Xanadu launches quantum cloud platform, plans to double qubits every 6 months

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Quantum computing startup Xanadu today launched its quantum cloud platform. Developers can now access Xanadu’s gate-based photonic quantum processors with 8-qubit or 12-qubit chips — 24-qubit chips will be available “in the next month or so,” Xanadu founder and CEO Christian Weedbrook told VentureBeat. The startup expects to “roughly double” the number of qubits available in its cloud every six months. The hope is Xanadu Quantum Cloud will let businesses, developers, and researchers build novel solutions to problems in finance, quantum chemistry, machine learning, and graph analytics.

Quantum computing leverages qubits (unlike bits that can only be in a state of 0 or 1, qubits can also be in a superposition of the two) to perform computations that would be much more difficult for a classical computer. Based in Toronto, Canada, Xanadu has been developing quantum computers based on photonics since its founding in September 2016. The choice of technology

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Comcast Launches New “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” for Cities, Schools, and Students as Nation Gears Up for the Academic Year

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Adds Free xFi Platform for Parents to Protect Children’s Devices and Monitor Online Activities

Continues to Offer 60 Days of Free Internet Service for New Internet Essentials Customers

With distance learning plans rolling out across the country due to the coronavirus, Comcast today announced a new program for cities, schools, and nonprofits to connect large numbers of low-income K-12 students to the Internet at home. The “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” is designed to help accelerate Internet adoption at a critical time. In nearly ten years, Internet Essentials has become the nation’s largest and most successful low-income Internet adoption program and has connected millions of people to the Internet. It offers households low-cost, broadband Internet service for $9.95/month, the option to purchase a heavily subsidized computer, and multiple options for digital literacy training. Comcast also announced today it is giving all Internet Essentials customers its innovative xFi platform, which enables parents

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AgriNovus Indiana Launches Producer-Led Innovation Challenge to Bring Together Indiana Farmers, Software Innovators

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AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in Indiana’s agbioscience economy, launched the state’s first agtech innovation challenge, bringing together leaders in production agriculture and technology to fuel innovation.

Presented by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Producer-Led Innovation Challenge is designed to create new solutions that solve critical gaps in farm management software defined by a panel of three progressive Indiana farmers. The defined gaps will serve as the foundation for the Challenge that gives Indiana innovators until Dec. 4, 2020, to submit a proof of concept that could earn participants a $25,000 grand prize from the Purdue Foundry.

“Indiana is a proven leader in production agriculture and software innovation,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “The Producer-Led Innovation Challenge provides a powerful platform for innovators and farmers to work together to make it faster, easier and more efficient to manage the

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Smart Eye Technology Launches the World’s Only Screen Privacy and Document Security Platform

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ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Screen snoopers beware – Smart Eye Technology is revolutionizing the way businesses and individuals protect their screens and private, confidential files from prying eyes. Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, Smart Eye offers the most advanced multilevel biometric security that ensures screen privacy and user-to-user document security in one comprehensive platform across any device.” data-reactid=”14″ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

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Amazon launches Braket quantum computing service in general availability

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Amazon today announced the general availability of Amazon Braket, a fully managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) product that provides a development environment for exploring and designing novel quantum algorithms. Customers can tap Braket — which launched in preview last December — to test and troubleshoot algorithms on simulated quantum computers running in the cloud to help verify their implementation. Users can then run those algorithms on quantum processors in systems from D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti.

In theory, quantum computing has the potential to solve problems beyond the reach of classical computers by harnessing the laws of quantum mechanics to build powerful information-processing tools. Scientific discoveries arising from quantum computing could transform energy storage, chemical engineering, drug discovery, financial portfolio optimization, machine learning, and more. But advances require in-house expertise, access to quantum hardware, or a combination of both. Amazon asserts that managed quantum infrastructure could help facilitate research and education

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OkDetect Launches Holistic Employee Safety Management Solution to Include Active Tag Hardware and Secure Software

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Available on Amazon Marketplace and Implemented by PwC, OkDetect Notifies Employees of Possible Exposure to COVID-19 and Other Viruses, Gives Enterprises a Software or Hardware Option

August 31, 2020 – Wilmington, DE – HypeLabs, the leader in offline mesh networks, has launched OkDetect, an employee safety management system that provides enterprises with a complete solution to implement a risk mitigation strategy plan for COVID-19 and other viruses. The OkDetect solution enables companies to manage employee proximity, detect interaction and exposure trends, and send important notifications to staff members regarding exposure and other important information. OkDetect provides the option to companies for a software-only solution (mobile app), or simply using an Active Tag mobile hardware.

