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Nintendo Wii U: Miyamoto talks multiscreen as specs emerge

Nintendo Wii U: Miyamoto talks multiscreen as specs emerge

Nintendo's new Wii U console launched to mixed reactions, some loving the idea of a sizable tablet-style controller, and others longing for the simple days of a Wiimote. We found the new controller curiously compelling in our hands-on play at E3 2011 yesterday, and now Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been laying out some of the design and gameplay decisions in a new Iwata Asks feature. Meanwhile, hardware specs for the Wii U are gradually becoming clear.

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Post-PC is Over! (If You Want It)

Post-PC is Over! (If You Want It)

Welcome to the future, the one past Dr Frink's vision for computers so large and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe would own them. This is a misquote, in so many words, of Thomas John Watson, Sr., president of IBM from 1914 until 1956, a period of some earth-shattering growth. Of course Watson, in his infinite wisdom as the world's greatest salesman, could never have predicted an environment such as the one we live in today where Post-PC doesn't mean that the stationary computer is gone, it means that the PC plays an inalienable role in a much bigger scheme of form factors, interfaces, and ways of connecting these devices via digital means.

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The Five Technologies That Impacted My Life

The Five Technologies That Impacted My Life

Late last year several of SlashGear’s distinguished columnists wrote a similar column highlighting some of the key technologies that shaped their life. I thought it would be great to bring this series back and write a similar column on my own personal technological pilgrimage. Many of these are more representations of a more fundamental element of computing that has broadened my horizon and got me to where I am today.

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IBM describes child-monitoring bear that keeps them from playing too rough

IBM describes child-monitoring bear that keeps them from playing too rough

If you hang out with young kids for very long you will quickly realize that in the mind of a toddler everything they see belongs to them. If you don’t give a toddler what they want, one of two things will commonly happen. They will scream and cry or they will punch you to get what they want. It can be hard to tech a kid that they need to not play rough with their pals.

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IBM and Nuance – “Dr. Watson is on his way”

IBM and Nuance – “Dr. Watson is on his way”

This week IBM's Watson has been going up against Jeopardy champs in the Jeopardy challenge. Now, IBM has announced that it will collaborate with Nuance to apply Watson's advanced analytics to the healthcare industry. The initiative will combine IBM's Deep Question Answering (QA), Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning capabilities with Nuance's speech recognition technology and Clinical Language Understanding solutions. They hope to assist doctors in making patient diagnoses, by helping them to process large amounts of information more quickly.

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IBM Presents Centennial Short Film, 100 Years of Achievements That’ve Changed the World

IBM Presents Centennial Short Film, 100 Years of Achievements That’ve Changed the World

IBM has released a short film that almost went directly under our radar. It was released relatively quietly a few days ago, and tells an engaging story about their history and how through the 100 years they've been active, they've achieved many things that have changed the world. This film tells the history of IBM with one hundred ladies and gentlemen who were born along IBM's timeline, each of them 1 year younger than the last. Behold 13 minutes of tale telling.

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IBM z196 5.2GHz CPU Breaks Records, Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands

IBM z196 5.2GHz CPU Breaks Records, Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands

When it comes to processors, it may be hard to get excited anymore. Speeds are generally the same from one chip to another, from one device to the next. But, that doesn't mean records still can't be broken, and minds blown. At the Hot Chips 2010 conference, IBM took some time out of their day to talk about their upcoming z196 CPU, which breaks records as well as hearts attached to pocket-books.

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