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Bill Gates just backed a chip startup that uses light to turbocharge AI

Luminous Computing has developed an optical microchip that runs AI models much faster than other semiconductors while using less power.

Photo of a chip

US elections are still far too vulnerable to attack—at every level

With the 2020 presidential race fast approaching, America hasn’t learned the lessons of the last one.

An image of voters lined up at voting booths

Cybersecurity flaws in chips are still taking too long to fix

Delays in plugging security holes in semiconductor chips put everything from servers to phones at risk. Here are some suggestions for speeding things up


How a quantum computer could break 2048-bit RSA encryption in 8 hours

A new study shows that quantum technology will catch up with today’s encryption standards much sooner than expected. That should worry anybody who needs to store data securely for 25 years or so.

A close-up of the D-Wave Vesuvius chip

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