“This pandemic has crushed the global economy, and we know that the best way to recover is to get people back to work in a safe and manageable way,” said Carlos Lei, co-founder and CEO of

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DeNovix launches 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Ready software for CellDrop Automated Cell Counters

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DeNovix Inc. announces the launch of EasyApps Secure, a 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Ready software option for CellDrop Automated Cell Counters. The new suite of controls for EasyApps software enables regulated labs to securely generate compliant results within their cell counting workflow. EasyApps Secure is fully integrated within the on-board operating system, No additional PCs or laptops are required in the lab.

DeNovix launches 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Ready software for CellDrop Automated Cell Counters

Regulated GxP facilities in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors can easily add CellDrop’s DirectPipette™ Technology to their cell counting workflow, eliminating the need for disposable plastic slides. The software includes features such as password protected system access, integrated electronic signature controls, comprehensive user account management, secure audit trail recording and advanced data handling and export tools.

Since we launched CellDrop, the top request from customers has been to add 21 CFR Part 11 software. I’m pleased to say that our team has delivered a

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Mastercard Launches Frictionless Retail Technology Solutions to Enable Touchless Economy

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As merchants navigating the impacts of COVID-19 seek out enhanced technology for in-person engagement, Mastercard today announced a new suite of frictionless solutions for retailers to reimagine their physical shopping experience. Applicable and adaptable to any retail environment – from restaurants to pharmacies – Mastercard’s Shop Anywhere and AI Powered Drive Through solutions deliver low touch, high engagement experiences for retailers and the end consumer.

Mastercard is deploying these new solutions with leading retailers and sport, entertainment and hospitality partners including Circle K, Delaware North, Dunkin’ and White Castle at a time where consumers are increasingly looking for touch-free ways to transact and interact in the physical setting. According to Mastercard’s Recovery Insights: Shift to Digital report, in-person shopping remains a draw, though consumers are seeking offerings that bridge the physical and digital to streamline the overall

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CCL launches a revolutionary product for banknote security using Rolling Optics’ technology

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STOCKHOLM, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
STOCKHOLM, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Through close collaboration, CCL Secure Ltd (“CCL”) and Rolling Optics have succeeded in integrating Rolling Optics’ unique 3D technology into CCL’s process of manufacturing polymer banknotes. The product being launched is called CINEMATM and it enables the complete integration of Rolling Optics’ security effects as early on as during the first stage of manufacturing the banknote substrate. This is exemplified through the manufacture and launch of a “House Note”, a banknote without a country and with neutral motifs featuring the CINEMATM effect.

View the “House Note” here:

https://cclsecure.com//Cinema/ or https://player.vimeo.com/video/448480713

With about 80 percent of the market, CCL is the world’s biggest producer of polymer banknotes and currently supplies 24 countries with polymer banknotes in over 140 denominations. Today CCL produces

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Olympus Launches The Break Free Program

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Whether your vision is to chronicle an adventure, discover big details in the miniature world of macro photography or direct a short film in 4K video—Olympus wants to help you fulfill your creative dreams.

Applications will be accepted August 28th through September 13th, 2020. Applicants may submit a description of their photo series or video project they would like to complete for consideration by Olympus as part of The Break Free Program here: https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/breakfree/application.

Olympus will select up to seven applicants to participate in the Program based on creativity of the project, skill level of the photographer, and how well the project fits within the Break Free brand values. As part of the Program, participants will be able to use equipment from Olympus’ product line up. Additionally, participants in the Program will have the opportunity to select an Olympus Mentor, consisting of Olympus Visionaries, Educators and Explorers, to support,

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