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17 May 2017
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It's Time To Decide How Quantum Computing Will Help Your Business [63504]
ComputerWorld, May 17th 2017

"If you're not ready to start using quantum computing in your enterprise, you should at least be planning how to do so.

Researchers say companies may be less than five to 10 years away from turning to quantum computing to solve big business problems..."

"Quantum computing has the potential to not just do things faster but to allow companies to do things entirely differently," said David Schatsky, managing director of Deloitte LLP, a global consulting and financial advisory company. "If they have certain analytical workloads that could take them weeks to run and they could do it almost instantaneously, how would that change the way they make decisions, or the risks they're willing to take or what products and services they can offer customers?"
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16 May 2017
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What Is UEFI, and How Is It Different from BIOS? [63528]
How-To Geek, May 16th 2017

"New computers use UEFI firmware instead of the traditional BIOS. Both are low-level software that starts when you boot your PC before booting your operating system, but UEFI is a more modern solution, supporting larger hard drives, faster boot times, more security features, and - conveniently - graphics and mouse cursors.

We've seen newer PCs that ship with UEFI still refer to it as the 'BIOS' to avoid confusing people who are used to a traditional PC BIOS. Even if your PC uses the term 'BIOS', modern PCs you buy today almost certainly ship with UEFI firmware instead of a BIOS..."
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15 May 2017
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Virtual Top Hats Allow Swarming Robots To Fly In Tight Formation [63527]
Science Daily, May 15th 2017

"Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don't collide or undercut each other. They've also built autonomous blimps that recognize hand gestures and detect faces.

Both projects will be presented at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) May 29 -- June 3 in Singapore.

In the first, five swarm quadcopters zip back and forth in formation, then change their behaviors based on user commands. The trick is to maneuver without smacking into each other or flying underneath another machine. If a robot cuts into the airstream of a higher flying quadcopter, the lower machine must quickly recover from the turbulent air or risk falling out of the sky..."
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10 May 2017
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Computer Accurately Identifies And Delineates Breast Cancers On Digital Tissue Slides [63297]
Science Daily, May 10th 2017

"A deep-learning computer network was 100 percent accurate in determining whether invasive forms of breast cancer were present in whole biopsy slides. The network correctly made the same determination in each individual pixel of the slide 97 percent of the time, rendering near-exact delineations of the tumors..."
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03 May 2017
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Hand That Sees Offers New Hope To Amputees [63034]
Science Daily, May 3rd 2017

"A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking -- just like a real hand -- are to be trialled for the first time.

Led by biomedical engineers at Newcastle University, UK, and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the bionic hand is fitted with a camera which instantaneously takes a picture of the object in front of it, assesses its shape and size and triggers a series of movements in the hand..."
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03 May 2017
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What Is This HDMI ARC Port on My TV? [63063]
How-To Geek, May 3rd 2017

"If you look on the back of your TV, you'll likely see a few HDMI ports - but one of them may be labeled ARC, or something similar. This is no ordinary HDMI port. HDMI ARC can greatly simplify your audio cabling needs and setup if you know where to look for it and how to implement it.

HDMI ARC: The HDMI Specification You've Never Heard Of

Historically, an AV receivers was the heart of the home media experience, and everything connected through it. DVD/Blu-ray players, cable boxes, game consoles, and other devices all went into the box, and then video and audio signals were split between the TV and the speakers, respectively..."
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