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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Automotive Autonomy
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Automotive Autonomy

Self-driving cars are inching closer to the assembly line, thanks to promising new projects from Google and the European Union.

Considering the Chromebook
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Considering the Chromebook

Is Google's new Web-based laptop a game-changing computer or a warmed-over netbook?

Web Science Meets Network Science
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Web Science Meets Network Science

A pair of divergent scientific communities discusses their similarities and differences, and search for common ground.

The Touchy Subject of Haptics
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The Touchy Subject of Haptics

After more than 20 years of research and development, are haptic interfaces finally getting ready to enter the computing mainstream?

Linear Logic
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Linear Logic

A novel approach to computational logic is reaching maturity, opening up opening up new vistas in programming languages, proof nets, and security applications.

Data Streaming 2.0
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Data Streaming 2.0

In today's real-time Web, data streaming applications no longer have the luxury of making multiple passes over a recorded data set.

Type Theory Comes of Age
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Type Theory Comes of Age

Type systems are moving beyond the realm of data structure and into more complex domains like security and networking.

Ready For a Web OS?
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Ready For a Web OS?

The hegemony of the traditional desktop operating system is starting to fracture with the emergence of a new generation of Web browsers that may finally herald...

Contemporary Approaches to Fault Tolerance
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Contemporary Approaches to Fault Tolerance

Thanks to computer scientists like Barbara Liskov, researchers are making major progress with cost-efficient fault tolerance for Web-based systems.

Making Sense of Sensors
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Making Sense of Sensors

Researchers are recognizing the potential of position sensors to help them overcome the limitations of traditional user interfaces.

Context-Aware Smartphones
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Context-Aware Smartphones

Future generations of smartphones will be context aware, tracking your behavior, providing information about the immediate environment, and anticipating your intentions...

Searching the Deep Web
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Searching the Deep Web

While the Semantic Web may be a long time coming, Deep Web search strategies offer the promise of a semantic Web.
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