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The Race to Develop the World’s Best Quantum Tech 1
Posted Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 by Jeff Safire

The National Quantum Initiative Act represents a bipartisan U.S. government push to keep up with China and other countries in developing technologies such as quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum communication—all of which have some potential to upset the balance of economic and military power in the world.

Lasers vs. Microwaves: The Billion-Dollar Bet on the Future of Magnetic Storage 2
Posted Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 by Jeff Safire

Seagate and Western Digital are pursuing rival technologies to push the limits of hard disk drives By Amy Nordrum, IEEE Spectrum For most of the past 50 years, the areal density of hard disks—a measure of how many bits of data that engineers can squeeze into a given area—increased by an average of nearly…

Fujitsu Plans to Support Professional Judges With Lidar and AI at Gymnastics Meets 3
Posted Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Fujitsu has developed a judging system that can objectively score a routine based on the angles of a gymnast’s joints By Julianne Pepitone – Tech Talk blog, IEEE Spectrum Image: Fujitsu Perhaps more than any other sport, gymnastics is both an art and a science. As an athlete executes their carefully-rehearsed flips and leaps,…

Are Programmers Headed Toward Another Bursting Bubble? 4
Posted Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Staying relevant in the ever changing technology landscape can be a challenge. By looking at the technologies that are replacing programmers in the status quo we should be able to predict what jobs might disappear from the market.

5G Glimpse Shows Glitz and Warts 5
Posted Friday, Dec 7, 2018 by Jeff Safire

WAILEA, Hawaii — For a few hours on Tuesday, 5G cellular was live — warts and all — in two ballrooms of a resort hotel here. Ericsson set up the network at a Qualcomm event to give press and analysts a first look at what its new chipsets will enable.

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