Light-Based Quantum Computer Exceeds Fastest Classical Supercomputers
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Light-Based Quantum Computer Exceeds Fastest Classical Supercomputers

For the first time, a quantum computer made from photons—particles of light—has outperformed even the fastest classical supercomputers. Physicists led by Chao-Yang Lu and Jian-Wei Pan of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Shanghai performed a technique called Gaussian boson sampling with their quantum computer, named Jiŭzhāng. The result, reported in […]

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Google Pixel 5 Goes Though JerryRigEverything’s Durability Test

Google Pixel 5 has gone through JerryRigEverything’s durability test and it shows “copious amounts of plastic.” Google advertises the phone to have a “water-resistant metal body” and a “100 percent recycled aluminium enclosure”, but nowhere does it mention the plastic coating or bio resin on top of the metal. The teardown showed that essentially the […]

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[Updated] Android 11 update tracker for major OEMs/skins (One UI 3, MIUI 12, OxygenOS 11, EMUI 11, Funtouch OS 11, ColorOS 11 & Realme UI 2) – PiunikaWeb

In February this year, Google rolled out the first Android 11 Developer Preview build in order for developers to make their apps compatible with this next version of Android. It then went on to release 3 other Developer Preview builds. Back in June, the search giant finally released the beta version for Android 11. This […]

Quantum Integration's Internet of Things Platform Receives Warm Reception From Early Supporters
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Quantum Integration’s Internet of Things Platform Receives Warm Reception From Early Supporters

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Integration, following a successful launch of its IoT platform, announces that early crowdfunding supporters continue to receive their Starter Bundles, and customers are excited about the world of possibilities that await them now that they have a user-friendly platform and intuitive interface to take their ideas from […]

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How AI-powered video compression could make an honest man out of Elon Musk

“LIDAR is a fool’s errand. Anyone relying on LIDAR is doomed. Doomed! Expensive sensors that are unnecessary. It’s like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices. Like, one appendix is bad, well now you have a whole bunch of them, it’s ridiculous, you’ll see.” Elon Musk, April 2019. Tesla’s approach to driverless vehicle technology has […]

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Alphabet’s Loon hands the reins of its internet air balloons to self-learning AI

Alphabet’s Loon, the team responsible for beaming internet down to Earth from stratospheric helium balloons, has achieved a new milestone: its navigation system is no longer run by human-designed software. Instead, the company’s internet balloons are steered around the globe by an artificial intelligence — in particular, a set of algorithms both written and executed […]