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Computer glitch knocks out Tokyo Stock Exchange

The Tokyo Stock Exchange plans to resume normal operations Friday after it halted trading for the entire day Thursday owing to what it said was a malfunction in its computer systems — the worst such outage ever.

There was no indication that the outage at the world’s third-largest exchange resulted from hacking or other cybersecurity breaches.

“We are extremely sorry for the troubles we have caused,” Koichiro Miyahara, president and CEO of the exchange, told reporters late Thursday.

The exchange issued a statement later saying it would open as usual Friday. It said it foresaw no problems with resuming trading.

Miyahara and other exchange officials said a computer hardware device they called “Machine 1” failed, and the backup, “Machine 2,” didn’t kick in, so stock price information was not being relayed properly.

The officials characterized the problem as a memory malfunction.

They said that rebooting the system during a trading

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D-Wave announces launch of new Advantage quantum computer for business use

D-Wave announces launch of new Advantage quantum computer for business use
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Canadian based D-Wave has announced on its blog that it has developed a new quantum computer for use by businesses. Called Advantage, the new system has 5,000 qubits and 15-way qubit connectivity. The new machine will be made available to business customers over the Internet via the Leap quantum cloud service.


Over the past several years, several companies have dedicated resources to the development of a true quantum computer that can tackle problems conventional computers cannot handle. Progress on developing such computers has been slow, however, especially when compared with the early development of the conventional computer. As part of the research effort, companies have taken different approaches. Google and IBM, for example, are working on gate-model quantum computer technology, in which qubits are modified as an algorithm is executed. D-Wave, in sharp contrast, has been focused on developing so-called annealer technology, in which qubits are cooled during

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Computer/IT remote work increased more than 50% since March 1

A new report from Flexjobs taps the top 50 companies offering remote jobs, and 11 of them are tech-related.

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A COVID-19-imposed work-from-home life may have revealed a preferable working situation for many, as there’s been a significant increase in people looking for remote and flexible jobs since the beginning of the pandemic. There’s also been significant opportunities at companies recruiting remote workers. 

Due to the popularity of the search for remote work, Flexjobs reviewed and determined the top companies hiring for the most remote jobs between March 1 and Sept 15. 

While only 11 of the top 50 companies chosen as offering the most remote jobs during the pandemic are tech-related, the computer/IT career category was ranked No. 1 in the increases of more than 50% in remote jobs since March 1. 

The career categories that showed increases of more than 50% 

  1. Computer/IT

  2. Customer Service

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New Brain-Computer Interface Transforms Thoughts to Images

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Achieving the next level of brain-computer interface (BCI) advancement, researchers at the University of Helsinki used artificial intelligence (AI) to create a system that uses signals from the brain to generate novel images of what the user is thinking and published the results earlier this month in Scientific Reports.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to use neural activity to adapt a generative computer model and produce new information matching a human operator’s intention,” wrote the Finnish team of researchers.

The brain-computer interface industry holds the promise of innovating future neuroprosthetic medical and health care treatments. Examples of BCI companies led by pioneering entrepreneurs include Bryan Johnson’s Kernel and Elon Musk’s Neuralink.  

Studies to date on brain-computer interfaces have demonstrated the ability to execute mostly limited, pre-established actions such as two-dimensional cursor movement on a computer screen or typing a specific letter of

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Researchers found the manual for the world’s oldest surviving computer

Researchers will be able to gain a deeper understanding of what’s considered the world’s oldest surviving (digital) computer after its long-lost user manual was unearthed. The Z4, which was built in 1945, runs on tape, takes up most of a room and needs several people to operate it. The machine now takes residence at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, but it hasn’t been used in quite some time.

An archivist at ETH Zurich, Evelyn Boesch, discovered the manual among her father’s documents in March, according to retired lecturer Herbert Bruderer (via Motherboard). René Boesch worked with the Swiss Aeronautical Engineering Association, which was based at the university’s Institute for Aircraft Statics and Aircraft Construction. The Z4 was housed there in the early 1950s.

Among Boesch’s documents were notes on math problems the Z4 solved that were linked to the development of the P-16 jet fighter. “These included calculations on

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Pa. Dept. Of Labor & Industry To Delay Deployment Of New Computer System, Will Continue To Use ‘Woefully Outdated’ System For Claims

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania’s “woefully outdated” computer system used to handle unemployment claims will not get previously promised upgrades.

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For the past few months, The Department of Labor and Industry’s Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has said the new system would go live in October.

With just a few days to go, the state announced it will now pause the launch of the new system.

This comes at the recommendation of state legislators, stakeholders and the U.S. Department of Labor, according to the Department of L&I.

The release states: “Pennsylvania will avoid potentially disrupting people relying on unemployment compensation by pausing the launch of the new system that will change how to file for claim and benefits.”

The state is still using 50-year-old technology to process claims.

KDKA’s Meghan Schiller interviewed Auditor General Eugene DePasquale in August, who described the system as “woefully outdated” ad “held together with bubble gum

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What is the Doom Eternal computer password? It’s all to do with an old name from the past

If you know, you know, but if you’re discovering the game on Xbox Game Pass then the Doom Eternal computer password will be something you find when you explore the Fortress of Doom. And immediately spend ages trying to work out. Fortunately there’s not a hugely convoluted challenge to finding out what the code actually – you just need to know some really obscure Doom lore to unearth to know about an Easter egg computer pass word and unlock the computer. 



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What is the Doom Eternal computer password?

To access what’s behind the Doom Eternal computer password you’ll need to type in the code ‘FLYNNTAGGART’. Which, for those not up on their Doom lore, is the name of Doom Guy in the old 1995

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How to find out if someone was snooping around on your computer

Someone maybe snooping around on your computer, and that is definitely a problem. In many cases, the person who is accessing your computer is likely one who is known such as a family member or friend. In other situations, a colleague at work might have gained access if you had left your laptop unattended for a period of time.

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How to find out if someone was snooping around on your computer?

The question is, how can we find out if this has happened for sure. The first step is knowing where to begin, and that is something we plan to discuss in this article.

Bear in mind that a trace of almost all actions taken on your computer is stored, which means, there are ways to tell if someone has been messing around without your consent. Now, nothing here will determine who the culprit is, but this should give an

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Smart Vision AI Developers Kit Is Accelerating Computer Vision Applications

Imagine being able to embark on a real-time computer vision project in a few hours, with no code to build a traffic control system, a warehouse monitoring system, or an in-store point of sale optimization system. Like the apps that are built on top of smartphone operating systems, these smart computer vision projects can use a multitude of proprietary and vendor algorithms. Because they are built on top of BrainFrame, an operating system for computer vision that comes with a Smart Vision AI Developers Kit, they take a fraction of the time to build than other computer vision projects.

BrainFrame is one of the core products of Aotu.ai, started by two founders, Stephen Li and Alex Thiel. Stephen applied his experience building out the Android operating system to BrainFrame. In collaboration with leading chipmakers such as Intel, Nvidia, etc., BrainFrame is positioning itself to

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Is Iowa the birthplace of the computer?

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ spoke on second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention last month, in a prerecorded message praising President Donald Trump for his administration’s aid to Iowa following natural disasters.

Early in her nearly four-minute remarks on Aug. 25, Reynolds said Iowa is “the birthplace of the computer.”

The Fact Checker team opted to check this statement separately from other claims made during Reynolds’ RNC speech. A fact check of her other remarks can be found here.

Analysis

It is true that the world’s first electronic digital computer was created in Iowa. The Atanasoff-Berry Computer, or the ABC, was built at Iowa State University (then called Iowa State College) from 1937 to 1942 by physics and mathematics professor John Vincent Atanasoff and physics graduate student Clifford Berry.

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It was the first time a computer was able to store information on its main memory, the science news website

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