The Week’s Best: 3 Tech Stories You Need to Read
Yes, yes we know you are busy. With that in mind, TopCoder is introducing a “weekender” blog post that feeds you the top 3 stories in tech that you may have missed. And, we’re going to do our best to not regurgitate stories from the top blogs everyone is already re-tweeting!. So, consider the TopCoder Blog weekend edition your source for the tech stories that matter, that you just may have missed!Subscribe to the TopCoder Blog (top right of page)
This week’s stories include a super-computer getting even more super, a Bond inspired post showcasing how Crowdsourcing is powering intelligence agencies, and yes, a smart bra, or “bro”, that points to the future of our relationship with embedded sensors. Enjoy the week’s best!Have an amazing tech story we missed? Please feel free to tweet us @TopCoder
Watson is Going Mobile and More
IBM’s super-computer that gained fame by making Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings feel rather human is now setting its sights on commercial applications and mobile is a very logical path for Watson to go explore. Read this intriguing article from the Singularity HUB blog and see how enterprises spanning healthcare, finance and beyond will be tapping the digital genius that is everyone’s favorite future overlord, Watson.
Crowdsourcing: Shaken, Not Stirred
Sure, this article from the BBC doesn’t really have much to do with the double-agent, but it does have a lot to do with how intelligence gathering industries are taking to Crowdsourcing to amass a new collective intelligence. It’s smart, it’s fun and it talks about all the elements – like healthy competition – that make Crowdsourcing an attractive way to get things done. Double down on this 007 inspired piece.
The Connected Bra?
Are you tired of hearing about our connected future’s where every bit of our existence is tracked by sensors and nano-sensors? What if we said that a new sensor-laden bra could help women detect Breast Cancer at an earlier stage and help save lives. We’re not asking you to wear a pink ribbon – you can of course if you want to – but, you should read this article from the PSFK blog and think about how embedded sensors will be impacting your enterprise very, very soon.The below video is from the aforementioned PSFK article:
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