Computers will be transformed by alternative materials and approaches—maybe sooner than you think

In less than a century, computing has transformed our society and helped spur countless innovations. We now carry in our back pockets computers that we could only have dreamed of a few decades ago. Machine-learning systems can analyze scenes and drive vehicles. And we can craft extraordinarily accurate representations of the real world—models that can…

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Quantum computers may be able to break Bitcoin sooner than you think

Home News Computing (Image credit: Shutterstock / REDPIXEL.PL) Advances over the next decade could pave the way for quantum computers powerful enough to crack Bitcoin encryption, new research suggests.Scientists from the University of Sussex in the UK estimate that quantum systems with 13 million qubits would be sufficient to break the cryptographic algorithm (SHA-256) that…

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