Tech support scams remain a threat globally and in Asia Pacific despite drop in encounters: Microsoft survey

Tech support scams remain a threat globally and in Asia Pacific despite drop in encounters: Microsoft survey

Globally, three out of five consumers encountered a tech support scam in the last 12 months, a five-point drop since 2018 Gen Zers and Millennials most likely to continue interactions when targeted with tech support scams India consumers three times more likely to continue with a scam interaction than the rest of the world; Japan consumers least likely to interact of all countries surveyed; Australia and Singapore saw rates of interaction close to global average Asia Pacific, 22 July 2021…
Is China winning the quantum computer war?

Is China winning the quantum computer war?

A team in China recently demonstrated that it has the world’s most powerful quantum computer, leapfrogging the previous record holder, Google. Jian-Wei Pan at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei and his colleagues say their quantum computer has solved a problem in just over an hour that would take the world’s most powerful classical supercomputer eight years to crack, and may yet be capable of exponentially higher performance. That, and other recent announcements coming out…
Toyota and Mitsubishi Chemical to use IBM quantum computer

Toyota and Mitsubishi Chemical to use IBM quantum computer

TOKYO — A group of Japanese companies, including Toyota Motor, will begin using an IBM quantum computer, searching for new ways to apply the next-generation computer to industrial purposes, Nikkei has learned. Toyota, Mitsubishi Chemical, and 10 other companies plan to jointly use the quantum computer, which is designed for commercial use. One possibility is to utilize the system to develop new materials. IBM will install the unit at the Kawasaki Business Incubation Center (KBIC) in Kanagawa Prefecture southwest of…