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IBM’s Watson Made a Horror Movie Trailer

IBM’s Watson Made a Horror Movie Trailer
IBM’s Watson supercomputer has added yet another skill to its resume: It can now make movie trailers. 20th Century Fox had Watson programmed to make the first AI-made trailer for its upcoming thriller film Morgan. It’s a fitting movie for Watson, since Morgan is a sci-fi flick about a group…

Researchers Build 1,000-core Processor

Researchers Build 1,000-core Processor
I’m sure you have heard of multi-core processors before. You’re probably reading this on one right now. But, I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard of anything like this. Engineers at UC Davis have developed a CPU called KiloCore, which has 1,000 cores. Oh yes, that is some processing power right…
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Hilton Gets IBM Watson-powered Robot Concierge

Hilton Gets IBM Watson-powered Robot Concierge
Hilton Worldwide and IBM have teamed up to put a robot concierge into the Hilton McLean hotel in Virginia. The little ‘bot is called Connie and is the first Watson-enabled robot concierge in the world. Connie gets its knowledge from IBM’s powerful Watson computer and WayBlazer to help tourists and…

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast
Most PC case mods are designed to make the computer more eye-catching, but Dr.Moddnstine’s custom built PC has young blood wrapped in old bones, specifically the case of a discarded 1995 IBM Aptiva. It looks ancient from the outside, but open it up and it reveals a gaming-grade PC: Dr.Moddnstine…

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out
Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online is about a group of gamers who become trapped in a virtual reality fantasy MMORPG. The gamers wore headsets that connected to their brain, stimulating all of their senses to create an extremely realistic experience. How realistic? When they…

CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue

CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue
A couple of years ago, I talked about Supertoy, which claimed to be an interactive talking kid’s toy. Sadly, it seems that the development of the toy has stalled, leaving many of its backers frustrated. This week a similar product called CogniToys popped up on Kickstarter, boasting the technology of…

IBM Watson Supercomputer Learns to Curse, Resulting in Memory Wipe

IBM Watson Supercomputer Learns to Curse, Resulting in Memory Wipe
We haven’t heard much out of IBM and its impressive Watson supercomputer in a while. Watson is the supercomputer that IBM fielded as a contestant on Jeopardy back in 2011. Despite the fact that Watson was able to perform impressively well on the game show, it’s still been unable to…

IBM Watson to Go from Jeopardy Champ to Telemarketing!? (DEBUNKED)

IBM Watson to Go from Jeopardy Champ to Telemarketing!? (DEBUNKED)
[Update: Scott Brooks, IBM Research VP of Marketing and Communications has written to us to say that this is absolutely not the case, and that there are no plans to use Watson for telemarketing. See Scott’s comment below.] If you follow the tech world or just like Jeopardy, one of…

Watson Didn’t Crash During Jeopardy Taping Despite Reports

Watson Didn’t Crash During Jeopardy Taping Despite Reports
Watson, the IBM gaming computer, has finished its stint on Jeopardy, and trounced the human contestants on the game show. The human players were the famed human champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Apparently, the PBS show Nova did a piece on Watson and one of the producers of that…

IBM Watson Supercomputer Ready to Take on Jeopardy Champs

IBM Watson Supercomputer Ready to Take on Jeopardy Champs
Remember Deep Blue? It was the supercomputer that tried to take on Garry Kasparov in a chess championship and managed to win back in 1997. Now IBM is back with its Watson computer, who’s now ready to take on some real Jeopardy champs.…

Ibm Supercomputer to Compete in Jeopardy!: World Domination for $800 Please

Ibm Supercomputer to Compete in Jeopardy!: World Domination for $800 Please
It is official: It is easier to beat the greatest chess player of all time than to win at Jeopardy!. At least that’s the case with supercomputers. I’m sure most of you have heard of Garry Kasparov’s controversial defeat to IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer. That was way back in 1997.…

Spps200 Portable Power Station:the Bmw M6 of Battery Packs

Spps200 Portable Power Station:the Bmw M6 of Battery Packs
Let it be known that I am not the one responsible for that analogy. Battery Geek Inc., makers of said battery pack, are to be commended for such an exquisite and refreshing figure of speech. So why is the SPPS200 200 Wh Portable Power Station the BMW M6 of battery…

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes
Do you have loads of old hard drives laying around your house? Do you love the sweet tinny tones of wind chimes clinkity clinking on your back porch? If so, this is a great project for you- you can turn your old, unused or crashed hard drives into this set…

Das Keyboard: No Letters = Faster Typing

Das Keyboard: No Letters = Faster Typing
I sit at a computer much of the day and always thought I was a pretty fast typer. But apparently, those pesky painted letters on my key caps are actually slowing me down. Thankfully, there’s a new keyboard that gets rid of the tiny bit of extra drag that those…
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