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Watson's First Consumer Role: Helping Military Vets Become Civilians

The USAA has announced that it’s recruiting IBM’s Watson for its first-ever consumer-facing application — and it will help military members transition back into civilian life.


Apple And IBM Will Make It Easier For Your iPhone To Be Your Work Phone

Apple and IBM have just announced an unprecedented partnership to bring the iPhone to enterprise customers. In other words, you’re actually going to be able to use your iPhone for work.


Carbon Nanotube Transistors That Will Save Moore's Law Are Coming In 2020

Our world of amazingly tiny electronics is about to get even tinier. After a decade of research, IBM says it will bring carbon nanotube transistors to market by 2020. The company is now readying the technology to take over from silicon transistors, and that opens up a lot of exciting doors.


Report: China Wants Its Banks To Stop Using IBM Servers

Chinese and US digitial policies don’t always see eye-to-eye. But China’s government agencies, including the People’s Bank of China and the Ministry of Finance, are now asking banks in China to remove the IBM servers over security fears.


IBM's Supercomputers Discovered A New Kind Of Plastic

Scientists from IBM Research have discovered “a new class of polymer materials” — plastic composites, regularly used in smartphones and laptops and cars and planes — that could potentially transform almost every electronic device you use every day. The new plastics are entirely recyclable, can self-heal, and are incredibly strong and light.


IBM Sponsored A Major Hollywood Movie About Computers In 1957

In the sixth chapter of his 2010 book The Computer Boys Take Over, Nathan L. Ensmer looks back at the 1957 movie Desk Set within the context of 1950s computing and the fear that one day we’d all be replaced by machines.


Here Are Some Of The Crazy New Recipes IBM's Watson Has Invented

It’s a while since IBM’s Watson was put to work inventing recipes, but now the fruits of its labours are being cooked up and served out of IBM’s new food truck. And the results are… interesting.


A Tiny New Chip Promises Internet 400 Times Faster Than Google Fibre

Fast internet is fast. Google Fiber’s gigabit connections? That’s like driving a sports car compared to the go-cart-speed connection that’s probably in your house. But new technology from IBM opens the door for connections that are beyond fast. Comparatively, it’s like flying a fighter jet.


DARPA Has Commissioned IBM To Create Self-Destructing Chips

In true Inspector Gadget, self-destructing message fashion, military research organisation DARPA is keen to develop microchips that can “vanish” on command. Such devices would be useful in technology that risks being lost — and subsequently captured — in the field.


IBM's Graphene Circuit: A Genius Reminder Of How Far Graphene Has To Go

IBM’s mad scientists have created a graphene-based circuit that’s 10,000 times more powerful than existing alternatives. This radio receiver is so sophisticated and futuristic, in fact, that it can… send a text message to your friends.