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IT News round-up Jun 2022 incl. Quantum computing

by Asa Sargeant | July 27, 2022 | General News & Events | 0 Comments

With a new month nearing, it is time for a look back at recent updates from the world of tech. IT News round-up Jun 2022 includes a look at the Government’s first quantum computer. Then you’ll hear about Amazon’s plans to start delivering parcels via drones this year. Finally, there is a BBC piece on how the NHS are using innovative tech to combat stress.

Read our technology updates from May 2022.

MoD Acquires Government’s First Quantum Computer

This BBC article reveals that Orca Computing will team up with the MoD to explore applications for quantum tech in defence.

As any fan of IT will attest, quantum technology is a very exciting development. Most computers we use today process data in bits. Bits have a binary value of either zero or one. Quantum computers however use a two-state unit called a qubit. Qubits have the ability to represent digits such as one or zero at the same time. Quantum computers can therefore bridge binary digits, potentially solving long-standing PC problems in just minutes.

Amazon To Launch Drone Deliveries

This piece reveals that the Californian town of Lockeford will be the first to receive Amazon shopping parcels by drone in late 2022.

That’s right; pending final regulatory approval, ‘Prime Air’ deliveries will begin in just a few months’ time. The drones do not have to be controlled by an observer, rather using sensors to avoid collision. Whatever your views are, this is certainly an innovative move! But is it a flight of fancy…?

NHS Staff Given VR Headsets To Fight Stress

Staff at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board were given VR headsets in response to burnout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Subsequent feedback has reported ‘reduced anxiety and better sleep’ amongst the participants. This is another fine example of technological innovation at work. Do you use VR headsets? What are your experiences of the effects they can have?

So that is all for another month. Your ‘IT News round-up Jun 2022’ hopefully delivered another interesting read. If it did not then we would love to hear from you!

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