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All Aboard to Barcelona

Click heads to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to find out the latest in the world of smartphones, takes a trip in a holoportal and chats to a visual effects supervisor.


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into the weekend.

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And now on BBC News, it is Click.

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This week, we are up, up and away.

Taking apart the first order.

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Grandpa and confetti cannon.

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This week, 108,000 people landed in

us alone with one thing on their

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minds. Mobile phones. Welcome to the

mobile walled Congress. The enormous

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annual expo where we get to hear

about the latest in phones, tablets

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and, increasingly, anything that

moves. A smart watch with a built-in

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projector? The mobile industry is

increasingly important to the

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economy of the world. Last year it

was worth $3.6 trillion. 5 billion

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of us have mobiles, three point 3

billion use the mobile Internet. And

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despite it being the coldest event

we can remember, the halls were

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still packed with thousands of

exhibitors showing off their wares.

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This one is definitely waterproof.

Roaming the floor for us this year,

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Lara. Despite talk of how many of

the big players are not releasing

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new phones at the show, there are

quite a few new phones on display.

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And the cameras were often taking

centre stage. This is both Mohd. We

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saw how we may interact with our

devices in the future. Who needs a

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buttons when you can just go. And

the way they may interact with us. A

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phone screen that ends. Could aid in

the phone be the future? To really

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get to grips with the latest news

here, I joined forces with a man who

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seriously now these phones. HMD, who

brought the Nokia brand a few years

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back, I ring again embracing

nostalgia with its 8110 4G. Now, you

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do not need to have it in banana

yellow. Would feel silly to take out

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of your pocket?

Absolutely in that

colour. I would needed to be black

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or any other colour except bright

yellow.

The operating system can

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only run a few apps. It will include

Google assistant, Google Maps and

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Facebook although not Twitter nor

WhatsApp. But with a battery life of

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25 days, albeit on standby, and a

pricetag of 70 quid, it does sound

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like a decent proposition.

It has

4G. That is all of the connectivity

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of you would want at a low price.

And a nice is it to hold like that,

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frame like that and then use centre

button to take the photo?

One

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manufacture managed to create an

exclusive world of their own. I feel

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underdressed.

I am sorry. You can

not and so.

Hmmm not just

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underdressed, I cannot enter. Even

though they were not releasing a new

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phone. The biggest announcement came

from Samsung with news of the

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release of their ? nine and we got

our hands on one of those devices.

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Even here at the big reveal of a

phone it was the camera that was

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very much front and centre. For a

start, the Galaxy S9 and S9 plus

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shoe better pictures in low light,

reducing grain by taking a burst of

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12 shots at once. The larger S9 plus

has two lenses that work together to

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produce photos with a blue

background, in the same way that the

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iPhone 7 plus has done since 2016.

This, however, is quite new here in

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the West. It is the first phone I

have seen that has a mechanical

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arbiter which can switch from S 2.5

two S 1.5 to let in more light. Last

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year, we saw a Sony phone that could

shoot at 40 times slow Mo 's. That

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is 960 frames per second. As we

predicted then, that feature is now

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starting to migrate into other

phones. One problem I have with

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Sony's super slow mode is that you

have to be incredibly precise in

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order to start the recording and

capture the 0.2 seconds of action.

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Not so with this phone. It waits

until it detects motion in a certain

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part of its viewfinder and then it

fires. So... That should mean you

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don't miss those of milliseconds of

slow Mo Magic. The video is of the

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lower 720 resolution but that is

still acceptable on a phone screen.

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The boats -- results can be shared

or kept on your lock screen. Hot on

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the heels of apple's iPhone oh jeez,

the SI lets you create and send your

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own back three. They look a little

like you and they will copy your

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face expression using live tracking.

Or you can use one preset from your

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likeness. Overall, both phones look

and feel like their predecessors.

