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The Met Office's 100 trillion calculations per second supercomputer saw the St Jude Day storm four days before it formed

The Met Office's 100 trillion calculations per second supercomputer saw the St Jude Day storm four days before it formed

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The last time a storm shook up the UK as badly as today it famously caught out weatherman Michael Fish. Now human error has been banished by a £30 million supercomputer at the Met Office which saw this storm coming before it even formed. The IBM machine... >>

PCs 'going the way of typewriters,' says IBM

PCs 'going the way of typewriters,' says IBM

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Personal computers are destined to join the ranks of obsolete technology like cassette tapes and typewriters, an IBM executive has predicted in a blog post. "I, personally, have moved beyond the PC... My primary computer now is a tablet," writes Mark... >>

VIDEO: IBM Seer app serves Augmented Reality up for Wimbledon

VIDEO: IBM Seer app serves Augmented Reality up for Wimbledon

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IBM has updated its Seer app (which we told you all about last year) in time for the Championships which begins on 21 June. The app, which is available on both Android handsets and the iPhone, mixes augmented reality, video and real time data to offer... >>

VIDEO: IBM celebrates 20th anniversary of moving atoms

VIDEO: IBM celebrates 20th anniversary of moving atoms

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On 28 September 1989, Dr Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Then, with a custom-built microscope, Eigers spelled out the letters I-B-M using individual atoms, "signaling a quantum leap forward in the... >>

IBM planning DNA-based microchips

IBM planning DNA-based microchips

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IBM is said to be looking at DNA as the model for the next generation of microchips. The technology giant said that it's looking at various biological molecules to help with processing speeds, and that DNA is particularly promising. A paper published... >>

VIDEO: Twittering home automation

VIDEO: Twittering home automation

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We've seen tweeting plants before, but now here's the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones chatting to Isle of Wight resident and IBM engineer Andy Stanford-Clarke who has set up his entire 16th century thatched cottage to tweet him when various sensors are triggered.... >>

VIDEO: IBM's "Seer" Android app for Wimbledon

VIDEO: IBM's "Seer" Android app for Wimbledon

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Designed for Wimbledon 2009, the "Seer" app features "location-aware visualisation technology" that means watching the video is probably the best way to introduce this new, beta application from IBM for Android-based phones. IBM says the "augmented reality"... >>

VIDEO: IBM computer to be a Jeopardy! contestant

VIDEO: IBM computer to be a Jeopardy! contestant

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IBM has unveiled details of an "advanced computing system" that will be able to compete with humans on the American quiz show "Jeopardy!" Press play now to hear more about the human vs. machine competition planned for the show, and details of the "Watson"... >>

IBM to build "brain-like" computers

IBM to build "brain-like" computers

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IBM is working with the US government to create electronic circuits that mimic the brain. The project has been made possible by a $4.9m (£3.27m) grant from US defence agency DARPA. It is developing an area called "cognitive computing", and, according... >>

Nokia offers support for Lotus Notes Traveler

Nokia offers support for Lotus Notes Traveler

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Nokia and IBM have announced Lotus Notes support for a number of Nokia's S60-based mobile phones, meaning millions of Lotus Notes users can now check their email on their Nokia devices. Nokia says it has shipped more than 80 million S60 3rd Edition devices... >>