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Is the world ready for cross-platform quantum programming?

Is the world ready for cross-platform quantum programming?

Harvard's Prineha Narang and colleagues hit upon a neat way to compile programs to emerging "noisy" quantum systems, and now they've commercialized the work in a startup Aliro. The company tells ZDNet that the business world is chomping at the bit to get "quantum value" even before such systems reach full-scale commercial deployment.

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MIT finds deep significance for AI in the knitting of socks

Tiernan Ray tells Karen Roby that scientists at MIT trained a machine learning algorithm to pick out the stitches require to knit caps and sweaters just from feeding the program pictures and some example instructions. The implications go beyond knitting, as the technology may have implications for how computer programs are constructed. Read more: https://zd.net/2MnsKUc

August 16, 2019 by

Office 2013: a pleasant surprise

Office 2013: a pleasant surprise

After a week of using Office 2013 we're pleasantly surprised. The changes Microsoft has made to support Windows 8 — and specifically Windows 8 tablets — are logical, and they work well with more traditional ways of using Office.

July 16, 2012 by

Windows Intune 3.0: Preview

Windows Intune 3.0: Preview

Version 3.0 of Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform is now available, adding support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android.

July 12, 2012 by

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 supports everything from departmental servers to large-scale enterprise clouds. With Hadoop integration imminent there's much to be said for upgrading — if only to prepare your datacentre for big-data private clouds. Just keep an eye out for the effect of per-core licensing on your costs.

April 16, 2012 by

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

The latest update to Corel's venerable vector drawing package brings several overdue features, does some catching up with Adobe and adds useful new tools for working with vectors. It all adds up to a powerful but still-challenging graphics suite.

April 2, 2012 by

LibreOffice 3.5

LibreOffice 3.5

LibreOffice continues to improve, but it's still playing catch-up to Microsoft Office, and there's no sign of a vision that would make it a significant competitor on anything but price.

February 21, 2012 by

Nitro PDF Reader 2.0

Nitro PDF Reader 2.0

For a free product, Nitro PDF Reader 2.0 delivers a lot of functionality, and for the most part delivers it very well. Apart from the odd interface niggle and its restriction to the Windows platform, we have no hesitation in recommending it.

July 13, 2011 by

Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 9

IE9 is Microsoft's best version of its browser to date, although its lack of Windows XP support is unfortunate. Otherwise, it's fast, usable and standards-compliant.

March 15, 2011 by

OpenOffice.org 3.3

OpenOffice.org 3.3

This is a welcome update, but it's definitely a point release: unless you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office on financial or philosophical grounds, 3.3 may not be the version to make you switch.

January 27, 2011 by

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