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    Millions of Computers Affected By Intel Firmware Flaws

    Security experts are awaiting more details from chipmaker Intel about two classes of vulnerabilities in remote management software and firmware that could put an organization’s most trusted data at risk. See Also: Ransomware: The Look at Future Trends The vulnerabilities – affecting enterprise and consumer computers – exist in a variety of chips that Intel has […]

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    The Future of Bitcoin is Threatened by Quantum Computers

    A Different Kind of Computing While much of the world is captivated by the meteoric rise of bitcoin’s value, others are focused on the technology behind the cryptocurrency: blockchain. The decentralized digital ledger tech is built upon a peer-to-peer network, and it is far more secure than the centralized systems used by traditional banks and financial […]

  • Manitowoc homeless man claims to work at Menards, asks to use store computers

    MANITOWOC – A homeless man was arrested early Sunday morning at Menards after pretending to be an employee and tried to access the store computers. A report from Manitowoc Police Department said Jazzmar A. Turner, 23, entered the store, 5120 Calumet Ave., at about 6:30 a.m. from an employee entrance, and said he was a worker “from the […]

  • What life will be like when the computers disappear

    What happens when the computers around you all but disappear? Tiny sensors built into walls, household products, what you’re wearing, and perhaps your own body will make computers invisible to the eye, but responsive to a gesture, voice, and perhaps your movement as you walk into a room. It is still very early, but the era of ambient […]

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    IBM announces new advanced quantum computers

    IBM has announced hitting a big milestone in the ongoing race of building the most powerful quantum computer. Dario Gil, who leads IBM’s quantum computing and artificial intelligence research division, said last week that the company’s scientists have successfully built and measured a processor prototype with 50 quantum bits, known as qubits. Gil says it’s […]

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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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    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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    ARTIFICIAL SYNAPSES COULD LEAD TO BRAINIER, SUPER-EFFICIENT COMPUTERS

    BRAINS, BEYOND THEIR signature achievements in thinking and problem solving, are paragons of energy efficiency. The human brain’s power consumption resembles that of a 20-watt incandescent lightbulb. In contrast, one of the world’s largest and fastest supercomputers, the K computer in Kobe, Japan, consumes as much as 9.89 megawatts of energy—an amount roughly equivalent to the […]

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    Are Computers Already Smarter Than Humans?

    Who’s smarter — you, or the computer or mobile device on which you’re reading this article? The answer is increasingly complex, and depends on definitions in flux. Computers are certainly more adept at solving quandaries that benefit from their unique skillset, but humans hold the edge on tasks that machines simply can’t perform. Not yet, […]