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Jun 8, 2016

Google’s New Quantum Computer May Be Best Of Both Worlds

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics


Engineers at the search engine giant combine the two major quantum computing techniques.

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Jun 8, 2016

Our Skynet Moment: Debating Morality Of AI – Analysis

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI, security

The rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI) has serious implications for our future. The issues and their oversight are not just the domain of computer engineers, technologists and AI experts. Policymakers, Smart Nation experts and security officials too should come together with them to ponder implications and set out the parameters, if needed, for future research and development.

By Shashi Jayakumar(

In March this year, AlphaGo, a machine created by Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) arm, DeepMind, trounced Lee Sedol, a grandmaster at Go, the ancient Chinese game. AlphaGo used cutting-edge AI to beat a player acknowledged to be one of the greatest ever.

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Jun 7, 2016

Security experts wary of the Pentagon’s new microchip supplier

Posted by in categories: computing, military, satellites, security

To provide computing power for the U.S. arsenal of advanced weaponry, satellites and information systems, the Pentagon has entered into a seven-year deal with Globalfoundries Inc, an Abu Dhabi-owned microchip manufacturer.

The move serves to diversify the Defense Department’s microchip supply chain — an issue of particular concern for some defense officials — which has been dominated by a short list of sellers led by IBM for over a decade.

A microchip is a small, wafer-thin semiconductor used to relay information through an electrical grid, thereby making an integrated circuit. Almost every modern digital device is chock-full of microchips.

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Jun 7, 2016

Want to know what the future of medical invention looks like? Read on

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, business, computing, cyborgs, food, habitats, mobile phones, singularity, transportation, wearables

Medical/ Biocomputing will only continue to grow and advance as a result of the demand for more improved experiences by consumers and business in communications and entertainment, food, home life, travel, business, etc.

Today, we have seen early opportunities and benefits with 3D printing, BMI, early stage Gene/ Cell circuitry and computing. In the future, we will see these technologies more and more replaced by even more advance Biocomputing and gene circuitry technology that will ultimately transform the human experiences and quality of life that many like to call Singularity.

Printing technology has come a long way from screechy dot-matrix printers to 3D printers which can print real life objects from metals, plastics, chemicals and concrete. While, at first, 3D printers were being used to create just basic shapes with different materials, more recently, they have been used to create advanced electronics, bio-medical devices and even houses.

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently showcased the world’s first 3D-printed mini aircraft, Thor, at the International Aerospace Exhibition and Air Show in Berlin. Although Airbus and its competitor have been using 3D-printed parts for their bigger assemblies, recent attempt shows that aviation may be ready for a new future with much lighter and cheaper planes given 3D printing not only cuts down the costs with less wastage, it also makes the plane lighter, thereby making them faster and more fuel efficient. But planes and toys is not what 3D printing might be restricted to; though in the elementary stage at the moment, the technology is being used for creating complex electronics like phones and wearables and may be able to reduce costs for manufacturers like Samsung and Apple.

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Jun 7, 2016

How Ray Kurzweil Sees the Future

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, Ray Kurzweil

The Kurzweil vision.

A Q&A with the top author, computer scientist, futurist, inventor, and Google engineering director.

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Jun 6, 2016

A former NASA chief just launched this AI startup to turbocharge neural computing

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, military, neuroscience, robotics/AI, security

Good for him.

A new company launched Monday by former NASA chief Dan Goldin aims to deliver a major boost to the field of neural computing.

KnuEdge’s debut comes after 10 years in stealth; formerly it was called Intellisis. Now, along with its launch, it’s introducing two products focused on neural computing: KnuVerse, software that focuses on military-grade voice recognition and authentication, and KnuPath, a processor designed to offer a new architecture for neural computing.

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Jun 6, 2016

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (DTHXP30/1TB)

Posted by in category: computing

Zinc alloy metal casing with HyperX Valet Keychain.

Why Do You Need the Faster Speeds of USB 3.0?

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Jun 6, 2016

Quantum Computing And How You Can Get Involved Now

Posted by in categories: business, computing, education, mobile phones, quantum physics

Change is coming; will you be ready?
I remember many decades ago when folks were trying to learn a new OS that changed businesses, governments/ educational institutions, and households around the world. That OS was called Windows; and hearing the stories as well as watching people try to use a PC and a mouse was interesting then.

Now, the world will again go through a large scale metamorphosis again when more and more QC is evolved and made available over the next 5 to 7 years in the technology mainstream. Change is often necessary and often can be good as well.

You might ask yourself, “What is quantum computing, and how do I get involved?”

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Jun 6, 2016

Microsoft gives millions to fund quantum computing research at Purdue

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Change is coming; and Microsoft will be there.

With funding from Microsoft, a Purdue research team known as ‘Station Q Purdue’ will research potential methods of quantum computing.

“In order to see if these ideas that (Microsoft) has are realistic, whether they can be experimentally verified and then put to use, (Microsoft) has teamed up with certain experimentalists around the world,” said professor Michael Manfra, the director of Station Q Purdue.

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Jun 6, 2016

As #HPEDiscover 2016 opens, the market asks ‘quo vadis?’

Posted by in categories: business, computing

As Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) Discover 2016 opens tomorrow in the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas, the big question hanging over it is: Quo Vadis HPE? Last month the company surprised the industry with the announcement that it would spin off its huge consulting division, the second time in a year it has split itself in half. What is left is the core hardware division of HPE stripped of almost everything extraneous. It is still one of the largest vendors in the industry, with an aging business with huge revenues but shrinking margins facing major competition from every side. It is also a company with huge potential. This conference will be the forum for HPE to unveil its plans for the future.

theCUBE will be at Discover 2016 starting tomorrow, for three days of wall-to-wall interviews with key executives from HPE, its partners and customers. Watch streaming coverage live and find out what is happening behind the headlines with the probing interviews conducted by the industry experts from SiliconANGLE Media, led by co-CEOs John Furrier and David Vellante. And if you have your own questions, you can post them on the #HPEDiscover CrowdChat that will run parallel to the conference. Furrier in particular monitors CrowdChat and will use questions people post there. If you are at the conference you can watch the replays later to pick up things you missed and get more depth on the trends.

The two spin-offs have left HPE in a strong position financially. It has rid itself of nearly all its debt and is still throwing off huge amounts of cash from its hardware business. However, the IT infrastructure market is changing radically under pricing pressure from the big cloud providers with their hyperscale data centers. In the last 18 months we have seen IBM sell its entire x86-based business to Lenovo Group Ltd. and Dell Inc. announce that it will purchase EMC, both clear responses to this margin pressure. While the hardware market is growing with the new, high-volume computing environments such as social media, Intel-powered servers in particular are rapidly becoming commoditized. One way or another, HPE needs to transform. Intel Inside will not be enough to sustain it as it is today.

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