IBM recently announced that its working on a new computer chipped designed after the human brain. The processors will have the ability to decide which information is the most important and filter it accordingly. The virtual brains essentially replicate how our synapses work and could lead to cognitively aware machines. In other news, Hewlett-Packard recently announced that it’s looking to buy the enterprise software company Autonomy and stray from the personal computer business. The company will eventually discontinue its WebOS products including the unsuccessful TouchPad tablet. CEO Leo Apotheker is pushing the company towards software and cloud-based initiatives. And finally, AT&T is saying goodbye to its $10 a month texting plan. Current customers will be grandfathered in, but new contracts will require a pay-per-text or $20 unlimited messaging plan. At twenty cents a text, unlimited is the way to go
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).