Universal Matter Smart Home Control Is Coming To Your Google Gadgets

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Google is officially bringing the near-universal smart home control standard, dubbed Matter, to its self and Nest-branded gadgets. And that’s going to include Android devices, reports indicate. That’s following an announcement made by the company in conjunction with this year’s Google I/O 2021 event.For clarity, Matter is a standard being developed by Google alongside Apple, Amazon, Samsung, the Zigbee Alliance, and other companies. Including the most recent addition to the group, Nanoleaf. In effect, the standard seeks to take control of smart devices more universal.So, whether a user is controlling their smart home from an Android, Fire, or iOS device, via the plethora of available apps and services, or directly from a smart speaker or hub, they will be able to control other gadgets that are using Matter standards under the hood. That’s...

Cold chips can control qubits

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Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Researchers and engineers from QuTech in the Netherlands and from Intel Corp., jointly designed and tested a chip to control qubits that can operate at extremely low temperatures, and opens the door to solving the "wiring bottleneck," an important step toward a scalable quantum computer. Their results are published in the scientific journal Nature. Each basic unit of a quantum computer, a qubit, is typically addressed individually by a single wire. "This stands in the way of a scalable quantum computer, since millions of qubits would...

Quantum computing: Intel’s cryogenic chip shows it can control qubits even in a deep freeze

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Intel teamed up with QuTech to work on another approach to quantum control.     Image: Tim Herman / Intel Corporation Intel's quantum computing efforts are starting to show tangible results: two years after the company first unveiled its Horse Ridge cryogenic control chip, researchers have demonstrated that the technology is delivering on its original promise, and paving the way for quantum computers to become more practical. Practicality, in effect, is not quantum devices' most remarkable trait. In their current format, quantum computers rely on quantum chips that need to be cooled down to extreme temperatures, in order to exert better control over the fragile qubits on the processor. Typically, qubits operate at 20 millikelvin, or about...

Archer Materials Ltd takes big steps in advancing 12CQ quantum computing chip towards qubit control milestone

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The company has completed the preliminary stages of its quantum measurements towards qubit control by successfully characterising optimised and unoptimised QC Devices. Archer Materials Limited () (FRA:38A) has made significant progress in advancing the development of its 12CQ quantum computing chip, which is focused on achieving the major technological milestone of qubit control. It has completed the preliminary stages of quantum measurements towards qubit control by successfully characterising optimised and unoptimised QC Devices.  The information obtained, such as device response to ‘pulse sequences’, will greatly expedite further progress in the 12CQ qubit control measurements.  "Well-funded and on track" Archer chief executive officer Dr Mohammad Choucair said: “We are incredibly proud of these latest results which show that we...