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Within the greater European project of the Quantum Flagship, spearheaded by Mikel Sanz - researcher of the QUTIS Group of the UPV/EHU Physical Chemistry Department - an experiment has been conducted in collaboration with German and Japanese researchers who have managed to develop a protocol for preparing a remote quantum state while conducting communication in the microwave regime, "which is the frequency at which all quantum computers operate.This is the first time the possibility of doing so in this range has been examined, which may bring about a revolution in the next few years in the field of secure quantum communication and quantum microwave radars", lead researcher in this project Mikel Sanz observes.The preparation of a remote quantum state (known as remote state preparation) is based on the phenomenon of quantum entanglement, where sets of entangled particles lose their individuality and behave as single entities, even when spatially separated."Thus, if two computers share this quantum correlation, performing operations on only one of them can affect the other.Studies on this remote quantum state preparation protocol began some 20 years ago, but to date, communication had always been made over waves of the visible range."This is because work in this range can be done at room temperature, since the thermal radiation from bodies, through the mere fact of being at room temperature, is extremely low in the optic range, so that interferences barely exist in such communication" --the researcher explains.
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Your kid's next buildable project might very well be a full-blown two-in-one laptop that's running Windows.Kano and Microsoft are unveiling the Kano PC Wednesday, which is an 11.6-inch touch-enabled tablet that is designed for kids to assemble with the help of a storybook.The Atom-powered computer appears to have a keyboard cover similar to those in the Microsoft Surface series, and is preloaded with Windows 10 in S mode as well as programs such as Minecraft: Education Edition.An app called How Computers Work should also give kids a primer in the makings of the machine.Other specs for the kid-friendly PC include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage that can be upgraded with a microSD card, two USB ports, an HDMI port, a headphone jack.The Kano PC is available for preorder at $300 and £300 on Kano's website and the Microsoft Store.
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Amazon has a new version of its high-end Kindle Oasis, and it’s adding the ability to change the color temperature of the display, in a first for Amazon’s e-reader lineup.The new feature allows users to adjust how warm the color tone of the display is, allowing for a warmer, less harsh light that should be useful for reading at night (or simply for readers who prefer the more off-white color of actual paper).Like many night mode systems, users will also be able to automatically schedule the warmer tone display, either on a manual cycle or to coincide with sunrise and sunset.The new feature also helps differentiate the high-end Oasis from the increasingly similar Paperwhite (which got updated last fall with waterproofing) and allows Amazon to keep pace with Kobo, which already offers a similar color temperature feature.Amazon says that the new Oasis features “the next generation of e-Ink technology for fast page turns,” although the company didn’t go into specifics as to what changes it’s made here from the 2017 model.Otherwise, the third-generation Oasis is virtually the same as the older model, which is largely a good thing, given that the second-gen Oasis was a great device.
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Big data, analytics, and machine learning are starting to feel like anonymous business words, but they're not just overused abstract concepts—those buzzwords represent huge changes in much of the technology we deal with in our daily lives.Others have helped companies tap into consumers' relationships, behaviors, locations and innermost thoughts in powerful and often disturbing ways.And the technologies have left a mark on everything from our highways to our homes.Analyzing all the (Internet of) things at GE Research in San Ramon and NiskayunaIt's no surprise that the concept of "information about everything" is being aggressively applied to manufacturing contexts.As with other marriages of technology and artificial intelligence (or at least the limited learning algorithms we're all currently calling "artificial intelligence"), the potential payoffs of Industry 4.0 are enormous.
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the Group has entered into an agreement with NVIDIA to develop a platform for a self-driven trucks and machinery, in accordance with the Swedish bus and truck manufacturer."Through the use of NVIDIA's integrated AI, the platform for training, simulation, and computer support in the vehicle, the system is designed to safely handle the fully driverless driving, for example, in the highways", said Volvo in a statement.the Technology, which is based on software from NVIDIA, are expected to be used both for the transport of freight such as waste management and in the field of construction, mining, and forestry industries.in this Work, according to the Group, to commence immediately, with collocated staff from the business, both in Gothenburg, sweden and Santa Clara, California, usa.the News is presented in the context of a capital markets day in Gothenburg, sweden.
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"It developed into an overwhelming sense of fear and depression."But it was also on Flickr that Smith discovered the then-small community of "light painters"—photographers who shoot at night, using colored light sources and long exposures to create intricately composed images.A short documentary about the process by filmmaker Sam Collins racked up a quarter million views, turning Smith into one of the world's best-known light painters.(In the process, Smith also quit drinking; he's been sober for 10 years.)Smith now gives talks about light painting all over the world and sells a custom-built LED tool on his website so that amateurs can create their own balls of light.Recently, he added a new technique to his portfolio, "liquid light painting."
