Technology

SpaceX Rocket to Fire Hewlett Packard Supercomputer Into Orbit

SpaceX Rocket to Fire Hewlett Packard Supercomputer Into Orbit

20 Aug 2017 comment

Space Exploration Technologies will carry a Hewlett Packard computing system that is designed to last longer and may help pave the way for extended periods of space travel, such as the journey to Mars, according to Bloomberg.

Workers Believe Personal Skills Will Remain in Demand Despite Automation

Workers Believe Personal Skills Will Remain in Demand Despite Automation

9 Aug 2017 comment

Almost three quarters (74%) of people surveyed by PwC are ready to learn a new skill or completely retrain to keep themselves employable, seeing it as their personal responsibility and not employers, to keep their skills updated.

IBM Sets New Record for Magnetic Tape Storage

IBM Sets New Record for Magnetic Tape Storage

4 Aug 2017 comment

IBM Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage, their fifth since 2006. The new record of 201 Gb/in2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density was achieved on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape developed by Sony Storage Media Solutions.

CEVA Deep Neural Network Software Named 2017 Most Innovative Product

CEVA Deep Neural Network Software Named 2017 Most Innovative Product

2 Aug 2017 comment

The company CEVA announced that their Deep Neural Network (CDNN2) software framework has been honored with the “2017 Most Innovative Product” award from OpenSystems Media’s Embedded Computing Design.

Who is Who in Mobile App World

Who is Who in Mobile App World

30 Jul 2017 comment

The top ten Android apps in the world had a combined download figure of over 340 million. Most downloaded and used apps are in communication sector – OTT players dominate the mobile apps world.

AI Will Be in Almost Every New Software Product by 2020

AI Will Be in Almost Every New Software Product by 2020

26 Jul 2017 comment

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service.

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

17 Jul 2017 comment

IBM unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of their transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces encryption engine that makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time.

Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on DeepMind

Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on DeepMind

16 Jul 2017 comment

Microsoft is setting up a new research lab focused on artificial intelligence with the goal of creating more general-purpose learning systems, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

15 Jul 2017 comment

IBM is revamping its Global Technology Services division, which helps customers run their computer networks, to rely more heavily on artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Will Sponsor the Olympics to Showcase Virtual Reality Tech

Intel Will Sponsor the Olympics to Showcase Virtual Reality Tech

9 Jul 2017 comment

Intel will sponsor the Olympics through 2024 in the company’s latest bid to show off its technology through high-profile sports events, according to Bloomberg.

Alibaba Challenges Google and Amazon With New Echo-Like Device

Alibaba Challenges Google and Amazon With New Echo-Like Device

6 Jul 2017 comment

The competition in digital speaker-assistants is getting more intense, as Alibaba unfurled an Amazon Echo-like device and fellow Chinese internet giants Tencent and Baidu prepare to develop their own, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Test 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

Apple Said to Test 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

5 Jul 2017 comment

Apple is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint, according to Bloomberg.

Actility Powers Rollout of First LoRaWAN Network for Hong Kong

Actility Powers Rollout of First LoRaWAN Network for Hong Kong

4 Jul 2017 comment

Actility and Pixel Networks announced that they are rolling out a LoRaWAN wireless network providing IoT connectivity throughout Hong Kong.

Emirates to Use Face Scanners to Cut Waits

Emirates to Use Face Scanners to Cut Waits

2 Jul 2017 comment

Emirates is introducing facial recognition technology to shorten passengers’ waits at immigration and check-in counters, a move that comes as the U.S. revives a ban that could complicate air travel from the Middle East, according to Bloomberg.

Macau ATMs Need Face Time Before Payout to Follow the Money

Macau ATMs Need Face Time Before Payout to Follow the Money

1 Jul 2017 comment

Chinese bettors withdrawing money from some ATMs in Macau need to do more than punch in their PIN code. According to Bloomberg, they also have to stare into a camera for six seconds so facial-recognition software can verify their identity and help monitor transactions.

