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    Quantum computers could crack Bitcoin, but fixes are available now

    An international group of quantum boffins reckons Bitcoin could be broken by the year 2027. The researchers from Singapore, Australia and France say that scenario represents the worst case, and would see a quantum computer able to run Shor’s algorithm against the cryptocurrency’s protective elliptic curve signature quicker than the 10 minutes Bitcoin needs to […]

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    Computers trained to solve crimes by bingeing on TV drama

    Computers are being trained to solve problems by bingeing on episodes of a popular TV crime drama. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh mapped footage, script and background sounds from five seasons of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) into a machine-readable format. The data was fed into a computer model that learned to process the plot as each episode unfolded, […]

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    Quantum Computers Pose Imminent Threat to Bitcoin Security

    Bitcoin is taking the world by storm. The decentralized digital currency is a secure payment platform that anybody can use. It is free from government interference and operated by an open, peer-to-peer network. This independence is one reason Bitcoin has become so popular, causing its value to rise steeply. At the beginning of 2017, a single […]

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    New ARM-powered Windows laptops may come with ‘multi-day battery life’

    Microsoft will be launching its new laptop with a multi-day battery life. This ARM-powered laptop will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 systems-on-chip (SoC). It will support traditional desktop apps courtesy an emulator in Windows 10. During the Qualcomm summit in Hong Kong, Microsoft hinted at what to expect from the laptop. Qualcomm had earlier promised that […]

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    Researchers one step closer to tech that can charge smartphones and laptops in seconds

    Scientists are now one step closer to reach the ability to charge mobile phones and laptop in a few seconds. The researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors, which can store electrical energy. The improved design roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold. This […]

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    Google Debuts Software to Open Up Quantum Computers for Chemists

    Google unveiled software aimed at making it easier for scientists to use the quantum computers in a move designed to give a boost to the nascent industry. The software, which is open-source and free to use, could be used by chemists and material scientists to adapt algorithms and equations to run on quantum computers. It […]

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    Micromax to Foray Into New Home Appliance Segments

    HIGHLIGHTS Micromax will foray into segments such as washing machine, fridge etc. Micromax is planning to invest up to Rs 300 crore on manufacturing It has three manufacturing plants in the country currently Micromax will foray into segments such as washing machine, refrigerator and microwave, as it plans to be a complete consumer electronics maker, a […]

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    Quantum Computing Will Change Everything, and Sooner Than You Expect

    When we say an emerging technology represents a “paradigm shift,” it’s often hyperbole. In the case of quantum computers, it’s an understatement. In traditional computing—everything from PCs to ATMs to smartphones—all data is represented in bits that exist in one of two states: 0 or 1, off or on. In quantum computing, bits can be 0, […]

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    Your computer could be being used to mine for cryptocurrency

    Your computer may be harvesting cryptocurrencies without your permission thanks to a large number of popular websites reportedly being infected with malware that uses visitor’s computers to mine cryptocurrencies. According to a BBC report, a scan of some of the most popular websites on the web found hundreds to be harbouring malicious mining code. Mining cryptocurrencies require […]