Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft have formed the 'Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society.' I'm seriously doubting the last part of that mission statement...Read More
IBM have made a short movie out of single carbon monoxide molecules, titled 'A Boy And His Atom.' It has been verified by Guinness World Records™ as The World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film.
As part of its annual '5 in 5' predictions feature (in which the brightest minds and forward-thinking individuals of the company second-guess the future of technology), IBM presents the “five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years.” Over the coming years, computer hardware will develop the five senses...
Built by IBM and coming in at a monstrous 4,500 square feet at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, the supercomputer known as ‘Sequoia’ has taken back the United States’ number one spot for the world’s fastest supercomputer from Japan and Fujitsu’s K Computer.
The successor to the Xbox 360 is strongly rumoured to be entering its manufacturing stages, according to reports. This comes a week after SemiAccurate’s Charlie Demerjian reported that 32-nanometer chips code-named ‘Oban’ will be powering Microsoft’s third gaming console and had been in production since “the final days of 2011”. According to Demerjian, Microsoft is planning to combine a Power PC central processor from IBM – and co-manufactured by GlobalFoundries - with the Radeon HD 7000-series GPU from AMD as the basis for the '720'.
In the last week of 2011, Google bought 217 patents from IBM in a deal that was officially recorded at the patent office on December 30, 2011.
The patent transaction was discovered by a reader via the United States Patent Trade Office (USPTO), who wishes to remain anonymous. It was for 188 granted patents and 29 printed patent pendings, across quite a large range of technological areas being covered by what's been bought. Things like network performance, email administration and instant messaging client functionality are all in place; but there also seems to be a significant lean towards covering phone and mobile technologies.