Things Mobile Presents an e-SIM for the Internet of Things

Things Mobile Presents an e-SIM for the Internet of Things

30 Jun 2017 comment

Things Mobile is breaking new ground on two fronts in the Internet of Things market. At the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, the company is making its debut as the world’s first mobile operator dedicated to the IoT and it is also unveiling its e-SIM.

Bosch Announces High-performance MEMS Acceleration Sensors for Wearables

Bosch Announces High-performance MEMS Acceleration Sensors for Wearables

27 Jun 2017 comment

Bosch Sensortec announced a new family of MEMS acceleration sensors for wearable devices, offering high performance and ease of integration in compact packages: The BMA456 and BMA423 are specifically designed for motion and fitness tracking in wearables.

300 Largest Cellular IoT Deployments Account for 156 Million Units

300 Largest Cellular IoT Deployments Account for 156 Million Units

26 Jun 2017 comment

Berg Insight presents for the first time a unique database covering the 300 largest cellular IoT deployments identified as part of the company’s world-class IoT market research activities since 2004.

Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System

Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System

16 Jun 2017 comment

After years toiling away in secret on its car project, Apple CEO Tim Cook has for the first time laid out exactly what the company is up to in the automotive market: It’s concentrating on self-driving technology, according to Bloomberg.

Emirates Eyes Smart Goggles to Shake Off Looming Budget Rivals

Emirates Eyes Smart Goggles to Shake Off Looming Budget Rivals

15 Jun 2017 comment

Airline carrier Emirates, hoping to shake off budget airlines coveting its long-distance customers, has set its sights on goggles, according to Bloomberg.

Developer Behind Pokemon Go Backs Apple's Push Into AR

Developer Behind Pokemon Go Backs Apple's Push Into AR

11 Jun 2017 comment

CEO of Niantic, the developer behind Pokemon Go, believes Apple’s entry into virtual and augmented reality this week should not be underestimated, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Unveils HomePod Speaker and Faster Macs

Apple Unveils HomePod Speaker and Faster Macs

6 Jun 2017 comment

Apple entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home, taking on early leaders Amazon and Google, according to Bloomberg.

SpaceX Ferries Supplies to Space Station With Reused Capsule

SpaceX Ferries Supplies to Space Station With Reused Capsule

5 Jun 2017 comment

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies took another step in the push to drive down flight costs, launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station using a pre-flown capsule, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Ready Siri Speaker in Bid to Rival Google and Amazon

Apple Said to Ready Siri Speaker in Bid to Rival Google and Amazon

3 Jun 2017 comment

Soon, a device embossed with “Designed by Apple in California” may be on your nightstand or kitchen counter, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Plan Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices

Apple Said to Plan Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices

1 Jun 2017 comment

Apple got an early start in artificial intelligence software with the 2011 introduction of Siri. Now the electronics giant is bringing artificial intelligence to chips, according to Bloomberg.

ARM Announces New Chip Design

ARM Announces New Chip Design

31 May 2017 comment

ARM, the division of SoftBank whose technology is the most widely used in the chip industry, announced a new design that targets the personal computer and server markets dominated by Intel, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Announces New Core i9 Chips

Intel Announces New Core i9 Chips

30 May 2017 comment

Intel, trying to head off a fledgling attempt by rival Advanced Micro Devices to compete in the market for high-end personal computer processors, introduced a new more-powerful chip, according to Bloomberg.

Health Executives See Tech Firms Remaking Industry

Health Executives See Tech Firms Remaking Industry

28 May 2017 comment

Health-care executives expect counterparts at tech companies like Alphabet to transform their industry over three to five years, according to Bloomberg, citing a Lazard survey.

Bosch Linked to Diesel-Cheating Claims Against Fourth Automaker

Bosch Linked to Diesel-Cheating Claims Against Fourth Automaker

27 May 2017 comment

Robert Bosch, the world’s largest auto-parts supplier, was linked to emissions-cheating allegations against a fourth automaker, raising questions about the company’s role in the scandal gripping the car industry, according to Bloomberg.

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

25 May 2017 comment

A machine built by Alphabet has officially defeated the world’s top-ranked player of the ancient board-game Go, a decisive demonstration of artificial intelligence’s ability to master some of the most complex human endeavors, according to Bloomberg.