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This IBM-Samsung chip might make your phone’s battery last a week

December 16th, 2021

One of the highlights of the iPhone 13 is its amazing battery life despite its powerful performance. The iPhone 13 outperformed rivals in battery endurance comparisons. And yet it packs the most powerful mobile processor on the market. The chip is also more efficient than previous A-series chips. Add a 0.2mm increase in thickness, and …

IBM Q Network Quantum Computing

IBM is doing something with quantum computing that’s never been done before

April 5th, 2018

There’s no doubt that one of the most important things happening in the world of tech right now is quantum computing. It’s also one of the least understood aspects of modern computing. It sounds complicated and boring, and it lacks consumer-facing applications that could make quantum computing popular with regular people. But the technology is …

magnetic tape storage

This magnetic tape drive can store way more data than you’d imagine

August 2nd, 2017

The hard drive in your computer right now — or even your smartphone, for the matter — absolutely dwarfs the storage drives of just a decade ago. The relentless march of technology ensures that digital devices require more and more space to hold growing libraries of music, movies, and photos, and a new breakthrough in …

atomic hard drive

IBM invented a way to store data on a single atom

March 8th, 2017

Electronics get faster, smaller, and (hopefully) more reliable as time passes, but the march towards the miniature only has one logical place to end, and that’s at the atomic level. IBM Research is apparently already there, and the company announced today that it has successfully managed to store data on a single atom, and it’s …

Inside X-Force Command, IBM’s cutting-edge cyber security facility

December 30th, 2016

Seated at a row of computers inside IBM’s new office in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., an unsuspecting employee has just clicked a malicious link in an email that has turned him into the latest victim of a pernicious phishing attack. It’s an old story. The details are the only thing that change. Sometimes, the outcome …

IBM’s Watson makes US Open debut

September 2nd, 2016

IBM’s Watson computing platform is holding court — cognitive court that is, in the platform’s U.S. Open tennis debut this year. It’s the centerpiece for IBM’s first fan-facing activation in at least a decade; but Watson, well known for beating human champions in chess and on Jeopardy, is not only serving up cognitive insights for …