Quantum computing building blocks
19 hours ago
For decades scientists have known that a quantum computer—a device that stores and manipulates information in quantum objects such as atoms or photons—could theoretically perform certain calculations far faster than today's ...
Computers using linguistic clues to deduce photo content
Jul 21, 2017
Scientists at Disney Research and the University of California, Davis have found that the way a person describes the content of a photo can provide important clues for computer vision programs to determine where various things ...
Bioinformatics computer programs help biologists understand intrinsically disordered proteins
Jul 21, 2017
Proteins are the building blocks of life and biological agents. They are drivers of growth and development and the spread of viruses and bacteria, and have key roles in disease pathways and virtually all cellular functions. ...
Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopause
Jul 20, 2017
Instead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren. Such an advantage could have driven ...
Russian man who helped develop Citadel malware gets five years
Jul 19, 2017
A Russian man who helped develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to serve five years in prison.
Michael Dell takes long view with 'Dell 2.0'
Jul 18, 2017
His first company became the world's largest maker of personal computers. Now Michael Dell says he is building a broader technology firm with similar ambitions.
India's Infosys eyes artificial intelligence profits
Jul 14, 2017
Indian IT giant Infosys said Friday that artificial intelligence was key to future profits as it bids to satisfy clients' demands for innovative new technologies.
Atomic cousins team up in early quantum networking node
Jul 13, 2017
Large-scale quantum computers, which are an active pursuit of many university labs and tech giants, remain years away. But that hasn't stopped some scientists from thinking ahead, to a time when quantum computers might be ...
Personal computer market continues to slump
Jul 12, 2017
Worldwide shipments of personal computers continued to slump in the recently ended quarter but showed signs of stabilizing, according to figures released Wednesday by market trackers.
Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets—even over the internet
Jul 12, 2017
Here's the scenario: you have sensitive data and a problem that only a quantum computer can solve. You have no quantum devices yourself. You could buy time on a quantum computer, but you don't want to give away your secrets. ...