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Your New MacBook Pro Might ‘Cease Functioning’ If You Repair It Yourself

Your New MacBook Pro Might 'Cease Functioning' If You Repair It Yourself

Your New MacBook Pro Might ‘Cease Functioning’ If You Repair It Yourselfhttps://www.idropnews.com/news/mac/your-new-macbook-pro-might-cease-functioning-if-you-repair-it-yourself/84949/?utm_content=notifications&utm_campaign=notifications&utm_source=notifications&utm_medium=notifications&utm_term=notificationsMultiple reports out this week suggest that some of Apple’s most advanced Mac computers (including its 2018 MacBook Pro and late-2017 iMac Pro) are likely to “cease functioning” if they are serviced for major repairs or after-market upgrades by anyone other than an Apple employee, Apple service representative, or third-party Apple Authorized Service Provider.

This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks like

This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks likehttps://www.engadget.com/2018/01/09/this-is-what-a-50-qubit-quantum-computer-looks-like/From afar, it looks like a steampunk chandelier. An intricate collection of tubes and wires that culminate in a small steel cylinder at the bottom. It is, in fact, one of the most sophisticated quantum computers ever built. The processor inside has 50 quantum bits, or qubits, that process tasks in a (potentially) revolutionary way. Normally, information is created and stored as a series of ones and zeroes. Qubits can represent both values at the same time (known as superposition), which means a quantum computer can theoretically test the two simultaneously.

Apple Plans Combined iPhone, iPad & Mac Apps to Create One User Experience

Apple Plans Combined iPhone, iPad & Mac Apps to Create One User Experience - Bloomberg

Apple Plans Combined iPhone, iPad & Mac Apps to Create One User Experience – Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-20/apple-is-said-to-have-plan-to-combine-iphone-ipad-and-mac-apps?ref=donvy.comApple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad introduced a novel way of interacting with computers: via easy-to-use applications, accessible in the highly curated App Store.

Eve V review: The wisdom of the crowd mostly pays off

Eve V review: The wisdom of the crowd mostly pays offhttps://www.engadget.com/2017/12/15/eve-v-review/Forget design by committee — the Eve V is a great example of design by community. If you’ve never heard of Eve, I like to think of it as the OnePlus of computers: By ditching middlemen, this 11-person startup found a way to build and sell premium computers at a significant discount. The difference is, the people in charge didn’t draw up a list of specs and start churning out machines. Instead, they left just about every important design and component decision to a coalition of over a thousand community members.

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Quantum Computing Is Coming for Your Data

https://www.wired.com/story/quantum-computing-is-coming-for-your-data/?mbid=nl_72317_p4&CNDID=49046367Tomorrow’s computers will be able to expose the data we encrypt today—and hackers are counting on it. Defending against quantum computers will require techniques that don’t exist yet. Securing data will require protection against quantum algorithms, or a system of public and private keys that erase themselves over time.

ChargeWrite is a smart pen that you can use as more than just a pen

by Selene Kyle @ medium.com

With the boost of smartphones, tablets, and computers, you’ll rarely find a person who uses a pen. Once mentioned as mightier than a sword, the pens are now only used perhaps by the students. So, to make its existence important, today’s pens should be technologically advanced. This is where the ChargeWrite comes. The brainchild of Montreal-based entrepreneurs Shaun Teblum and Rob Gold, this smart pen is not only you’re your best writing option but also your smartphone’s best companion.

In a historic moment for AI, computers gain ability to generalize learning between activities

by Aaron Krumins @ extremetech.com

by Aaron Krumins @ extremetech.com

Now, for the first time, a neural network has achieved the ability to generalize learning new tasks. The ramifications could be truly seismic. Many experts have seen the ability to generalize learning as one of the defining differences between how a neural network attacks a learning problem versus how a human does.

A computer that could generalize between learned activities would fundamentally alter the intelligence landscape, conceivably igniting the kind of “hard takeoff” scenario espoused by Nick Bostrom in his seminal book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.

MWSF 2004: HomePod

Macsense HomePod™ is a digital stereo component that streams music files stored on computers to HomePods located anywhere in the house. It features an 802.11b wireless and Ethernet network interface, FM tuner, USB port, built-in stereo speakers, stereo audio outputs to home hi-fi system, headphone jack, 2.5″ back-lit LCD display, jog-shuttle rotating dial, and on-unit control buttons.