Technology

Don't rely on data scientists to do AI heavy lifting, former IBM exec warns
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Don't rely on data scientists to do AI heavy lifting, former IBM exec warns

Ex-IBM Watson lead Phil Westcott says he has witnessed “a lot of overspending and wasted resources” during his career
25 Feb 2021
IBM reportedly mulls sale of Watson Health business
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mergers and acquisitions

IBM reportedly mulls sale of Watson Health business

The company is thought to be exploring a range of options from a sale to a merger with a 'blank-check' firm
22 Feb 2021
IBM unveils the world’s first quad-core AI accelerator chip
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Hardware

IBM unveils the world’s first quad-core AI accelerator chip

The chip can be scaled for commercial use in hybrid-cloud environments
19 Feb 2021
Nvidia's RTX 3060 GPU will self-throttle if used for crypto mining
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cryptocurrencies

Nvidia's RTX 3060 GPU will self-throttle if used for crypto mining

Efficiency will collapse if the driver detects Ether mining, with the firm launching a separate crypto mining GPU to prevent stock depletion
19 Feb 2021
Don’t listen to Martin Scorsese, the Netflix algorithm is your friend
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Business strategy

Don’t listen to Martin Scorsese, the Netflix algorithm is your friend

While we can’t dispute his stance on the ‘art of cinema’, Scorsese’s criticism of AI is muddled
19 Feb 2021
Amazon will let customers decide what tech it develops next
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Hardware

Amazon will let customers decide what tech it develops next

A sticky note printer, a smart food scale, and a cuckoo clock are all part of the first wave of customer-backed products
18 Feb 2021
Future of video conferencing
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Whitepaper

Future of video conferencing

Optimising video conferencing features to achieve business goals
18 Feb 2021
Petition urges EU regulators to ban biometric mass surveillance
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Petition urges EU regulators to ban biometric mass surveillance

Digital rights advocates say tools such as facial recognition bring 'internet-style omnipresent tracking to the offline world'
17 Feb 2021
Samsung debuts 'industry-first' AI-powered memory
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components

Samsung debuts 'industry-first' AI-powered memory

This architecture combines high-bandwidth memory with AI processing power to boost performance and lower power consumption
17 Feb 2021
Digital investment will add £232 billion to UK economy by 2040
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digital transformation

Digital investment will add £232 billion to UK economy by 2040

Digital processes in the public sector will create efficiency gains and cost-savings of £75 billion alone, according to Virgin Media Business
16 Feb 2021
The best tech colleges in the US
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Careers & training

The best tech colleges in the US

When it comes to finding the best tech schools, these are the top choices
15 Feb 2021
Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition
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Careers & training

Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition

Over 37,000 girls have taken part in the challenge since 2017
12 Feb 2021
Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method
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cryptocurrencies

Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method

Cryptocurrency is too volatile and of little interest to online payment merchants, the firm's CEO suggests
12 Feb 2021
Nvidia leans on 'legacy' GPUs to combat global chip shortage
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components

Nvidia leans on 'legacy' GPUs to combat global chip shortage

The low-end and mid-range GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060 chips are making a comeback
12 Feb 2021
Managing security risk and compliance in a challenging landscape
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Whitepaper

Managing security risk and compliance in a challenging landscape

How key technology partners grow with your organisation
12 Feb 2021
Microsoft is building a Teams tool that can tell if you're bored during a video call
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video conferencing

Microsoft is building a Teams tool that can tell if you're bored during a video call

The 'AffectiveSpotflight' is a form of facial recognition that aims to reduce anxiety for video conferencing hosts
12 Feb 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Has COVID killed the smart city dream?
The IT Pro Podcast: Has COVID killed the smart city dream?
smart city

The IT Pro Podcast: Has COVID killed the smart city dream?

With city centres deserted, the utopian smart city vision may be later than advertised
12 Feb 2021
Volkswagen to tap Azure for self-driving software updates
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software development

Volkswagen to tap Azure for self-driving software updates

The German car giant is hoping to catch up with the likes of Tesla by extending its cloud partnership with Microsoft
11 Feb 2021
Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them
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cryptocurrencies

Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them

The firm has said it will only support tokens that work as a vehicle for spending, not investment
11 Feb 2021
Q-CTRL’s new AI toolset allows quantum computers to self-optimize
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high-performance computing (HPC)

Q-CTRL’s new AI toolset allows quantum computers to self-optimize

The toolset runs on Q-CTRL’s flagship BOULDER OPAL software
10 Feb 2021
What is virtualisation?
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VMware

What is virtualisation?

Ever wondered what virtual machines are and how they work? Here's our guide to virtualisation
10 Feb 2021
Hackers attempt to poison Florida water supply
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hacking

Hackers attempt to poison Florida water supply

The cyber criminals infiltrated a treatment plant through TeamViewer and boosted Sodium Hydroxide to dangerous levels
9 Feb 2021
Tech executives share their most valuable career advice
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Careers & training

Tech executives share their most valuable career advice

For job hunters, it’s important to be creative, trust your gut and always be persistent
5 Feb 2021