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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.


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.

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.

Technology Confounds the Courts
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Technology Confounds the Courts

Despite the need to make decisions relevant to technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court is not the most techno-savvy group.

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.

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...
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