IBM stories

It's handy to check the traffic before you head off to work in the morning, but most people don't get all of the relevant info they need in time to do anything about it. IBM has developed a predictive traffic app that learns your commute and can tell you whether to make a break for it, take the train instead, or just go back to bed until things clear up.
IBM isn't a name that you hear being kicked around very regularly these days, at least not in the consumer market, but they have a long and rich history of enabling many of the technologies that you know and love. This documentary covers IBM's culture, some of their past highlights, and their future. If you like tech, it's a must-see.
We've been following IBM's Jeopardy!-playing computer, Watson, for quite a while now, and the big day is coming up where Watson will take on flesh and blood champions in a full-blown Jeopardy! game. A demo round took place today, and it looks like the human contestants will definitely have their work cut out for them.
You know the Bat Computer, Batman's machine that can answer any question? Well, IBM has been working on developing something like it for well on three years now, and now the company feels that the machine is nearly ready for prime time. Literally — called "Watson," the Q&A supercomputer is scheduled to appear on Jeopardy! this fall.