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Microsoft Set to Release Quantum Computer Programming Language

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Scientists around the world have been dabbling in quantum computing for years, but most of the work has been focused on creating a reliable medium for running quantum calculations. The programming languages used in quantum computing have been of secondary importance. However, Microsoft is planning ahead with the upcoming release of its own quantum programming language, which will be fully compatible with Visual Studio. Quantum computing involves some fundamental shifts from traditional computing, so it ...

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The ISS is Getting the Most Powerful Computer Ever Sent to Space

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When SpaceX’s next mission launches on August 14, it won’t just be carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA has partnered with HP to perform a long-term experiment on how high-end, modern computers will perform in space compared with on Earth. Space, as you may or may not know, is absolutely murder on electronics. Cosmic rays are sufficiently plentiful that astronauts since the 1960s have reported seeing flashes of light when their eyes ...

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SpaceX to launch most powerful computer ever sent to space station

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket make a flawless landing A SpaceX rocket is ready to deliver one of the most high-tech payloads ever to the International Space Station. When the Falcon 9 rocket blasts off on Monday, one of the items on board will be a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE, Tech30), dubbed the “Spaceborne Computer.” If it works, it could be the most powerful commercial, off-the-shelf computer ever to operate in space. Astronauts aboard the space station already have a bunch of devices you’d find at your local ...

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Researchers Write Malicious Code Into DNA, Infect the Computer That Reads It

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. From the what-could-possibly-go-wrong department: Scientists have now managed to write executable code into DNA that is theoretically capable of infecting the computer that reads it. It was only a matter of time. This is bound to result in trolling law enforcement, à la Rick Sanchez trolling the galactic government with his three lines of code. It’s not quite accurate to call it a virus, even though this might be the closest to a real virus ...

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Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

How to protect yourself from hackers Mac users typically think they’re immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised. Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that’s been infecting some Mac computers for years. FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on users through the computer’s camera, captures images of what’s displayed on the screen and logs key strokes. Security firm Malwarebytes discovered the first strain earlier this year, but a second version called FruitFly 2 subsequently appeared. ...

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Tech stocks appear to go nuts after computer glitch

The share prices of Amazon and other major tech companies appeared to go haywire on the eve of the July 4 holiday after a market data glitch. Some websites showed Amazon(AMZN, Tech30) plunging 87%, Apple(AAPL, Tech30) dropping 14% and Microsoft(MSFT, Tech30) jumping 79% late Monday. U.S. markets had closed early ahead of the holiday. But the crazy moves weren’t the result of wild after-hours trading, according to Nasdaq, the exchange where the stocks are listed. Nasdaq said the misleading prices came from test data it sent out that was “improperly” ...

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How you move a computer mouse may reveal if you're lying

This robot just composed original music The smallest things we do can give away our biggest secrets. According to researchers at the University of Padova in Italy, how a person moves a mouse when answering questions on a computer mayreveal whether or not they’re lying. The finding has the potential to identifyeverything from fake online reviews and fraudulent insurance claims to pedophiles and terrorists, the team suggests. The researchers used an artificial intelligence algorithm trained to make decisionsbased on data.The computer system was presented labeled examples from individuals answering questions ...

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Computer meltdown may cost British Airways over $100 million

The computer system failure that grounded thousands of British Airways flights over the weekend could cost the airline more than $ 100 million. British Airways canceled all Saturday flights from London’s two biggest airports following the tech meltdown.The outage was caused by a power surge that affected messaging across the airline’s system, and there was no evidence that hackers were to blame, it said. More flights were scrapped on Sunday and long delays and some cancellations continued well into Monday.BA said 75,000 passengers had been affected. The cost of compensating ...

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ET Deals: The Complete Computer Science Bundle for $39

Want to learn to program? Maybe you want to make something awesome with a Raspberry Pi. Today’s bundle of online courses from SkillWise aims to help you learn the basics of computer science with a very low barrier to entry. • The Complete Computer Science Bundle for $ 39 (List price: $ 367) With your purchase, you’ll get these eight courses: • From 0 to 1: C Programming – Drill Deep (a $ 49 value)• Byte Size Chunks: Java Object-Oriented Programming & Design (a $ 24 value)• From 0 to ...

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Computer model indicates Silk Road may be thousands of years older than thought

Conventional wisdom holds that the fabled Silk Road began operating around 200 BCE and continued through the late 14th century. This trade route allowed the transport of goods between China and the Mediterranean region, but it may not have been an invention of powerful empires looking to expand trade. A new analysis of human movements across Asia suggests the Silk Road may have grown out of the paths used by simple nomadic herders thousands of years earlier. This claim is not based on archaeological evidence, but rather by a modeling ...

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