5G is a data revolution about to change every aspect of modern life, connecting everyone in real-time with unparalleled flows of data. For web developers, 5G UI is set to revolutionise the web GUI equilibrium… as soon as it has the national coverage we see with 4G.
The web has been stuck in a 2D world with the same top nav, hero and boxes of content, but what if there was another way? What if the client didn’t have to rely on the users’ hardware to deliver the experience, and instead we hoisted it up to the cloud?
WHY IS 5G ANY DIFFERENT?
5G has two benefits over 4G. The first is latency small enough for everything to feel responsive, with early tests from Verizon hitting the 30ms mark (10x quicker than the mobile browser touch delay), and that figure is expected to come down to around 10ms. Second is its insane bandwidth, which at 2gbits per second, is large enough to push the heavy lifting away from the client and onto the server.
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UX designer at Booking.com, Camille Gribbons reveals how she first got into the industry
THE 5G UI REVOLUTION
Tris Tolliday describes his vision of a web UI catapulted forwards by 5G
HOW TO SHOWCASE YOUR DEV SKILLS
Aude Barral shares 5 top tips for landing your dream developer job
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HOW EMOTIONAL LABOUR HINDERS WOMEN IN TECH
Christine Brewis, head of digital marketing at Studio Graphene, discusses how gender parity in tech has changed over the last ten years, and what more can be done
He swapped life as a singer for a career making eye-popping digital visuals. The Lusion founder chats to Tom May about battling demons, winning awards and where digital advertising is heading
The Brit in LA discusses his new book on design systems, Laying the Foundations
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR BROWSERS?
Nico Turco examines the state of play with browsers, whether developers should encourage diversity or monopoly and how Google fits into it all
YEARS IN THE MAKING
Exclusively for net: The latest in a series of anonymous accounts of nightmare clients
Designers at award-winning Amsterdam studio tell Tom May how they go about creating “unforgettable interactive experiences”
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DESPITE OUR RAPID progress as a species over the last 200 years, the global footprint for radio noise has dwindled in the past two decades. Radio waves are slowly becoming quieter, the very things that ushered us into the realm of unhindered communication all those years ago are now becoming more refined and more sophisticated.
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Facebook has criticized the U.K. competition watchdog’s provisional decision ordering that it sell offGiphy because it said the acquisition of the company stifles competition for animated images.
Tuning In to a Happier City
Noise is an irritant of urban life. But there are ways to make it easier on the ears—and the psyche
TIKTOK TO LET USERS SHOP THROUGH APP WITH SHOPIFY DEAL
TikTok users will soon be able to buy stuff directly through the short videos on the app — something they had only been able to do through ads until now.
Revival of the Fittest
ORIGIN EFFECTS RD COMPACT HOT ROD
What we’re raving about this month
FACEBOOK'S OWNERSHIP OF GIPHY HURTS COMPETITION
Facebook’s ownership of Giphy will hurt competition for animated images, U.K. regulators said Thursday, meaning the social network could ultimately be forced to unwind the deal if the provisional findings are confirmed.
SHOCK & AWE
COMPANY OF HEROES 3 is coming to wake up the RTS genre.
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