Photonic qubits

An intermediary between qubits provides basis for control and scaling

An intermediary between qubits provides basis for control and scaling

16 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Making a qubit is easy. Controlling how they communicate, however... Quantum computers are not like classical computers. I don't mean that in the sense that quantum computers...
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Panasonic World's First Organic 8K Sensor

Panasonic World's First Organic 8K Sensor

25 days ago   |   Ubergizmo

At Inter Bee 2018, Panasonic is introducing the first camera equipped with an “Organic” 8K sensor , which should push the light sensitivity and dynamic range farther than...
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Apple's Face ID Component Supplier Has Been Acquired For $3.2 Billion

Apple's Face ID Component Supplier Has Been Acquired For $3.2 Billion

29 days ago   |   Ubergizmo   |   5 articles

When Apple introduced the TrueDepth camera system in the iPhone X, this meant that the company had to turn to new suppliers for the components necessary for the technology...
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Rough and ready quantum memory may link disparate quantum systems

Rough and ready quantum memory may link disparate quantum systems

1 month ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Whatever format quantum memory takes, it's not going to look like this. I'm a simple person. To me, a computer consists of three parts: data that goes in and out...
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Ignore all the stories about ‘Oumuamua, the Harvard paper, and aliens

Ignore all the stories about ‘Oumuamua, the Harvard paper, and aliens

1 month ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / An artist's impression of the oddly shaped interstellar asteroid `Oumuamua. A few days ago, a pre-print of a research paper to be published in the Astrophysical...
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Donut-shaped BEC might be key to fault-protected quantum logic

Donut-shaped BEC might be key to fault-protected quantum logic

1 month ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge I know I have a reputation for liking lasers. But I'm a bit of a philanderer-I have a secret and unrequited love for Bose-Einstein condensates. BECs are to physicists...
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Qubits kept together by shouting at them with microwaves

Qubits kept together by shouting at them with microwaves

2 monthes ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Not this kind of microwave, of course. Companies like IBM and Google have leapt at the opportunity to build toy quantum computers. They've produced nice interfaces...
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Amazing NCC-1701-D simulator issues final command: “all stop”

Amazing NCC-1701-D simulator issues final command: “all stop”

2 monthes ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Stage 9 did impressive renderings of both the exterior and the interior of the Enterprise-D. An ambitious free-to-play fan project to build an interactive, VR-style...
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“Rainbow” weevil could hold the secret to generating nature's colors in the lab

“Rainbow” weevil could hold the secret to generating nature's colors in the lab

2 monthes ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / The colorful spots of a rainbow weevil as seen through a bright-field light microscope There are many insects that boast one or two bright colors on their cells. But...
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Straining a diamond makes silicon-based qubit behave

Straining a diamond makes silicon-based qubit behave

2 monthes ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / This is a diamond. It probably even has impurities suitable for making a qubit. It is not a quantum computer With the advent of toy quantum computers, I've been less...
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How to check if your carrier supports eSIM

The eSIM feature is getting a ton of buzz lately with the release of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. It gained even more traction with iOS 12.1 and iOS 12.1.1, which... Read more ...

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We now live in a world where there are people who hold jobs as social media “influencers”. Basically these are people who have a high number of followers on platforms such as... Read more ...

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One of the perks of using Google Photos is its unlimited storage for photos and videos kept under a certain size. For the most part this is a pretty good deal unless you're a... Read more ...

Google CEO Pichai speaks to Congress, explains why Trump appears when you...

Google CEO Pichai speaks to Congress, explains why Trump appears when you image search "idiot"

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Microsoft updates Office apps for Mac with Dark Mode, Continuity Camera...

Microsoft updates Office apps for Mac with Dark Mode, Continuity Camera support, more

Microsoft has today released an update to its Office 365 suite for the Mac. Today's update brings full compatibility with the latest macOS release, Mojave. It also now supports... Read more ...

Huawei CFO freed on $7.5 million USD bail

Huawei CFO freed on $7.5 million USD bail

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest in Canada two Saturdays ago increased tensions between the U.S. and China, has been freed on bail. The amount of the bail agreed to by the... Read more ...

Apple Watch ECG launch in Canada unclear as Health Canada says it hasn't...

Apple Watch ECG launch in Canada unclear as Health Canada says it hasn't received an application from Apple

The Apple Watch Series 4 officially added the ECG app in the United States last week, but details regarding an international rollout remain unclear. In a post on Twitter... Read more ...

New Amazon deals slash prices on Echo speakers and Fire tablets - again

New Amazon deals slash prices on Echo speakers and Fire tablets - again

Just in time for your totally responsibly-early holiday shopping, Amazon has discounted several of its Echo speakers along with a few of its other devices. If you were waiting... Read more ...