Intel unveils its second-generation quantum computing control chip

Intel unveiled its second-generation quantum computing control chip during its Intel Labs virtual event today. The chip, codenamed Horse Ridge II, is another milestone toward making quantum computing — one of the holy grails of computing — more practical. The new prototype builds on the first-generation Horse Ridge controller introduced in 2019. Horse Ridge II has more capability and higher levels of integration to control a quantum computer, which remains a long-term goal for the company.

At the outset of the project, Intel’s researchers designed the scalable system-on-chip (SOC) to operate at cryogenic temperatures, simplifying the control electronics and interconnects required to elegantly scale and operate large quantum computing systems. Most quantum computing systems only really works at near-freezing temperatures. Intel is trying to change that, but in the meantime, the control chip eliminates having to run hundreds of wires into a refrigerated case that houses the quantum computer.

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Aevum unveils smallsat-launching drone aircraft

Aevum CEO Jay Skylus said Ravn X will be ready for operations within the next 18 months after it clears regulatory reviews.

WASHINGTON — Small launch startup Aevum on Dec. 3 unveiled its Ravn X vehicle, a reusable drone aircraft and rocket combination designed to launch small payloads to orbit. 

Ravn X has been years in development. Aevum, based in Huntsville, Alabama, is positioning Ravn X to compete in the increasingly crowded small launch market, promising fast-response service enabled by an autonomous aircraft that can take off from any mile-long runway.

“This is the first time we’re showing the full vehicle, all three stages,” Aevum founder and CEO Jay Skylus told SpaceNews.

“Now we will start doing vehicle level testing that’s required for air-worthiness certification and launch licensing,” Skylus said. 

The 55,000-pound unpiloted aircraft is 80 feet long with a 60-foot wingspan. While in flight it will release a two-stage

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A&L Motor Sales Unveils State-of-the-Art Showroom for Jaguar and Land Rover

Monroeville luxury dealership transforms showroom to elevate customer experience.

A&L Motor Sales Unveils State-of-the-Art Showroom for Jaguar and Land Rover

Pittsburgh, PA, December 02, 2020 –(PR.com)– As part of its $15 million overall renovation, A&L Motor Sales today announced the completion of its new, state-of-the-art Jaguar and Land Rover showroom. Boasting an impressive open-floor plan and advanced technological features, the family-owned dealership’s new showroom is intentionally designed to elevate the customer experience from beginning to end.

“Our goal is to create an elegant, comfortable atmosphere for our customers,” said Brian Lamfrom, Owner, A&L Motor Sales. “From the moment our customers walk through the door, we strive to deliver a seamless, personalized experience at every touchpoint. Our updated showroom offers a luxurious, modern space to match the quality of our vehicles.”

Serving as a luxury car dealership east of the city of Pittsburgh, A&L Motor Sales keeps customer satisfaction at the forefront. As a result, the new showroom features cutting-edge technology with

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Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 888 5G, its next smartphone processor

Qualcomm has unveiled the name of its next smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 888 5G, designed to bring 5G smartphones into the mainstream and accelerate the camera and AI capabilities.

Qualcomm kicked off its virtual Snapdragon Tech Summit with an introduction to the Snapdragon 888 5G platform, which will replace the Snapdragon 865 that Qualcomm introduced a year ago. That 865 chip advanced the smartphone’s camera capabilities by adding 200-megapixel still photos and 4K HDR/8K video capture, while pairing the 865 with the standalone X55 5G modem. Qualcomm, unfortunately, is leaving some key details about the Snapdragon 888 in its pocket until Wednesday, when it will present a deeper dive into its inner workings.

According to Gartner Research, Apple’s iPhone and its A-series silicon make up 11 percent of the global smartphone market, ceding much of the remainder to Qualcomm-powered smartphones like the Samsung S9 phone sold in the United States,

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils pebble-shaped science museum for Shenzhen

A cascade of terraces will frame a large atrium at the heart of the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum that Zaha Hadid Architects is developing in China.



a view of a large building: Terraces at the entrance of the proposed Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects in China


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Terraces at the entrance of the proposed Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects in China

Slated for completion in late 2023, the pebble-shaped museum will encompass 125,000-square-metres and contain a mix of public spaces, galleries and educational facilities.

It has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects as a landmark for Shenzhen’s new Guangming Science City – a masterplan intended to establish the city as a hub for innovation.

