NBN Co: HFC Is Back, Baby

NBN Co: HFC Is Back, Baby

At the beginning of February NBN Co stopped taking new hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) orders due to part shortages. But we have some good news – it’s on its way back. On Tuesday NBN Co announced that it will recommencing brand spanking new HFC orders from May 24. According to…

WTF, Comic-Con?

WTF, Comic-Con?

Hey, remember when Comic-Con International: San Diego was going to have a virtual convention once more this summer but try to hold a small, in-person con in November for…some reason? The organisation has decided Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time. In the immortal words of Pugsley Addams: Eat me.

How Microsoft’s Quantum Boast Went Bust

How Microsoft’s Quantum Boast Went Bust

Microsoft is an outlier among the companies investing in quantum computing research. Unlike Google, IBM, or the handful of startups that have built noisy experimental prototypes out of superconducting circuits, ions, or photons, the company is trying to build a quantum computer by using objects known as Majorana particles —…