Can entanglement make communication safer?

Scientists say they are a step closer to developing a secure internet after unveiling a prototype of what they believe is the largest quantum communication network of its kind.

Writing in the journal Science, they say it can simultaneously connect at least eight users across 17 kilometres while avoiding the risks and hardware requirements inherent in previous designs.

It has a range wide enough to serve as a city-wide system, says lead author Siddarth Joshi from the University of Bristol, UK, with simulations showing its architecture can be extended to 32 users.

Secure quantum networks require “keys” to decode transmitted data.  If hackers intervene hacker, signs of interference occur, with errors created in what is received by the legitimate parties.

To scale this technology beyond two users, many networks rely on “trusted nodes”, which have access to the key information. This compromises security, however, and is costly, which has

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Research Report: Web Real Time Communication Market (2020-2024) | The Increasing Internet Penetration to boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the web real time communication market and it is poised to grow by $ 16.01 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 46% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Web Real Time Communication (webRTC) Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a

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Tech Gadgets Every Gamer Should Own by the End of 2020


In recent years, technology has evolved significantly, enabling us to complete most of our work tasks and chores easily. Also, technology is a great source of entertainment. For instance, we can watch our favourite movies whenever we want to thanks to live streaming or play online games no matter where we are.

Speaking of online games, they used to be so simple at the beginning, allowing us to use only the most basic functions. However, as technology has advanced, access to numerous devices has helped us become better gamers.

Today, gaming equipment is designed in a way to affect our performance a lot. In other words, tech gadgets have become a necessity for every serious online gamer. If you still don’t know what kind of devices to buy to enhance your online gaming experience and hone your gaming skills, keep reading the text below and get ready for some

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A New Twist On Industry 4.0

Gilles Muys is the VP of Customer Solutions at Simplus and an experienced executive.

If the Fourth Industrial Revolution needed the means to accelerate innovation, Covid-19 was the gas pedal. Known as Industry 4.0, this phase of epic change and innovation refers to the evolving changes to our workflows using the Internet of Things and a combination of cyber-physical systems.

The rapid transition to a new normal in business is credited often to the Covid-19 pandemic. But Industry 4.0 was already making its way into the workplace as intuitive technologies integrated and often defined daily human habits, with examples like smartphones, wearables, 3D printing and customized online shopping.

As of July 30, all U.S. states are in some phase of reopening albeit at varying levels. But reopening business during these uncertain times has hastened many companies in all industries to rely on technology connected to Industry 4.0 as they

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Remote-Work Technology Fuels M&A Activity During Pandemic

Technology ventures that are developing software for videoconferencing, collaboration and e-commerce tools are becoming hot acquisition targets for large companies and investors during the pandemic.

Lifesize Inc., a videoconferencing software company based in Austin, Texas, in August announced a deal to purchase collaboration-tool maker Kaptivo, citing a growing demand for remote-work apps. Lifesize itself was acquired by Marlin Equity Partners in March. The terms of the deals weren’t disclosed.

“We see a long-term step change in the usage of remote-collaboration tools for both business and education,” said Peter Spasov, Marlin’s senior managing director. Mr. Spasov said the acquisitions of Lifesize and Kaptivo “capitalize on that trend.”

Miro Parizek, principal partner for technology at M&A advisory firm Hampleton Partners, said Covid-19 is reshaping workplace practices, following lockdowns and travel restrictions.

He said the shift to remote work over the past few months—in some cases marking a permanent change—has refocused the sights

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Affordable Internet will become a universal human right

The post-pandemic future: Affordable Internet will become a universal human right

Alejandra Ruiz Vargas is the national leadership representative for ACORN Canada

In the early years of the Internet, it was primarily a luxury: a fun and convenient way to access games, watch videos, shop from your sofa. But in recent years, it’s become clear that high-speed Internet is a necessity for living in our current world, as crucial to our well-being as central heating or access to clean water. I’m a member of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, and long before Covid appeared, we were trying to convince politicians, the CRTC and telecom giants that Internet access was a basic need. People need connectivity for practical reasons, like finding jobs, getting government benefits and doing homework, as well as accessing entertainment and keeping in touch with loved ones. In 2016, the United Nations declared

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Space Plumbers! ISS Astros Have A Full List Of Chores…

Fri, Sep 04, 2020

Heart Studies, AC and Plumbing Work Fill Orbital Schedule

The three-person Expedition 63 crew focused its attention recently on Japanese science hardware and Russian cardiac studies. The International Space Station trio also serviced air conditioning and plumbing systems.

The Kibo laboratory module from JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) enables a multitude of space science taking place both inside and outside the orbital lab. Kibo has an airlock that the crew can place external experiments and even satellites for deployment into the vacuum of space.

Commander Chris Cassidy spent the first part of Thursday removing a commercial science payload from Kibo’s airlock. The NanoRacks External Platform supports a variety of research requiring exposure to the space environment. The automated science experiments look at different technologies and phenomena including robotics, physics, and microbiology that can benefit Earth and space industries.

Cassidy switched roles in the afternoon from space

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Understanding conversational technology through the evolution of communication

Since the beginning of time, we’ve developed various forms of communication. From non-verbal cues such as eye contact and facial expressions to modern methods of remote chat such as Slack and WhatsApp, communication continues to evolve. And just as the way we communicate has evolved over time, so have the methods we use in our communication— writing a letter has advanced into sending an email, and picking up the phone to talk to a friend has evolved into answering a FaceTime call.

Today, conversational technology is widely considered one of the most effective ways for an organization to offer 24/7 support to customers. With the rise of communication tools, the terms “virtual assistant” and “chatbot” have recently become buzzwords in the tech industry. But ask 10 people what a virtual assistant or chatbot is, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. Some people use these terms interchangeably when talking about

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Monitoring Chips After Manufacturing

New regulations and variability of advanced process nodes are forcing chip designers to insert additional capabilities in silicon to help with comprehension, debug, analytics, safety, security, and design optimization.

The impact of this will be far-reaching as the industry discusses what capabilities can be shared between these divergent tasks, the amount of silicon area to dedicate to it, and the value they may be able to extract from it. New business models may emerge to deal with data ownership.

Is this the next frontier for silicon? “Yes,” says Steve Pateras, senior director for test marketing at Synopsys. “We spent many years trying to optimize designs, tape them out, and then forget about them. We have come to the realization this is no longer possible. You need a methodology, a platform, and an approach that provides a way of monitoring and managing electronics throughout their operational life.”

There are multiple drivers

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MMR Telecommunications and Security Systems – Press Release

James Pepper Rutland

BATON ROUGE, La. – August 14, 2020 – (

Under the leadership of James “Pepper” Rutland, MMR has built a solid reputation of superior quality, service and efficiency as the largest open-shop electrical and instrumentation contractor. MMR offers clients a multitude of technical services, including its cutting-edge telecommunications and security systems solutions.

MMR provides both Information and Operational Technology Systems to support clients’ critical business functions. From fiber optic backbone and industrial wireless, Pepper Rutland and MMR’s experienced team can provide clients with a reliable network to support IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications and critical safety and security applications.

MMR’s vast list of telecommunications and security solutions includes:

  • Physical Security

  • Video Surveillance

  • Access Control

  • Gates, Turnstiles & Barriers

  • Intrusion Detection

  • LAN/WAN Design & Configuration

  • Wireless (Wi-Fi, Microwave, Mesh)

  • Public Address & General Alarm (PAGA)

  • VOIP

  • Structured Cabling & Fiber Optics

“MMR Telecommunications and Security Systems is

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