Seeker examines how research into quantum computing may uncover more about the universe.

Scientists have built an advanced instrument with parts from a quantum computer that’s sensitive enough to listen for the signal of a dark matter particle. The Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) at the University of Washington is the world’s first dark matter experiment that’s hunting specifically for axions.

Gary Explains the release of WSL2.

WSL2 will officially be part of Windows 10, version 2004, which will be rolled out very soon. The design of WSL 2 is quite different to WSL 1. It includes a real Linux kernel, not just a compatibility layer, which means you can run Docker. Here is a quick look at WSL 2 and a quick demo on Ubuntu running inside of Ubuntu running inside Windows!

2020 is the year 5G will finally arrive for some, but will it live up to the hype?

Part of the problem is that 5G isn’t one thing, it’s a collection of different technologies, and various cell providers are focusing on different improvements that can radically change the experience of 5G.

Engadget explains. 

It’s hard for people today accustomed to Wikipedia to think of a time when the idea of an electronic encyclopedia was futuristic and revolutionary.

In this two-part series, some of the original Microsoft Encarta team explain what it was like to work on the revolutionary product from the ’90s.

Anthony Keller, Brian Manthos, Andy Woods, and Lisa Woods talk about what they miss most and what was the most difficult part of shipping Encarta.

Time Index:

  • 2:14 Encarta’s design process and challenges
  • 6:44 Navigating with the back button
  • 8:17 Encarta bugs, testing, and bug court
  • 14:00 Shipping Encarta and releases
  • 18:22 Encarta customer memories and Encarta’s impact
  • 23:20 Country disputes in Encarta with maps
  • 25:03 Mindmaze Game
  • 31:37 the Encarta family

Microsoft’s Project Silica aims to show that glass is the future of long-term data storage.

To prove its usefulness outside the lab, Microsoft partnered with Warner Bros. to write the 1978 Superman film into glass with lasers.

To see the whole process and the Superman glass, CNET visited Microsoft’s Research Lab in Cambridge, England and Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.

Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, revealed its first vehicle to operate without a human driver, the Cruise Origin.

The vehicle, which lacks a steering wheel and pedals, is designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than typical self-driving cars.

Cruise says the electric vehicle will be deployed as part of a ride-hailing service, but declined to say when that might be.