01/16/2012, One of the drawbacks to owning or driving an electric vehicle would be the limited amount of range that one can drive it before requiring a recharge. This is not so bad if you use your EV mainly for short trips and can change it when you get back home, but due to the lack of EV charging stations available publicly, traveling long distances with an EV may not be […]
01/11/2012, IBM is at the top of the list again for the year 2011 when it comes to the number of U.S. patents won, ensuring the company reserves a place in the pantheon of history for itself with its 19th straight year on top. Of course, the scramble for places below IBM were tough ones, as Asian competitors advanced in the rankings while pushing traditional heavyweights like Microsoft and Intel aside. […]
12/20/2011, With the deployment of Siri on Apple’s iPhone 4S, not to mention the steady improvement of voice recognition technology, it would appear as though one of the ways that we could be controlling our smartphones and gadgets in the future would be accomplished through our voice. IBM on the other hand seems to think that technology would have advanced way ahead and that in five years time, we could be […]
09/15/2011, In our current situation of patent wars happening left and right, naturally the more patents you have under your name, the more well protected you will be, not to mention you’ll probably have more “weapons” to use against your competitors should a patent dispute arise. Looking to protect their Android mobile platform from future patent lawsuits, Google has just bought a little over 1,000 patents from IBM.
09/12/2011, Don’t you hate it when you have many family members sharing the same car, and you need to use the car but you need to spend the next several minutes adjusting the seat, mirrors, radio station, etc? While it may not be making its way into our vehicles in the near future, an Extreme Blue project organized by IBM has resulted in the Smarter Vehicle platform.
09/02/2011, If you’re feeling smug that you have a few TBs of storage space in your home computer setup, your eyes will definitely turn green with envy after hearing that IBM is currently developing what could very well be the largest capacity “drive” to date – a 120 petabyte 200,000-disk array. This particular drive is being constructed for a secret supercomputer-using customer, where it is said to see action “for detailed […]
08/26/2011, Is there another company that plans to build a cloud service? Well we can’t confirm that, but it appears that IBM is building a data repository at IBM’s Almaden, California, and it is a data repository that is apparently 10 times bigger than any made before it.
08/20/2011, Backed by U.S Defense funding, IBM has recently announced the world’s first “synaptic” processor project: it’s a chip that which mimics the human brain architecture. The company calls this an unprecedented progress in building a machine that will (try to) learn, and understand – two things that computers have not been so great at so far. In theory, the IBM chip is capable of re-wiring itself (like our brains) to adapt to certain […]
08/18/2011, Computers have certainly come a long way since it was first unleashed upon the world, and IBM has been a name associated with computers for as long as I can remember. Well, the company is now working on a couple of prototype chips that is said to be able to process data in a rather similar manner as that of how humans actually digest information compared to the kind of […]
07/24/2011, While we all know that virtual keyboards will never replace physical keyboards anytime soon when it comes to speed and accuracy – engineers are constantly trying to make things better. The folks over at IBM recently filed a patent application for a new technology they’ve developed that is said to improve how virtual keyboards on touchscreens work.
02/13/2011, Tomorrow should be something special as we take a break from the hubbub that is MWC 2011 in Barcelona – we’re looking at an IBM computer which will tackle a couple of humans in a special week of television’s “Jeopardy.” IBM’s seemingly know-it-all computer, “Watson”, will be using another computer known as “Wolfram Alpha” to get the job done – where the latter is a computer that can calculate everything. […]
01/31/2011, IBM has cast an envious glance at Microsoft’s multi–billion dollar Office franchise for some time already, and intends to cause a dent in the Redmond company’s portfolio with their hosted incarnation of its personal productivity suite that is built on OpenOffice. This cloud version of the Symphony suite intends to grab (significant) market share from Microsoft’s Office and email business which is currently valued at over $14 billion. Apart from […]
01/20/2011, IBM and ARM have announced that they will be partnering on advanced semiconductor technologies that are designed to power the next generation of mobile gadgets. The goal of the partnership is to create 14nm chips that will be suitable for better power management, longer battery life and also better multimedia support, feats that we’d definitely welcome in any device.
01/13/2011, IBM and Samsung have announced a new partnership with a goal to expand research into new semiconductor materials, manufacturing processes and other technologies. The collaboration will mainly be focusing on semiconductors for a wide range of potential applications, such as smartphones or communications infrastructure.