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programming

The Forgotten Operating System That Keeps the NYC Subway System Alive

Vintage technology has powered the innards of the NYC subway system for decades—and sometimes, it surfaces in interesting ways. This one’s for you, OS/2 fans.
Andrew Egan
6.17.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

IBM might be invading your cellphone privacy to predict the weather

IBM just turned on the barometer inside your phone.
Matthew Justus
1.18.19
AI

This Guy Made a ‘Game Boy Supercomputer’ That Can Handle 1 Billion Frames Per Second

Teaching AI how to transfer knowledge from one game to another is a tricky task, but some clever hardware hacking offered a solution.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.18
quantum computers

Researchers Created ‘Quantum Artificial Life’ For the First Time

“Our research brought these amazingly sophisticated events called life to the realm of the atomic and microscopic world …and it worked.”
Daniel Oberhaus
10.5.18
Munchies

IBM Has Patented a Coffee Delivery Drone that Knows When You're Tired

Do we really need a drone to read our heart rates and eye movements to know we need a cup of java?
Danielle Wayda
8.22.18
tech

The World's Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.22.18
tech

The US Has the Most Powerful Supercomputer In the World Again

If every person on Earth did one calculation per second, it would take 305 days to do what Summit can do in a second.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.11.18
i am a computer

A Gorgeous Guide to the First Wave of Personal Computers

Stare at these animated gifs and marvel at the computers that got us where we are today.
Matthew Gault
5.22.18
Bitcoin

Bitcoin is now more valuable than Disney or McDonald’s

The price of bitcoin is racing toward an all-time high of $10,000 and shows no sign of slowing down.
David Gilbert
11.27.17
LEGAL WEED

IBM Wants British Columbia to Track Legal Pot With Blockchain Tech

The blockchain could help stamp out the black market, IBM says.
Jordan Pearson
11.6.17
clean water

Take a Dip Into the Internet of Lakes

Smart lakes and smart forests are helping researchers understand how we’re hurting nature—and what we can do to fix it.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
8.6.17
Magenta

Why the IBM PC’s Early Graphics Used Such Ugly Colors

Somehow CGA graphics, the IBM PC’s first take on color, haven’t completely faded into history. Why’s that? Well, those four colors inspire a whole lot of nostalgia.
Ernie Smith
7.27.17
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