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Facebook is still the favorite punching bag for some of its most ferocious critics.Cook compared social networks to "chaos factories," while McNamee said Facebook is trying to turn users into "data voodoo dolls."It shows the critics of Mark Zuckerberg's company are not prepared to ease up, despite Facebook apologies and promises to do better.Tim Cook gave a commencement speech at Stanford on Sunday in which he savaged Silicon Valley giants for behaving irresponsibly.As usual, Cook declined to name names, but the examples he gave conjured images of giants like Facebook, YouTube, and even the fraudulent Theranos.With every data breach, every privacy violation, every blind eye turned to hate speech, fake news poisoning our national conversation.
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The retailer will continue to use Shipt, which it acquired in 2017, to fulfill orders for same-day delivery in 47 states.Target's revamped same-day shopping service won't require a Shipt account.Target is going all in on same-day delivery.This isn't Target's first foray into the same-day fray; the retailer acquired same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 million in 2017.In January, Target expanded its Shipt service to include all major product categories.In a presentation provided to Business Insider, Target said that one out of five of its same-day orders were placed by customers who'd never put in a digital Target order before.
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Almost a month after Boeing finished a software update for its 737 Max aircraft, it's still unclear when the plane will return to service.The 737 Max has been grounded in much of the world since March following two deadly crashes that killed nearly 350 people.Neither Boeing nor the Federal Aviation Administration has given a clear, public indication of when the 737 Max will receive approval to resume making commercial flights in the US.Boeing faces mounting pressure from lawsuits and investigations related to the aircraft, as well as potential issues with the wings of both 737 Max and 737 Next Generation planes.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesAlmost a month after Boeing finished a software update for its 737 Max aircraft, it's still unclear when the plane will return to service as pressure on the aerospace manufacturer builds.
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The Internet Trends Report — everyone’s favorite slide deck — is back.Bond Capital founder and former Kleiner Perkins general partner Mary Meeker made her presentation on stage at Vox/Recode’s Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Tuesday.Meeker first crafted a report of this kind, which highlights the most important statistics and technology trends on the internet, in 1995.This morning, Meeker highlighted slowed growth in ecommerce sales, increased internet ad spending, data growth, as well as the rise of freemium subscription business models, telemedicine, photo-sharing, interactive gaming, the on-demand economy and more.“If it feels like we’re all drinking from a data firehose, it’s because we are,” Meeker told the audience.The “Queen of the internet” made references to Slack, Stripe, Spotify, Dropbox, Discord, Twitch, Zoom, Stitch Fix, Instagram, and Bond portfolio company Canva as she reviewed her slides.
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The tokens from messaging app Telegram’s initial coin offering (ICO) are being offered for public sale.But tread carefully, it’s not as simple as it sounds.Asia’s biggest holder of Telegram’s Gram tokens, Gram Asia, will be running the sale through online cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid.com, an announcement reads.The sale is scheduled to take place on July 10, 2019.Before you start getting excited about finally getting the opportunity to own some Gram, there are a couple of caveats.This sale seemingly holds no relationship with the token’s original issuer.
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Facebook reportedly plans to introduce new versions of its Portal video chat devices later this year."We have a lot more that we're going to unveil later in this fall, new form factors that we're going to be shipping," said Facebook's Andrew Bosworth, according to Reuters.Bosworth, the social network's vice president of AR/VR, revealed the detail on Monday during an interview at the Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.The Portal, which allows users to make calls over the internet, was first unveiled last November and expanded internationally in April.At the Facebook F8 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company planned to bring WhatsApp's end-to-end encrypted video calls to the device."Portal has done better than we expected," Zuckerberg said of the device.
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New versions of the Facebook Portal, the social media company’s video-calling smart speaker that launched in November 2018, are coming this fall.Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of AR/VR, told The Verge’s Casey Newton at Recode’s CodeCon the company has “lot more that we’re going to unveil later in this fall,” related to Portal, including “new form factors that we’re going to be shipping.”It’s unclear what those new form factors look like, but TechCrunch speculated this could be the “Ripley” device that’s appeared in Portal firmware repositories.A report from Cheddar further suggested that “Ripley” would allow customers to attach a camera to the top of their television sets and bypass needing a device dedicated to video chat capabilities.Instead, people could just use their TVs.Bosworth also suggested that Portal sales were “very good,” although he declined to provide specific numbers.