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The same size, dust and water

resistant and they still have a

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headphone socket. The screen is ever

so slightly longer. They will now

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accept ST cards of up to 400 bigger

pie -- gigabytes and they play Dolby

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Atmos sound. And where the SH could

be plugged into a dog to connect to

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screen, mouse and keyed board, the

S9 can become a trackpad. Will soon

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also double as a keyboard. Even with

the S9's better to expect, critics

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say that the improvements are not

massive. They do think the camera

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and the sharing functions are sure

to be eyecatchers. And now super

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slow motion is complete without lots

and lots of confetti. Well, only one

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day after Samsung announced their

phone and their slow Mo Camara, we

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found out that Sony have up raided

bears to 960 frames per second and

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in full HD which makes it better.

So, what do you think the situation?

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You tried it earlier. I did and it

really is better than the effort

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from Samsung. Sony has experienced.

This is the second time they have

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done this and full HD, when you see

it, it is glorious. Warriors in

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comparison to the 720 noisy version

on the map one Mack -- Mack to map.

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-- S9. Once you get it right, it is

brilliant. That you will get

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frustrated during the ten times it

takes to get it right.

The phone is

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also optimised for Sony's and

containment suite, a feature they

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are going big on. The third feature

is what they call dynamic vibration.

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No matter where you stream from, or

what you are doing, similar to a

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PlayStation controller, it uses the

audio path to produce haptic

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feedback. Holding it for two hours

like this, with big white excessive.

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Sites on the phones themselves there

was a of chat about five G

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commercial roll-out. Amount --

amongst it, a plan to launch it in

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four US cities by the end of the

year. A commercial service is also

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expected to kick off in South Korea,

proving that five G was not just for

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the Winter Olympics. They may not

have wanted me on the show floor but

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they did invite me to go for a spin.

If you can call it that. They have

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come up with a novel way of testing

a phone. They have connected to this

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vehicle and the phone is actually

going to drive the car.

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This being an attempt to show off

the processing power and image

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recognition of their pro, which was

released last year, rather than

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something they plan on executing in

the real world. Not that they

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trusted the inbuilt camera for this

job. They attached a large external

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one. The phone uses artificial

intelligence to process what it

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sees. I am told it recognises around

1000 objects. In turns, it will send

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signals to the vehicle via Wi-Fi

which will then control the car

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through a robotic system.

Technology

that we are using to power this

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actually exist within the phone

already. The artificial intelligence

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that sits at the heart of what we

are showing the is part of the

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everyday experience of your smart

phone.

There we go. I'm India. In

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the wake of this feels quite strange

at the moment. People are just

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moving around. That is a very big

all. How often do you see one that

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size on the road. Now the phone has

had a chance to learn, it is time

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for round two where it should

instruct the vehicle to react to any

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hazards it identifies. Here it goes.

It feels slightly nerve racking. For

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a bit of fun, if we detect a bike I

will swerve right? It's not really

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that dramatic is it? OK. I am

holding on tight. That is quite

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weird.

That was chosen at random.

The phone recognised the object that

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was put out. It said, it asked you

what you wanted to do if you saw

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that. It saw the object and then did

the manoeuvre.

Oh, well. I guess it

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did what they promised. And for

them, well it got us talking about a

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phone that is not even new.

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Hello and welcome to the week in

Tech. It was the week that drones

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replaced models on the catwalk in

Medan, carrying the latest handbags.

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One web and Airbus announced an

network of 900 satellites to provide

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NexGen five G mobile Internet to

aeroplane travellers by 2020 while

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Vodafone and Nokia plan to go one

further and deliver mobile Internet

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to the moon. Albeit using 4G. The

network would provide a way for

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lunar rovers to stream data from as

early as next year. Snake robots

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have slithered out from the labs at

Harvard University. Robots move

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using laser cut scales at which

expand and contract to propel them.

