Intel upgrades quantum computer ambitions with new control chip

Intel's Horse Ridge 2 chip, packaged in this metal housing, is designed to simplify communications between a quantum processor and conventional computers.

Intel’s Horse Ridge 2 chip, packaged in this metal housing, is designed to simplify communications between a quantum processor and conventional computers.


Intel unveiled on Thursday its Horse Ridge 2 processor for controlling quantum computers, an important milestone in making the potentially revolutionary machines practical.

The Horse Ridge 2 isn’t a quantum processor itself but is designed to solve the challenges of communicating with future quantum processors with thousands or more qubits. The processor is the second generation of a family that debuted in 2019.

The processor comes as Intel endeavors to catch up with quantum computer rivals like IBM and Google. The chipmaker hopes it eventually will leapfrog the competition with processors housing vastly more qubits, the data processing element fundamental to quantum computers, than its competitors have. Horse Ridge 2

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IEEE Computer Society Grades Its 2020 Technology Predictions, Gets a B-

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) revealed the scorecard for its 2020 Technology Predictions, which were published in Computer magazine’s December 2019 issue. The 2020 Technology Predictions garnered a collective grade of B-.

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“Last year was the least predictable of all years for which we have conducted technology predictions, and—not surprisingly—our grade was B-,” said Dejan Milojicic, former IEEE CS president (2014) and current Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. “The advancement of most technologies slowed due to the ongoing pandemic, but then a few were actually accelerated.”

The highest grades were given to [email protected], additive manufacturing, adversarial machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) and critical systems:

  • [email protected] (graded A-) was driven by the need to automate and filter data close to
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Apple-1 computer with Steve Wozniak’s signature on box up for action

Dec. 1 (UPI) — A Boston-based auction house is offering a rare piece of personal computing history — a fully functional Apple-1 computer with its original box signed by designer Steve Wozniak.

RR Auctions said the Apple-1, one of only a handful known to still exist with its original shipping box, was restored to its original working condition in September by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen. The box was signed by Wozniak during a 2005 event at the University of California-Los Angeles.

The Apple-1 was designed by Wozniak and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976. They built about 200 of the personal computers and sold 175.

The computer set to be auctioned by RR on Dec. 10-17 includes the original Apple-1 Operation Manual and original Apple Cassette Interface manual, as well as a program from the 2005 event where Wozniak signed the box. Bidding starts at $50,000.

“The Apple-1 is not

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Computer scientist and community builder

When Charlie Helms decided to major in computer science more than three years ago, he was excited for the possibilities ahead of him.

It seemed like the perfect major to combine his interests in science, math and business. It would even let him tap into his creative side.

Three years later, Helms knows he made the right choice. He’s interned with Cisco, networked with executives at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase, and in January, he’ll start a full-time job as a program manager at Microsoft.

Helms will graduate from Carolina in December, completing his degree a semester early.

“I feel like in the past three years, I’ve done so much that I feel like I’ve gotten everything out of Carolina that I possibly could have,” said Helms, a native of Spring Lake, North Carolina. “From research, doing internships, to having really amazing friendships, to traveling abroad.”

Initially, though, he

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Yale ranks #124 for best global universities in computer science, faculty comment on lack of institutional support

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Just over four years since Yale University President Peter Salovey first said that the University would make up ground in the sciences, 2021 U.S. News rankings have placed the computer science department at Yale as 124th in the world.

The University is currently ranked #11 in overall best global universities according to U.S. News, but its standing in computer science is far lower. The ranking is based on the department’s research performance. 

Within the past 10 years, the number of CS majors at Yale has grown ten-fold, and the program is now the third most popular undergraduate major. But for more than 20 years, the number of faculty in the department did not increase significantly, even as the field has gained popularity. The hiring process is also crippled by subpar facilities, seven faculty who spoke to the News said, and Yale’s science priorities initially placed computer

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Is Dell Technologies (DELL) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Dell Technologies (DELL), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of DELL and the rest of the Computer and Technology group’s stocks.

Dell Technologies is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 615 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #8. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups is measured, and the sectors are listed from best to worst.

The Zacks Rank is a proven system that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions, highlighting a variety of stocks that are displaying the right characteristics to beat the market over the next one to

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Europe Computer Vision Market (2020 to 2026) – by Product Type, Component, Application, Vertical and Country

Dublin, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Europe Computer Vision Market by Product Type, Component, Application, Vertical and Country: Industry Analysis and Forecast 2020-2026” report has been added to’s offering.

The Europe Computer Vision Market is expected to witness market growth of 9.4% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026).

Computer Vision is one of the applied fields of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence that offers a visual understanding of the globe through computers. It is mainly concerned with the theory and technology that are designed for structuring the artificial systems. These systems contain important information from images or multi-dimensional data. Computer vision is largely concerned with the automatic extraction, understanding, and analysis of meaningful data from a single image or a sequence of multiple images. It comprises the development of an algorithmic and theoretical basis to achieve understanding through automatic visual.

Computer vision technology is principally being adopted

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The perfect starter computer for young learners

When you hear the words Raspberry Pi you likely think of the small computer boards that makers, educationalists, and hobbyists use to control small circuits, or to write code in Python or JavaScript. You would be right, that is until now. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new Pi. This time, it’s not a single-board computer (SBC) but rather something that looks like a consumer product. You could even say it is a desktop computer!

The Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer built into a keyboard, much like the home computers of the 1980s and 1990s. It’s a modern equivalent of devices like the Commodore 64, the ZX Spectrum, the BBC Model B, the Atari ST, and the Amiga. This makes it much more user-friendly than the bare board design of its siblings. To it get up and running you just need to connect the Pi 400 to a

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Gaming Computer Black Friday Deals 2020: CyberpowerPC, NZXT, iBUYPOWER, Skytech & More Gaming Desktop Deals Monitored by Spending Lab

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Desk Black Friday Deals 2020: Best Office, Standing, Computer, Gaming & More Desk Deals Highlighted by Saver Trends

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Black Friday desk deals have landed. Find the best offers on computer desks, gaming desks, VariDesk risers & desks and more. Links to the best deals are listed below.

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