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Security Researchers Warn of Online Voting Risks
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Security Researchers Warn of Online Voting Risks

Security researchers warned Australia should not rely on any online voting system that lacks a thorough ballot-verification method, to ensure against fraudulent...

Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Courses Now Available in Braille
From ACM TechNews

Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Courses Now Available in Braille

Apple has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People in the U.K. to expand its Everyone Can Code curriculum to visually impaired students.

Cpu Architecture After Moore's Law: What's Next?
From ACM TechNews

Cpu Architecture After Moore's Law: What's Next?

Views differ on how central-processing unit architecture will proceed as Moore's Law becomes increasingly irrelevant.

Disney Research Demonstrates Open-Air Wireless Charging
From ACM TechNews

Disney Research Demonstrates Open-Air Wireless Charging

Disney Research says its new quasistatic cavity resonance technology offers a way for mobile devices to wirelessly charge themselves.

Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving
From ACM TechNews

Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving

Researchers are exploring unpredictable issues with autonomous car technology that might be solved with embedded software to avoid accidents.

Columbus, Ohio, Region Boosts Smart Mobility Research
From ACM TechNews

Columbus, Ohio, Region Boosts Smart Mobility Research

The Columbus, OH, region is funding smart mobility and driverless vehicle research.

­ts to Launch Programming Environment For the Quantum Era
From ACM TechNews

­ts to Launch Programming Environment For the Quantum Era

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia say they will soon unveil a quantum-era programming environment at the UTS Center for Quantum Software...

China's Policing Robot: Cattle Prod Meets Supercomputer
From ACM TechNews

China's Policing Robot: Cattle Prod Meets Supercomputer

Chinese researchers have developed an "intelligent security robot" and deployed it in a Shenzhen airport.

China Claims Exascale By 2020, Three Years Before ­.s.
From ACM TechNews

China Claims Exascale By 2020, Three Years Before ­.s.

China wants to deliver an exascale computing system by 2020, three years ahead of the U.S. plan to achieve the same goal.

U.s. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things
From ACM TechNews

U.s. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things

Industry groups have submitted more than 130 reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce detailing positive and negative aspects of the Internet of Things.

Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot
From ACM TechNews

Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot

The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking public comment on the Internet of Things.

Google: Self-Driving Car Followed 'the Spirit of the Road' Before Accident
From ACM TechNews

Google: Self-Driving Car Followed 'the Spirit of the Road' Before Accident

Google says it has gained insights concerning a Feb. 14 accident in which one of its autonomous vehicles collided with a city bus in Mountain View, CA. 

Internet of Things Brings New Era of Weather Forecasting
From ACM TechNews

Internet of Things Brings New Era of Weather Forecasting

As the Internet of Things continues to develop, weather systems will collect data from vehicles on the road and wirelessly transmit road condition and weather data...

MIT Builds a 3D Printer That Can ­se 10 Materials at Once
From ACM TechNews

MIT Builds a 3D Printer That Can ­se 10 Materials at Once

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say they have built a three-dimensional printer capable of building objects with 10 photopolymer materials.

The 8080 Chip at 40: What's Next For the Mighty Microprocessor?
From ACM TechNews

The 8080 Chip at 40: What's Next For the Mighty Microprocessor?

Descendants of the Intel 8080 microprocessor, which gave rise to the personal computer industry, promise to lead to further computer technology evolution. 

China Still Has the Fastest Supercomputer, but the ­.s. Still Rules
From ACM TechNews

China Still Has the Fastest Supercomputer, but the ­.s. Still Rules

Although China has the world's most powerful supercomputer, the United States produces more supercomputers than any other country.

Open Source Challenges a Proprietary Internet of Things
From ACM TechNews

Open Source Challenges a Proprietary Internet of Things

The Linux Foundation recently created the AllSeen Alliance, which combines the AllJoyn Framework with its open source network. 

Thanks to the Nsa, Quantum Computing May Some Day Be in the Cloud
From ACM TechNews

Thanks to the Nsa, Quantum Computing May Some Day Be in the Cloud

The U.S. National Security Agency is spending about $80 million for basic quantum computing research.

Moore's Law Isn't Making Chips Cheaper Anymore
From ACM Opinion

Moore's Law Isn't Making Chips Cheaper Anymore

At a wine bar in San Francisco on Wednesday, Broadcom Chairman and CTO Henry Samueli delivered some sobering news: Moore's Law isn't making chips cheaper anymore...

From ACM News

Why the ­.s. May Lose the Race to Exascale

In the global race to build the next generation of supercomputers—exascale—there is no guarantee the U.S. will finish first.
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