Right now, many companies around the world are working to develop a viable vaccine for COVID-19. This is a good thing as it means that the pandemic could be brought under control, or best case scenario, eliminated for good. However, it seems that all the companies rushing to develop their own vaccine has created an opportunity for hackers.
Developing facial recognition tech seems to be the rage these days, although there have been many privacy proponents who feel that the tech would be an invasion of their privacy. The good news is that if you’ve always felt a bit uncomfortable with the idea of facial recognition, at least one company will stop developing them.
At the moment, there is no known cure or vaccine for the coronavirus that is plaguing the world. Vaccines have been developed, but their effectiveness has yet to be determined as human trials have only just begun. As for treatments, there have been some drugs discovered that could prove to be effective, but their tests have only been conducted on small scales which means that it is unclear if it […]
The quest to find a new battery type beyond lithium-ion has been going on for years. This is because while li-ion batteries are commonly used in our electronics, they do come with their own set of problems. One of which is that they can be volatile and can explode when damaged. They also lose their charge over time.
Thanks to the nerves in our bodies, we can do many things that a robot can’t, such as feel and taste. However, researchers over the years have been making efforts to change that, where we’re starting to see how more robots are gaining human-like abilities, such as the ability to “feel” objects to identify it.
#CES2019 – Weather apps are pretty common and for the most part do a good job at predicting the weather. However sometimes these predictions don’t necessarily come true, although we suppose it’s not a bad thing since it’s better to be safe and bring an umbrella rather than take the risk and end up getting soaked.
The strength of your grip can actually tell a lot about your health, at least that’s what some are saying. For example it can be used to be as an indicator of your cognitive abilities or even your heart’s health. Now it seems that the folks over at IBM have developed a sensor that can be worn on your fingernail that can test your grip’s strength.
There are people in the world whose jobs are to concoct fragrances used for perfumes, detergent, and so on. We imagine that it’s probably not an easy task trying to determine what kind of combinations work, and whether or not they’ll be appealing, but IBM thinks that they might be able to lend a hand.
IBM has decided to experiment with a digital currency that’s pegged to the United States dollar. The cryptocurrency stablecoin is tied to the government-backed currency that is the USD. The idea behind tying up the cryptocurrency with an existing currency is to reduce the volatility that’s often seen with digital currencies.
Computers don’t have to be big, bulky contraptions that while being quite powerful are restricted in their versatility. The industry understood this decades ago which is why we now have the devices that we have today and not computers that take up an entire room (though we still have them but only for specialized purposes). IBM has now unveiled what it claims to be the world’s smallest computer. It’s even […]
Keeping the heater or air-con running all day is no doubt a pretty quick way to rack up a massive electricity bill. This is multiplied many times over in commercial/larger settings, like for example at a zoo where they need to run both heaters and air-con depending on the climate that they’re trying to maintain for the animals.
Scientists at IBM have done something truly remarkable. They have been able to store 330 terabytes of uncompressed data on a tiny cartridge that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. To get a sense of just how much data they have managed to store in this little cartridge, consider the fact that 330 TB is the equivalent of 330 million books.
The thing with a lot of diseases and health problems is that it is usually better when it is detected early. In some cases early detection means a higher chance of being cured, or in some cases where it is incurable, early detection can mean that victims can take measures to slow its progress and to prevent it from becoming too severe, such as in the case of schizophrenia.
IBM today announced that it has developed an industry-first process with partners Samsung and Globalfoundries to manufacture silicon nanosheet transistors for 5 nanometer chips. It has been able to do this in less than two years after developing a 7nm test node chip with 20 billion transistors. The latest process enables the company to cram 30 billion transistors on a chip the size of a fingernail. IBM is going to […]
You would never want to know that your USB drive malware because if you did find that out you’ll probably throw it out the window. You’d never expect a company as accomplished as IBM to ship out USB drives that are infected with malware, but that’s precisely what it did, albeit accidentally. IBM has acknowledged in a support advisory post that some of its USB drives contain malware.
Because we are human, we aren’t perfect which means that sometimes in the medical profession, humans can overlook certain signs that could be a symptom of a larger problem. However thankfully with the advancement of AI and technology, perhaps missing out on signs of heart disease might be a thing of the past.
Weather apps are a dime a dozen and for the most part, the default weather app that comes installed on our phones is more than capable of getting the job done and then some. Sure, there are more complicated and complex apps out there, but if you just want to know if today is an umbrella or jacket kind of day, the default app should be fine.
While Apple’s products have typically appealed to the commercial sector, a couple of years ago Apple announced a partnership with IBM which would see them make a push into the enterprise sector. We’ve seen that manifest itself with efforts in Japan, and now it looks like we’re seeing it being applied to the airline industry as well.
If you’ve watch TV shows like House, you probably know that there are some conditions that people suffer from that are rare and aren’t as easy to diagnose. However it seems that in the future, such conditions could be diagnosed much quicker thanks to the help of AI, which is what doctors in Japan did.
With every release of RAM modules or flash memory, companies find ways to make them faster and more reliable than before, but it seems that IBM has managed to figure out a way that could potentially replace such technology in the future, which is thanks to the use of phase-change memory (PCM).