CeBIT – the world's largest computer expo – kicked off in Hanover, Germany, on Monday, after its opening ceremony was held at the city’s Congress Center a day earlier.
So far, the biggest story to come out of the five-day event has been British Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement that the University of Dresden, King’s College University in London, and the University of Surrey, are teaming up to deliver 5G internet to the UK and Germany.
The next gen technology would allow netizens of Britain and Germany to download a movie file as large as 800 megabytes in just one second.
Internet of Things (IoT)
In addition to the super fast internet, Cameron also revealed that his government is setting aside another £45 million to develop something called the Internet of Things (IoT), through which devices like smartphones, appliances and other machines will automatically communicate with each other to make our lives' easier.
Attended by approximately half a million people, CeBIT is where top tech companies unveil their high-end products to gain traction. Some of the new stuff that will be put on show in the upcoming days are:
Canon Print as a Service
Printing specialist Canon is introducing a new service that would let its customers get all the printing they need without owning any printers or hardware.
Intel's Smart Home Solution
World's leading chipmaker Intel is presenting its new end-to-end smart home solution that will make sure your place's security, household appliances, TV, Internet, telephone and several other things are covered in just one device.
MakerBot 3D Printer
Hafner’s Büro are expected to offer CeBIT visitors a glimpse of their fifth generation MakerBot Desktop 3D printer and the new MakerBot 3D Ecosystem. This high-end 3D printer can print bigger and better than its previous version.