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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.


Zoran Popovi?: Recruiting Gamers to Fight Disease
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Zoran Popovi?: Recruiting Gamers to Fight Disease

Proteins are the workhorses of our cells: They turn food into energy and determine our health. Each one is a chain of molecules—sometimes thousands of links long—that...

'Adaptive Radio': The Next Big Thing in Wireless?
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'Adaptive Radio': The Next Big Thing in Wireless?

James Collier is loping in a broad circle on the Midsummer Common in Cambridge, England, holding aloft a two-foot fiberglass antenna.

Nine Things You Should Know About Facebook's Ipo
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Nine Things You Should Know About Facebook's Ipo

The social network priced its shares at $38 apiece, valuing the company at $104 billion.

Daniela Rus's Robotic Sand
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Daniela Rus's Robotic Sand

History holds lessons, even for those designing futuristic robots.

High-Speed Trading: My Laser Is Faster Than Your Laser
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High-Speed Trading: My Laser Is Faster Than Your Laser

According to its New Jersey-based operator, Hibernia Atlantic, the $300 million Project Express will be 5.2 milliseconds faster than the AC-1, with an execution...

How Much Is a Tweet Worth?
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How Much Is a Tweet Worth?

The question has an almost koan-like quality. And yet at a time when the ranks of billion-dollar social-media companies keep growing (Instagram being the latest)...

Apple's War on Android
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Apple's War on Android

In her black robe and strand of white pearls, Lucy Koh projects the serious, deliberate demeanor befitting a U.S. District Court judge.

An App That Helps You Cozy ­p to Strangers
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An App That Helps You Cozy ­p to Strangers

Paul Davison is in a hurry. Not just to board the plane that's about to take him to his father's retirement party in San Diego, or to get through the talking points...

Behold the Cheetah Robot. The Singularity Is Nigh!
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Behold the Cheetah Robot. The Singularity Is Nigh!

Big defense budgets during the aughts financed the deployment of thousands of robots, including unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles, to Iraq and Afghanistan...

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Garmin Finds a New Direction

In the pantheon of seemingly obsolete technologies, automobile navigation devices might seem ready to join laser discs and pagers.

Commercial Drones: A Dogfight at the Faa
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Commercial Drones: A Dogfight at the Faa

Last fall, Russ Freeman's successful business shooting commercial aerial photos and video flew straight into a political battle over control of the nation's skies...

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Jobs FBI File Notes Drug Use, Tendency to 'Distort Reality'

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released a decades-old file it kept on Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs that noted his past drug use and cites interviews with...

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Who Does Google Think You Are?

A tool tells users what the company infers about your interests and age.

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Steve Ballmer Reboots

They had his dining room waiting. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive and one of the richest men in the world, often eats privately at a Bellevue (Wash.)...

It's a Man vs. Machine Recovery
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It's a Man vs. Machine Recovery

The U.S. produces almost one-quarter more goods and services today than it did in 1999, while using almost precisely the same number of workers.

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Spies Fail to Escape Spyware in $5 Billion Bazaar For Cyber Arms

The intelligence operative sits in a leather club chair, laptop open, one floor below the Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s convention rooms, scanning the airwaves for spies...

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Spam Works

Every day three-quarters of all e-mail that flies across the Internet is spam. Some of it tricks customers into installing a virus or forking over personal information...

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Voice Control, the End of the Tv Remote?

Before he died on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs left clues that he was working on a new product that would revolutionize how we interact with our TVs. "It will have the...

Palantir, the War on Terror's Secret Weapon
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Palantir, the War on Terror's Secret Weapon

A Silicon Valley startup that collates threats has quietly become indispensable to the U.S. intelligence community.

John Rogers's Bendable Microprocessors
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John Rogers's Bendable Microprocessors

John Rogers was in his lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign six years ago, testing new ways to make electronic circuits, when one of his team...
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