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China’s Quantum Net Advance Offers a Glimpse into the Future of Enterprise Security

Chinese companies actively productizing quantum key distribution, which pushes communications security to a new level Earlier this month, China’s official news agency Xinhua announced the launch of a secure quantum communications network between Shanghai and Beijing. The 2,000 kilometer (1,243 mile) backbone will be used for military and government communications, but also in commercial areas …

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11 Questions About Virtual Reality + Augmented Reality Headsets Before You Buy

UPDATED February 27, 2017 Looking for a virtual reality experience, but don’t know where to start? GearBrain breaks down the top eleven questions to ask before dropping some dough on your first VR headset. Last year was a banner year for virtual reality. HTC Vive , Oculus Rift and Sony Playstation VR headsets were released, …

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Alibaba working on VR payments

China’s Alibaba online retail giant told China Daily that it is developing virtual-reality-enabled mobile payment technology, which could allow users to pay bills in a 3-D virtual world by nodding their heads or making other gestures to…

OnePlus gives away 30,000 VR headsets

China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus gave away 30,000 free OnePlus Loop VR headsets today, manufactured in partnership with AntVR. The Cardboard-compatible headset is reminiscent of the Gear VR in its design, and is a significant…

Global geopolitical risk predictions for 2016

The previous 25 years have been marked by globalization. A number of forces acted together to bring our planet closer together. Trade pacts, peacekeeping alliances, the Internet.But now, according to Christopher Swift, a professor of national securi…