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Commercially Available Silicon Quantum Computer Moves Forward With Quietest Bits On Record

By iwano@_84

KEY POINTS

  • Physicists achieve a noise level 10 times lower than the previous record
  • Demonstration proves to take a major step closer to a full-scale silicon quantum processor 
  • Next step could be a 10-qubit prototype quantum integrated processor by 2023

The lowest noise level on record for a semiconductor quantum bit has been demonstrated by a team of quantum physicists, bringing the development of a commercially available silicon quantum computer one step forward to possibility. 

In a study published in Advanced Materials, the physicists said they were able to achieve a noise level 10 times lower than previously recorded for any semiconductor qubit. Specifically, they demonstrated a low-level charge noise of  S0 = 0.0088 ± 0.0004 μeV2 Hz−1. 

As a next step, the team is now looking forward to demonstrating the capability required to produce a reliable 10-qubit prototype quantum integrated processor by 2023. 

“Our team is now working towards

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PC Sales Just Broke A 10-Year Record Thanks To The Pandemic

By iwano@_84

The global PC market grew by almost 13% in the third quarter, according to Canalys, marking the biggest surge in sales in the last decade.

According to the analyst firm’s estimates, shipments of PC and laptop devices reached 79.2 million units during the quarter, an increase of 12.7%, as sales “continued to benefit hugely from the COVID-19 crisis”.

Laptops accounted for the majority fo these sales, with 64 million units shipped during the third quarter as employees continue to work from home. Laptop and mobile workstation shipments also saw sales increased by 28.3% year over year, though desktop and desktop workstations saw a 26% decline in shipments.

“Vendors, the supply

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How to automatically record meetings on Zoom using your computer

By iwano@_84

  • You can set Zoom to automatically record all the meetings that you host.
  • When changing your Zoom settings, you can also choose whether you want the recordings to be saved to your computer or the cloud.
  • For added transparency, you can turn on the “Recording consent” feature to let others in the call know when you’re recording.

You can easily turn on the “Automatic Record” feature in your Zoom settings online, and begin recording your Zoom calls.

Like other Zoom actions, such as the ability to mute and unmute participants, automatically recording the meeting only applies if you are the host.

It’s important to note that you are also unable to make any of these changes in the Zoom app for desktop or mobile, and can only be done in the browser.

Once you start recording, you can enable the “Recording consent” function to let participants know that you are

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Wealth Management M&A Activity Surges To Record Levels

By iwano@_84

The third quarter of 2020 will be remembered as one of the most unique periods of merger and acquisition activity in the history of the wealth management industry.

There were a record number of deals in Q3 – 55 transactions in total, according to the latest ECHELON Partners RIA M&A Deal Report – which surpasses the previous high of 53 deals that our research tracked in Q4 2019.

This record period comes directly after just 35 deals took place in Q2. This 57% increase in quarter-over-quarter M&A activity also registers as one of the sharpest increases in the industry’s history, marking a major rebound after the COVID-19-related market declines delayed and prolonged normal deal-making activity, as the figure below illustrates:

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IT Giant TCS Surges to Record After Unveiling $2 Billion Buyback

By iwano@_84

(Bloomberg) —

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. surged to a record high after the Indian giant announced a share buyback of as much as 160 billion rupees ($2.2 billion) and said technology spending was recovering faster than anticipated.

Asia’s largest software outsourcing provider reported a larger-than-expected 7% fall in net income to 74.7 billion rupees in the September quarter. But Chief Executive Officer Rajesh Gopinathan said IT budgets were bouncing back and growth should accelerate as clients spend on digital services such as cloud migration, security and work tools to trim costs and adjust to a post-pandemic environment.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Tata Consultancy Services CEO Rajesh Gopinathan Presents First Earnings Since Mistry Court Ruling


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Tata Consultancy Services CEO Rajesh Gopinathan Presents First Earnings Since Mistry Court Ruling

Like Infosys Ltd. and Wipro Ltd., TCS is struggling to serve global financial services giants and corporate clients after a nationwide lockdown forced hundreds of thousands of their employees to work from home. But spending is loosening as

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Elon Musk: Tesla has ‘shot at a record quarter’ for vehicle sales

By iwano@_84

  • Tesla has “a shot at a record quarter for vehicle deliveries,” Elon Musk told staff in a leaked email on Sunday, seen by Bloomberg.
  • The email, titled “All hands on deck!,” urged employees to sell as many vehicles as possible by the end of the electric vehicle company’s third quarter.
  • Tesla’s current deliveries record is 112,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2019. The pandemic pushed down sales, and therefore deliveries to customers, in the first half of 2020.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Tesla may beat its previous record for quarterly vehicle deliveries to customers if employees “rally hard” before September 30, CEO Elon Musk told staff in an internal email seen by Bloomberg.

He urged employees to beat the previous record in an email titled “All hands on deck!” sent on Sunday, ahead of Tesla’s annual meeting of stockholders on Tuesday, September 22.

Musk described vehicle

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Oracle Share Test Record High, Walmart Extends Gains, But Key Questions Remain Unanswered in $60 Billion TikTok Deal

By iwano@_84

Oracle Corp shares hit a fresh record peak Monday, while Walmart bumped higher, even as key questions over the nature of the pair’s multi-million investment in China based video sharing app TikTok continue to cloud the weekend deal.



Oracle Share Test Record High, Walmart Extends Gains, But Key Questions Remain Unanswered in $60 Billion TikTok Deal


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Oracle Share Test Record High, Walmart Extends Gains, But Key Questions Remain Unanswered in $60 Billion TikTok Deal

Oracle and Walmart agreed to take a collective 20% stake in TikTok Global, a new company carved out of Beijing-based ByteDance that would include all operations outside of China. The company also added it was a ‘rumor’ that TikTok Global would be controlled by American investors, noting that its majority owners, its proprietary technology as well as the weight of its executive board, would remain China-based.

“The current plan does not involve the transfer of any algorithms and technologies,’ ByteDance said. “Oracle has the authority to check the source code of TikTok

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