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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.


Bolstering Bandwidth with Dual-Channel Wi-Fi
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Bolstering Bandwidth with Dual-Channel Wi-Fi

Looking at solutions to handle growing Wi-Fi traffic.

Reducing and Eliminating E-Waste
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Reducing and Eliminating E-Waste

We need to mitigate the environmental impact of disposing of electronics at their end of useful life.

Electronics Need Rare Earths
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Electronics Need Rare Earths

Demand is expected to spike over the next few years, leading to higher prices and international trade issues.

Borders in the Cloud
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Borders in the Cloud

New data protection laws raise questions about whether certain jurisdictions are trying to thwart the ability of foreign governments to obtain data on their citizens...

Bringing the Internet to the (Developing) World
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Bringing the Internet to the (Developing) World

A growing number of low-cost (and free!) solutions aim to open the Internet to developing regions.

3D Sensors Provide Security, Better Games
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3D Sensors Provide Security, Better Games

A variety of techniques allow sensors to locate and recognize objects in space.

Parallel Computational Thinking
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Parallel Computational Thinking

Applications must be programmed to process instructions in parallel to take full advantage of the new multicore processors.

Bionics in Competition
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Bionics in Competition

Developers of innovative assistive devices compete as a means of networking with each other.

The Moral Challenges of Driverless Cars
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The Moral Challenges of Driverless Cars

Autonomous vehicles will need to decide on a course of action when presented with multiple less-than-ideal outcomes.

Smart Home Technologies Fit New Homes and Retrofits
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Smart Home Technologies Fit New Homes and Retrofits

Most home builders now offer smart technology options for new homes, but the aftermarket holds great promise, and greater affordability as well.

Automating Organic Synthesis
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Automating Organic Synthesis

A machine that could create organic molecules on demand awaits appropriate software and analytical components.

Electronics in the Operating Room
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Electronics in the Operating Room

Electronic devices increasingly are being incorporated into surgical procedures on a functional level.

Surgical Robots Deliver Care More Precisely
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Surgical Robots Deliver Care More Precisely

Computer-controlled robotic surgical systems and tumor-targeting radiation systems provide a greater level of precision in treatment than doctors alone can provide...

Brain Power
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Brain Power

A "kick" during the World Cup opening ceremonies shows the progress of helping the paralyzed to move again.

Commercial Drones Grounded By a Lack of Regulation
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Commercial Drones Grounded By a Lack of Regulation

The U.S. is moving very slowly in regulating the commercial use of aerial drones.

World Without Wires
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World Without Wires

Capturing electricity from ambient RF transmissions can keep low-power applications off the grid.

Weaponizing Robots
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Weaponizing Robots

Should we expect to see autonomous killing machines on future battlefields?

Legal Issues with Robots
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Legal Issues with Robots

Who is responsible when property is damaged or someone is injured by an automated system? Existing product liability laws have not yet been tested in the context...

Software-Defined Networking
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Software-Defined Networking

Novel architecture allows programmers to quickly reconfigure network resource usage.
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