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September 2010


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - September 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 9)

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - September 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 9)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the September issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next.…


From BLOG@CACM

Grace Hopper Conference 2010

Grace Hopper Conference 2010

On Wednesday I began GHC 2010 by attending a gathering of people who are planning regional celebrations of women in computing.


From BLOG@CACM

Why Enterprises Are Uninterested in NoSQL

Why Enterprises Are Uninterested in NoSQL

Here's my two cents worth on why an estimated 61% of enterprise users are either ignorant about or uninterested in NoSQL.


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Expresses Concern About IP Piracy Enforcement Bill

USACM Expresses Concern About IP Piracy Enforcement Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee recently introduced the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act to fight piracy of intellectual property. That is an appropriate goal for Congress to pursue, but the means by which it…


From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Usable Security

Usable Security

One of the sessions I attended on Wednesday at GHC was a PhD forum. In this special type of session, three PhD students present their research in an hour, and the audience fills in feedback forms to give them suggestions and…


From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

The Impact of the Grace Hopper Celebration

The Impact of the Grace Hopper Celebration

In addition to my own blog, I'm writing a few posts for the Communications of ACM blog about the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.From my first post:This year's edition of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women…


From The Eponymous Pickle

BMW Integrates IPads

BMW Integrates IPads

Report in Engadget: BMW has shown an integration of IPads into the back seats of one of their cars. Interesting and amusing. I am assuming these would then be removable as required. Click through to see more. This is a pretty…


From Putting People First

Crowdsourcing: turning customers into creative directors

Crowdsourcing: turning customers into creative directors

Is turning your customers into both creative director and chief of research the ideal low-cost model for business? The BBC reports on the role of crowdsourcing in business: “Not everyone is so sanguine about the benefits. Jaron…


From Putting People First

Facebook exec: All media will be personalized in 3 to 5 years

Facebook exec: All media will be personalized in 3 to 5 years

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in New York today that in the next three to five years, a website that isn’t tailored to a specific user’s interest will be an anachronism, according to coverage from media…


From Putting People First

Manuel Castells: Mobile internet will outstrip

Manuel Castells: Mobile internet will outstrip

By 2014, the number of mobile internet users will surpass the number of users browsing the internet via a desktop computer, says a former adviser to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and member of technology panels on…


From Schneier on Security

Wiretapping the Internet

Wiretapping the Internet

On Monday, The New York Times reported that President Obama will seek sweeping laws enabling law enforcement to more easily eavesdrop on the internet. Technologies are changing, the administration argues, and modern digital systems…


From Putting People First

What does the Internet of Things mean for UX people?

What does the Internet of Things mean for UX people?

Last week, the Sixth European Information Architecture Summit took place in Paris, and all the presentations are already online. Here are a few that caught my attention: Design Beyond the Glowing Rectangle: User experience design…


From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G Innovation Center in Asia

P&G Innovation Center in Asia

Procter & Gamble continues to open new innovation centers. Increasingly focused to region and goal. Just begun in Singapore " ... the LWC-S is an independent innovation research center focused on revolutionizing product design…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Future Jobs

Future Jobs

In Small Business Labs: Future jobs that are available today. A look at job, primarily technically related, that are exploding today.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Texting with no Hands

Texting with no Hands

In GigaOM: An Android App that allows texting and receiving texts without hands. The dangers of texting and driving are much in the news. A possible solution. But at what accuracy? The claim is that the speech recognition…


From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Sight Seeing in Atlanta

Sight Seeing in Atlanta

I arrived in Atlanta on Monday for this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The conference officially started on Tuesday night, so we had a bit of time to explore before registering. There's lots of great…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Neurofocus Announces own Standards

Neurofocus Announces own Standards

Nielsen associated Neuromarketing company Neurofocus sets up their own standards. They further offer to share these standards with companies. You can hardly set up a standard unless others join in. They have not joined the…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of Augmented Reality

Future of Augmented Reality

Just received from Metaio. This is interesting because it talks about both a definition of AR and its direction. This is clearly a marketing piece, but it does provide some excellent examples. See the video below. Others"…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Phones Nagging Patients

Phones Nagging Patients

In CACM: a study about using a cell phone to improve pharma compliance. Not a new idea at all. The general idea was demonstrated in the contextual innovation centers including things like a 'smart' medicine cabinet which would…


From Schneier on Security

NSA Publications

NSA Publications

There is an interesting list of NSA publications in this document, pages 30


From Wild WebMink

? Unplanned Consequences

? Unplanned Consequences

The “legal blackmail” business: inside a P2P settlement factory Very interesting article. The practice of “legal blackmail” extends further than this, of course. That would also be an excellent description of the use to which…


From BLOG@CACM

The Impact of the Grace Hopper Celebration

The Impact of the Grace Hopper Celebration

This year's edition of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is officially underway, and you can almost taste the excitement. Last night I had the opportunity to speak with an external evaluator about my experiences…


From Computational Complexity

NRC Rankings

The NRC "rankings" of Graduate programs was released yesterday. I put up a Google spreadsheet of the CS rankings. Phds.org will also generate rankings using various criteria. You are not getting actual ranking from the NRC rather…


From Putting People First

Creating a patient-centered future for health care

Creating a patient-centered future for health care

Minneapolis firm Worrell looked at the future of health care through the patient’s perspective. Fast Company’s Co.Design site reports. “When it comes to designing new medical devices, most of the talk is about how easy products…


From Putting People First

Forrester Research: Many social networkers happy just to lurk

Forrester Research: Many social networkers happy just to lurk

Online social networks are growing, but the percentage of users uploading content to sites like YouTube and Facebook has “plateaued” worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by Forrester Research, writes CNN. The report…


From Putting People First

PhD: Mobile phone use by young adults in India: a case study

PhD: Mobile phone use by young adults in India: a case study

“Mobile phone use by young adults in India: a case study”, the PhD thesis of Priyanka Matanhelia at the University of Maryland, is available online. Abstract This study explored the use of mobile phones among young adults in…


From Putting People First

UK campaign for inquiry into

UK campaign for inquiry into

The potential transformation of our brains caused by intensive use of computers and the internet is a threat to our quality of life on the same scale as risks to the planet from climate change, according to an eminent neuroscientist…


From Putting People First

US market research: Few Americans are consuming digital media

US market research: Few Americans are consuming digital media

Connected devices are still having trouble finding a mass audience, a new report from market-research firm The NPD Group has found. But that is likely to change over time. “According to NPD, a whopping 75 percent of all U.S.…


From Putting People First

In study, children cite appeal of digital reading

In study, children cite appeal of digital reading

Many children want to read books on digital devices, while parents worry that technology will distract young bookworms, according to a survey by the publisher Scholastic. The New York Times reports: “Many children want to read…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Questions in Neuroscience Symposium

Open Questions in Neuroscience Symposium

Ongoing ... note also that founder Paul G Allen is now on Twitter ... ALLEN INSTITUTE FOR BRAIN SCIENCE2010 Annual Symposium: Open Questions in NeuroscienceSeptember 28-29, 2010Seattle, WAThe theme of this first annual symposium…

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