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Research is perfecting this way of

moving to help tackle difficult to

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rein and to be used in intestinal

surgery. It was also the week that

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Amazon purchased Ring, the smart

doorbell company. This adds to their

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growing collection of smart home

products and paves the way for

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deliveries not only to your door but

even inside your home. That may ring

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alarm bells for those concerned with

privacy. And finally, California has

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joined other places and removed the

need for a human to read the high

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end a driverless car. Vista needs to

be plans for how cops can pull the

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car over to speak to eat. -- there

still needs to be planned. This is

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possibly one of the more surprising

things on the show floor. I am

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currently in a holoportal. There are

four sensors, five laptops doing the

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grunt work and once a person has

been created in holographic form

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they can be seen on this in

real-time. I have been to see a

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family who are really putting this

setup to good use.

The house -- he

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has a fatal genetic muscle wasting

disease. Every single muscle in his

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body deteriorates over time and that

means he loses the ability and

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strength to do a lot of things that

we take for granted. Dimply walking,

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eating a hub, things that. They just

go in time. He has a life expectancy

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somewhere between 20 and 25. Is when

the heart and lungs, they are also

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muscles, that is when they give up.

Since Harrison came off his feet at

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the end of last year, being able to

create stimulating and engaging

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experiences at home have become more

important than ever.

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And today, he has a virtual visitor.

This research prototype is currently

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being perfected at Ravensbourne.

I

see the holograndpa.

Are you cooking

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tonight? Your dad would like a stake

that big!

He is only allowed one

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that big. -- steak.

Next Tuesday is

Pancake Day. What would you have

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this year?

Definitely maple syrup.

There are are AR and VR versions.

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Eventually, 2-way audio and video

could be possible, and more than one

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person could be transported. But

right now it is about giving the

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basics right. While this is not a

true hologram, be displayed displays

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holograndpa as a 3-dimensional

projection, as if he was in the

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room. There was when we tested at a

bit of a time lapse due to a lack of

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processing power and connection.

It

is in the spirit of being inspired

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by Star Wars, using the tech as we

use it now. So we knew that it would

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not be the most amazing fidelity,

but it was always the magic of how

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we would see Harrison feeling in his

home when grandpa collar ports in

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and says hello. -- holoports. We

know time is precious so this

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transcendence of time and space with

technology to be together is

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potentially very powerful.

Arsenal

beat Tottenham.

Never in a million

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years or that when. 3-1 to

Tottenham, and Harry chainstores

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two. -- Harry Kane scores two.

One

of the teams this year is what

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mobile connectivity can do to

transform lives. The company case

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for change is to committing projects

around the world, hoping to inspire

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others. -- documenting products.

Whether it is empowering women in

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India, or giving farmers and extra

resources to grope crops, most of

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the project to be backed on a world

scale, some in the Welbeck things

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could be possible very soon.

We are

seeing tremendous amount of change.

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-- Mackellar. In Africa, for

example, we will see 250 million

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smart phones changed to 700 million

smartphones and just five short

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years. -- World Bank. A wrong will

have access to broadband as the

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Fosun. But in the industry, unless

they think about taking these

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applications are making them work at

scale in developing countries it

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will not happen.

Was getting

connected for many many the start,

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this drove the deployment during

large scale disasters is part of

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Nokia's project. As well is

providing views that would not be

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possible from the ground, the full

kit rated network bubble of up to

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four Corbert radius, where

connection would otherwise be

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unavailable. Real-time video

streaming, gas and he is in, mapping

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and analytics, could help rescuers

respond better and more safely. It

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will be ready for its first

real-world exercise in the

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Philippines with the Red Cross this

summer. This display illustrated

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smart phone setup that went live in

