Day: January 8, 2019

If you’ve been dying to run some math on a dinky toy quantum computer, IBM may have something for you

Rentable Q machine has just 20 qubits, but who’s counting? IBM today claimed it will shortly sell the world’s first commercial quantum computer – or, more accurately, calculation time on it.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Everything Dell announced at CES 2019 – CNET

Our first look at “the world’s most powerful gaming laptop” and a new 55-inch 4K OLED gaming display. …read more Source:: CNet

Lenovo’s Yoga S940 is a $1,500 ultraportable that screams CES – CNET

New design, new tech and a couple of buzzwords go far here. …read more Source:: CNet

Huawei Has Suspected Ties To Front Companies In Iran and Syria, New Documents Reveal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centers on the company’s suspected ties to two obscure companies. One is a telecom equipment seller that operated in Tehran; the other is that firm’s owner, a holding…

We experience the safer Freightliner trucks of the future – Roadshow

Drivers of cars have enjoyed Level 2 semi-autonomous driver’s aids for a few years. Truckers are now getting into the game. …read more Source:: CNet

Vintage Programmer Gets Modern Chip Adapter

While trying to revive a Donkey Kong Jr arcade board, [Jelmer Bruijn] found himself in the market for an EPROM programmer and became the proud owner of a 1990’s era Dataman S4. Despite its age, it’s a fairly nice tool which allows you to read and write a laundry list of different EPROM types, all…

Microsoft Issues Multiple Critical Patches for Edge Browser

Microsoft January Patch Tuesday roundup includes four critical patches for its Edge browser. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Connecting Your Bank Account To an App is Now a $3-Billion Business

When you link your checking account to Venmo or use it to buy bitcoin, a startup called Plaid is likely facilitating the connection with your bank. You punch in your user name and password; Plaid checks those credentials with the financial institution and, if they’re accurate, passes banking information back to the app. That’s it….

Electrify America, Hubject want EV charging payments to be as easy as plugging in – Roadshow

Plug&Charge wants the plug to handle all the payment data, no logins or swipe cards necessary. …read more Source:: CNet

Mark Zuckerberg’s 2019 resolution: Talk about the future of tech – CNET

Facebook’s CEO says he used to hope his ideas would speak for themselves, but “that doesn’t cut it anymore.” …read more Source:: CNet