DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
Frode Hegland has developed three remarkable tools for text generation, viewing, and referencing that illustrate the power of applying computing to text.
Andrei Sukhov and Igor Sorokin ponder the potential benefits of DECT to the Internet of Things, while Doug Meil considers how software engineers should reflect on their accomplishments.
Two-dimensional materials — graphene and its cousins — could enable better integrated circuits.
Algorithms can have a devastating impact on people's lives, especially if they already are struggling economically.
The introduction of the nanosheet transistor is just one step in the continuing attempt to stick to the spirit of Moore's Law.
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
The dilemma of social media platforms.
COLUMN: Broadening participation
Strategies for incorporating accessibility into computing education.
COLUMN: Global computing
Applying the unique experiences of designing technologies for vulnerable communities.
COLUMN: Kode Vicious
The use and limits of bisection.
Seeking to make Big Tech less central to the Internet.
COLUMN: Economic and business dimensions
Three books offer varied perspectives on the ascendancy of artificial intelligence.
Creating a software solution with fast decision capability, agile project management, and extreme low-code technology.
Time to move forward from decades-old design.
SECTION: Contributed articles
Technologies for manipulating and faking online media may outpace people's ability to tell the difference.
Beyond the pandemic, organizations need to recognize what digital assets, interactions, and communication processes reap the most benefits from virtual reality.
Experienced and aspiring computing professionals need to manage their qualifications according to current market needs. That includes certification achievement as well as formal education, experience, and licenses.
SECTION: Review articles
The pursuit of responsible AI raises the ante on both the trustworthy computing and formal methods communities.
SECTION: Research highlights
"Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone," by Shichao Yue and Dina Katabi, proposes a novel technique for determining the surface tension of a liquid by leveraging the optical absorption of waves propagating on the fluid surface. …
We show a simple and accurate approach to measuring surface tension that's available to anyone with a smartphone.
"Securing the Wireless Emergency Alerts System," by Jihoon Lee et al., investigates real-world attacks on the current implementation of Wireless Emergency Alerts.
We investigate the Wireless Emergency Alert system and develop and demonstrate the first practical spoofing attack on Presidential Alerts, using commercially available hardware and modified open source software.
COLUMN: Last byte