Tag: computers

quantum computers hacking bitcoin wallets

Intel’s 17-qubit quantum test chip.

Source: Intel

Stefan Thomas really could have used a quantum computer this year.

The German-born programmer and crypto trader forgot the password to unlock his digital wallet, which contains 7,002 bitcoin, now worth $265 million. Quantum computers, which will be several million times faster than traditional computers, could have easily helped him crack the code.

Though quantum computing is still very much in its infancy, governments and private-sector companies such as Microsoft and Google are working to make it a reality. Within a decade, quantum computers could be powerful enough to break the cryptographic security

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Board of Education hears update on fine arts program, approves spending on school computers

Aside from these specific festivals and conferences, band, chorus and orchestra programs from across the district also had the opportunity to receive feedback on performances at the Large Group Performance Evaluations. Another 98 middle and high school students also represented Forsyth County at the GMEA All-State band and orchestra competitions.

Theater students in the county had the opportunity to compete at GHSA’s One Act competition, and Denmark High School’s students ended up winning the 7A state championship. Denmark students also walked away with wins at the Literary 7A State Individual/Group competitions along with students from North and South Forsyth high

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Human-I-T expanded amid the pandemic to bring computers and internet access to families across the nation

Ruben China fills orders with the refurbished stock at Human-IT warehouse in Bell Gardens Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

With the pandemic forcing school online, a harsh spotlight was shined on the digital divide, with many children in disadvantaged communities having little to no computer or internet access. Cities, school districts and organizations like Long Beach-based Human-I-T have worked toward digital inclusion but there is still a long way to go.

Founded in 2012, Human-I-T has “one solution for two problems,” according to Director of Programs AJ Middleton. The nonprofit collects electronic waste from across the

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Blind Horse Restaurant’s Thomas Nye left computers to focus on wine

Kristine M. Kierzek

Thomas Nye is not a classroom kind of guy.  An entirely self-taught winemaker, his path may not traditional but it is very intentional. 

After years working with computers, the serial entrepreneur was looking for a new challenge. One phenomenal dinner pairing wine and food was all it took. He knew he wanted to become a winemaker. 

He spent a year working for free learning from an Italian winemaker in New Jersey, then opened a custom crush winery where he made upwards of 30 wine varieties in a year. It was a great lesson, and the perfect steppingstone

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Working With a $1,400 PC Case: Assembling Singularity Computers’ Spectre III

It’s been a while since we’ve tackled a high-end build here at Tom’s Hardware. With the unobtanium status on the RTX 3000 and RX 6000 graphics cards, and some CPUs still tough to find in stock at non-inflated prices, we didn’t try to get our hands on fresh hardware just for the sake of a showy high-end build. We’d rather see those parts in one of your hands.

But when Singularity Computers reached out asking if we wanted to review its new Spectre III liquid-cooling chassis, we knew we had to do something special with it. So, we’re doing a

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Lighting the Way to Quantum Computers

With an ability to analyze and rapidly process extremely large datasets, quantum computing promises to enable transformational advances in everything from the rapid discovery of new drugs and vaccines to secure storage and transmission of personal information. The key to the speed of quantum computers lies in qubits, the basic units of information that can exist in multiple states, a phenomenon that provides far more processing power than the binary bits of classical computers.

Quantum computers are difficult to engineer, build and program, however, because highly sensitive qubits are easily affected by environmental disturbance, referred to as noise, such as

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