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You won’t see quantum internet coming

August 30th, 2019 at 12:22 am » Comments Off

The quantum internet is coming sooner than you think—even sooner than quantum computing itself. When things change over, you might not even notice. But when they do, new rules will protect your data against attacks from computers that don’t even exist yet. Despite the fancy name, the “quantum internet” won’t be some futuristic new way […]



Neuroscientists decode brain speech signals into written text

August 15th, 2019 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

Study funded by Facebook aims to improve communication with paralysed patients The study recording brain signals sent to trigger organ movement is considered a breakthrough. When Stephen Hawking wanted to speak, he chose letters and words from a synthesiser screen controlled by twitches of a muscle in his cheek. But the painstaking process the cosmologist […]



Microsoft’s tech can make your hologram speak another language

August 12th, 2019 at 12:31 pm » Comments Off

This exec doesn’t speak Japanese — but it sure looks like she does. You no longer need to speak another language to look like you’re fluent in it — to anyone, anywhere. On Wednesday, Microsoft executive Julia White took the stage at the company’s Inspire partner conference to demonstrate how it’s now possible to not […]



How a trivial cell phone hack is ruining lives

July 13th, 2019 at 3:24 am » Comments Off

On a Tuesday night in May, Sean Coonce was reading the news in bed when his phone dropped service. He chalked it up to tech being tech and went to sleep. When he woke up, his Gmail account had been stolen and by Wednesday evening he was out $100,000. “This is still very raw (I […]



The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

June 1st, 2019 at 4:05 pm » Comments Off

This is also what the internet is becoming: a dark forest In his sci-fi trilogy The Three Body Problem, author Liu Cixin presents the dark forest theory of the universe. When we look out into space, the theory goes, we’re struck by its silence. It seems like we’re the only ones here. After all, if […]



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