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+ - Eric Schmidt says the Internet will Disappear 2

Submitted by Esra Erimez
Esra Erimez (3732785) writes "Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it. Schmidt says, “There will be so many IP addressesso many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it. “It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room.”"

+ - Quantum Computing Without Qubits->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "For more than 20 years, Ivan H. Deutsch has struggled to design the guts of a working quantum computer. He has not been alone. The quest to harness the computational might of quantum weirdness continues to occupy hundreds of researchers around the world. Why hasn’t there been more to show for their work? As physicists have known since quantum computing’s beginnings, the same characteristics that make quantum computing exponentially powerful also make it devilishly difficult to control. The quantum computing “nightmare” has always been that a quantum computer’s advantages in speed would be wiped out by the machine’s complexity.

Yet progress is arriving on two main fronts. First, researchers are developing unique quantum error-correction techniques that will help keep quantum processors up and running for the time needed to complete a calculation. Second, physicists are working with so-called analog quantum simulators — machines that can’t act like a general-purpose computer, but rather are designed to explore specific problems in quantum physics. A classical computer would have to run for thousands of years to compute the quantum equations of motion for just 100 atoms. A quantum simulator could do it in less than a second."

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+ - Samsung beats Apple in customer satisfaction, while Blackberry improves. 1

Submitted by Esra Erimez
Esra Erimez (3732785) writes "Traditionally the iPhone has been at the of top in the satisfaction rankings. This year's survey, though, saw Apple continue to slowly slip. That slippage was enough to allow Samsung to pass Apple for the first time in customer satisfaction.

For 3 in 4 BlackBerry users to be happy with their devices suggests that BlackBerry's restructuring and attempt to get back to the brand's roots is seeing success. Indeed last year BlackBerry only had a 69 percent satisfaction rating. A year-on-year gain of 5 percent in satisfaction puts BlackBerry in a similar league as Samsung in reputation growth."

+ - HP's "Revolutionary" New Operating System: Linux++

Submitted by Esra Erimez
Esra Erimez (3732785) writes "HP's research division is working to create a computer called The Machine. It is meant to be the first of a new dynasty of computers that are much more energy-efficient and powerful than current products.
A working prototype of The Machine should be ready by 2016. However, HP wants researchers and programmers to get familiar with how it will work well before then. HP aims to complete an operating system designed for The Machine, called Linux++."

+ - Startup Helps You Build Your Very Own Picosatellite on a Budget->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "A Glasgow-based startup is reducing the cost of access to space by offering "satellite kits" that make it easier for space enthusiasts, high schools and universities alike to build a small but functional satellite for as little as US$6,000 and then, thanks to its very small size, to launch for significantly less than the popular CubeSats."
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+ - Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off

Submitted by Esra Erimez
Esra Erimez (3732785) writes "Backblaze is transitioning from using 4 TB hard drives to 6 TB hard drives in the Storage Pods they will be deploying over the coming months. With over 10,000 hard drives, the choice of which 6TB hard drive to use is critical.
They deployed 45 Western Digital (WD60EFRX) and Seagate (STBD6000100) hard drives into two pods that were identical in design and configuration except for the hard drives used."

+ - Is C Still Relevant In the 21st Century?-> 1

Submitted by Nerval's Lobster
Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes "Many programming languages have come and gone since Dennis Ritchie devised C in 1972, and yet C has not only survived three major revisions, but continues to thrive. But aside from this incredible legacy, what keeps C atop the Tiobe Index? The number of jobs available for C programmers is not huge, and many of those also include C++ and Objective-C. On Reddit, the C community, while one of the ten most popular programming communities, is half the size of the C++ group. In a new column, David Bolton argues that C remains extremely relevant due to a number of factors, including newer C compiler support, the Internet ("basically driven by C applications"), an immense amount of active software written in C that's still used, and its ease in learning. 'Knowing C provides a handy insight into higher-level languages—C++, Objective-C, Perl, Python, Java, PHP, C#, D and Go all have block syntax that’s derived from C.' Do you agree?"
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+ - 'MythBusters' drop Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci 1

Submitted by rbrandis
rbrandis (735555) writes "In a video announcement Thursday on Discovery Channel, "MythBusters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman revealed that longtime co-hosts and fan favorites Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci are no longer on the show.

"This next season we're going back to our origins with just Adam and me," Hyneman said in the video, which explained that the change took hold as of the season's last episode on August 21."

+ - Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Terrorist organization ISIS has been in the news a lot lately for their hostile activities in Iraq and Syria. They've also been very active online posting propaganda on various social networking sites to try to recruit more members. Frequently, they'll have pictures of themselves in nondescript locations — but even carefully selected images give clues to their real location. Citizen journalists at Bellingcat analyzed a group of these photos, comparing buildings and bridges in the background to images from Google Earth. With very little to go on, they were able to pinpoint the location of a terrorist training camp."
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+ - By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem->

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "An estimate for when when machine intelligence will outmatch not only your own intelligence, but the world's combined human intelligence will happen in the 2040-2045 timeframe.

"By the end of this century," he continued, "most of the human race will have become cyborgs [part human, part tech or machine]. The allure will be immortality. Machines will make breakthroughs in medical technology, most of the human race will have more leisure time, and we'll think we've never had it better. The concern I'm raising is that the machines will view us as an unpredictable and dangerous species."

Machines will become self-conscious and have the capabilities to protect themselves. They "might view us the same way we view harmful insects." Humans are a species that "is unstable, creates wars, has weapons to wipe out the world twice over, and makes computer viruses." Hardly an appealing roommate."

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