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Microsoft provides free lessons for quantum computing basics

Want to learn more about quantum computing and how to program in the Q# language? Microsoft just launched Quantum Katas, an open source project that …

Quantum Computing

The quantum meltdown of encryption

The world stands at the cusp of one of the greatest breakthroughs in information technology. Huge leaps forward in all fields of computer science, from data analysis to machine learning, will result from this breakthrough. But like all of man’s technological achievements, from the combustion engine …

Blockchain

‘China’s Google’ releases its first AI chip

Baidu unveiled an artificial-intelligence chip called Kunlun during its annual Baidu Create event on Tuesday. The company joins a raft of other …

Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

Mobile

Turns Out, Cyber Crime Does Pay - And the Numbers are Astounding

To most, the world of cyber crime exists as a shadowy universe of hoodie-wearing hackers or nation state gangs pilfering identity data and hawking …

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner - MIT Technology Review

The 2018 soccer World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and is likely to be one of the most widely viewed sporting events in history, more popular …

Machine Learning

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

200,000 trillion calculations per second: U.S. launches the world’s most powerful supercomputer

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Oak Ridge National Laboratory and IBM have successfully built and launched the Summit supercomputer, the world's most powerful and smartest supercomputer.<p>The powerful computer is the next step toward a national goal of developing the world's first fully capable exascale machine …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Nvidia’s mini supercomputer is the fastest single computer humanity has built

Nvidia has laid claim to building the “fastest single computer humanity has ever created,” by linking up 16 of its Volta-generation Tesla V100 …

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

Amazon Polly achieves HIPAA eligibility | Amazon Web Services

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk, and to build entirely new categories …

Cloud Computing

World's largest SSD capacity now stands at 100TB

That didn't take long -- just a month after Samsung released a record-setting 30TB SSD, a rival has claimed the throne. Nimbus Data has unveiled the ExaDrive DC100, which crams 100TB of 3D flash memory into a standard 3.5-inch SATA form factor. For context, that's 20 <i>million</i> songs (if you assume 5MB …

Computer Hardware

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

From medicine to space travel, these works explore how the newest wave of science will transform society<p>Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which …

Nanotech

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

<i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>These days, we're having a harder and harder time trusting each other.<p>Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it's picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, …

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry

Cryptocurrencies are constantly evolving, with popular currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum maintaining their popularity despite recent market corrections.<p>At the core of both technologies is the cryptographically secure digital ledger known as the blockchain. It’s a digital ledger where …

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Medical Technology

Check into Hilton’s ‘connected room’ for a more modern hotel experience

Walking into a hotel room that’s too hot or too cold may not be the hardest thing you have to deal with in any given day, but hotel companies know …

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Today's Massive Wi-Fi Hacking Attack

"Everyone needs to be afraid."<p>A huge vulnerability in Wi-Fi that fundamentally breaks the security we use to protect our wireless networks has just …

Information Security

The USA is taking on Japan in a giant robot duel you can watch next Tuesday

The fight’s already happened, but will be streamed on Twitch, 7PM PT, October 17th<p>We’ve been waiting a long time to see the “world’s first giant robot duel,” and next week we’ll finally get to watch the metal-on-metal action. If you’ve forgotten the background, all the way back in July 2015 a US …

Robotics

Richard Branson Reveals ‘Revolutionary’ Virgin Hyperloop One Plan

Richard Branson is throwing his weight behind “the world’s most revolutionary train service.” The entrepreneur announced on Thursday that his Virgin …

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Dental Care

Digital Transformation Efforts Still Falling Short

Think your company is far along in its digital transformation progress? If you're like many companies, you're probably kidding yourself.<p>According to …

Customer Experience

The Amazing Ways Burberry Is Using Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world. Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an “end to end” digital enterprise. Its strategy was to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost sales and customer …

Artificial Intelligence

New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds

Security company Armis has found a collection of eight exploits, collectively called BlueBorne, that can allow an attacker access to your phone without touching it. The attack can allow access to computers and phones, as well as IoT devices.<p>“Armis believes many more vulnerabilities await discovery …

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …