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Google I/O 2021: Android 12, Quantum AI campus, Flutter 2.2, Vertex AI, and more

Google is making a number of improvements and updates across its cloud, security, AI and Android platforms at its virtual Google I/O conference this week.  Top announcements included: The beta version of Android 12 Android 12 features a more personal experience, fluid motions and animations, redesigned system spaces, and new privacy features. “Android 12 builds … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: PennyLane

PennyLane is an open-source, cross-platform Python library for differentiable programming of quantum computers. Differentiable programming refers to a programming paradigm that leverages automatic differentiation. PennyLane tries to bridge the gap between quantum computing and machine learning. According to the project’s GitHub page, PennyLane enables users to train quantum computers much like neural networks.  Xanadu, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nylas announces Workflows for automating tasks in software applications, OutSystems raises $150 million, Quantum Computing Inc. launches Qatalyst

Nylas Workflows are pre-built composable templates that help developers quickly create end-to-end workflow automations across a broad range of applications. Also, Workflows extend the Nylas platform’s automation capabilities from email, calendar, and contacts to integrate with business applications such as Slack and Microsoft Teams. Additional details on the new platform are available here.  OutSystems raises … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Reshift Security’s JavaScript Vulnerability Scanner, CQC’s tket 0.7 release, and Testlio 3.2

Reshift Security added support for JavaScript alongside its current Application Security Platform’s Java scanning capability and the company said it will add C#, C/C++ and Python scanning later in 2021. Redshift integrates into modern software development tools, processes, and workflows and identifies code vulnerabilities as software is being created. It utilizes a Datadog scanning engine … continue reading

AWS releases Braket for quantum computing and development

Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of Amazon Braket, which was designed to help developers and researchers get started with quantum computing, providing development tools, simulators, and access to a diverse set of quantum hardware. According to the company, Amazon Braket can be used to test and troubleshoot quantum algorithms on simulated quantum … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2019

Gartner has revealed its annual technology trends for the upcoming year at this week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. The research firm produces its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list every year to give organizations insight into what they can expect. According to Gartner, a strategic technology trend refers to a trend that has substantial disruptive … continue reading

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Microsoft releases open-source Quantum Katas tutorials for quantum computing

In order to give coders a head-start on quantum computing and learning its Q# programming language for quantum computing, Microsoft has launched the open-source Quantum Katas tutorial project. “Coding katas are great tools for learning a programming language,” the Microsoft Quantum Team wrote in the announcement. “They rely on several simple learning principles: active learning, … continue reading

Quantum computing fund set up for open-source projects

A new program to support the development of open source projects in quantum computing has been launched. The Unitary Fund will offer six grants of $2,000 to fund open source quantum computing projects. The fund was created by William Zeng, head of quantum cloud services for the quantum computing company Rigetti. According to Zeng, in … continue reading

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Microsoft previews Quantum Development Kit

Microsoft is helping to democratize quantum computing with the announcement of the Quantum Development Kit. The company first announced plans to develop a Quantum Development Kit in September at its Ignite conference. “Quantum computing takes a giant leap forward from today’s technology—one that will forever alter our economic, industrial, academic, and societal landscape. With the … continue reading

GitLab 9.5, Xcode 9, IEEE standard for quantum computing, and Chrome Enterprise — SD Times news digest: August 23, 2017

GitLab 9.5, the last 9.x release before GitLab 10.0, is available with improvements to navigation, new project templates with pre-configured CI, and new automation features for CI and performance. The new navigation streamlines UI and reduces the number of clicks it takes to move through a GitLab instance. It also comes with newly added icons … continue reading

IBM offers quantum computing as a service

Quantum computing may still sound like science fiction, but the world’s oldest computer maker has decided to push that fiction into reality. Today, IBM announced that it would begin allowing customers to have access to its quantum computer via its cloud computing offerings. The IBM Cloud will allow developers selected by IBM to access a … continue reading

Tattoos hinder Apple Watch performance, Apple’s Q2 earnings, and Project Tungsten—SD Times news digest: April 29, 2015

If you have any dark tattoos on your wrist, Apple Watch may not work for you. According to iMore, a website dedicated to Apple, a user’s tattoo can interfere with the watch’s ability to track his or her heart rate. It also affects the watch’s ability to detect skin contact. Users experiencing this problem can … continue reading

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