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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.


Ibm's Hub For Wearables Could Have You Out of the Hospital Faster
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Ibm's Hub For Wearables Could Have You Out of the Hospital Faster

IBM Research scientists have created a device that siphons health data from multiple wearable devices and shares the results with a patient's doctor.

Even Encrypted Medical Record Databases Leak Information
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Even Encrypted Medical Record Databases Leak Information

Many types of databases used for electronic medical records are vulnerable to leaking information, according to a new study from Microsoft researchers.  

Molecular Flash Memory Could Store Massive Amounts of Data
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Molecular Flash Memory Could Store Massive Amounts of Data

Novel molecules could help expand the storage capacity of flash memory, which is widely used in mobile devices such as smartphones. 

Google's Big-Data Tool, Mesa, Holds Petabytes of Data Across Multiple Servers
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Google's Big-Data Tool, Mesa, Holds Petabytes of Data Across Multiple Servers

Google says its big-data architecture, Mesa, can store petabytes of data, update millions of rows of data per second, and field trillions of queries daily across...

IBM Wants to Make its Watson Supercomputer as Small as a Pizza Box
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IBM Wants to Make its Watson Supercomputer as Small as a Pizza Box

IBM researchers are developing handheld computers with the power of today's supercomputers. 

IBM and Fujifilm Show Super Dense Storage Tape For Big Data Work
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IBM and Fujifilm Show Super Dense Storage Tape For Big Data Work

Researchers at IBM and Fujifilm are developing a magnetic tape prototype that can store 85.9 billion bits of data per square inch.

Cloud-Savvy Bluetooth 4.1 to Reach Devices By Year End
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Cloud-Savvy Bluetooth 4.1 to Reach Devices By Year End

The Bluetooth 4.1 protocol will directly connect wearable devices to the cloud, enabling home users to expand their networks of connected devices. 

New Supercomputer ­ses Ssds Instead of Dram and Hard Drives
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New Supercomputer ­ses Ssds Instead of Dram and Hard Drives

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory this month is deploying Catalyst, a new supercomputer that uses solid-state drive storage as an alternative to dynamic random...

U.s. Library of Congress Saving 500 Million Tweets Per Day in Archives
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U.s. Library of Congress Saving 500 Million Tweets Per Day in Archives

The U.S. Library of Congress expects to finish the initial stage of building a Twitter archive by the end of January. The Library is storing 500 million tweets...

Hitachi Targets 2015 For Data Storage That Last 100 Million Years
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Hitachi Targets 2015 For Data Storage That Last 100 Million Years

Hitachi hopes to bring new storage technology capable of holding data for hundreds of millions of years to market by 2015.  

Nsa Extends Label-Based Security to Big Data Stores
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Nsa Extends Label-Based Security to Big Data Stores

The National Security Agency recently submitted Accumulo, new label-based data store software, to the Apache Software Foundation, hoping that more parties will...

Ibm's Futuristic Storage Aims For Speed, Density
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Ibm's Futuristic Storage Aims For Speed, Density

IBM is developing super-fast, super-dense storage media that could be available within 10 years. 

Cloud Storage Providers Need Sharper Billing Metrics
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Cloud Storage Providers Need Sharper Billing Metrics

Cloud service providers could be doing themselves or their customers a disservice by relying on imprecise metrics for billing, says Carnegie Mellon University researcher...

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Ibm Speeds ­p Data Analysis With New Algorithm

Researchers at IBM's laboratories in Zurich have developed a new algorithm that can sort, correlate, and analyze millions of random data sets in minutes. 

Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot
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Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot

Engineering students at National Taiwan University recently demonstrated a robot that is capable of creating two- and three-dimensional maps of an area and then...

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Researchers Working on Memory to Replace Dram, Nand

Researchers at Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) believe that resistive-random access memory (RRAM) could replace dynamic random access memory...

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IBM Labs Promises Five Innovations

IBM researchers' list of promising new technologies includes the ability to "talk" to the Web; information collection and retrieval systems that cover us when we...
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