02/05/2014, This might seem like something out of Mission Impossible, but DARPA seems to be committed to bringing this concept into life. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $3.5 million contract to IBM, just so that it can develop self destructing chips. The idea is that these chips will be able to effectively kill themselves either at a specific time or when they receive a remote signal.
01/21/2014, Lenovo is a company that is known for its computers, such as laptops, and it looks like the company plans on expanding its server offerings because according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, a person familiar with the matter tipped them off that the Chinese company might be interested in acquiring IBM’s low-end server business. This is apparently not the first time that such rumors have made their […]
12/02/2013, Just because a hospital is a place where lives are rescued to the best of the doctor’s abilities each day in the operation theater, not to mention it is a sanctuary for those who need to recuperate from a serious illness, it does not mean that it is a fully sterile platform. Actually, hospitals are pretty good candidates to be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. MRSA, a bacterial infection […]
10/09/2013, Heart disease has become a big problem for several years now that can become a silent killer if its effects aren’t caught early enough. IBM is hoping it can help predict heart disease before doctor’s are able to, which would make prevention much easier, by teaming up with Sutter Health and Geisinger Health Systems to use big data analytics to detect the signs of heart disease years earlier than what’s […]
10/08/2013, It was rumored back in March that Amazon had been awarded a $600 million contract by the CIA to develop a cloud computing infrastructure for the clandestine agency. It is believed that this new infrastructure will cut costs for the CIA as it looks to build a new way to handle enormous amounts of data efficiently. When Amazon was named as the provider, IBM moved the court to reopen bidding for […]
05/21/2013, IBM Watson smartphone apps made by various IBM partners are expected to be released in the next few months.
04/30/2013, We have seen how IBM had come up with a new kind of storage device which is so small, we are not dealing in millimeters, but rather, at just the size of 12 atoms. A dozen atoms, that is all there is to it, and yet the folks over at IBM were able to store and retrieve digital 1s and 0s from its array. Having said that, IBM’s research division […]
04/21/2013, Solar power is definitely the way to go where mankind is concerned, as “green energy” could very well be the thing that keeps the earth around for the next generation. Well, modern day solar collectors are able to concentrate a certain degree of energy due to safety reasons, as if you were to amass more solar energy than you are able to remain cool, you would end up frying yourself […]
03/31/2013, All good things must always come to an end, as nothing is permanent except death and some say, taxes. Well, IBM’s Roadrunner, what was once the world’s fastest supercomputer, has arrived at the end of its distinguished life, as it will be decommissioned Sunday. The IBM Roadrunner cost $121 million to build, and was tucked away at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons research laboratories that was located in […]
01/30/2013, You’ve hear about Watson, IBM’s own child and artificial intelligence system that has been touted for its super-computing powers. Well, Watson might know a lot of stuff, defeated “Jeopardy!” champions, and memorized the Urban dictionary, but it still needs to go to school. IBM has announced that it will be sending Watson to New York State’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Although that sounds weird, but yes, Watson is the first computer to be […]
01/10/2013, There’s a lot of things IBM’s Watson knows, which apparently makes him a great conversationalist. One thing Watson doesn’t know are some of the cool, hip terms kids are using these days like Healthy Gas, Broscience and cargo bloating. Which is why the folks at IBM decided to make Watson be more hip with the youth, he would learn the entire Urban Dictionary. It turns out that was a terrible, terrible […]
12/17/2012, If computing giant IBM’s assertions are correct, then the PCs of the future will be more and more like us humans, in the sense that advancements made in the realm of artificial intelligence would soon see computers mimic the five human senses, including sight, hearing, and touch. Well, all of this sure sounds like a pipe dream as at press time, but IBM’s annual list of innovations claim that would […]
10/21/2012, Many years ago, when it came to making backup of your computer data and hard disks came in sizes of 4MB (while costing hundreds of dollars), a far cheaper way for organizations to ensure their digital data remains preserved would be to used cassette tape recorders. These might be slow and clunky, but they had two main advantages – they’re far cheaper compared to hard disks, and had a whole […]
10/01/2012, The story of how computers surpassed human chess players, never to be caught again, goes like this: Kasparov beats IBM’s chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue in 1996. In 1997, however, Deep Blue beats Kasparov during the six-game rematch. The 44th move during the first game of the rematch, Deep Blue moved a rook in a way that deeply concerned Kasparov. Kasparov didn’t understand the purpose behind the move, and came […]