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Japanese Robotics Startup Develops Smart Mask for Voice-to-Text Translations

The world's first "smart mask" fits over a standard medical mask and translates eight languages.

NSF Establishes 3 Institutes to Address "Quantum Computing Challenge"

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is establishing three new institutes "designed to have a tangible impact" on the challenges presented by quantum computing over the next five years.

Microsoft Enhances IoT Security with CyberX Acquisition

Microsoft acquires industrial cybersecurity company CyberX for IoT/OT security.

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Ethereum Blockchain Solutions Provider ConsenSys Acquires Fluidity

ConsenSys, a New York-based provider of full-stack Ethereum blockchain solutions, has announced the acquisition of "the team and technology" of its joint venture partner Fluidity, a Brooklyn-based blockchain technology company.

Robot Baristas Help with Social Distancing in South Korea and Portland

A robot barista is serving lattes in a cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, to help customers maintain social distancing, Reuters reported.

Quantum Hall Effect 'Reincarnated' in 3D Topological Superconductors

A group of U.S. and German physicists have found surprising evidence that one of the most famous phenomena in modern physics could be used to build fault-tolerant quantum computers.

Boston Dynamics Partners with Rocos To Enhance Spot Robot

Robot operations platform provider Rocos and mobile robot powerhouse Boston Dynamics announced a partnership today to provide remote mission design and execution, along with new teleoperation functionality for the Spot autonomous robot.

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Qualcomm & Fujitsu Use Carrier Aggregation To Complete 5G NR Data Call

The landmark call was made using non-standalone architecture, aggregating non-contiguous spectrum on 3.5 GHz (n78) and 4.9 GHz (n79) bands. The companies used a Fujitsu 5G NR base station and a 5G smartphone test device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System.

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IBM Leverages Red Hat OpenShift for New 5G Edge Services

IBM unveiled new edge-computing services and solutions this week designed to help enterprises make the most of their transitions to 5G.

Service Robot Market Share Gains Driven by Pandemic

The global pandemic is presenting providers of service robots—from personal household bots to professional logistics machines—with an unprecedented opportunity to show their value and grow their markets.

Fighting COVID-19 with Robotics: The Rise of the Germ-Killing 'Roomba' Bots

The robotics industry has been providing systems for use in healthcare for decades, but the advent of the pandemic has inspired a new generation of roboticists to take on the vexing challenge of disinfecting hospital environments.

Blockchain vs. COVID-19

Here's how companies around the world are using blockchain to help in the fight against Covid-19, including IBM's announcement today of a new blockchain network to help healthcare organizations and government entities locate much-needed medical supplies.

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'Unforeseen Technologies' Power Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle in Pandemic

There are occasions when new technologies arrive with perfect timing. The COVID-19 crisis may be that time for Nuro's R2 driverless delivery vehicle, now making test runs in Silicon Valley.

New Qualcomm Ultra-Low-Power Chipset Designed for IoT Apps

Qualcomm Technologies has released a new low-power modem chipset designed specifically to address the unique demands of a growing number of IoT applications.

NSF, AWS, IBM and Microsoft Collaborate on Quantum Computing Research

The National Science Foundation is coordinating with the leading cloud platform providers to boost academic research and build capacity for the development of quantum computing.

5G 101 Guide: What It Is and What It's Not (and Why)

To truly understand the power of 5G you have to understand what 5G actually is (vs. what the vendors are telling you). Here's your technical walk-through to everything from what 5G offers in the real-world to the infrastructure underneath.

Intel Partners with Adlink on Devkit for Industrial Machine Vision AI

Called Vizi-AI, the devkit combines an Intel Atom-based SMARC computer module with the Intel distro of the OpenVINO toolkit and Adlink Edge software.

Quantum Computing Provider Offers Free Resources to Coronavirus Researchers

Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems is giving researchers studying the coronavirus free access to its hardware quantum systems, the company announced.

Microsoft Advances Vision of Azure as 'The World's Computer' with IoT Partners

Microsoft is advancing its vision of Azure cloud platform as "the world's computer" with partnerships with leading makers of IoT devices ranging from small microcontroller units to more robust microprocessor units.

Facebook and YouTube Removing Content Linking 5G to Coronavirus

Conspiracy theories linking the spread of the coronavirus with the rollout of 5G networks have become serious enough that Facebook will be taking "aggressive steps" to remove such misinformation.