“The museum will be a key destination to learn and explore the power of science and technology and understand their impact on our life and future,” explained Zaha Hadid Architects.

“Linked with universities, schools and innovation centres across China, the museum will form the region’s world-class Science City,

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Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils New Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils New Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled the design for the new Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum in Guangming Science City, China. Designed to become a landmark institution in the city, the project is made for the Guangzhou–Shenzhen Science Technology Innovation Corridor. The museum aims to be a key destination to explore science and technology as part of the region’s World Class Science City.

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The Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum will be linked with universities, schools and innovation centers across China. It was designed to showcase Shenzhen’s position as a center of innovation and technology. Centering on “maximum adaptability” for exhibits and galleries, the project’s U-shaped plan combines educational facilities and public spaces around an atrium courtyard. Over 125,000 sq. meters, the museum was made

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NuVasive Unveils C360 Portfolio and Launches New Anterior Cervical Plate

“The unveiling of the C360 portfolio reflects NuVasive’s commitment to deliver innovative technology for the anterior and posterior cervical spine designed to improve the quality of care even in the most established area of spine,” said Massimo Calafiore, executive vice president, Global Business Units at NuVasive. “As the leader in spine technology innovation, NuVasive saw an opportunity to procedurally integrate technology to support the cervical spine—as it did in the lateral market with X360®—to optimize the surgeon experience and advance care in the operating room. The launch of C360 is key to our long-term strategy and represents a significant opportunity for growth, as cervical spine procedures comprise an approximately $2.6 billion segment of the global spine market.”

The new ACP system challenges the status quo of cervical spine technology. It is designed to help reduce common postoperative complications, such as dysphagia, malalignment and adjacent level ossification, by enabling surgeons

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U.K. Unveils 5G Plan Banning Huawei Installations From September

(Bloomberg) — The U.K. will ban the installation of 5G equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co. by the end of next September.



A Huawei logo sits on display inside a Huawei Technologies Co. store at Menlyn Park Shopping Center in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Telecom company Rain said it has set up South Africa's first commercial fifth-generation mobile network in two large cities using equipment from China's Huawei.


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A Huawei logo sits on display inside a Huawei Technologies Co. store at Menlyn Park Shopping Center in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Telecom company Rain said it has set up South Africa’s first commercial fifth-generation mobile network in two large cities using equipment from China’s Huawei.

The restriction, first reported by Bloomberg last Monday, is part of a 250 million-pound ($333 million) package of measures brought in to diversify Britain’s wireless supply chain announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The stricter rules may also help fend off a challenge from lawmakers in the ruling Conservative Party seeking tighter restrictions on the Chinese network equipment maker.

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British ministers announced in July that Shenzhen-based Huawei would be totally

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Cross Border Xpress unveils new facial comparison technology

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Just ahead of this holiday week, San Diego’s Cross Border Xpress (CBX) unveiled new biometric facial comparison technology.

The CEO of the sky bridge that connects travelers directly to the Tijuana International Airport told ABC 10News that it will further secure and streamline travel into the United States.

The U.S.-Mexico border is still closed to non-essential travel because of COVID-19. CBX CEO Jorge Goytortua said CBX is still not encouraging people to travel right now but if they do, they can take advantage of this technology.

“Within seconds, the technology will recognize the passenger in a [Customs and Border Protection (CBP)] database,” said Goytortua. He told ABC 10News that the comparison process happens only at a time and place where travelers are already required by law to verify their identity by presenting travel documents.

Goytortua says that when a traveler arrives at the CBP processing area,

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New Research Unveils the Attributes of B2B Technology Buying and Selling

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This month, TrustRadius published the findings of its fifth annual B2B buying disconnect study. The 2021 B2B Buying Disconnect report provides a wealth of valuable insights regarding the sale and purchase of business technology solutions.

The report is based on two surveys that were fielded in September of this year. One was a survey of 907 individuals who were involved in making business technology purchases for their organization, and the second was a survey of 227 individuals who work for technology vendors in a sales or marketing capacity. More than 75% of the respondents in both surveys were based in the United States.

These surveys addressed a broad range of topics. The buyer survey includes findings about the technology buying process, how technology buyers learn about products and services and research potential purchases, and how they view technology vendors. The seller survey explored how technology vendors seek

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