Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

IBM: We’re on the cusp of the Quantum Computing revolution (video)

Technology’s holy grail is the development of a “perfect” Quantum Computer. Traditional computers recognize information as bits: binary information that represent “On” or “Off” states. A Quantum Computer uses qubits; operating in superposition, it exists in all states simultaneously — not just “On” or “Off,” but every possible state in-between. It would theoretically be able to instantly access every piece of information at the same time, meaning that a 250 qubit computer would contain more data than there are particles in the universe. IBM thinks it’s closer than ever to realizing this dream and if you want to know more, we have the full details after the break.

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Sony announces quartet of Cyber-shot cams, boasts of slim profiles and tough skin

Sony announces new cyber-shot cameras

The Cyber-shot family just keeps growing and growing, with its latest litter focused on keeping slim and staying active. The quartet’s most rugged machine, the $330 16.2 megapixel DSC-TX20, promises to be tough as nails by tolerating water up to 16 feet under, bouncing back from five foot falls and braving freezing tundras as cold as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. The $350 DSC-TX66, on the other hand, forgoes the armor in favor of a 18.2 megapixel sensor, a 3.3-inch “Xtra Fine” OLED touch screen and 1920 x 1080 video recording. The outfits 18.2 MP DSC-WX150 and 16.1 MP DSC-W690 claim the titles of “world’s thinnest 10x optical zoom cameras,” (excluding the lens) according to Sony, and are priced at $250 and $180, respectively. Read on for Sony’s official press release and all of the rough, tough and svelte details.

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