December 15, 2019

‘Flip-flop’ design makes quantum computers more affordable

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By Jon Fingas From engadget One of the greatest challenges in quantum computing is… well, making the computers. You may need exotic manufacturing techniques just to handle the very exacting requirements, such as positioning the atoms in quantum bits in exact positions at close distances (to make quantum entanglement happen). However, that might not be […]

Tech workers unite against a potential US Muslim registry

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By Jessica Conditt From engadget We refuse to build a database of people based on their Constitutionally protected religious beliefs.’ Employees from large organizations across the technology industry have pledged to never help build a government database targeting individuals by race, religion or national origin, in response to extreme immigration proposals from US President-elect Donald […]

BM’s Watson sorted through over 100 film clips to create an algorithmically perfect movie trailer

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By Clinton Nguyen Movie trailers are often a bit formulaic. In fact, since many of them are edited so predictably, it seems even a computer can put one together. For the film “Morgan,” which is due out in theaters on September 2, IBM’s Watson made the first movie trailer ever edited by artificial intelligence. To make […]

IBM and Gogo join forces to dodge in-flight turbulence

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By Andrew Dalton From engadget Now Gogo’s servers can do more than provide WiFi. In what might seem like an unlikely partnership, IBM’s Watson division and Gogo Inc. (the people who bring you in-flight WiFi) have joined up to make flying a little bit smoother for everyone. As the Wall Street Journal reports, IBM is […]

Supercomputers

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Supercomputer speed records: World’s fastest machines of the past 15 years By Nick Heath From Tech Republic Supercomputers are perhaps the pinnacle of computing – machines capable of doing in seconds work that would take a PC years to carry out. As with any computer, the performance of these warehouse-sized installations continues to increase exponentially, […]

10 of the latest security products that can help you fight the bad guys

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By Conner Forrest From TechRepublic 1. IBM z13s mainframe Security standards are constantly changing. Here are some of the latest software and hardware products to help keep your organization secure. In February 2016, IBM announced the IBM z13s, a mainframe with cryptographic features built directly into the hardware. According to IBM it can decrypt at […]

The M&A strategies of 10 tech giants: A founder’s guide to selling your startup

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By Conner Forrest From Tech Republic For startups shopping for VC money, targeting an acquisition is one of the primary options for an exit. To help pick your targets, TechRepublic has broken down how the top 10 tech giants approach M&A. You’re a startup founder and you’re about to make your pitch. You’re standing there […]

The future of AI will be stacked

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By Rick Collins From Tedh Crunch Editor’s note: Rick Collins is the president for enterprise business at Next IT, creators of the Alme virtual assistant platform. Prior to joining Next IT, he served as director of business development for Microsoft. We are entering an exciting period for artificial intelligence. We’re seeing more consumer impacting developments […]

Don’t be distracted by the Sharks. Look for the Snails!

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By IBM From CIO Protect against high-profile, low-risk threats—the sharks—and the really dangerous ones with IBM Endpoint Manager Shark Week is really a genius idea. Shark Week is an annual event on The Discovery Channel of nothing but shark-related programming, real and fictional. It began in 1988 and is insanely popular, which is why it […]

WSJ’s Schectman: North Korean gold found its way into US companies’ supply chains

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By John Morgan From Moneynews Some of the nation’s flagship brands are being marred by their suppliers’ use of banned North Korean gold. Dozens of companies have disclosed recently that their suppliers used gold refined by North Korea’s central bank, including Hewlett-Packard, Ralph Lauren, Williams-Sonoma, Rockwell Automation and IBM, according to Wall Street Journal columnist […]