 1,600 international journalists. Featured Media Partners include C114, Insider Intelligence, Radio + Television Business Report, Technology Record, and TeleSemana. A huge thank you to all our MWC22 partners and sponsors. Your collaboration and support contributed significantly to the buzz and excitement of being together at this time.

Local initiatives like, Meet and Eat and Beat Barcelona showcased the best of the city. A preliminary economic analysis indicated that MWC will have contributed more than €240 million to Barcelona’s economy and created more than 6,700 part-time jobs in 2022. And once again, MWC was a carbon-neutral event.

Looking to the future

Following a successful MWC22 Barcelona, the GSMA is working hard to deliver the full MWC series in 2022. The next event, MWC Shanghai, will take place from 29th June – 1st July, followed by the inaugural MWC Las Vegas from 28th-30th September and rounded off by MWC Africa from 25-27th October – which will return in person to Kigali for the first time since 2019.

As the mobile industry gathered this week at MWC22, our thoughts have been with those suffering hardship and loss. Businesses, governments, and individuals alike are wrestling with meaningful ways to help, even as the conflict continues to escalate. Many of our members are responding by facilitating communication with loved ones and by addressing humanitarian needs.

Find out more about MWC Barcelona: www.mwcbarcelona.com.

About GSMA

The GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This activity includes advancing policy, tackling today’s biggest societal challenges, underpinning the technology and interoperability that make mobile work, and providing the world’s largest platform to convene the mobile ecosystem at the MWC and M360 series of events.

We invite you to find out more at gsma.com.

Technology, a great ally to promote road knowledge of the cyclist

For cycling fans, traveling on the road alongside motor vehicles is a challenge on certain occasions. Thus, to promote awareness of the situation and coexistence between drivers and cyclists, Garmin® collaborates with Con(live), a social responsibility initiative organized by the inspiring content platform “Where is the Limit?”. Likewise, and with the aim of helping to know what is happening around cyclists and, at the same time, promoting their visibility, Garmin makes state-of-the-art products and technological features available that provide them with that safety.

Specifically, the cyclist can count on technology that has been developed specifically for them, such as the Varia™ radars, which allow them to be seen and, at the same time, to be informed of the proximity of the vehicles behind them; Also, Edge® cycling computers, which paired with a Varia radar can show when a car is approaching and detect if the cyclist has suffered a fall, as well as automatically notify the incident or allow family and friends to follow their route directly through the Live Track function.

January 2022.- When riding on asphalt, cyclists are the most vulnerable road users, which is why it is vitally important that they have tools or technology that allow them to move more safely, both with the aim of that they are seen by other vehicles so that they can anticipate and, hopefully, avoid possible collisions. At this point, Garmin collaborates with initiatives such as Con(vivir), a project focused on promoting safety and coexistence between drivers and cyclists. Likewise, Garmin also demonstrates its great commitment to this group by creating products that incorporate advanced functionalities to guarantee greater confidence on the road.

see and be seen

When riding on the road next to motor vehicles it is essential that the cyclist sees them and also that the drivers see them. For this, it is very useful to have a Garmin Varia radar or an intelligent light, which allows you to see and be seen in front of vehicles that circulate on the road or when traveling through places with less light.

These devices also warn the cyclist if a vehicle is approaching from behind up to a distance of 140 meters and some models, thanks to their built-in rear light, alert vehicle drivers of the presence of the cyclist up to 1.6 km away. It is also possible to link them directly with a compatible smartphone (by downloading the Varia application), and use the mobile screen as the main screen, in order to view the different alerts sent by the Varia radar, or keep this information in the background, making it visible only when the radar sends alerts. One of the most important issues is that the cyclist will know the level of risk through a color code based on proximity (green, amber and red). In addition to visual alerts,

Incident detection and live monitoring

In addition, it is highly recommended to have a technology that alerts of any incident that may occur, something that materializes through products such as Edge® cycle computers. Thus, one of the most outstanding functions of these in terms of security is that of “security and monitoring”. If the device detects that the cyclist has suffered a fall, it automatically sends an emergency message with the exact coordinates to the contacts previously added to the device through the Garmin Connect™ app. In addition, the athlete can also manually activate this function to request help.

On the other hand, they have functions that allow the user’s contacts to follow their route live, which transmits peace of mind to family and friends, being able to have the cyclist under control at all times. Similarly, cyclists can make it easier to stay in contact with the pack with the GroupTrack feature in case they get separated from it, depending on the device.

Ask for help without mobile coverage

And if the cyclist wants to go even further in the field of safety, there are satellite communication devices, such as Garmin InReach®, which allows him to stay connected, even in areas where there is no mobile coverage, and send an SOS help message to the emergency services to contact them in case you need help in a dangerous situation within an area without mobile coverage 1 .

Ultimately, these tools and features can help cyclists avoid risky situations, provide better situational awareness and peace of mind to family and friends when out riding. Objectives of great relevance for both Garmin and the Con(vivre) project.

