IBM Research has a long history of inventing the future, so the big tech company’s researchers take their predictions seriously. Today they are revealing their annual “5 in 5” predictions, which detail five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years. IBM will talk about the predictions at its Think 2019 event […]
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The conventional wisdom is that the global population is hurtling toward catastrophe — some project it could hit a staggering 11 billion by the year 2100. But a new book examines the data and comes to a radically different conclusion: instead of continuing to rise, the population will level out in about 30 years — […]
As the new year begins gaining steam, there is ostensibly a piece of good news on the cyber front. Major cyberattacks have been in a lull in recent months, and still are. The good tidings are fleeting, however. Attacks typically come in waves. The next one is due, and 2019 will be the worst year […]
Technology is continuing to change the landscape for the job market. PayScale recently released a report of its “hottest jobs” of 2018, and technology dominated the list of fastest-growing occupations. Design and communication positions also cracked the top 10. “The abundance of data has necessitated [hiring people] to analyze, model, store, and protect this important […]
For the first time in more than a decade, palladium is rivaling gold in value. A key component in pollution-control devices for cars and trucks, the metal’s price has surged as much as 50 percent in about four months, making it at times more expensive than gold. The rally shows few signs of fizzling.