Turkey last month. The idea is that

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censors are placed around the farm,

and they sink up to a Nap, providing

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information about, for example, how

healthy the crops are, the condition

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of the silent humidity. That way the

farmer could be alerted if there is

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a problem. That information can then

be provided to the farmer through

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the low-power network it is

connected to. So there is a fungal

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disease, for example, it can

immediately identified and dealt

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with. It is all very well collecting

a lot of data, but what we actually

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do with that data is really

important. Every year in India alone

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2.8 million people are diagnosed

with tuberculosis. This map aims to

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use predictive modelling to find out

the areas that are most at risk. So

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the red parts that you can see here

are where the disease is already

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prevalent. It is possible to add an

extra layer to that data by tapping

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on here, and we can see mobile phone

usage, which of course represent is

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where the people are. By identifying

these areas at the highest risk, it

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means that awareness can be raised,

clinics can be ready, expected me to

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be more cases of TB, and, of course,

immunisations can be given to

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hopefully prevent some of those

cases from even happening. And that

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is it from NWC this year. After all

that, it is time to take a trip

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elsewhere. Ah, the wind is blowing

through my hair. Amazing to be down

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and relax. Stunning. -- to be able

to sit down and relax. That was Lara

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in Barcelona. And the Oscars are

finally here. The 90 the Awards are

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this weekend. Over the past few

weeks, we have been going

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exclusively behind the scenes with

some of the nominees in the best

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visual effects category. This week

is the fourth in our series. -- the

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90th Academy Awards at this weekend.

Otherwise known as episode eight. Of

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course I am talking about Star Wars:

The Last Jedi.

I feel like this, we

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ultimately ended up with over 2006

shots in this film.

You have too

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much of your father's- you.

It took

almost a year to get to the point we

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are out. -- you have too much of

your father's heart in you. We

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started to paint textures and build

the internal controls and anatomy of

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the character. And as the editors,

Ryan and Bob, were working together,

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they brought together sequences only

using Andy's as a reference point.

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And he had this incredible, powerful

voice.

It was I who breached your

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minds.

The amazing thing about Andy

is that he is very skilled at doing

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this and is unafraid of technology.

So we were able to suit him up in an

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active motion capture suit, to film

with infrared cameras from the

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ceiling of the sat. That allowed him

to walk around and perform

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unhindered. We also put a helmet on

his head with four high-definition

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cameras, so that we could get clear

definition on his face. As we

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started to do animation tests on the

early material, we got a few weeks

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in, and rain came to me and said, I

am not sure that the voice is making

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the anatomy of the character we

designed, and we realised that there

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was an issue there. The initial

design made it look like a very

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fragile, frail, older character. And

Andy's what is this lovely booming

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big thing. So we had to change

something is, it is just as fine,

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and made him about 1.5 feet tall. He

is about 8.5 feet tall, the

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character. And then we knew we had

done right and we could move

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forward. The bombing run was in the

original script, was exactly as you

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said in the film. We did bid how to

execute this in a few different

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ways, practical pyrotechnics, that

sort of thing. And the scheduling

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cost of that was too prohibitive.

The important thing to me is, when

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working with a director like Ryan,

is that we can make our city look

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like any particular style. -- CG

look. We can make it look like

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anything. We have that control over

the weather we can render things,

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now. After a time, Ryan became

confident in what we could do.

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Actually, it was a liberation. We

could achieve anything with

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explosions and high-tech necks. What

we achieved in the bombing run I

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think have pushed us to a new level

of believability. We modelled not be

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outside first, but from the inside

out. So as you destroy a ship, you

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are opening up holes, and the

audience can see in, at the viewer

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can see in. It was exciting to do

it. I think it the destruction to a

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new level. I think our contribution

to film is getting more and more

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invisible in certain cases. When

they are not invisible because you

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know they cannot be real, they are

getting more believable. Globally,

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the visual effects techniques are so

advanced, now, that it is now

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important to good story, and it is

important at that story has good

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ideas and greater challenges that

push us to create visuals that have

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never been seen before.

And we wish

the entire crew of Star Wars: The

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Last Jedi, along with the other

nominees, the best of luck for this

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week's Oscars. That is if this week.

You can find on Twitter and

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Facebook. They give for watching. We

will see you soon. -- thank you for

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watching.

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Click heads to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to find out the latest in the world of smartphones, takes a trip in a holoportal and chats to the Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


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