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Are brain implants the future of computing?

Imagine brain implants that let you control devices by thought alone—or let computers read your mind. It’s early days, but research into this technology is well under way.

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Current Events

Pentagon awards $9 billion cloud deals to big tech

Google, Amazon Web Services, software giant Microsoft and Oracle received cloud computing contracts worth $9 billion from the Pentagon. Seems like one company got the short end of the stick on this deal.

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Security

Uber Data Breach Shows Problems with 2FA – ThreatWire

So much security news this week. The LastPass Hack Lasted Four Days, Uber Data Breach Shows Problems with 2FA, Putty is being used to backdoor victims, and a HUGE giveaway you won’t wanna miss! All that coming up now on ThreatWire. #threatwire #hak5

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Future

Will EVs Ruin The Midwest Economy?

Electric vehicles have a lot of unintended consequences attached to them. Researchers believe modern factory jobs will require more education and could be less available than they were in the past. They estimate that electric vehicles could require 30% less manufacturing labor when compared with conventional cars. “The lines that run to drive oil or […]

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Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing News BMW Solves a Problem in Minutes, JP Morgan gets ready, & startup raised $9M

Quantum News Stories mentioned. JPMorgan hires scientist Charles Lim to help protect financial system from quantum-supremacy threat https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/28/jpmorgan-hires-scientist-charles-lim-to-head-quantum-computing-unit.html BMW’s 3,854-Variable Problem Solved in Six Minutes With Quantum Computing https://www.tomshardware.com/news/quantum-computing-company-solves-3854-variable-problem-for-bmw-in-six-minutes This Startup Raised $9 Million To Make Better Quality Quantum Computers https://www.forbes.com/sites/ariyanagriffin/2022/07/22/this-startup-raised-9-million-to-make-better-quality-quantum-computers/

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Microsoft Security

Microsoft Security: Breaking the Rules – Stories from Employees

Retired MSFT developer Dave details the age old battle between corporate security policies and recalcitrant users at Microsoft and IBM.

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Microsoft

Bill Gates’ Secret Easter Egg

Bill Gates is said to have personally crafted a special Easter Egg surprise for one of Microsoft’s best-selling products. But which one, and why? Retired Microsoft engineer Dave tells the unofficial behind-the-scenes story.

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Robotics

Watch Ameca the Humanoid Robot in Its First Public Demo

Last year, a video of Ameca the robot’s facial expressions had the world fascinated (and terrified). But the creators of this humanoid say Ameca is the face of the future.

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