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  • Darpa pays IBM to develop self-destructing chips
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    Darpa pays IBM to develop self-destructing chips

    By 5 February 2014

    Darpa, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has paid IBM £3.4m to create self-destructing chips. This budget comes from a government scheme that started last year called Vanishing Programmable Resources. It was created after the embarrassment...

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

    By 28 October 2013

    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
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    PCs 'going the way of typewriters,' says IBM

    By 11 August 2011

    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
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    VIDEO: IBM Seer app serves Augmented Reality up for Wimbledon

    By 15 June 2010

    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
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    VIDEO: IBM celebrates 20th anniversary of moving atoms

    By 28 September 2009

    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
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    IBM planning DNA-based microchips

    By 17 August 2009

    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
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    VIDEO: Twittering home automation

    By 25 June 2009

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

    By 17 June 2009

    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
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    VIDEO: IBM computer to be a Jeopardy! contestant

    By 29 April 2009

    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
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    IBM to build "brain-like" computers

    By 21 November 2008

    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
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    Nokia offers support for Lotus Notes Traveler

    By 20 November 2008

    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...

  • IBM to buy Transitive
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    IBM to buy Transitive

    By 19 November 2008

    IBM has announced that it is going to buy Transitive, the company that helped Apple move to Intel chips. The California-based company was party to the creation of Apple Rosetta, but also, according to ZDNet "eased a number of different architecture transitions...

  • Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM
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    Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM

    By 17 November 2008

    IBM is doing everything in its power to stop its former employee, Mark Papermaster, taking up the position he's been offered with Apple. The computing giant is arguing that Papermaster, who was recruited by Apple to head up its iPhone and iPod division,...

  • IBM and Apple get nasty over new iPod recruit
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    IBM and Apple get nasty over new iPod recruit

    By 10 November 2008

    Mark Papermaster, the man recruited from IBM to head up iPod and iPhone development at Apple, has had to leave his new job. Papermaster is at the centre of a lawsuit with IBM, his former employer, who is claiming he is breaking a non-compete clause in...

  • Former iPod boss gets $300,000
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    Former iPod boss gets $300,000

    By 7 November 2008

    While his successor is facing a lawsuit with IBM, the former senior vice president of Apple's iPod division is laughing. Apple has released a statement explaining that Tony Fadell is going to be paid $300,000 to be "special advisor" to Steve Jobs until...

  • Apple names new head of iPod and iPhone Dev team
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    Apple names new head of iPod and iPhone Dev team

    By 6 November 2008

    Mark Papermaster, formerly a big cheese at IBM, has been announced as the new head of Apple's iPod and iPhone development team. But IBM is none too happy about the appointment and is going to court over it. Papermaster was vice president of IBM's Blade...

  • IBM tries to stop exec joining Apple
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    IBM tries to stop exec joining Apple

    By 3 November 2008

    IBM is trying to prevent a top exec from moving across to Apple, and is going as far as to threaten legal action. Mark Papermaster, who was vice president of IBM's Blade Development unit up until recently, had worked 26 years at the company. However,...

  • Take a virtual tour of Beijing's Forbidden City
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    Take a virtual tour of Beijing's Forbidden City

    By 13 October 2008

    The Forbidden City in Beijing attracts thousands of visitors each day, but if you don't have the cash to splash on a flight to China, then you can still tour the wonders of this ancient monument. You can now take a virtual tour of the city thanks to a...

  • IBM earnings offer ray of hope
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    IBM earnings offer ray of hope

    By 9 October 2008

    Job losses at eBay, Microsoft admitting tough times ahead and the prediction that the phone market is going to suffer next year - it's all been a bit gloomy of late. But IBM has bucked the trend by announcing higher-than-expected preliminary quarterly...

  • Apple now worth more than Google
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    Apple now worth more than Google

    By 15 August 2008

    We have it from Digital Daily and Mac Rumours that Apple is now worth more money than Google. According to the online reports, Apple's "market capitalisation at $159.37 billion is now worth more than Google's which is at $157.56 billion". Apple's fit...

  • Former HP VP done for stealing trade secrets
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    Former HP VP done for stealing trade secrets

    By 17 July 2008

    An American who was formerly a vice president at Hewlett-Packard is facing up to 10 years in prison for stealing IT trade secrets. Atul Malhotra from Santa Barbara in California pleaded guilty in the San Jose, California federal court to one count of...

  • Half the population at risk to cyber crime
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    Half the population at risk to cyber crime

    By 8 July 2008

    A new study says that almost half of the UK population is at risk because we are slack at updating our computer security. The research was carried out by the Swiss Institute of Technology, Google and IBM and found 600 million users had not updated their...

  • IBM to cool chips using water
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    IBM to cool chips using water

    By 6 June 2008

    Cutting edge technology could see water being used to cool the next generation of PC chips. IBM has revealed that its scientists have managed to build a water cooling system into a 3D chip. The prototype device is layered with thousands of "hair-width"...

  • IBM apps available for the BlackBerry
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    IBM apps available for the BlackBerry

    By 15 May 2008

    IBM is making its business solutions, including the Cognos business intelligence software and Lotus Connections, available to BlackBerry users. IBM has worked with RIM on providing solutions for its smartphones but the launch of the latest model, the...

  • IBM offering non-Microsoft PCs
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    IBM offering non-Microsoft PCs

    By 5 March 2008

    IBM has joined up with companies in Eastern Europe to offer Microsoft free computers. Reuters reports that IBM said it was offering the PCs based on the open-source Linux operating system together with Red Hat software distributor VDEL of Austria and...