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New Topcon Robotic Total Station System Built for Versatile Survey and Construction Workflow Performance

Topcon Positioning Group announces new flagship GT Series robotic total stations are available for survey, construction, and machine control applications. The GT-1200 and GT-600 total stations are available in multiple accuracy levels.

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The new total stations are part of a full workflow solution, including a new field computer, a full-version update to Topcon field and office software, as well as GNSS receivers. The system is designed to work in sync for improved performance and better data handling with built-in, field-to-office connectivity.

The speed, tracking and accuracy of the GT Series, combined with the intuitive software system, creates a flexible solution capable of satisfying the technology needs of surveyors and contractors performing survey, layout or machine guidance projects.

“The new total stations perform at a faster 10 Hz positioning update rate. Combining the GT Series with the

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Peter Thiel Built His Fortune On This One Business Secret

Imagine handing half a million bucks to a 19-year old college kid. That’s what Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel did in the summer of 2004.

Thiel backed Mark Zuckerberg when he was just an arrogant kid who wore flip-flops to business meetings. “Zuck” founded thefacebook.com earlier that year, and he was begging for cash to grow the dorm-room startup.

Thiel cut Zuck a check for $500,000. Within five years, it grew 2,000 fold to $1 billion as thefacebook.com became Facebook (FB).

Peter Thiel built his fortune on one business secret. Thiel founded money disruptor PayPal (PYPL) in the ‘90s. And he was an early investor in world-changers like Airbnb, SpaceX, and Palantir. His biggest “wins” all tie back to a Wall Street Journal article he wrote titled: Competition Is for Losers.

In the Article, Thiel Points Out Many Of The Greatest Companies Share One Unique Trait


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Firmament-Backed Envase Acquires SecurSpace, Solidifying Company’s Leading Position in Software and Technology Built for the Intermodal Supply Chain | News

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Envase Technologies, a mission-critical software platform for the intermodal supply chain, announced today the acquisition of SecurSpace, a leading gate management software and online marketplace technology provider that connects companies looking for parking and storage options to those with dedicated or excess capacity.  SecurSpace joins Envase’s existing suite of market-leading Transportation Management System (TMS) software and firmly establishes the company as the leader in comprehensive technology solutions built for the intermodal community. 

“SecurSpace is highly complementary to our existing functionality, offering a technology driven marketplace where trucks, chassis, and containers can be stored in over 1,000 yards nationwide,” said Larry Cuddy, Jr., CEO, Envase Technologies. “This is an essential need in the industry and one of several important links in the intermodal chain. SecurSpace will enhance our mission-critical operating systems and further allow drayage carriers to efficiently move containers across ports,

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ZeniMax Online’s new IP built with new engine, will be another MMORPG

Just like Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield, ZeniMax Online’s brand new IP is being built from the ground up with new engine optimizations.

ZeniMax Online, the dev behind Elder Scrolls Online, is currently working on a brand new IP. We’ve actually known about this for a while: the project was first known in 2018, it’s likely another MMORPG, and Colin Campbell, who worked on Jedi: Fallen Order and Mass Effect, has signed up as a level artist.

Now we have a few more details about the project. According to ZeniMax lead graphics engineer Alex Tardiff, the new IP is being built in a fresh new games engine. “Not much to say about this yet, but it’s been so much fun creating a brand new engine. With how rare this kind of thing is nowadays, I feel fortunate to be at this studio while we invest heavily in

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States are finally starting to use the Covid-tracking tech Apple and Google built — here’s why

  • New York and New Jersey both released Covid-19 apps this week, bringing the total to 10 states which have published alert apps using technology from the Apple-Google partnership.
  • 70 million people, or 21% of the U.S. population, now has access to a Covid-19 app.
  • Covid apps are starting to catch on six months after the system was first announced because it is becoming faster and easier for governments to build the apps.
  • New York and New Jersey’s apps also work across some state lines, addressing a major issue with the early versions. 

Andrew Cuomo wearing a suit and tie: New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City.

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New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City.

Six months after it was announced, the tech that Apple and Google built for sending Covid-19 exposure alerts to smartphones is finally gaining momentum in the United States.


