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The Challenge and Promise of Quantum Computing

Despite becoming increasingly viable, many people don't understand what quantum computing is, and how it differs from classical or binary computing. We spoke with experts in the field of quantum computing to help explain; and get their assessment of how this emerging technology could eventually chan...

Tesla Autopilot Probe Opened by US Highway Safety Agency

The probe, to be conducted by the NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation, will evaluate the Autopilot systems in Tesla Models Y, X, S, and 3, for the years 2014 through 2021. Technologies and methods used to monitor, assist, and enforce a driver's engagement with driving during Autopilot operation ...

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Autonomous Driving’s Missing Link

Autonomous driving now forms the core of most of the efforts to create autonomous robotics. However, up until now there's been one rarely talked about but critical problem that remains unsolved: What do we do with those things that will share the roads with these self-driving cars and trucks that ar...

Sustainability and Logistics: Greening the Supply Chain

One of the strains on the logistics industry is increased consumer demand for speedy delivery -- and this requirement is making it even more important to consider the environmental impacts of faster fulfillment. We spoke with experts in the field to find out what's happening to make logistics more s...

OPINION

Autonomous Cars + IoT, and Life or Death Decisions

An ecosystem is being created where cars and robots are autonomous and connected so they will be able to connect to other devices, sensors, and data repositories available to them. Let's explore some safety risks associated with this future connectivity on our roadways. We'll then close with the pr...

OPINION

Nvidia + Arm and the Challenges of Building a New Type of Tech Company

Nvidia is in the process of working through regulatory approvals to buy Arm from SoftBank -- a technology holding company with mixed success husbanding its acquisitions. Let's explore this acquisition, the most significant regulatory hurdles the effort needs to overcome, and what might result once t...

Microsoft, GM, Cruise Partner on Self-Driving Cars

A strategic partnership with Microsoft was announced Tuesday by General Motors and Cruise aimed at speeding up the commercialization of shared self-driving vehicles. In addition, Microsoft will be joining GM, Honda and some institutional investors in adding US$2 billion to Cruise's coffers, bringing...

The Critical Role of High-Tech R&D in the COVID-19 Era

Maintaining and increasing research and development spending in the COVID-19 era is critical for high technology vendors to deliver new solutions and services, continue to innovate, and position their businesses to rebound from the negative effects of the global pandemic. Analysts, financial adviso...

OPINION

2021: The Year of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

While the pandemic has been painful, it has caused things to accelerate in several areas impressively rapidly. Two of those areas are robotics and artificial intelligence, which we'll see adapted broadly this decade with a considerable bump in 2021. Let's talk about all of that this week, and we'll ...

Tech Job Market Hot for the Near Future

Computer systems design and related services added 13,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's August jobs report. IT employment in July was up by more than 203,000 positions since the COVID-19 outbreak; and there were more than 235,000 job postings by U.S. employers, according to the C...

Samsung Reveals 6G Vision

Although many people haven't wrapped their minds around 5G mobile technology yet, Samsung has already started talking about 6G. In a report released Tuesday, the company reveals its 6G vision of the future, including technical and societal megatrends, new services, requirements, candidate technologi...

AI Advantages in the Wake of the Pandemic

Artificial intelligence will play a major role as we try to move to a post-pandemic world, especially as it pertains to tracking people's health and wellbeing in public areas. Employers will tap technology solutions to help them face challenges such as adhering to new rules and regulations, monitori...

OPINION

Necessity May Give Us a Virtual Court System

One of the exciting things that came out of Microsoft Build during the analyst preview was that the company has been working to create virtual court solutions. If done right, a virtual system could fix a lot of court-related problems. It would allow judges to work around their schedules better and g...

OPINION

3 Improvements the COVID-19 Pandemic May Force

The pandemic may force certain improvements but I'm not sure that it will, because political distractions are doing a rather good job of drawing our focus away from fixing things now. We should be ramping domestic manufacturing of PPEs and ventilators permanently to prepare for a likely huge fall sp...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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