All Garmin information

Designed indoors for life outdoors, Garmin products have revolutionized the lives of runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate their performance, Garmin believes that every day is an opportunity to innovate and a challenge to outperform yesterday.

For more information on the features, prices and availability of all of its products, as well as its actions and sponsorships, visit the websites https://www.garmin.com/es-ES/ , https://www.garmin.com/es-ES/ .garmin.com/es-ES/blog/ , https://twitter.com/Garmin_Iberia/ , https://www.instagram.com/garmin_iberia/ , and https://www.facebook.com/GarminIberia

  1. An active satellite subscription is required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is the user’s responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which the device is intended to be used.

About Garmin

A world leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have been designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989, most of which integrate GPS technology. Garmin products are used in automotive, mobile telephony, wireless communication, outdoor entertainment, marine, aviation and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is headquartered in Switzerland and its main subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual newsroom at http :// www . garmin . com / en / company /press1 / . Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.

[CES 2022] Samsung’s Monitor Range Breaks New CES Awards Record With Nine Wins

Samsung Electronics today announced that its 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8 monitor model has been awarded the Best Innovation Award in the Gaming category at CES 2022.

The Samsung Odyssey range of monitors won 2022 awards across the board, including the 55-inch Odyssey Ark, 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9, 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8, 34-inch Odyssey G8, 32-inch Smart Monitor M8 and the 32-inch High Resolution Monitor S8. This is the ninth award for Samsung monitors at this year’s CES, setting a record for the range at the world’s largest electronics show.

 

The CES Innovation Awards, sponsored by the CTA, which owns and organizes CES, highlights outstanding examples of design and engineering across multiple consumer product categories. This recognition marks the sixth consecutive year that Samsung monitors have won CES Innovation Awards, cementing the company’s position as the world leader in the gaming monitor market.

In the following infographic you can see the complete list of award-winning monitors this year.

Smart technology with perfect styling

Duravit’s focus is on comfort and added value for the user

As the world becomes ever more digital, innovative products that enhance the user’s comfort are also finding their way into the bathroom. This is the end product of a customer-focused research and development process that combines technology, functionality, and design in a meaningful way.

Individual mirror control
Gone are the days of users being dazzled by harsh light in front of the mirror. The mirrors from the Happy D.2 Plus and XViu series by sieger design offer practical control via icons on the mirror surface. Contactless operation of the illuminated symbols by “hovering” a finger over the desired icon (infra-red sensor): thanks to the universal symbols, operation is intuitive.

Aesthetically, the icons harmonize perfectly with the overall design of the mirror.
The LED lighting can be individually configured via the touchscreen. With a luminosity of up to 1000 lux, XViu allows continual adjustment of the light color from warm light at 2700 K to cold light at 6500 K. The integrated mirror heating, which keeps the mirror clear of fog at all times, is also controlled using the relevant icon.

The optional dual mirror sets from the Happy D.2 Plus series, also by sieger design, are a perfect blend of aesthetics and technology. Innovative wireless technology allows for synchronized adjustment of the settings for both mirrors. All technologies are subtly integrated within the mirror.

Mirrors from the White Tulip series are available in versions controlled by sensors or an app. The light temperature featuring a memory effect can be synchronized with other lamps connected in the living area and controlled via “Casambi”, an app that has established itself as a reference in smart homes control systems. This feature can be used to dim the mirrors and switch the mirror heating on and off.

Iconic design and hi-tech

The D.1 faucet range saw Duravit team up with Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez to create an iconic design. With the D.1e electronic version, extra state-of-the-art technology has been integrated into the accentuated design for even greater operating comfort. This variant offers the highest comfort and safety thanks to a range of functions. The flat operating button with the integrated LED colored ring is easy and intuitive to operate. A light tap starts or stops the flow of water, and a turn to the left or right alters the water temperature from cold to warm. With the continuous color display from blue to red, the LED ring also provides visual feedback.

Up to three temperature values can be individually stored and directly activated via the “Quick Access” feature. An electronic thermostat integrated into the control unit reacts sensitively to any change to the cold and warm water flow, so that the required temperature is automatically adjusted and kept constant. Additionally, the scald protection is preset at 38 degrees Celsius.

D.1e features a range of presets that can be configured easily and individually, for instance temperature limitation, maximum water flow time, hygiene interval, thermal disinfection, color selection for the ambient lighting on the LED illuminated ring.

Intuitive operation for perfect hygiene
SensoWash® is a by-word for contemporary, gentle, and flawless hygiene. The SensoWash® Starck f shower-toilet is iconic and minimalistic in equal measure. The design of the new shower-toilet generation bears the hallmark of star designer Philippe Starck. His mission: to make the most natural form of cleansing – with water – accessible to a broad public, to subtly integrate technology into the design, and to guarantee the highest level of comfort.

Users’ individual requirements were taken into account during product development – for example, the option to adjust the intensity and position of the spray arm. This function and others are managed using an innovative remote control. While the “Lite” version impresses with its elegantly restrained look, the premium version, SensoWash® Starck f Plus, stands out thanks to its sophisticated, streamlined design. In addition to operation via remote control, on this model, functions such as the water and seat temperature can also be configured using the app. Five different user profiles can be set up. The customer-oriented app enables quick and easy operation and reflects the stylish design of the shower-toilet.

