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IBM aims to use crowdsourced sensor data to improve local weather forecasting globally

IBM is hoping that mobile barometric sensors from individuals opting in, supercomputing ,and the Internet of Things can make weather forecasting more local globally. Big Blue, which owns The Weather Company, will outline the IBM Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System (GRAF). GRAF incorporates IoT data in its weather models via crowdsourcing. While hyper local weather forecasts are available in the… Read more →

FinTech banking’s nightmare frozen customer money problem

Thinking of opening a modern, mobile-first ‘fin-tech‘ bank account and routing your personal and/or business funds through it? Despite the no/low fees and convenience, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The space is currently a support mess, with bank accounts suddenly ‘frozen’ for obscure reasons, no provider feedback on why – or when you might be able to… Read more →

IBM at CES 2019 outlines Q System One quantum computer

IBM’s Q System One quantum computer IBM IBM has launched an integrated system for quantum computing designed for scientists and businesses called IBM Q System One. The system will be unveiled at CES 2019 with a replica of Q System One. IBM added that it will open a commercial Q Quantum Computation Center in Poughkeepsie, New York this year. It… Read more →

CES 2019: Nvidia expands into more mainstream automotive market

Nvidia on Monday announced the Nvidia Drive Autopilot, a driver-assistance system that Nvidia characterizes as “Level 2 Plus” — a step above the Level 2 systems on the market today. Most of the buzz around Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) focuses on higher levels of autonomy. Level 2 vehicles have some automated functions, but the driver must remain engaged at all… Read more →

Lenovo outlines ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga at CES 2019

Lenovo revamped its ThinkPad X1 lineup including thinner Carbon and Yoga devices as well as new design languages. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is Lenovo’s flagship commercial laptop. The X1 Carbon comes with a carbon fiber weave top cover as well as a 4K Dolby Vison display. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga gets an aluminum chassis and an iron grey color. Lenovo’s… Read more →

Coinbase suspends Ethereum Classic (ETC) trading after double-spend attacks

Cryptocurrency trading portal Coinbase delisted today the Ethereum Classic (ETC) currency after detecting a series of double-spend attacks over the last three days. In layman terms, double-spend attacks are when a malicious actor gains the majority computational power inside a blockchain, which they then use to enforce unauthorized transactions over legitimate ones. According to a security alert published today by… Read more →