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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.


How Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Illuminated Google's Misinformation Mess
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How Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Illuminated Google's Misinformation Mess

In U.K. Parliament testimony, Google's chief Internet evangelist gave a frank explanation of why its systems can't always tell good information from bad.

Schools in China Track Students With GPS-Enabled 'Smart' ­niforms
From ACM TechNews

Schools in China Track Students With GPS-Enabled 'Smart' ­niforms

Students at 11 schools in the Chinese province of Guizhou are wearing "smart uniforms" incorporating computer chips to ensure they attend classes and behave properly...

Here's a Peek at the Iphone's Next Big Trick
From ACM News

Here's a Peek at the Iphone's Next Big Trick

We've all heard about the promise of augmented reality coming to the iPhone. With iOS 11 due later this year, Apple is releasing ARKit–a software that allows developers...

MIT Invents a Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into a Single Experience
From ACM News

MIT Invents a Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into a Single Experience

When we need to send a command or a file from our smartphone to our laptop, we do it through menus.

The Truth About Google X
From ACM Careers

The Truth About Google X

Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it's something good.

This Algorithm Can Predict Your Success At ­niversity
From ACM News

This Algorithm Can Predict Your Success At ­niversity

In a large university full of lecture classes, it can be hard to pinpoint the students who are falling through the cracks.

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here's What It Takes
From ACM Opinion

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here's What It Takes

Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice.

Privacy App Pinpoints Your Exact Location Using Social Media
From ACM TechNews

Privacy App Pinpoints Your Exact Location Using Social Media

Many people are unaware that metadata accompanying social media posts can be used to "cybercase" their homes. 

Emotion-Sniffing Is Next Trick Your Phone Is Learning
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Emotion-Sniffing Is Next Trick Your Phone Is Learning

Rice University scientists, working with Microsoft Research, have created something rather surprising—a long-term-mood detecting device that can ascertain a user's...

How Nasa's Giant New Space Telescope Will Make Life on Earth Better
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How Nasa's Giant New Space Telescope Will Make Life on Earth Better

NASA is responsible for more Earth-bound technologies than just space ice cream; the organization's research has led to everything from new kinds of artificial ...

From ACM News

How the 'internet Of Things' Is Turning Cities Into Living Organisms

When city services can autonomously go online and digest information from the cloud, they can reach a level of performance never before seen. First up, water...

Future of War: Private Robot Armies Fight It Out
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Future of War: Private Robot Armies Fight It Out

If robots are simply computers with wings (and missiles), then expect to see future wars fought by the descendants of flash-trading algorithms, with humans as...
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