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IonQ claims it has built the most powerful quantum computer yet

Trapped-ion quantum computing startup IonQ today announced the launch of its latest quantum computer, which features what IonQ calls “32 perfect qubits with low gate errors.”


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Using IBM’s preferred quantum benchmark, IonQ expects to hit a quantum volume of 4,000,000. That’s a massive increase over the double-digit quantum volume numbers that IBM itself recently announced and it’s a pretty extraordinary claim on IonQ’s side as this would make its system the most powerful quantum computer yet.

The (well-funded) company has never used this metric before. Through a spokesperson, IonQ also noted that it doesn’t necessarily think quantum volume is the best metric, but since the rest of the industry is using it, it decided to release this number. The company argues that its ability to achieve 99.9% fidelity between qubits has allowed it to achieve this breakthrough.

“In a single generation of hardware, we went from 11 to

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D-Wave Announces General Availability of First Quantum Computer Built for Business

BURNABY, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, today announced the general availability of its next-generation quantum computing platform, incorporating new hardware, software, and tools to enable and accelerate the delivery of in-production quantum computing applications. Available today in the Leap™ quantum cloud service, the platform includes the Advantage™ quantum system, with more than 5000 qubits and 15-way qubit connectivity, in addition to an expanded hybrid solver service that can run problems with up to one million variables. The combination of the computing power of Advantage and the scale to address real-world problems with the hybrid solver service in Leap enables businesses to run performant, real-time, hybrid quantum applications for the first time.

As part of its commitment to enabling businesses to build in-production quantum applications, the company announced D-Wave Launch™, a jump-start program for businesses who

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Arm unveils new Cortex CPU built for autonomous applications

Arm on Tuesday unveiled a new suite of intellectual property that promises to bring greater compute performance and efficiency for automotive and industrial automation systems. The new products include the Cortex-A78AE CPU, the Mali-G78 GPU, the Mali-G78AE GPU and the Mali-C71AE ISP. 

The new Cortex-A78AE CPU is Arm’s answer for the automotive and industrial sector’s next-gen compute needs. Arm said the CPU is its highest performance safety capable processor, allowing enterprises to run complex workloads for autonomous applications such as mobile robotics and driverless transportation.

The CPU’s micro-architecture was revamped on a number of fronts and now offers 50% higher bandwidth than the previous generation and a 30% performance uplift compared to its predecessor, according to Arm.

“Autonomy has the potential to improve every aspect of our lives, but only if built on a safe and secure computing foundation,” said Chet Babla, VP of Automotive and IoT Line of Business

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Scientists Built the Best Solar Laser Ever

  • New research shows a working solar laser that doesn’t require a curved mirror collector.
  • The result is a flat design like a solar cell that can absorb more, and less direct, sunlight.
  • With proof of concept in hand, scientists say they can fine-tune the design even more.

    Scientists in Japan and Germany have made a breakthrough in the field of solar lasers—and they’ve changed the game completely.

    🤯 You like badass science. So do we. Let’s nerd out over it together.

    For the first time, they say, a solar laser isn’t simply a supervillain-like huge angled mirror. The new design involves a kilometer of silica fiber that’s doped with a neodymium isotope and then kept in a cylindrical container of solution. The entire assembly acts as a solar collector, but doesn’t require the unwieldy size and low efficiency of a curved mirror.

    In Communications Physics, the large international team

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    ‘We built two data centers in the middle of the pandemic’

    At the end of July this year, after nearly five months of pandemic-induced restrictions, the team building two new data centers to underpin public services in the state of Guernsey finished the project. And, despite the additional complications caused by COVID-19, the team was only two weeks behind the original schedule – that is, the timeline that was mapped out pre-pandemic, in September last year – and the build remained within budget. 

    The success of the project, less exciting but equally as effective, came down to plain good-old planning, maintains Colin Harvey, transformation director at Guernsey’s technology partner Agilisys – albeit to another degree than your average weekly to-do list.

    “We went down to a ridiculous degree of detail in our planning in terms of not only the activities that everybody had to do, but also the risk in health and safety impacts,” he tells ZDNet.

    SEE: IT Data Center

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