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Futuristic Office Was Designed for 5,000 People--and 100 Robot Coworkers
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Futuristic Office Was Designed for 5,000 People--and 100 Robot Coworkers

South Korean's Naver is opening the new world headquarters of its research and development subsidiary in what the company calls "the world's first robot-friendly...

Popular Student Monitoring Software Could Have Exposed Thousands to Hacks
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Popular Student Monitoring Software Could Have Exposed Thousands to Hacks

The McAfee Enterprise Advanced Threat Research team found a bug in the Netop Vision Pro Education software used by about 3 million teachers and students worldwide...

25 Moments in Tech that Defined the Past 25 Years
From ACM News

25 Moments in Tech that Defined the Past 25 Years

From the obvious (Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone) to the obscure (AT&T stops charging an hourly rate for internet access), these events were landmarks.

3D-Printed Tiles Helping Restore Devastated Coral Reefs
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3D-Printed Tiles Helping Restore Devastated Coral Reefs

Marine scientists and architects created three-dimensionally-printed terra-cotta tiles to function as artificial coral reefs, in order to help restore devastated...

Mozilla, Creative Commons Want to Reimagine the Internet Without Ads, and They Have $100M to Do it
From ACM News

Mozilla, Creative Commons Want to Reimagine the Internet Without Ads, and They Have $100M to Do it

The Grant for the Web program will give roughly $20 million per year for five years to content sites, open source infrastructure developers, and others.

Can We Print a New Set of Coral Reefs Before They're Gone?
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Can We Print a New Set of Coral Reefs Before They're Gone?

Scientists at three Israeli institutions are collaborating to restore dying coral reefs via three-dimensional printing.

Tactile Blocks Teach Blind Kids to Code
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Tactile Blocks Teach Blind Kids to Code

Microsoft is testing an educational programming kit for visually impaired children that uses differently-shaped blocks or "pods" that each embody a line of code...

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...

NASA Astronauts Will Get to Use This Extraterrestrial Supercomputer
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NASA Astronauts Will Get to Use This Extraterrestrial Supercomputer

A standard Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Apollo 4000-series business computer is being used to conduct science experiments on the International Space Station.

A Google Intern Built the AI Behind These Shockingly Good Fake Images
From ACM TechNews

A Google Intern Built the AI Behind These Shockingly Good Fake Images

Google researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that generates incredibly realistic fake images.

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.

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
From ACM News

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 ...

Mit Creates Amazing Ui From Levitating Orbs
From ACM TechNews

Mit Creates Amazing Ui From Levitating Orbs

Jinha Lee from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab's Tangible Media Group has been experimenting with developing a tactile user interface in which...

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...
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