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IBM 2nm chips envision phones with four-day battery life

IBM 2nm chips envision phones with four-day battery life

There is only so much you can cram inside a smartphone without sacrificing other things like phone size, internal space, thermal emission, and battery life. One solution is to shrink those components while maintaining or even improving their performance and efficiency. That is often the case with semiconductors, particularly the processors that power phones, laptops, and computers, and IBM's first 2nm chip, also the world's first 2nm chip, promises to do exactly that and then some.

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IBM uses silicon waveguides to advance computers using light

IBM uses silicon waveguides to advance computers using light

Researchers have had a difficult time with Moore's law in recent years as we are reaching the limits of performance for current computer technology. For the last decade and a half, IBM says the clock rate of single processor cores has stalled at a few gigahertz and pushing the boundaries of Moore's law, which has to do with the number of transistors on a chip, can no longer be pushed.

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Fujifilm and IBM create new magnetic tape with 580TB capacity

Fujifilm and IBM create new magnetic tape with 580TB capacity

All the data that people worldwide and companies store on the cloud has to be backed up somehow. For a long time, the backup medium of choice has been magnetic tape, and IBM thinks that will continue to be true for decades to come. IBM says that the one technology able to handle the massive amount of data being created is magnetic tape, a 60-year-old technology.

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Experts warn of cyberattack targeting critical COVID-19 vaccine cold chain

Experts warn of cyberattack targeting critical COVID-19 vaccine cold chain

IBM security experts have discovered cyber threats targeting the COVID-19 vaccine, specifically the critical 'cold chain' system necessary to preserve the vaccine doses when stored and transported. The cyber attack involves a phishing campaign, according to the researchers, with the unknown entity behind the threats specifically targeting 'key global organizations' and business executives.

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IBM sunsets general purpose facial recognition tech to avoid abuse

IBM sunsets general purpose facial recognition tech to avoid abuse

Like any other tool such as a hammer or a knife, technology can be used not only for good but also for harm. Facial recognition, in particular, is often promoted as a convenient security measure but it can also be misused and abused for things like mass surveillance or racial profiling. Given the sensitivity of these topics in the past few days, IBM has made a public letter to the US Congress calling out such activities and ending its sale and development of its face recognition products until more favorable laws and systems are in place.

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New battery design eliminates the need for heavy metals

New battery design eliminates the need for heavy metals

IBM researchers have made a new battery discovery that could eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production. IBM says that eliminating the need for heavy metals in battery production could transform the long-term sustainability of many elements of the energy infrastructure. Many batteries today need heavy metals like nickel and cobalt and pose significant environmental and humanitarian risks.

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IBM quantum computing research breakthrough controls individual atoms

IBM quantum computing research breakthrough controls individual atoms

IBM has made a breakthrough in quantum computing by demonstrating a way to control the quantum behavior of individual atoms. The discovery has demonstrated a new building block for quantum computation. The team demonstrated the use of single atoms as qubits for quantum information processing.

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Breakthrough carbon ring could have outsized impact on molecular electronics

Breakthrough carbon ring could have outsized impact on molecular electronics

Carbon may be commonplace in the grand scheme of elements in our universe, but some of its forms are much rarer than others - something IBM Research took as a challenge that could shake up future electronics. A team there, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, has created a so-called cyclocarbon ring for the first time.

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IBM smartwatch patent is a tech origami of unfolding screens

IBM smartwatch patent is a tech origami of unfolding screens

If you're the type of person who finds smartwatches to be generally boring devices, then boy does IBM have the patent to you. The company filed a patent for a smartwatch with an unfolding display way back in 2016, and thanks to that patent's recent publication by the USPTO, we're just now getting an idea of what it entails. If you thought folding phones were a bit on the ridiculous side, then this watch will surely elicit a similar reaction.

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IBM Hypertaste e-tongue uses AI to rapidly identify liquids

IBM Hypertaste e-tongue uses AI to rapidly identify liquids

IBM has revealed Hypertaste, an 'e-tongue' that can rapidly pick out the flavors in liquids. The company describes its creation as an AI-powered electronic tongue, one that can be used to fingerprint liquids that are less than suitable for ingestion, but that need to be identified more rapidly than is possible using traditional laboratories. Examples include remote water quality checks and testing for counterfeit alcohol.

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McCormick taps IBM AI to help create new seasoning products

McCormick taps IBM AI to help create new seasoning products

Spice company McCormick has revealed that it tapped IBM's artificial intelligence to bolster its flavor expertise. The company plans to launch a new product line called ONE later this year that features recipe mix flavors for a handful of popular dishes, including New Orleans Sausage and Tuscan Chicken. The new offerings are the by-product of McCormick's vast data and IBM's AI.

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IBM to buy Linux maker Red Hat to stay relevant in the cloud

IBM to buy Linux maker Red Hat to stay relevant in the cloud

IBM is the granddaddy in computing. Some might even call it the last surviving dinosaur. It has more or less survived lately on the server business but the rise of the cloud and cloud providers has seen its name overshadowed and almost forgotten. Now it’s adopting a strategy that may make it more enticing for those who want to move to the cloud without being locked in. The company has just announced a bid to acquire a fellow granddaddy, this time in the Linux space: Red Hat.

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