Google wants to build a useful quantum computer by 2029

The Verge

One of Google’s cryostats, which keeps a quantum computer cold enough to reduce errors. Image: Google. Google is aiming to build a “useful, error-corrected quantum computer” by the end of the decade, the company explained in a blog post.

Google is working to build a commercial, error-corrected quantum computer by 2029

TechSpot

Google as part of its annual I/O developer conference this week announced a new Quantum AI campus in Santa Barbara, California, where the tech giant aims to build its own error-corrected quantum computer within the decade

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Finnish government eyes €1bn savings through digitisation

Computer Weekly

Finland’s public sector aims to save €1bn by 2029 as a result of digitising public services

Underneath this bespoke electric bike is a 3D-printed titanium chassis

Mashable Tech

Called the 2029 after the French Majestic 1929, this unique electric bike is partially 3D-printed. The 2029 was commissioned by the Haas Moto Museum and Sculpture Gallery. Its chassis components and front stabilizer arm were printed using light-weight titanium.

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Gartner Predicts the Future of Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

CEB IT

Gartner expects more than 15 billion IoT devices will connect to the enterprise infrastructure by 2029.

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Introduce your kids to coding with these fun DIY kits

Mashable VR

STEM careers are set to grow 8 percent by 2029, while computer occupations are on track to grow 11.5 TL;DR: Expose your little ones to coding with the Twin Science Curiosity and Coding Kits Bundle , which is on sale for 34% off. As of April 28, get two kits for $94.99.

If a scary asteroid will actually strike Earth, here's how you'll know

Mashable VR

On April 13, 2029 (which happens to be Friday the 13th), something unsettling will happen. A decent-sized asteroid, the 1,100-foot-wide Apophis , will pass so close to Earth it'll be visible in the sky from certain places. Crucially, the giant rock will not strike our humble planet.

Russian National Faces 9 Years in Prison for Cybercrimes

SecureWorld News

See you in 2029, Aleksei Burkov. Charged: Russian hacker running two cybercrime websites. When it came to cybercrime websites, Russian national Aleksei Burkov ran the gambit.

FCC approves Amazon’s internet-from-space Kuiper constellation of 3,236 satellites

The Verge

The company must launch half of the constellation by 2026 to retain its FCC license, and then the remaining satellites by 2029. An artistic rendering of a satellite in orbit | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Is United’s green supersonic jet too good to be true?

Vox

The first of these flights is scheduled for 2026, and the company plans to start carrying passengers by 2029. United announced that it will buy 15 supersonic passenger planes from the aviation startup Boom.

United Airlines is buying 15 supersonic aircraft from Boom Supersonic

The Verge

If Boom’s Overture jets pass inspection, the plan is for them to be rolled out in 2025, fly in 2026, and expected to carry passengers by 2029. At 71 feet long, the XB-1 is a scaled-down version of the full production model that Boom hopes to have ready for passengers by 2029.

15 states will follow California’s push to electrify trucks and buses

The Verge

The state previously announced a rule in 2018 that says transit agencies must purchase all-electric buses starting in 2029. Image: Proterra.

California makes zero-emission trucks and vans mandatory by 2045

The Verge

It’s the first rule of its kind in the United States, and it follows California’s 2018 decision to mandate that transit agencies purchase all-electric buses starting in 2029, as well as its long-standing Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program for passenger cars and trucks.

Boom Supersonic unveils its prototype for a commercial supersonic jet

The Verge

At 71 feet long, the XB-1 is a scaled-down version of the full production model that Boom hopes to have ready for passengers by 2029. Boom Supersonic , an aviation startup, unveiled today a full-scale demonstrator of a supersonic passenger jet that aims to be the next-generation Concorde. The XB-1 demonstrator won’t take flight until 2021, but Boom unveiled the prototype to a group of aviation and aerospace executives at Centennial Airport in Denver.

Further explanation and answers to 6 questions on the Newspaper Extinction Timeline after one million views

Trends in the Living Networks

Linfo: Le dernier journal français pourrait être imprimé en 2029. Zigonet: La fin de la presse écrite annoncée pour 2029. Well the Newspaper Extinction Timeline we launched a couple of weeks ago has certainly made an impression. Given the 50,000 views we've had on my blog alone, plus the extensive uptake by mainstream media around the world (a partial list at the bottom of this post) it's a pretty safe estimate that it has been seen over one million times so far.