Mobile Computing

Hello Quantum: The Making of a Seriously Fun Quantum Game

Search the two million mobile games on the app store, and you won’t find another quite like Hello Quantum.

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Using an air cavity to boost the performance of a 5G antenna module

This week the International Microwave Symposium kicks off as part of Microwave Week 2017, where I am giving a talk on new phased array packaging developments for 5G communications. I am part of the RF Circuits and Systems Group at IBM Research which has been actively working on developing new 5G millimeterWave (mmWave) phased array […]

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New app lets crowds use their phones to display a single message

More than 4 million people, across every state in the US, participated in the January 22 Women’s March. And the recent Earth Day marches spanned six continents. The messages were clear – but there were hundreds if not thousands of them (from pink knitted caps, to “There’s No Planet B” scrawled on cardboard signs). I […]

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Under pressure: New ptychography technique examines stressed atoms in 3D

In a small lead hutch-protected chamber at Argonne National Labs is a nano-probe that bombards nano-sized electronic devices, like a transistor, for example, with x-rays. Think of it as a CT scan. But for atoms. It’s building a 3D model of that device’s atomic structure, for which we can examine the amount of strain it […]

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IBM scientists team with The Weather Company to bring edge computing to life

Super Bowl LI was a historic day for the sport of football. It was also a historic day for technology. Picture this: wireless and cellular data consumed by fans at Super Bowl games has doubled every year for the last five years. According to Mobile Sports Report, Super Bowl LI broke the single-day wireless data […]

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Presented Today at IEEE Conference: Making 5G a Reality

When Bodhisatwa (Bodhi) Sadhu was starting out his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at BITS Pilani in India in 2003, students would have to wait in line 30 minutes or more to make calls home on one of the two landline phones on campus. By the time he graduated in 2007, everyone had […]

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IBM 5 in 5: Hyperimaging and AI will give us superhero vision

I have been an electronics enthusiast ever since I was in elementary school. To put together an electronic device that interacts with the physical world in some way has been my passion and I still remember the excitement I felt when I built my first circuit in 6th grade – even though it was simply […]

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Making sense of language. Any language.

Language-independent entity linking makes sense of any text on the web Let’s take a hypothetical sports headline: Philadelphia Beats New York in 34-26 Nail Biter! For applications like search or question answering, we’d like today’s computers to analyze this piece of text (based on the context, of course) and make sense out of the “entities” […]

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The future mobile experience: millimeter Wave radios and 5G Wireless

Last week was a special one for wireless communication engineers like myself. Last week was “Microwave Week,” or the week during which the largest radio frequency and microwave meetings of the year are hosted, bringing together thousands of engineers and scientists to learn, share ideas and envision the future of how humans interact using radio […]

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