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This Is What Music Made From Tennis Sounds Like

LCD Soundsystem’s frontman James Murphy announced an ambitious project last month to turn all the tennis data gathered from the US Open into algorithm-generated music. In total, that would be about 400 hours of music total.


This Cocktail Concocted By IBM's Watson Isn't Half Bad

The surreal strength of IBM’s famous supercomputer, Watson, is now available to the public (for a fee). And to mark the occasion, the company threw a little party last week and served a very blue cocktail. Naturally, I whipped up my own slight variation when I got back to the office. I call it the Big Blue Hurricane.


A Bizarre 1937 Corporate Songbook Sings The Praises Of All-Glorious IBM

Gather round, loyal workers and company envoys! Doff your caps, freshen your snuff and pat down your side parts for a rousing singalong from Songs of the IBM, a 1937 book of songs that sing the praises of our illustrious employer: The EVER ONWARD I.B.M.


IBM's New Brain-Like Chip Squeezes One Million Neurons Onto A Stamp

Cognitive computing has been one of our most exciting frontiers for years. It’s enticing to think that we can someday build a computer that’s as powerful and as efficient as a brain. IBM’s latest miracle chip just got us closer than ever.


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.


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