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Upgrade Your Screen or Camera without Buying a New Phone | MIT Technology Review

Upgrade Your Screen or Camera without Buying a New Phone | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.
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Quantum Computer Passes Math Test, But Doesn't Answer the Big Question - Wired Science

Quantum Computer Passes Math Test, But Doesn't Answer the Big Question - Wired Science | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

A well-known problem called the “party problem” asks what the minimum number of guests you would need to invite to a gathering to ensure that a small subset is made of people who all know each other and another who all don’t. Solutions to this problem are given in what’s known as Ramsey numbers. Calculating the minimum number of guests to ensure groups of three strangers and three friends is fairly easy (the answer is six). But increasing the number of people makes the solution increasingly hard to calculate, with most Ramsey numbers being beyond the capability of our current computers.

D-Wave’s device was able to implement an algorithm to calculate Ramsey numbers for different configurations, though none that weren’t already known from previous work. The findings appeared Sept. 25 in Physical Review Letters.

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from the article: "While noting that the D-Wave experiment’s calculations were correct, the authors of a commentary piece in the same issue wrote that “many more tests would be needed to conclude that the logical elements are functioning as qubits and that the device is a real quantum computer.”

 
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Google Glass in the OR: There’s an app for that, but would you trust it with your spleen?

Google Glass in the OR: There’s an app for that, but would you trust it with your spleen? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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How to Encrypt your Gmail Messages with Google ...

How to Encrypt your Gmail Messages with Google ... | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Worried that someone is reading your email? You can easily encrypt your Gmail messages using the powerful AES encryption algorithm and secure your private messages.
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PairASight lets other people in on what you're seeing

PairASight lets other people in on what you're seeing | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The PairASight system allows users to transmit their own first-person video via the internet in real time.
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The technology is still in the prototype stage, although the designers hope that it could ultimately have applications in fields such as automotive repair, healthcare and retail. It will be interesting to see how the system stacks up against its obvious competitor, Google Glass.

 
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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Kicks off Dream of Artificial Intelligence - GOOG ... - U.S. Election News

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Kicks off Dream of Artificial Intelligence - GOOG ...U.S.
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Now You Can Build Google's $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Now You Can Build Google's $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng wants to bring deep learning -- an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software -- into the DIY era.
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“GPUs are so incredibly powerful,” says David Anderson, a computer scientist at Berkeley. “Programs that previously ran on supercomputers, we’re now realizing we can rewrite to run on GPUs at a fraction of the price.” His team at Berkeley recently rejigged the volunteer-parallel-computing platform, BOINC, to be able to run on GPUs. BOINC helps scientists analyze astronomical and biomedical data.

 
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Mystery barges will be interactive learning space, Google says - Fox News

Mystery barges will be interactive learning space, Google says - Fox News | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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Internet giant Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the East and West coasts as interactive learning centers.
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Google Glass is shattering: 6 months after launch, multiple reports of breakage and breakdowns

Google Glass is shattering: 6 months after launch, multiple reports of breakage and breakdowns | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Chris BarrettGoogle Glass appears to be living up to its name. At least, the latter half of it.
The sexy prototype augmented reality devices are unexpectedly fragile, breaking down with some degree of regularity after just a few months of use.
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This Guy Left Google To Put The Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms

This Guy Left Google To Put The Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Prasad Ram (aka Pram) is founder, creator, and CEO of Gooru, “an open and collaborative online community where the best free materials for learning can be found, created, remixed and shared.” Gooru harnesses the power of data to enable personalized...
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33rd Square: What Will Happen, Now That Ray Kurzweil Works At Google?

33rd Square: What Will Happen, Now That Ray Kurzweil Works At Google? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil and Google announced on Friday that the inventor, futurist and author of the book , The Singularity is Near, will now head up Google's engineering in formal role.
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