From Android to Firefox to Twitter and everything in between, open source is all the rage in the tech world. Now, thanks to the world’s largest social media network, open source might begin to revolutionize a more focused sector of that world: the data center. Facebook’s Open Compute Project started a few years ago when… Continue reading Facebook’s open compute project shifts its focus toward the network
“I have a lot of couples coming to me about issues that cause tension in their relationships — of course, finances and job stress are the usual suspects, but I am also hearing more concern about computers and technology being a source of tension. It is clear that we need to reconcile how and when… Continue reading Are computers breaking our hearts?
Arguably the most important and undervalued component of computer hardware is the fan. We often take it for granted until it stops working and the computer overheats – then we know all about the condition of the fan. This may be the solution in the very near future. Sandia Cooler is 30-times more efficient than… Continue reading The next generation of heat sinks?
The term “ancient” is relative and unfortunately I can remember using many of the machines in this video, but compared to what we have today, the various equipment used here are “older than the internet,” so to speak. It makes the end result, an equipment-generated variation of “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals,… Continue reading House of the Rising Sun, ancient computers version
It proved that it could beat the best Jeopardy! champions in the world at their own game. Now, IBM’s Watson will try to help doctors make better medical decisions for their patients. WellPoint, Inc. and IBM announced an agreement today to develop and launch Watson-based medical solutions. It will be the first commercial applications of… Continue reading Jeopardy!-winning computer Watson “hired” to offer medical advice to doctors
When Mark Dean, CTO of IBM Middle East and Africa, declared this morning that we are in the “Post-PC Era”, a tinge of frustration and anger popped up in me. Items that are used daily in millions of households across the world don’t simply die. I was annoyed when IBM CEO Lou Gerstner declared that… Continue reading Is the PC really dying?
You don’t make it to a billion-dollar blunder without making a few mistakes along the way, or so should be the motto of the day for Intel. The world’s largest chip maker has distributed roughly 8 million faulty Cougar Point chips, and the cost to fix this mess: one billion dollars. The problem is that… Continue reading It Could’ve Been Worse: Intel’s Billion-dollar Blunder
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC3IryWr4c8[/youtube] Check this out. As you may or may not have already hit play, you may or may not already know that this is Watson, a computer by IBM that they’ve dubbed a ‘question answering system’. As horrifyingly uninteresting as that sounds, this is the closest I’ve come to a sense of ‘awe’ at the… Continue reading IBM Develop World’s First Artificial Game Show Contestant – And He Cleans Up REAL Well
In this day and age, it’s often all too easy to complain about the problems plaguing social networking sites, overpriced computers, and the lack of viable applications available amongst various smartphones. It’s important, however, to remember where we came from and acknowledge how far technology has come. Before you throw your keyboard at the wall… Continue reading 9 Tech Inventions That Started it All – How Far We’ve Come
We have bestowed technology with the task of improving our lives, and as technology becomes more intertwined with our lives, it becomes a danger to mankind as well. So what happens when technology fails us? Could technology really result in the end of all humanity? If you’ve watched a few Hollywood flicks lately, it might… Continue reading 7 Ways Technology Could Kill Us All, As Told By Hollywood