Category Archives: Technology

New Law of Physics Helps Humans and Robots Grasp the Friction of Touch

Although robotic devices are used in everything from assembly lines to medicine, engineers have a hard time accounting for the friction that occurs when those robots grip objects – particularly in wet environments. Researchers have now discovered a new law of physics that accounts for this type of friction, which should advance a wide range of robotic technologies. (more…)

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Analyzing the Covid-19 Effect on Tech Wages

Our world had a widespread impact due to the pandemic. If we look at each of the changes, we can understand the magnitude of a microscopic virus. Deaths and economic crises were the most critical points during this stage. However, various industries had different changes from others. (more…)

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Jeff Ma – How a veteran entrepreneur is helping Microsoft double down on startups

No one would have thought Jeff Ma would land where he did, least of all Ma himself.

For decades, Ma has been known in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur who launched and sold several successful and diverse companies. More famously, he was a member of the MIT blackjack team that won millions from Las Vegas casinos and the inspiration for the main character in the movie “21” and the book “Bringing Down the House.” Ma has been an options trader, was a water polo coach for years, is an author and professional speaker, and has been a writer and on-air personality for ESPN. (more…)

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Five Effective Ways to Increase Business Productivity by Technology

Business productivity is vital to your business. Improving it can develop your commerce and increment its productivity. The efficiency is really important to meet the end results. This completely relies on the workforce and the employees. Thus, it is essential that they acquire constructive methods to carry out their tasks. Also, ensure the comfort of your workforce which will lead you to quality work.   (more…)

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IBM to Acquire Instana as Company Continues to Advance its Hybrid Cloud and AI Strategy

– Acquisition to help businesses use AI to better manage complexity of modern applications that span hybrid cloud landscape; Builds on IBM’s industry-leading AI-powered automation capabilities

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2020 — IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. The acquisition will help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape. Today’s news further advances IBM’s Hybrid Cloud and AI strategy and strengthens its AI-powered automation capabilities. Financial details were not disclosed. (more…)

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Brown professor brings drone-based robotics class to area high schools

Computer science professor Stefanie Tellex is helping schools across Rhode Island implement a new curriculum in which students learn basic robotics by building their own autonomous drones.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to a Brown University professor, a high-flying new robotics curriculum is coming to high schools across Rhode Island.  (more…)

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IBM Modernizes Financial Transaction Solution on Red Hat OpenShift to Give Banks the Flexibility of Hybrid Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2020  – IBM today announced the release of a new version of its Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) solution, updated and containerized to run on Red Hat OpenShift and designed to help banks and financial institutions take advantage of the flexibility of hybrid cloud. (more…)

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VLB Launches 24/7 Virtual Assistant To Aid Texas Veterans

Maverick uses AI capabilities from IBM Watson to help provide quick answers to veterans about a wide array of benefits topics

AUSTIN —Today Texas Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Veterans Land Board, George P. Bush, announced the official launch of the VLB virtual assistant, fondly named, Maverick.  (more…)

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