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Jul 23, 2021

Quantum network is step towards ultrasecure internet

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Experiment connects three devices with entangled photons, demonstrating a key technique that could enable a future quantum internet. Experiment demonstrates a key technique that could enable a future quantum internet.

Jul 23, 2021

Arm’s cheap and flexible plastic microchip could create an ‘internet of everything’

Posted by in categories: computing, internet

A microchip in your lettuce? Why not, says Arm.


Chip designer Arm has unveiled the most complex flexible microchip yet. The PlasticARM is inefficient and slow compared to silicon-based chips, but could be printed onto fabric, paper, and plastic, allowing for what Arm calls the “internet of everything.”

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Jul 23, 2021

Silicon Who? Researchers Develop Arm Microprocessor Built out of Plastic

Posted by in categories: internet, materials

Truly bendable devices pave the way for the Internet of Everything.


Researchers have shown that it is possible to use plastics to create a working Arm microprocessor, creating a new world for truly flexible electronics spanning multiple sectors.

Jul 22, 2021

Flexible computer processor is the most powerful plastic chip yet

Posted by in categories: computing, food, internet

Flexible computer processors have circuits printed onto plastic film.

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Could a flexible processor stuck on your produce track the freshness of your cantaloupe? That’s the idea behind the latest processor from UK computer chip designer Arm, which says such a device could be manufactured for pennies by printing circuits directly onto paper, cardboard or cloth. The technology could give trillions of everyday items such as clothes and food containers the ability to collect, process and transmit data across the internet – something that could be as convenient for retailers as it is concerning for privacy advocates.

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Jul 22, 2021

Major outage hits major websites as 911 goes down in multiple cities

Posted by in categories: finance, habitats, internet

A major internet outage has affected the websites of major retail, financial, logistics and travel websites, while 911 service in several Virginia cities appears to be affected by a cut fiber optic cable.

Down Detector, a service that detects whether websites are working properly or not, began reporting a series of at least 50 major website outages shortly before 12pm EST on Thursday.

The websites of UPS, Delta Air Lines, Costco, American Express and Home Depot were down, displaying domain name system (DNS) service errors.

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Jul 19, 2021

Japan Sets New Record for Internet Speed at 319 Terabits per Second

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The basic assumption, and it’s proven to be a good one, is that more people will want to send more stuff over the internet tomorrow, Tuesday, or in ten years. We may not know how many people or what stuff exactly, but growth has generally been a good guess.

To meet tomorrow’s demands, we have to start building a more capable internet today. And by we, I mean researchers in labs around the world. So it is that each year we’re duly notified of a new eye-watering, why-would-we-need-that speed record.

In August of last year, a University College London (UCL) team, set the top mark at 178 terabits per second. Now, a year later, researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) say they’ve nearly doubled the record with speeds of 319 terabits per second.

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Jul 19, 2021

Japan sets new Internet speed record: 319 Tbit/s

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Researchers in Tokyo, Japan, have achieved a data rate of 319 terabits per second (Tbit/s) over a distance of 3001 km (1865 mi).

Jul 17, 2021

Facebook AI Releases ‘BlenderBot 2.0’: An Open Source Chatbot That Builds Long-Term Memory And Searches The Internet To Engage In Intelligent Conversations With Users

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

BlenderBot 2.0 is better at conducting more extended, more knowledgeable, and factually consistent conversations over multiple sessions than the existing state-of-the-art chatbot. BlenderBot’s improved conversational abilities have made it a serious contender for artificial intelligence research.

The AI model takes the information it gets from conversations and stores them in long-term memory. The knowledge is stored separately for each person they speak to, which ensures that new information learned in one conversation can’t be used against another.

This model can read and respond in real-time, making it an excellent tool for keeping up with current events. It can scan the internet for new information to have a more up-to-date conversation.

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Jul 17, 2021

California’s ambitious fiber-Internet plan approved unanimously

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CA to build middle-mile network open to all ISPs and give $2B in last-mile grants.

Jul 16, 2021

Google CEO Still Insists AI Revolution Bigger Than Invention of Fire

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

Monstrous AI


Pichai suggests the internet and electricity are also small potatoes compared to AI.

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