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D-Wave 2X uses qubit which, besides the 0 and 1 states of a byte, also has the superposition state of both the states. Compared to a simulation on a single core computer, D-Wave 2X is 10⁸ times faster. Moreover, the processors used are on 1000 qubytes, while the classical processors are on 64 bytes. You can find more details on Google Research Blog.
The main purpose of the Jigsaw project (Java 9) is to add modularity to the components used at runtime. Thus, we will be able to create a runtime jar (rt.jar) which will contain only the necessary components. This way, Java will scale more easily on devices with a reduced power of processing. The new date announced is March 2017.
During the JSConf conference in Florida, Microsoft announced they will make the engine of their new browser from Windows 10 open source under MIT license.
Though it seems unreal, the preview version of Windows Bridge for iOS (v.01) has been launched. Through it we will be able to port the Objective-C applications on the Universal Windows platform or even develop new applications. For those who are interested, a virtual machine (~20GB), for a quick startup, can be downloaded from the page of the project, without having to fill in any form.
Jukedeck, a startup that automatically generates music by using artificial intelligence, won the TechCrunch Disrupt London competition. The solution they proposed is for generating soundtrack in a cheap way for videos, without breaching the intellectual property rights of the artists.
PHP 7.0 comes with a new version of the Zend engine, which is up to two times faster than the previous versions and many other improvements, such as a better usage of the memory or syntax improvements. This is the 2 year effort of the project team and numerous contributors. You can find out more on this new PHP version in the article
Animate CC will be available from the beginning of the year 2016 and will contain native support for HTML5 and WebGL. The new product will continue to support Flash (SWG) and the AIR format, but it will also be able to export other formats such as SVG.
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