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The race to building a fully functional quantum stack | TechCrunch

As we approach the age of quantum computing, it is no longer a question of ‘if,’ but rather one of ‘when’ this technology finally matures and ‘who’ will lead this emerging industry.

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'Remarkable' Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing Problem

You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can learn the answers to unanswerable problems. But there’s a catc

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An Apple store Genius shows how the iPad Pro can't replace a PC

Is this truly the post-PC era? The evidence of this man's Apple store visit suggests it hasn't quite arrived yet.

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Mathematicians Solve '42' Problem With Planetary Supercomputer

Mathematicians have finally figured out the three cubed numbers that add up to 42. This has settled a problem that has been pondered for 65 years: namely, can each of the natural numbers below 100 be expressed as the sum of three cubes?

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IBM Research explains how quantum computing works and why it matters | VentureBeat

Jeffrey Welser, vice president and lab director at IBM Research at Almaden, breaks down quantum computing in terms anyone can understand.

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[Best of 2018] IBM proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

The debate over whether quantum computers will ever be able to do anything better than classical ones is over. A team of researchers just proved they can.

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MIT researchers turn water into 'calm' computer interfaces

Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us...

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The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

Quantum computers should soon be able to beat classical computers at certain basic tasks. But before they’re truly powerful, researchers have to overcome a

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Simon's algorithm run on quantum computer for the first time—faster than on standard computer

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers working in South Africa has reported that they've successfully run Simon's algorithm on a quantum computer for the first time. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they ran the alg