The flush function and odor extraction system may also be controlled via remote control or app if the wall-mounted element, itself perfectly harmonized for SensoWash® Starck f by Duravit, is combined with the A2 electronic actuator plate. An ideal example of how Duravit deploys digital technologies to enhance and maximize comfort.

Duravit AG
Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company is active in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovation in the fields of signature design, comfort-enhancing technology and premium quality. In cooperation with an international network of high-profile designers such as Philippe Starck, sieger design, Christian Werner, Cecilie Manz and young talents such as Bertrand Lejoly and Kurt Merki Jr., the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users on a sustained basis. Duravit’s product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, tap fittings and accessories as well as installation systems.

GARMIN – SURROUND VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM

Get an aerial view without leaving the bridge

In case you have to make maneuvers with little space, our peripheral view camera system eliminates blind spots in the image. It does this by offering live aerial view video and 360-degree visibility of the bridge thanks to the six-camera array on board.

MANEUVER YOUR BOAT WITH VISIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND

Approximate location of the six cameras on board


PERFECT SITUATION AWARENESS

360-degree video content integrates with compatible Garmin chartplotters or multifunction bridge displays. You can also monitor each camera view individually.

VISUAL LIMIT

The visual limit feature helps the captain see when docks, piers, or other items exceed preset barrier limits around the vessel.

DISTANCE MARKS

In the event of tight maneuvering, distance markings around the boat provide visual cues to help maintain a safe distance and separation.

DESIGNED FOR MINIMUM MAINTENANCE

Through-the-helmet OEM installation offers secure fit and calibration of the peripheral view camera system. For ease of maintenance, either chamber can be replaced externally.

Nano robots applied to medicine

Nanorobots

Nanorobotics is the field of emerging technologies that creates machines or robots whose components are at or close to the nanometer scale (10−9 meters)1. More specifically, nanorobotics refers to the nanotechnological engineering of the design and construction of nanorobots, these devices having a size of about 0.1 to 10 micrometers and built with nanoscale or molecular components. The names of nanobots, nanoids, nanites, nanomachines or nanomites have also been used to describe these devices that are currently in the research and development phase.

Nanometric-scale technology emerged 50 years ago, creating a new dimension called to revolutionize the world we know, as it allows the molecular structure of materials to be manipulated to change their intrinsic properties and obtain others with revolutionary applications. This discipline, which flourished between the 1960s and 1980s, opens up an immense universe of possibilities for contemporary science and industry and presents a booming global market whose value will exceed 125,000 million dollars in the next five years, according to the Global Nanotechnology Market report .

What is nano robotics?

To answer this question, answer:

Samuel Sanchez 

 2014 MIT  Award Winner (Under 35 Innovator)

Documenting myself in excellence.es, I was impressed by the applications of these machines on a microscopic scale.

Main applications for nano and micro machines

The applications for these devices seem endless and these are, from my point of view, the most interesting:

  • Cancer treatment : they will allow the identification and destruction of cancer cells in a much more effective and accurate way.
  • Mechanisms for the targeted administration of drugs  for the control and prevention of diseases.
  • Image diagnosis:  creation of nanoparticles that gather in certain tissues so that when scanning the body with magnetic resonance systems, problems such as diabetes can be detected.
  • New sensing devices : With almost unlimited customization properties for sensing functions, nanorobotics is going to provide us with incredible sensing capabilities that we can integrate into our systems to monitor and measure everything around us.
  • Information Storage Devices : A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute has managed to store 5.5 petabits of data (about 700 terabytes) in a single gram of DNA, surpassing by 1,000 times the previous record for data density storable in DNA.
  • New energy systems:  Nanorobotics could play an important role in developing more efficient renewable energy systems or making our current machines more energy efficient, requiring less energy to run at the same level or with the same energy function at a higher level.
  • Meta super strong materials:  A team at Caltech has developed a new material, made on a nano scale, with interlocking struts. As if it were an Eiffel tower, it is one of the strongest and lightest substances ever created.
  • Smart windows and walls:  electrochromic devices that, depending on the potential applied, change color. They are intended to be used for energy efficient smart windows to control the internal temperature of a room, clean themselves and other applications.
  • icrosponges to clean oceans:  a sponge, made of carbon nanotubes, capable of absorbing contaminants (fertilizers, pesticides, pharmaceuticals…) from the water. This project is three times more efficient than other previous initiatives and its study has been published in the journal Nanotechnology, from IOP Publishing.
  • Replicators or “molecular assemblers ”: devices capable of directing chemical reactions, managing to place reactive molecules with atomic precision.
  • Health sensors : they would monitor blood chemistry, notifying parameters out of control, detecting spoiled food, inflammation in the body and much more.

I was even more impressed when talking about the fight against cancer that this technology can achieve and other applications in medicine.