Seattle residents allowed to vote via smartphones

IANS- Smartphones have made voting easier, as King County in the US state of Washington, where Seattle is located, implements mobile voting in their board of supervisors election. This is the first-time mobile voting is available to all eligible registered voters. Previous pilots in other jurisdictions were limited to overseas and military voters and/or voters […]

Indian astronauts to go into space next year

indica News Bureau- As part of India’s Gaganyan Mission, scheduled for December 2020 (uncrewed) and December 2021 (crewed), three Indian astronauts will travel to space next year in the spacecraft designed by Indian Space Research Organization. The training of the four astronauts, each in their mid 30s to 40s, identified by ISRO, will begin in […]

Silicon quantum bits establish long-distance relationship

IANS- A team based at Princeton University in the US has demonstrated that two quantum computing components, known as silicon “spin” qubits, can interact even when spaced relatively far apart on a computer chip. “The ability to transmit messages across this distance on a silicon chip unlocks new capabilities for our quantum hardware,” said leader […]

Infosys unveils blockchain-powered apps in 3 verticals

IANS- Software major Infosys on Wednesday launched blockchain-powered distributed applications (apps) for government services, insurers and supply chain management verticals. “The applications are designed as ready-to-subscribe business networks to ensure quick deployment, inter-operability across disparate systems of value chain stakeholders and cases involving analytics and IoT (Internet of Things),” the-city based IT firm said in […]

Huge political interference in Microsoft’s Pentagon win: AWS CEO

IANS- In yet another strong public rebuke of Microsoft who has won the prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project, Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy said the US government’s decision to award the project to the Satya Nadella-run company was done under significant political interference. Addressing a news conference here during AWS ‘re: Invent’ […]