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authorAlex Wright

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


Smartphone Science
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Smartphone Science

A new generation of portable scientific instruments is taking shape, thanks to mobile processors and innovative data-gathering techniques.

Mapping the Internet of Things
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Mapping the Internet of Things

Researchers are discovering surprising new risks across the fast-growing IoT.

Security Experts Weigh in on Apple vs. the Fbi, Public Policy and the Law at Nyu Event
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Security Experts Weigh in on Apple vs. the Fbi, Public Policy and the Law at Nyu Event

Most participants agreed the growing sophistication of security threats demands a shift from preventing attacks to detecting them as quickly as possible.

Algorithmic Authors
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Algorithmic Authors

Natural Language Generation software begins delivering on the promise of automated prose.

Big Data Meets Big Science
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Big Data Meets Big Science

Next-generation scientific instruments are forcing researchers to question the limits of massively parallel computing.

Ready, Aim . . . Puff?
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Ready, Aim . . . Puff?

New 3D haptic technologies let users touch and feel virtual objects.

Robots Like Us
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Robots Like Us

Thanks to new research initiatives, autonomous humanoid robots are inching closer to reality.

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?

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.

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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