Retro Computing News (3)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday returned safely to Earth, touching down at Landing Zone 1 after launching the Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit. However in today’s Nature journal, Shantanu Debnath and colleagues at the University of Maryland reveal their new device can solve three algorithms using quantum effects to perform calculations in a single step, where a normal computer would require several operations.computer news

After a good 8 months of blood, sweat and tears, REVIVAL Solstice 2016 was held last weekend and what a stormer it was – close to a thousand people descended on Banks’s Stadium over this sunny July end and helped us celebrate a return to proper scale after missing the calendar last year!

The Recursion 2015 computer science fair is taking place in The Levi Fox Hall at the King Edward Vi School in Church Street on 4 July, 11am – 4pm, and judging by the final exhibition plan released today (click image below for larger version) should be a cracking event – and what’s more, admission is FREE!

IT Professional magazine examines emerging technologies, security issues, data management techniques, and systems integration challenges and how they affect the enterprise. Sometimes the target of the animation is the computer itself, but it sometimes the target is another medium, such as film. The museum traces the history of the computer from ingenious mechanical devices to compact machines from as recently as a few years ago. Dalhousie Computer Science alumnus and CEO of Curbza, Scott Theriault, has created an app that can help distressed families rebuild their lives in Fort McMurray. Cisco last month sued security researcher Michael Lynn after he gave a presentation on hacking router software at the Black Hat security conference. April, Google has launched a service that allows users to print documents from any printer without having to install the printer driver to the computer.computer news

Last weekend, however, Ferris came close to running afoul of those guidelines by posting a brief description of the bug on his Security Protocols Web site and talking to the media about the flaw. Because of the way it is programmed, the Yusufali Trojan may also block innocent Web sites such as medical, educational and sites targeted at teenagers, Sophos notes.computer news