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Bringing a power tool from math into quantum computing

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The Fourier transform is an important mathematical tool that decomposes a function or dataset into a its constituent frequencies, much like one could decompose a musical chord into a combination of its notes. It is used across all fields of engineering in some form or another and, accordingly, algorithms to compute it efficiently have been developed—that is, at least for conventional computers. But what about quantum computers?

Though quantum computing remains an enormous technical and intellectual challenge, it has the potential to speed up many programs and algorithms immensely, provided that appropriate quantum circuits are designed. In particular, the Fourier transform already has a quantum version called the quantum Fourier transform (QFT), but its applicability is quite limited because its results cannot be used in subsequent quantum arithmetic operations.

To address this issue, in a recent study published in Quantum Information Processing, scientists from Tokyo

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Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup

Sixteen years ago a group of material scientists and engineers at General Electric banded together to reinvent the circuit breaker. Now, Menlo Microsystems, the spinoff commercializing that technology, is ready to bring its revolutionary new switches to market, with huge implications for everything from 5G technologies to quantum computing.


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Based in Irvine, Calif., Menlo Micro takes its name from the Menlo Park, NJ research lab where Thomas Edison patented the first light switch back in 1893 and the company’s ties to GE run deep.

Researchers at GE spent more than a decade working internally on Menlo Micro’s core technology, a novel process that applies semiconductor manufacturing techniques to the production of micro electro-mechanical systems, before spinning it out into a new business five years ago.

Using a novel alloy, Menlo Micro is able to reduce the size of the switches it makes to 50 microns by 50 microns,

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Now On Kickstarter, Hermes Focals, A Revolutionary Technology Bringing Conversations Alive For The Deaf – Press Release

Now seeking community support via Kickstarter, a viable alternative for the legally deaf who do not know sign language but want the benefit of easy conversation.

Mindy Moniz, a passionate inventor and entrepreneur, has announced a new crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to support Hermes Focals, the future of eyewear for the deaf or hard of hearing. Functional eyewear that integrates cutting-edge visual and audio technologies, Moniz was inspired to create Hermes Focals under a belief that communication should be easy for all, including the deaf or hard of hearing, with an understanding that new tools would help accomplish this objective. 

Currently in a proof-of-concept development stage, Hermes Focals will combine innovative technology, design, and style to make conversation easy for everyone. Eyewear with a microphone, Hermes Focals will take in audio signals, such as human voices, and use revolutionary translation technology to will generate appropriate subtitles that will then be

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Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss

The biggest Arctic expedition in history will return to the German port of Bremerhaven on Monday after a year-long mission, bringing home observations from scientists that sea ice is melting at a “dramatic rate” in the region.

Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be no grand fanfare when the German Alfred Wegener Institute’s Polarstern ship docks.

But the information gathered by researchers as the ship drifted through the ocean trapped in ice will be vital to helping scientists understand the effects of climate change.

In the summer, the researchers saw for themselves the dramatic effects of global warming on ice in the region, considered “the epicentre of climate change”, according to mission leader Markus Rex.

“We could see broad stretches of open water reaching nearly to the Pole, surrounded by ice that was riddled with holes produced by massive melting,” Rex said.

His sobering conclusion: “The Arctic ice is disappearing at

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Roku is bringing its Roku Channel to Amazon Fire TV, which makes sense

The Roku Channel, Roku’s free streaming service that offers more than 100,000 ad-supported titles and 115 live TV channels, is now available to Amazon Fire TV users, the company announced today. And while it may seem odd that The Roku Channel would live on Fire TV devices — Amazon and Roku are direct competitors in set-top-box hardware — it might actually make a lot of sense.

Neither Amazon nor Roku truly rely on hardware sales to boost their TV brands. Amazon’s gadgets have always been a gateway to Amazon’s services, and the company may just need more content to offer its Fire TV on top of its existing channels. Meanwhile, Roku makes the majority of its revenue through advertising and subscriptions, which is a big part of why it took so long for NBCUniversal’s Peacock to roll out on Roku. It makes sense that the company would want to make

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Microsoft is bringing xCloud to iOS via the web

Microsoft is working on a “direct browser-based solution” to bring xCloud to iOS early next year. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company has been developing a web version of xCloud to run on iOS and iPadOS devices, alongside continuing its work on an app that it hopes will also eventually run on Apple’s platform.

