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D-Wave Claims Leap in Quantum Computing, Researchers Skeptical

D-Wave Systems Inc. has sold its quantum computers to Google and U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. It has now begun selling a new, …

Quantum Computing

Barack Obama on Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Cars, and the Future of Humanity | WIRED

Photographs by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos for WIRED<p>IT’S HARD TO think of a single technology that will shape our world more in the next 50 …

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Stock Markets

China is not happy about the 9/11 victims law

Congress on Sept. 28 overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" (JASTA), the first veto override of his presidency, meaning the legislation will become U.S. law.<p>Fifteen out of the 19 hijackers of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States …

Barack Obama

Massive Disruption — Quantum Computing

Next year, we may see the launch of the first true quantum computers.<p>The implications will be staggering.<p>This blog aims to answer three</i> …

NREL discovery creates future opportunity in quantum computing

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended …

Building a new Tor that can resist next-generation state surveillance

Since Edward Snowden stepped into the limelight from a hotel room in Hong Kong three years ago, use of the Tor anonymity network has grown massively. …

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Putin suddenly sacked his longtime ally and chief of staff amid a major reshuffling within Russia's ruling elite

A stilted account posted on the Kremlin website says Mr. Ivanov asked to retire, and requested that his trusted deputy, Anton Vaino, replace him. Even if wholly accurate, it does little to explain the timing of the announcement, which comes amid a worrisome security crisis in Crimea that is …

Russia

France and Germany Want to Stop Islamic Extremists From Using Messaging Encryption

Messaging encryption, widely used by Islamist extremists to plan attacks, needs to be fought at international level, French Interior Minister Bernard …

New air-gap jumper covertly transmits data in hard-drive sounds | Ars Technica

"DiskFiltration" siphons data even when computers are disconnected from the Internet.<p>Researchers have devised a new way to siphon data out of an …

Russia now collecting encryption keys to decode information from Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram

Russia's Federal Security Service says it now has a method to collect encryption keys to spy on users' data.<p>Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) …

Privacy

Emerging Technologies Could Transform Nuclear Power and Wind Energy

It's a beautiful autumn day in Cambridge, Massachusetts—the perfect setting for MIT's Annual EmTech Conference, focusing on emerging …

Energy

Verizon Is Said to Be Near a Deal to Acquire Yahoo

Bulgaria calls rise in airspace violations by Russian aircraft a 'provocation'

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s defense minister said on Sunday there had been a rise in violations of its airspace by Russian military and commercial aircraft in the past month, calling the alleged breaches a “provocations toward Bulgaria and its air forces”.<p>Nikolay Nenchev told Bulgarian television …

Russia

Scottish lasers used in 'global quantum computing race' secure £1.65m

An upstart Scottish laser company taking on industry giants has received a £1.65m investment boost that it plans to use to scale its operations in the UK, Europe and the US.<p>The Business Growth Fund has to date ploughed a total of £6.25m into M Squared Lasers, a Glasgow-based company that makes …

Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their data

Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. The new Azure Information Protection service builds on the Azure Rights Management service and the company’s recent acquisition of Israeli security firm Secure Islands. …

I don't understand Big Data, and chances are, neither do you

When many people think of the term “Big Data,” they think of companies collecting and using information in ways they weren’t doing before. In …

5-qubit quantum computing simulator

Since IBM released access to its 5-qubit quantum computer, with accompanying tutorial and ability to simulate and program it easily (via a graphical …

Quantum Computing

The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit | Popular Science Shop

<b>Raspberry Pi 3</b><p>Learn to Code & Build Programs with this Family-Friendly CPU Designed by Leading Computer Science Educators<p>Raspberry Pi is a compact computer developed by leading computer science educators to help people of all ages explore computing and learn how to program. Simply plug it into a …

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Physicists are building a quantum computer by studying how people play this odd puzzle game

What do physicists do when they can’t solve a bunch of complicated problems in quantum mechanics? They give the task to gamers.<p>Danish physicists and …

Massive Document Leak Details Offshore Accounts Connected to Putin and Other Leaders

In one of the largest and most far-reaching document leaks in modern history, more than 370 journalists from 76 countries spent over a year plowing …

The Irish inventor poised to become a billionaire - and maybe even change the world - Independent.ie

Today, the game-changing renewable energy technology he's invented is likely to make him a billionaire in the near future and is a multi-million euro …

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China’s Leaders Put the Economy on Bubble Watch

Beijing aims to spur key sectors as growth slows, but officials are cautious about a buildup of debt<p>BEIJING—China’s leaders made clear they are emphasizing growth over restructuring this year, but suggested they are trying to avoid inflating debt or asset bubbles as they send massive amounts of …

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U.S. Commerce Department to place restrictions on China's ZTE

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department is set to place export restrictions on Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp 000063.SZ for alleged violations of U.S. export controls on Iran, according to documents seen by Reuters.<p>The restrictions will make it difficult for the company to …

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These New Quantum Dot Crystals Could Replace Silicon in Super-Fast, Next-Gen Computers

Bring it on.<p>Solid, crystalline structures of incredibly tiny particles known as quantum dots have been developed by engineers in the US, and they're …

5 Cybersecurity conversations you aren’t having

In a recent meeting I saw this meme posted in a cubicle:<p>How appropriate for a discussion on business executive moments of enlightenment. I have the opportunity to lead a line-of-business senior executive advisory board with members from the top manufacturing companies across the world.<p>Our recent …

Cisco Systems

Russia grappling with new economic realities

Economic sanctions against Russia have turned out to be a double edged sword, hurting European exporters and manufacturers as much as Russian …

Russia