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    IBM Just Broke The Record of Simulating Chemistry With a Quantum Computer

    The Future of Quantum Computing Engineers have modelled the interactions between subatomic components of a complex molecule using a quantum computer, making a significant leap forward in our modelling of chemical reactions. Image Source: Berkeley University The simulations were carried out by IBM on superconducting hardware, and this milestone just pushed into new territory for […]

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    Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet, Alienware Monitors Launched

    HIGHLIGHTS Dell has launched a new Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet It is available at a starting price of $1,899 Two new Alienware monitors with Nvidia G-Sync have also been launched The IFA 2017 is underway and Dell has unveiled a slew of products in different categories. Dell has launched a new Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme tablet […]

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    This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers

    Quantum computers could handle models that are too complex for us to run now Tomasz Zajda/Alamy Stock Photo The race to create superfast computers is accelerating. A rethink of one of the most fundamental parts of a quantum computer could pave the way for ultra-powerful devices. Andrea Morello at the University of New South Wales in […]

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    Microsoft releases KB 4039396, its fourth Win10 1607 update this month

    If you’ve ever wondered why I recommend folks hold off on Windows monthly updates, permit me to introduce the latest hiccup in a whooping-cough-sized patching process. Yesterday, Microsoft released KB 4039396, an out-of-band patch for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607. The patch brings version 1607 up to build 14393.1670. It isn’t being pushed out through […]

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    Windows 10 ‘Controlled Folder Access’ to Provide Protection From Ransomware

    HIGHLIGHTS Certain apps can be allowed through the protection The new feature is seen in preview build version 16232 The new Exploit Protection feature is work-in-progress After WannaCry and Petya, it seems like Microsoft has realised the potential harm that ransomware can cause to its operating systems and its customers’ sensitive information. This might partly be the reason why the […]

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    The Guardian view on privacy: computers gossip

    Our digital lives are now as real as money, and so debates about online privacy are actually about our political freedoms. Photograph: Alamy Wednesday 30 August 2017 19.04 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 30 August 2017 22.00 BST At the beginning of the internet age, people used to go online, but no longer. Instead we live there from the moment […]

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    DARPA project aims to make modular computers out of ‘chiplets’

    The Defense Department’s research arm has officially kicked off its effort to create a modular computing framework, with pieces pulled from a mix-‘n-match set of “chiplets.” Producing something this weird will take a village, the agency suggested — in fact, “an enormous village rife with innovators.” DARPA did always have a way with words. The program, […]

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    TZANEEN: Chaos and frustration as GTM computers seized by sheriff

    Goods to the value of over R2 million were seized by the Letaba sheriff today, August 24. Six computers, three television screens and a scanner were seized in today’s seizure. Photo: Blake Linder Six computers (including screens, keyboards etc.), three plasma television screens, a scanner, an Isuzu bakkie and a Toyota Quantum were all seized […]