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At Amazon's shareholders ' meeting in may, was trying to multi-stakeholder groups to ban the company from selling the offending software, Rekognition, which is to view and evaluate people based on facial images.Stämmoförslaget was voted down, however, leading critics have been attached to hope to rival, Microsoft, has stopped some of the contracts are with the united states, in order to avoid the risk that the software will have a negative impact and contributes to the discrimination of minorities and women in the incorrect profileringar based on the technology.However, this risk is low, says Andy Iasi, AWS president and ceo."We strongly recommend that you do not use the results in a 99 percent accuracy and then, only as an integral part of human decision-making.And if the customers breach of the service agreement, then we will ban them from using it," said Andy Iasi and pointed out that at the same time, it is necessary for clearer legislation on the technology."We're going to live up to a contract with the federal government, but they will be required to use the technology responsibly," said Andy Iasi, AWS president, at the tech event Code Conference on Monday.
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Mark Stevens, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, made headlines this week for shoving Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry during an NBA Finals game.Stevens — a partial owner of the Raptors' opponent, the Golden State Warriors— was fined $500,000 and barred for a year from attending any NBA games or Warriors events.Here's what you need to know about the billionaire former Sequoia Capital partner who has invested in companies such as Google, PayPal, and LinkedIn.Here's what you need to know about Mark Stevens, the billionaire VC whose investment portfolio includes Google, PayPal, and LinkedIn:It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.Stevens is still incredibly involved in the school — he sits on USC's board of trustees, and serves on the board of councilors for USC's engineering school.
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The feedback loop between your game controller, your fingers, your brain and the action on the TV screen is a delicate cycle.Any delay introduced can diminish the thrilling immediacy of playing.But another source of lag, for all types of games, is introduced by the TV itself.It takes mere milliseconds for a video signal to travel from your console through the HDMI input on your TV to appear on the screen, but too many milliseconds can be noticeable to your brain, or downright deadly to your in-game character.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.Worse, TV makers like to use different names, so the setting can be difficult to find.
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Denna gång går pengarna till forskare som tittar på etiken och samhällseffekterna av artificiell intelligens.”Jag är inte rädd för AI, jag är mer rädd för människan”, säger professor Virginia Dignum.Prislappen för projektet, som kallas WASP-HS, där HS står för humaniora och samhälle, landar på 660 miljoner kronor.Utöver de 660 miljoner kronorna från Wallenbergstiftelserna kommer det även tillkomma medfinansiering från universitet och industrin.”Vi kommer ligga i frontlinjen för den här typen av forskning inom AI.Det ger Sverige en ledande position när det kommer till att generera AI-experter på stor skala.
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According to Bloomberg, iTunes will be retired at WWDC 2019.The consolidated application will be broken up into three Mac apps: Music, TV, and Podcasts.While this is new for desktop owners, its something iPhone and iPad users acclimated to with the 2015 release of Apple Music.The delegation of tasks to three new applications may seem a cumbersome step forward, but it will likely resolve the main complaint of iTunes users: bloated software.Hopefully the new division of labor will yield quick and efficient runtimes from each application.We anticipate that Music will manage iOS devices in lieu of iTunes and anticipate an official statement from WWDC.
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When Disney acquired Lucasfilm from Star Wars creator George Lucas for $4 billion in 2012, many fans had the same thought: Disney's got to make a theme park set in the galaxy far, far away.It's the peanut-butter-in-chocolate of worldbuilding: The creative minds at Lucasfilm know how to build cinematic universes; Disney's Imagineering team knows how to construct fantastical lands IRL.Like Universal's recreation of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World of Harry Potter at its theme parks, Disney aimed to make an immersive themed land set in a specific time and place within the Star Wars galaxy.Galaxy's Edge makes its visitors characters inside the broader story, giving them experiences that let them live their Star Wars dreams.And, of course, you can get your booze in an authentic cantina or fly the Millennium Falcon on a smuggling mission with five of your closest friends.When guests step onto the planet of Batuu and into the environment of Black Spire Outpost, they're going somewhere within the galaxy that has been carefully grafted into the Star Wars timeline by clever boffins.
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Virgin wants to help people pay less for train tickets, but it also doesn't want to make it too easy to do so.So it's going to launch a specific app for purchasing split-tickets, making it at least slightly easier to break down long journeys into shorter, hopefully cheaper, linked-up regional hauls.This rejig of ticketing options is also going to include a price-guarantee; a guarantee that promises users will be sold the cheapest possible ticket for their run, by negotiating the "confusing and outdated ticketing systems" as operated and endorsed by, er, Virgin Trains itself.It's making an app to sort out the mess, rather than addressing the mess.It's a metaphor for all modern technology.Virgin is also introducing a fare cap alongside this tool at the end of the year, which'll retrospectively tot up the ticket pricing and apply the lowest cost at the end of a journey.
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