Tech Workers Ask Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon to Not Pursue Pentagon Contracts

Tech Workers Ask Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon to Not Pursue Pentagon Contracts

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on the Pentagon April 18, 2018.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Google staff have spent the previous few months pushing back in opposition to their firm’s involvement in Project Maven, a Department of Defense initiative to boost picture processing of drone footage utilizing synthetic intelligence. As Gizmodo first reported, Google is […]

IBM launches ‘skinny mainframe’ for the cloud

IBM launches ‘skinny mainframe’ for the cloud

IBM is launching what it calls a “skinny mainframe” for cloud computing. The system is constructed round IBM z14 mainframe know-how, and it contains a 19-inch business normal, single-frame case design, permitting for straightforward placement into public cloud information facilities and for personal cloud deployments. IBM desires the ageing conventional mainframe to outlive within the period […]

Rise in Ransomware Attacks Actually Led to Fewer Exposed Records, IBM Discovers

Rise in Ransomware Attacks Actually Led to Fewer Exposed Records, IBM Discovers

Photo: AP It appears as if final yr’s knowledge breaches had been characterised by elevated regularity, but by some means, in response to the newest analysis from IBM Security, fewer data had been really uncovered. The yr noticed a 25 % dip in uncovered data—2.5 billion down from four billion the earlier yr—in response to […]

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is keeping IBM’s Watson on its duty roster

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is maintaining IBM’s Watson on its responsibility roster

After hearing swirlings that the IBM Watson-powered voice recognition features for Star Trek: Bridge Crew can be deactivated, we reached out to Ubisoft for affirmation. As a outcome, it appears like that isn’t the case in spite of everything. “Star Trek has at all times been about pushing know-how ahead, so in that spirit we’re glad to be persevering with our […]

Retrotechtacular: A 180 GB Drive from 1994

Retrotechtacular: A 180 GB Drive from 1994

Hard drive storage has gone by the roof lately. Rotating laborious drives that may maintain 16 terabytes of information are basically obtainable right this moment, though dear, and 12 terabyte drives are commonplace. For those that bear in mind when a single terabyte was lots of storage, the concept which you can now choose up […]

IBM breaks law by allegedly firing older workers for young ones, report says

IBM breaks legislation by allegedly firing older employees for younger ones, report says

An investigation into IBM’s hiring and firing practices revealed that the corporate reportedly violated discrimination legal guidelines by focusing on older employees. The revelation stems from ProPublica, which reviewed inside firm paperwork, public data, and authorized filings whereas additionally gathering data from greater than 1,000 former IBM staff via questionnaires and one-on-one interviews.  “ProPublica estimates […]