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While you were glued to Twitter, a high-tech job passed you by | Thomas Friedman / Syndicated columnist

“Quantum computers, with their exponential processing power, will be able to crack most encryption without breaking a sweat” writes Thomas Friedman for seattletimes.com. Last week I visited the same lab, where my hosts showed me the world’s first quantum computer that can handle 50 quantum bits, or qubits, which it unveiled in November.Talia Gershon, an IBM researcher, posted a fun video explaining the power of quantum computers to optimize and model problems with an exponential number of variables.The result is computers that may one day “operate 100,000 times faster than…

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After years of avoidance, Department of Energy joins quest to develop quantum computers

“The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is joining the quest to develop quantum computers, devices that would exploit quantum mechanics to crack problems that overwhelm conventional computers” writes Adrian Cho for sciencemag.org. Quantum computers might also aid in the design of materials from their atomic constituents on up.That’s how a quantum computer could quickly factor large numbers, potentially enabling it to crack current internet encryption protocols.However, it is the way quantum computers solve problems that accounts for their power—and their limitations.The initiative comes as Google and other companies race to…

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Yale professors race Google and IBM to the first quantum computer

“Rather than building one large quantum machine, it is constructing a series of tiny machines that can be networked together” writes The New York for seattletimes.com. Three giants of the tech world — Google, IBM and Intel — are using a method pioneered by Yale University professor Robert Schoelkopf to build the world’s first quantum computer.And now Schoelkopf and two other Yale professors have started their own quantum-computing company SAN FRANCISCO — Robert Schoelkopf is at the forefront of a worldwide effort to build the world’s first quantum computer.After their…

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Firefox Features Google as Default Search Provider in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan

“As part of our focus on user experience and performance in Firefox Quantum, Google will also become our new default search provider in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan” writes Denelle Dixon for mozilla.org. Firefox default search providers in other regions are Yandex in Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Kazakhstan; Baidu in China; and Google in the rest of the world.This is part of our ongoing search strategy, announced in 2014 to evaluate and select the best search experience in each region as opposed to having a single global…

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IBM Leaps Toward Quantum Computing Supremacy With Its New 50-Qubit Quantum System

“The 50-qubit quantum computer, meanwhile, is categorized as a prototype for now, but it is no less indicative of the company’s rapid path toward quantum computing supremacy” writes Tech Times for techtimes.com. The 50-qubit system is a significant leap toward more practical and less error-stricken quantum computing systems.IBM’s new quantum computing systems, with their faster quantum bits, only tell a partial story, according to Gil.The 50-qubit and 20-qubit processors announced Friday, Nov. 10, represent the highest numbers in quantum computing currently.Even more astounding is the fact that it has only…

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IBM’s New Quantum Computer Is the Most Powerful Yet

“IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer” writes unknown author for popularmechanics.com. Dario Gil, who leads IBM’s quantum computing and artificial intelligence research division, said Friday that the company’s scientists have successfully built and measured a processor prototype with 50 quantum bits, known as qubits.Gil says it’s the first time any company has built a quantum computer at this scale.Quantum computing, a technology that’s still in its early phases, uses the quirks of quantum physics to…

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Alibaba is spending $15 billion on researching quantum computing, AI, and more

“This will include areas like the internet of things and data analysis, as well as artificial intelligence and even quantum computing” writes Oct Edt for theverge.com. According to a report from Quartz, the money was announced at the company’s annual cloud computing conference in Hangzhou.Fellow retailer Amazon turned its cloud services into an extremely profitable multi-billion-dollar business in just over a decade, and Alibaba has been expressing a desire to do the same. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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Intel just challenged IBM and Google in a type of supercomputing that uses temperatures 250 times colder than deep space

“For instance, quantum computers can work with billions of variables at the same time, like the interaction between molecules in chemistry” writes Julie Bort for businessinsider.com. As a quantum computer grows in size by adding more qubits, it can malfunction in a lot of ways.Quantum computers are different than today’s computers, which are digital. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Donald Trump is making the US fall behind China in tech, economist says

“So if Trump actually delivers on the trade policy, he will make Americans worse off first before they get better” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, said much of the policy that Trump has enacted or talked about is “negative” and “actually against productivity.”. In August, China demonstrated a world first by sending data over long distances and using satellites that was potentially unhackable.Saxo Bank’s chief economist said China is advancing in areas like quantum computing. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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