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September 23, 2019
Google Reportedly Achieved 'Quantum Supremacy'
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According to a report in the Financial Times, a team of researchers from Google led by John Martinis have demonstrated quantum supremacy for the first time. This is the point at which a quantum computer is shown to be capable of performing a task that’s beyond the reach of even the most powerful conventional supercomputer. The claim appeared in a paper that was posted on a NASA ...
MIT Technology Review
iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown
The rumor mill has been hard at work surrounding the iPhone 11 Pro Max release, and we're hard at work to put these rumors to rest. How much RAM is there? What's ...
iFixIt
High Reliability Alloy for Auto Apps
Conventional SAC alloys are challenged to cope with the demands of automotive environments. Learn about lead-free alloy and flux alternatives that can handle automotive operating extremes.
Technical Paper
Once hacked, twice shy: How auto supplier Harman learned to fight cyber carjackers
When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system ...
Reuters
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Meter-Mix Dispensing Basics
Taiwan Startup Challenges Google in Gesture Recognition
It appears that gesture recognition will soon (finally) be coming to smartphones. An IC design startup in Taiwan called KaiKuTek is positioned to be one of the biggest ...
EE Times
The Ultimate Optimization Problem: How to Best Use Every Square Meter of the Earth's Surface
Lucas Joppa thinks big. Even while gazing down into his cup of tea in his modest office on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington, he seems to see the entire ...
IEEE Spectrum
The Lost Leadership Art of Positive Feedback
It is critically important as a leader to give team members consistent feedback, not only on what they need to improve but also what they are doing well. I meet employees ...
Entrepreneur
iPhone 11 and 11 Pro review: When the best is just good enough
While sitting in the audience at Apple's campus in Cupertino, California, watching a parade of executives unveil the new iPhone 11 lineup, I couldn't help but think of ...
CNN
No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China
Apple's latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous ...
Reuters
The Sino-American War for 5G Dominance
Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE dominate the 5G generation of wireless technology. Primacy in wireless is a key goal of Beijing's.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate
As wireless technology changes how and where people do their jobs, giving many the freedom to work remotely at least part of the time, so too is it changing their ...
The New York Times
Highlights of the day: Intel stepping up preparations for 7nm manufacturing
Intel in May unveiled plans to launch its 7nm products in 2021, and it is now stepping up efforts towards achieving that goal. It has started placing equipment and ...
Digitimes
Head in Pillow X-ray Inspection at Flextronics
For the study we used two boards exhibiting HIP defects with four types of AXI machines at four sites in Flextronics manufacturing, or vendor laboratory.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
Google to invest 3 billion euros in European data centers
Google will make an additional investment of $3.3 billion over the next two years to expand its European data centers. The investment plan includes an additional 600 ...
Reuters
Groq: No Show at AI Hardware Summit
The second AI Hardware Summit held this week here at the Computer History Museum was significantly larger than the inaugural event from last year. It was a clear ...
EE Times
Aspects of machine learning on the edge
Machine learning (ML) is hard; making it work within the resource-constrained environment of an embedded device can easily become a quagmire. In light of this harsh ...
EDN
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MIRTEC's Business Shift in Europe, President Takes on New Role
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Quote of the Day
We can learn even from our enemies.
Ovid
What Year Was It?
King Triumphs in Battle of Sexes
What Year
In a highly publicized "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, top women's player Billie Jean King, 29, beats Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1 ranked men's player.
The day was Sep 20. What year was it?
Cartoon of the Day
Cartoon
"I won it for going 10 years without asking for a raise."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Test Your Knowledge Answer
What are you caught in if a haboob blows up?
Answer: A sandstorm