Microsoft’s gaming chief, Phil Spencer, revealed the company’s browser-based xCloud work during a recent internal all-hands meeting. “We absolutely will end up on iOS,” said Spencer during the meeting, noting that he “feels good” about the company’s iOS progress. “We’ll end up on iPhones, and iPads with Game Pass.” Business Insider first reported the news of the web version for iOS.


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Apple has been blocking services like xCloud and Stadia from running on iOS devices via its App Store, and recently offered an olive branch to these services with

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The Tech Group Joins New Charter Technologies, Bringing Enhanced Value and Capabilities for Clients and Employees

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — New Charter Technologies, a portfolio company of Palo Alto based private equity firm Oval Partners, today announced the acquisition of South Burlington, Vermont based Managed Services Provider, The Tech Group.

The Tech Group is a great addition to New Charter’s growing roster of North American MSPs for multiple reasons. Mitch Morgan, New Charter Technologies CEO explains, “The Tech Group client focus is second to none, and the team lives their mission every day of bringing ‘The Human Side of IT’ to their interactions. It was extremely important to all of us that Steve Loyer, Owner of Tech Group, continue leading the company well into the future. The ownership model built by our capital partner, Oval Partners, has provided them the opportunity to re-invest into this platform. This stability and enhanced capabilities will be important to clients and employees of

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Phenom Acquires My Ally, Bringing Advanced Automation to Overwhelmed HR Teams

Deal solidifies Talent Experience Management’s role in enhancing recruiter productivity

Phenom, the global leader in Talent Experience Management (TXM), today announced its acquisition of My Ally, an AI-based HR technology company. Known for its expertise in automation, My Ally reinforces Phenom’s ability to deliver an intelligent, omni-channel interview scheduling experience. The acquisition comes just eight months following Phenom’s $30 million Series C funding round.

“With Phenom’s first acquisition, we are executing on our growth strategy of constant innovation, enabling organizations to deliver the world’s best talent experiences,” said Mahe Bayireddi, CEO and co-founder at Phenom. “My Ally has proven that its strong automation technology can scale to provide enterprise-level solutions, and their curious, energetic culture fits well with our own. We welcome My Ally, their employees, and their customers to the Phenom family.”

In today’s talent acquisition environment, recruiters have never been more shorthanded with so many jobs to fill.

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TruCon Launches in Ontario to Match Trucks with Jobs, Bringing Construction and Agriculture Online

LONDON, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 30, 2020–

TruCon, a new London-based technology company, announced today the official launch of their website TruCon.app, an online platform that is designed to streamline construction and agricultural operations by connecting trucks with contractors. TruCon will revolutionize the construction industry by enabling owner/operators to search and accept jobs from any device and contractors to instantly book and schedule trucks for jobs, a function that currently does not exist in the industry.

Challenges accessing available trucks for jobs, as well as finding jobs for their trucks, prompted Andrew Davies, a local construction professional, to create an online marketplace to connect trucks with those who hire them.

“This is an industry that has been left behind by technology,” says Andrew Davies, CEO and founder of TruCon. “Trucks are underutilized, and jobs are under serviced, despite the high demand, simply because the industry relies on picking up the phone

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Ring’s Traffic Stop feature is about bringing more accountability to policing

On Thursday, Ring, the home security subsidiary of Amazon, released a new dashcam embedded with a novel feature called “Traffic Stop” that could help bring more accountability to policing. That could be a powerful thing, especially as tens of millions of people have poured onto the streets in cities across the country to demonstrate against systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality. It could also be a privacy nightmare.

The Ring Car Cam, which will cost $199, has two cameras: one pointed out the front windshield and one that points toward the car’s interior. The camera can send alerts whenever an event such as a break-in, towing, or accident is detected, and owners can tap into the cameras’ feeds to see what’s happening. The Car Cam relies on either Wi-Fi or LTE for connectivity.

But the most interesting feature is Traffic Stop. All a driver

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