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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 hours ago
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
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
quantum supremacy

IBM Just Made a 17 Qubit Quantum Processor, Its Most Powerful One Yet

IBM, Google and others are racing to achieve quantum supremacy.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
5.17.17
supercomputer

IBM’s Watson Will Power Virtual Crew Members in ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’

That’s beam me up, Watson. Not bean me up.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.11.17
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