IBM CEO Ginni Rometty shares thoughts on Trump technology meeting

United States’ workforce, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty finds it imperative to prepare workers for tech’s inevitable effects. “You know, I’ve been quite focused on how, for a country, we have got to work on our skills and prepare not only this current generation, anyone, for work because all work’s going to include technology,” Rometty toldRead More

Trump visit targets technology, politics

  CEDAR RAPIDS — Whether by coincidence or coordination, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ agenda for a meeting Wednesday with President Donald Trump in Cedar Rapids is on the same wavelength as the president’s Technology Week focus. The president will visit Kirkwood Community College to see examples of technology that “frankly, may not be at the topRead More

Apple is investing $200 million in Corning and Gorilla glass technology

Cupertino has announced its intentions to invest $200 million in Corning Incorporated – the US company behind the popular Gorilla glass technology. The money will go towards: “Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing”. Apple’s CFO Jeff Williams commented on the move: Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continuedRead More

Wall Street hits record highs on strong technology, health stocks

US stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow hitting record highs with growth sectors such as technology in favour again as investors appeared to regain confidence in the economy after upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials. Nasdaq’s biotechnology index rose 2.5 per cent in its biggest one-day gain since February whileRead More

Why Amazon’s Use of Self-Driving Technology Would Be a Game Changer

Self-driving vehicles have yet to hit the road in a major way, but Amazon already is exploring the technology’s potential to change how your packages are delivered. Amazon is the nation’s largest online retailer, and its decisions not only turn heads but influence the entire retail and shipping industries, analysts say. That means any forayRead More

Driverless Cars Need Infrared Technology to Be Safe, Says Auto Supplier ZF

Self-driving cars will need multiple detection systems including expensive infrared “lidar” technology if they are to be safe at high speeds, the chief executive of German autos supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said on Wednesday. Stefan Sommer’s remarks come a week after news that a 2015 Tesla Model S crashed into a trailer while on “autopilot” mode.Read More