IBM and the healthcare provider CVS Health have announced a collaboration within the Watson Health project, the version of IBM cognitive computing system specializing in the medical field. In this case, it will be used to improve health care services for patients suffering from chronic diseases.
Google continues its initiatives to fight the problem of patent trolling, which is the use of patents for the sole purpose of restricting competition and to obtain money through lawsuits or through agreements following threats of such actions. Recently the company announced the Google Patent Starter Program, an offer to grant some of its patents to some startups that meet certain requirements. One of the conditions is to join for at least two years to the License on Transfer (LOT) Network, an initiative for the exchange of patents created in 2005.
Nantero, a company specializing in the development of carbon nanotubes, has announced that this type of technology is being applied to the creation of a new type of non-volatile memory in various factories around the world. NRAM, as it’s called, can revolutionize the way computers handle their memory because they have the advantages of the current RAM and NAND without their flaws.
A few days ago, IBM announced that it has produced for the first time a fully integrated silicon photonic chips. This is the prototype of a transceiver to be used in data centers to get transmissions up to 100 Gb/s. The aim is to increase the transfer speed of large volumes of data in cloud and Big Data applications, those which require an exchange of information very high and require specific technologies.
In recent years the range of really tiny and very cheap computers has increased tremendously. A few days ago, a fundraiser started for one of these called C.H.I.P. that immediately had an incredible success. Next Thing Co. is a company based in Oakland, California, USA, which aims to offer a PC for just $9. To do this it needed to raise $50,000 and while I’m writing $943.501 were already pledged. The fundraiser will continue until June 6, 2015.