The world’s first smartphone celebrated it’s 20th birthday this past week. Let’s look back at the iconic device.
“A Boy and His Atom” is officially the world’s smallest movie. The movie was created by IBM and was developed through the manipulation of thousands of carbon monoxide molecules. The result is an animated stop-motion short.
International brand consultancy Interbrand released its rankings of the world’s biggest brands yesterday, and there are some interesting shifts to take note of. We’ve already reported on Google being ranked higher than Microsoft, but where do our other favourite brands fall in the world’s top ten?
Sometime last year, IBM created a brand new supercomputer, called Watson. The idea was ho have him try and beat a human competitor at the popular game show, Jeopardy. He did this without retrieving any information off the internet, and based all knowledge on the information fed into the system. He won, too. Watson is now employed by Citigroup.
IBM have released their annual predictions for the future of technology, via the IBM “5 in 5” project, which looks at five innovations which they figure will transform modern life within the next five years; these include mind-reading computers, human-generated electricity, and biometric scanning replacing passwords.