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IBM Just Committed to Having a Functioning 1,000 Qubit Quantum Computer by 2023

We’re still a long way from realising the full potential of quantum computing, but scientists are making progress all the time – and as a sign of what might be coming, IBM now says it expects to have a 1,000 qubit machine up and running by 2023.



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Qubits are the quantum equivalents of classical computing bits, able to be set not just as a 1 or a 0, but as a superposition state that can represent both 1 and 0 at the same time. This deceptively simple property has the potential to revolutionise the amount of computing power at our disposal.

With the IBM Quantum Condor planned for 2023 – running 1,121 qubits, to be exact – we should start to see quantum computers start to tackle a substantial number of genuine real-world calculations, rather than being restricted to laboratory experiments.

IBM’s quantum computing lab. (Connie Zhou for

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How to delete individual Facebook messages or entire conversations on your computer or mobile device



a person talking on a cell phone: It's easy to delete Facebook messages. pixdeluxe/Getty Images


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It’s easy to delete Facebook messages. pixdeluxe/Getty Images

  • You can delete Facebook messages using the Facebook Messenger smartphone app, or the Facebook website.
  • Messages can be deleted one-by-one, or you can erase entire conversations at once.
  • If you delete a Facebook message within 10 minutes of sending it, you can choose to remove the message from both your own view and the recipient’s view.
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Facebook’s instant messaging system is a handy way to connect with friends, acquaintances, or anyone else you’re trying to get in touch with on the platform.

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In a desktop web browser, messaging happens within the Facebook website, but on your phone, it’s a separate app entirely. Either way, Facebook gives you the tools to delete messages with just a tap or a click.  

But here’s something important to keep in mind: If

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Has ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Has ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) been one of those stocks this year? Let’s take a closer look at the stock’s year-to-date performance to find out.

ChannelAdvisor is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes 602 different companies and currently sits at #8 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups is measured, and the sectors are listed from best to worst.

The Zacks Rank is a proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and favors companies with improving earnings outlooks. ECOM is currently sporting a

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How to change your Gmail language settings to read or compose in another language on a computer or mobile device



a close up of text on a white background: You can change your display and composition language on the Gmail desktop site, or just the display language on the Gmail app. Jarretera/Shutterstock


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You can change your display and composition language on the Gmail desktop site, or just the display language on the Gmail app. Jarretera/Shutterstock

  • You can change Gmail’s display language, and in some instances, the message composition language on the desktop site and the Gmail app for iPhone and Android.
  • Gmail’s desktop site allows you to type in different languages using special keyboards and input tools.
  • To change your Gmail app display language on an Android or iPhone device, you’ll need to update your phone’s general language settings.
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As one of the most used email clients in the world, it makes sense that Gmail would be equipped to handle non-English language or multilingual users. 

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In addition to reading your Gmail display in another language, Google offers several text input tools that allow users to type in their desired

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Has Box (BOX) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Box (BOX), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question.

Box is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes 602 different companies and currently sits at #8 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors.

The Zacks Rank is a successful stock-picking model that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions. The system highlights a number of different stocks that could be poised to outperform the broader market over the next one to three

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Alibaba unveils Cloud 2.0, Wuying cloud computer, and Xiaomanlv logistics robot

Alibaba has unveiled a new operating system for the cloud, with CTO Jeff Zhang likening it to upgrading a computer to use Windows.

Speaking at the Chinese giant’s virtual Apsara Conference 2020 on Thursday, Zhang said this new cloud, Alibaba Cloud 2.0, will allow operations to be more user-friendly and intuitive, enabling more organisations to migrate their workloads and run them without having to understand how to code.

“In short, we want to make cloud technology accessible to everyone … just like water and electricity is,” he said through a translator.

The CTO said Alibaba Cloud 2.0 was an “all-in-one platform augmented with Aspara system and digital native operating system”.

“I believe that Alibaba Cloud 2.0 will change the way we run our workloads on the cloud and the way we implement applications. [This is the] beginning of a ‘digital era’ that will give birth to a smarter society, with

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Alibaba Cloud Launches Personal Computer, Logistics Robots and More at Apsara Conference

Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm on Thursday unveiled new products and technologies, including a personal cloud computer, at its biggest technology event of the year.

At just 60 grams – roughly the weight of an egg – the palm-sized computer is Alibaba Cloud’s latest effort to help users “more easily enjoy the benefits of cloud computing anytime, anywhere, in a cost-effective yet secure way,” said Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, at the 12th annual Apsara conference.

Connectable to any computer screen, the device offers greater cloud-computing powers than many PCs. For example, the rendering time for one frame of high-resolution animation on the device is a mere 10 minutes, almost nine times faster than its traditional counterparts.

To help users keep their cloud computers in tip-top shape, Alibaba Cloud also created its own self-developed app-streaming software for easy-to-implement system upgrades and licensed app downloads.

“We hope our cloud

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Alibaba Debuts Cloud Computer, Delivery Robots at Cloud Computing Conference

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technologies and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today unveiled a series of innovative products at its 12th annual Apsara Conference, highlighting the technology pioneer’s commitment in helping people adapt to the more digitized world and accelerate customers’ digital transformation during and after the pandemic.

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Why I implanted computer chips in my hands

I have computer chips in my hands.

The tiny (two millimetre by 12 millimetre) glass ampules are nestled just under the skin on the back of each of my hands and were implanted by a local body piercer several years ago.

The chip in my right hand is a near-field communication device that I scan with an app on my smart phone to access and rewrite the information I have stored on it. It can contain a minuscule 888 kilobytes of data storage and only communicates with devices less than four centimetres away. In my left hand is a chip designed as a digital verification device that uses a proprietary app from the developer Vivokey.

The implant procedure is neither difficult nor extremely painful. I can feel the bump of the chips under my skin and often invite others to feel it. The bump does not protrude from the back

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How to turn off software update notifications on a Mac or set your computer to update automatically without notifications



If your Mac's software update notifications are distracting, you can turn them off. Tom Werner/Getty Images


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If your Mac’s software update notifications are distracting, you can turn them off. Tom Werner/Getty Images

  • You can turn off software update notifications on a Mac computer in a few steps, or set your Mac to update automatically.
  • Software update notifications pop up automatically to let you know when there’s an available update for your computer.
  • While these notifications may be useful, the pop-ups can be distracting.
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Apple offers regular updates to its software and operating systems, which improve functionality and security. However, the notifications can be annoying and may pop up at inconvenient times. 

Since these updates are for all the Apple programs in your computer, you may get notifications for apps you don’t use. Luckily, you can turn the notifications off. With the Mojave or Catalina operating system, you can even adjust your preferences

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