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Many companies are promoting the Internet of Things at CES 2015 but is it a real revolution?

In Las Vegas, at CES 2015, among the many new technologies, you can see a remarkable promotion of the so-called Internet of Things. Representatives of some of the most important technology companies made statements concerning the possibility to connect to the Internet your household appliances and other devices. According to their indications, home automation is no longer a niche for fans but will be in all homes.
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ENIAC, one of the first computers in history, has been put on public display

Part of ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), considered for decades the first electronic computer, has been put on public display at the Fort Sill Field Artillery Museum in Oklahoma, in the USA, after a restoration. The project began during World War II to solve computational ballistic problems related to the launch of artillery shells but was activated only in 1946.
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A 3D printer has been installed on the International Space Station

Last Monday on the International Space Station a 3D printer was installed, the first designed to work in space in microgravity. For the moment it’s an experiment to see if this type of instrument is working properly in that kind of conditions. Once the testing phase is completed, they can begin to produce objects of practical use on the Station.
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Hewlett-Packard announces the plan to split the company in two

Hewlett-Packard has officially announced its intention to split into two separate companies. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will focus on products and services for businesses with Meg Whitman as CEO, thus maintaining the role she has in the current company. HP Inc. will be the company that will focus on personal computers and printers with Dion Weisler as CEO and Meg Whitman as chairman of the board.
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Mayo Clinic will use the IBM Watson system for medical research

IBM and Mayo Clinic have announced a project to use the Watson cognitive computing system in medical research in order to find more quickly the most appropriate clinical trials, especially for cancer patients. Those tests that provide patients suffering from various forms of cancer access to new types of treatments. The use of Watson is also expected to be extended to clinical trials concerning other types of diseases.
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