Samsung has announced that it is heavily investing in wearable computers to compete with Google Glass and Apple’s hush-hush iWatch.
A quantum computer works in a totally different way from a classical computer. Quantum bits or ‘qubits’ can exist in a superposition state of both zero and one simultaneously. This means that a set of two qubits can be in a superposition of four states, which therefore require four numbers to uniquely identify the state. So the amount of information stored in N qubits is two to the power of N classical bits.
Two developments in quantum computing in the past couple of weeks are the harbingers of a whole new era of smart technology. Google announced that it’s building a quantum computer designed by a company called D-Wave in partnership with NASA, and government scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory revealed that they developed a secure quantum computing network two years ago! Get the details about these developments from Hank Green in this episode of SciShow News.
Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for…Scientists at the University College London has developed a computer that can fix itself, and thus avoid crashing. That’s the good news! The bad news? It’s going to be rolled out for military and scientific purposes first, before models that use this technology will be made available for the public at large.
Everyone wants to be ahead of the future curve. Now, you can take a quantum leap forward with some snazzy new computer peripherals unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Trisha Herschberger from SourceFed introduces the most eye-popping of these computer accessories.