Author of “Physics for Babies” takes on the challenge of explaining quantum computing

“I strip away one layer at a time until I have one core concept,” says Chris Ferrie, the new quantum education adviser for Q-CTRL.

If you can write a series of board books about physics for toddlers, you’ve got the right experience for explaining quantum computing to business leaders.

Quantum physics professor Chris Ferrie is the new quantum education adviser for Q-CTRL, a company that specializes in controls for quantum computing. Q-CTRL improves hardware performance and accelerates pathways to useful quantum computers and other technologies. 

A recent survey of TechRepublic readers found that most people have limited understanding of the

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Python programming language creator Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft

Van Rossum has come out of retirement to join Microsoft’s Developer Division.

Van Rossum hinted that he wouldn’t just be working on Python for Windows at Microsoft. 

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Guido van Rossum has joined Microsoft as part of the company’s Developer Division.

Van Rossum, who began work on Python in 1989 and is today credited with founding one of the world’s most popular and fastest-growing programming languages, announced the move on Twitter yesterday (12 November).

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Facebook Hearing: Former Employee Appears Before Delhi Assembly Panel

A former Facebook employee told a Delhi Assembly panel that violence in the national capital in February this year could have been easily averted if the social media giant had acted in a proactive and prompt manner.

The Committee on Peace and Harmony, headed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha, had summoned the former Facebook employee Mark S Luckie in the wake of several allegations of culpability of the social media platform in the riots in Delhi earlier this year.

“He (Mark S Luckie) also asserted the events like Delhi communal clashes, Myanmar genocide and Sri Lanka Communal violence

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Best early Black Friday phone deals: iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Motorola Razr 5G and more

Black Friday has come early! Stores aren’t waiting to release some great early deals on phones from Apple, Samsung, Motorola and more. Walmart is giving shoppers three chances to save big in November with its upcoming “Black Friday Deals for Days.” And Best Buy, Amazon and others have early savings available, too.

Below, you’ll find the best early Black Friday phone deals available at Amazon and Best Buy, including savings on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the Motorola Razr 5G. While you’re not going to see any discounts on the new iPhone 12 (sorry), Apple has

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5 collaboration apps you can use without an internet connection

Learn how to edit text, draw, chat, transfer files, and share social posts with apps that support local and peer-to-peer network connections.

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Many collaboration apps appropriately handle two network conditions: Online or offline. Google Docs, for example, lets multiple people edit simultaneously online. Additionally, people may choose to edit offline, then rely on the system to sync all edits when re-connected to the internet. Many modern cloud collaboration apps work similarly and allow collaboration defined only in the context of connection to a software maker’s systems over the internet: Are you connected or not?

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