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A software bug helped Deep Blue psych Kasparov out

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....

IBM’s Mira computer gears up to create an entire universe

09/27/2012, IBM’s supercomputer, Mira, happens to be the third-fastest computer in the world. Naturally, it can handle quadrillions of computations per second to accomplish some of the most difficult and complex tasks. Cosmologists are now gearing up Mira to...

IBM’s Watson is a genius compared to siri

08/28/2012, When Apple launched iPhone 4S with the voice-based personal assistant Siri, the world was mesmerized by the idea of Siri and this has popularized the concept of digital voice-activated assistant – in the real world, Siri wasn’t so hot (check...

Traffic jams investigated by IBM in Kenya

08/14/2012, Computing giant IBM has launched an investigation alongside the Kenyan government in Nairobi, opening up a tech research hub there in the process while keeping their fingers crossed (not to mention performing their fair share of quantitative analysis...

IBM considered purchasing RIM’s enterprise division

08/10/2012, Can you believe it? Word on the street has it that International Business Machines (IBM) did mull over the decision of purchasing Researcn In Motion’s (RIM) enterprise division. Bloomberg reported this based on a couple of unnamed sources, where IBM...

IBM Research looks into ninja polymers

07/04/2012, IBM might have a world champion in the form of a chess computer a fair number of years ago, but intellectual pursuits are not the only agenda on the computing giant’s radar. They have taken an interest in the world of biology this time around, where...

IBM Sequoia is fastest supercomputer in the world

06/18/2012, The US has finally wrested the title of having the fastest supercomputer in the world after a short hiatus, with IBM’s Sequioa taking the plaudits in being declared to be the world’s fastest supercomputer. This particular supercomputer was...

IBM bans Siri on internal networks due to privacy concerns

05/23/2012, IBM is banning Siri from operating on the company’s internal networks. In 2010, IBM adopted a “bring your own device” policy allowing employees to use non-company owned smartphones at work. But it appears that IBM’s previous policy...

IBM, Honda and PG&E Create Smart Charging System for Electric Cars

04/12/2012, As we know, electric cars are extremely good for the environment and as technology advances, they are slowly becoming as efficient if not more efficient than its petrol guzzling counterparts. Even then, electric vehicles have their own share of problems....

Multi-touch floor for future homes?

04/09/2012, So we have smartphones that more or less come with a full touchscreen display these days, so it is interesting to see the idea of a multi-touch floor being toyed around by IBM. In fact, IBM was granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

IBM supercomputer to figure out universe’s origin

04/03/2012, Back in the 1980s, the IBM PC proved to be a powerhouse in bedrooms across the world, running on Microsoft’s DOS operating system. Well, the company has seen some lean times over the years, but they are far from finished. The latest that we hear...

IBM Holey Optochip chip boasts super fast data transfer

03/07/2012, Just when you thought that your USB 3.0 connection is the bee’s knees compared to USB 2.0, along comes IBM and their research team who has discovered a new way to transfer data, where it occurs at speeds of more data per second compared to just...