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  • IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

    Skin cancer can be detected more quickly and accurately by using cognitive computing-based visual analytics, researchers at IBM Research have found, in collaboration with New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

    Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

  • Compuware returns to its mainframe roots

    Returning to its roots as a mainframe software provider, Compuware has spun off is application performance management software unit.

  • Six technologies that will change PCs next year

    In an era of slick gadgets, PCs are the dinosaurs, ensnared in wire clutter, sporting tired 2D cameras and stricken with the occasional blue screen of death. Technology coming up in 2015, though, is set to make PCs more interactive, fun and perhaps nosier than you'd like them to be.

  • Qualcomm, Intel and Brocade join group pushing 2.5G, 5G Ethernet

    The NBASE-T Alliance -- a recently formed umbrella group of networking industry players dedicated to keeping standard Ethernet cabling relevant -- announced a dozen new members on Monday, including big names such as Intel, Qualcomm and Brocade.

  • Atom smasher preps for renewed hunt for dark matter, God particle

    The Large Hadron Collider, the atom smasher that has hunted for antimatter and the elusive Higgs boson, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2495028/emerging-technology/higgs-hunt-halts-with-cern-collider-down-for-two-year-upgrade.html">shut down in February 2013</a> for an overhaul and upgrade. Now, scientists are getting ready to fire up the collider, which has been called "one of the greatest engineering milestones of mankind," again.

  • Apple-IBM partnership off to 'impressive' start

    Apple and IBM last week kicked off their five-month-old partnership with an "impressive" 10-pack of focused mobile business apps catering to sectors ranging from financial to law enforcement.

  • Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

    Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

  • Ford dumps Microsoft for QNX, unleashes new functions in Sync v3

    After numerous reports indicated almost a year ago that Ford would do it, the carmaker announced this week that it has moved from Microsoft for Blackberry's QNX OS for its in-vehicle infotainment system known as Sync.

  • Walmart slashes iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus prices

    The new Apple iPhone 6 Plus phablet was nowhere to be found among all the blockbuster Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals last month, but <a href="http://www.walmart.com/cp/iPhone-6/1228448?wmlspartner=TnL5HPStwNw&amp;sourceid=30182817552573327969&amp;oid=183959.1&amp;u1=skim14610X714040X4231bc0f46c307c3f85af48283353e23&amp;affillinktype=10&amp;veh=aff">Walmart</a> has surprised this week by announcing a deep discount on the smartphones through February.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs

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