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How to Choose the Best (and Fastest) Alternative DNS Server

Your internet service provider offers its own DNS servers, which help you turn websites like www.howtogeek.com into their respective IP addresses. Your devices use those by default, but you can set your own preferred DNS servers for a bit of improved spee

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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