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I.B.M.’s Watson Goes to Medical School

Next up for Watson, I.B.M.’s clever question-answering computer? A stint as a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The collaboration, announced on Tuesday, includes a bit of controlled crowdsourcing, with the Cleveland clinicians and medical school students answering Watson’s questions and correcting its mistakes. “Hopefully, we can contribute to the training… Read more →

I.B.M.’s Watson Goes to Medical School

Next up for Watson, I.B.M.’s clever question-answering computer? A stint as a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The collaboration, announced on Tuesday, includes a bit of controlled crowdsourcing, with the Cleveland clinicians and medical school students answering Watson’s questions and correcting its mistakes. “Hopefully, we can contribute to the training… Read more →

I.B.M.’s Watson Goes to Medical School

Next up for Watson, I.B.M.’s clever question-answering computer? A stint as a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The collaboration, announced on Tuesday, includes a bit of controlled crowdsourcing, with the Cleveland clinicians and medical school students answering Watson’s questions and correcting its mistakes. “Hopefully, we can contribute to the training… Read more →

Google Introduces New Emergency Resources in Response to Sandy

Google has scrambled to post online resources for people who want information about the deadly storm Sandy, including maps showing evacuation routes and shelters and a new service that sends emergency alerts to Google users. On Monday night, the company introduced the new service, public alerts, to show warnings about natural disasters and emergencies based on information from government agencies like… Read more →

Android 4.2’s four best new features

Say hi to Android 4.2, aka Jelly Bean mark 2. When Google announced its new Nexus tablet and smartphone line, the search giant also announced, almost in passing, that there’s a new version of Android on its way: Android 4.2. While Android 4.2 isn’t a major upgrade, it does bring significant improvements to the popular, open-source mobile operating system. Android… Read more →

Microsoft delivers Windows Phone 8 software development kit

After a couple of delays, Microsoft finally has made available to the public the Windows Phone 8 software development kit (SDK) — a day after launching its next-generation smartphone platform. Microsoft made the SDK, along with a free version of Visual Studio Express 2012 and Blend 5, available to MSDN subscribers and to the public for download on October 30…. Read more →

Seagate bumps first fiscal quarter earnings release due to Sandy

This might not come as much of a surprise given the extreme weather conditions on the Eastern Seaboard, but Seagate is postponing its first fiscal quarter earnings announcement. The hard drive maker originally scheduled its financial results and quarterly conference call for Tuesday. But the Cupertino, Calif.-based company issued a brief statement this morning that it will be bumping that… Read more →

U.S. cell networks ‘assessing’ Sandy outages: No fixes soon

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions are struggling to connect to Internet services or access cell services across the U.S. east coast after Hurricane Sandy swept across land, hitting New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York City and Massachusetts, just to name a few. While storm is not over yet, the major metropolitan areas on the eastern seaboard of the United States have seen… Read more →

EMC Acquires Silver Tail Systems

The data storage giant EMC said Tuesday that it had acquired Silver Tail Systems, an antifraud start-up. EMC did not disclose the price for Silver Tail, which is based in Menlo Park, Calif. But it has acquired a number of security start-ups in the past few years as it expands beyond its core business of data storage. Its largest acquisition… Read more →

Hurricane Sandy Knocks Out Gawker and Other News Sites

A screenshot from Gawker’s Web site on Tuesday morning. The power outages that swept through the East Coast, including large swaths of Manhattan, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, darkened millions of homes, as well as several major Web sites, including the hive of sites in the Gawker Media network, including Jezebel and Gizmodo. The Huffington Post and the technology… Read more →

Phishing email hijacks Windows 8 launch

Cybercriminals don’t waste much time these days. Keep on top of trends and significant events, whether it is PayPal’s changing terms and conditions, an overdue student loan or the launch of a new tech product — any hook that cybercriminals can use will be exploited. The recent launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is no exception. Security experts at… Read more →