Silicon may be at the heart of most gadgets, but it’s not the only semiconductor around.

Gallium nitride has been getting a lot of attention recently for it’s electrical properties, which outperform silicon in a lot of areas.

Gallium nitride has the potential to revolution power systems, including solar, electric vehicles, and even phone chargers.

Beyond that, it’s finding uses in the mobile industry, and could even be used to build ultra fast processors.

But how feasible is any of that, and even if it’s possible, how long will it take? 

The combination of 5G and edge computing promises to fast-track the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Internet of Things (IoT).

With 10 to 20 times faster speeds and dramatically lower latency, 5G makes it much more feasible to process AI workloads locally at the edge.

Hardware is about to get interesting again.

This speed and reduced latency is essential to an array of IoT applications such as smart cities, transportation, intelligent manufacturing, e-health, smart farming, and so on. This is why Gartner predicts that 75 percent of enterprise-generated data will be processed outside a traditional data center or cloud by 2022, compared with 10 percent today.

2020 is the year 5G will finally arrive for some, but will it live up to the hype?

Part of the problem is that 5G isn’t one thing, it’s a collection of different technologies, and various cell providers are focusing on different improvements that can radically change the experience of 5G.

Engadget explains. 

Wall Street Journal explores the future of satellite internet.

The most reliable streaming providers have typically used cable to deliver content. But that’s all changing with the launch of new and better satellites that could one day give us 5G, low latency data. The Wall Street Journal speaks with the chief of the International Bureau at the FCC to discover how those changes are happening almost overnight.

BBC Click features the future of food in their latest episode: producing food with less environmental impact, how 5G helps salmon farms in the Orkney Islands, and a taste of new lab grown foods.