Many, though not all, people will probably be familiar with bits and bytes as fundamental unit sizes used in computing, like meters and inches are for size and distance. That, however, is old school computing. The hot new thing in computing, or at least what Intel and Google would want you to believe, is quantum computing and its fundamental unit, qubits. Unlike the bits of old (or today), qubits are still considered a bit (no pun intended) harder to control, especially under different temperatures. Intel and partner QuTech are proudly announcing a breakthrough in technology that would allow qubits, and therefore quantum computing systems, to operate in slightly warmer environments.