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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.


Monetizing Your Personal Data
From Communications of the ACM

Monetizing Your Personal Data

What is your private data worth, to you and to the companies willing to pay you for it?

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality
From Communications of the ACM

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality

A heads-up look at augmented reality head-up displays.

A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit
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A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit

Who will be the space traffic controller for orbiting objects?

Technological Responses to COVID-19
From Communications of the ACM

Technological Responses to COVID-19

Companies are finding new ways to enforce social distancing, clean public spaces, and provide substitutes for human workers.

Bolstering Bandwidth with Dual-Channel Wi-Fi
From ACM News

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.

Across the Language Barrier
From Communications of the ACM

Across the Language Barrier

Translation devices are getting better at making speech and text understandable in different languages.

Tracking Shoppers
From Communications of the ACM

Tracking Shoppers

Retailers of all stripes are using technology to follow consumers through their brick-and-mortar stores in order to develop detailed profiles of their shopping...

Electronics Need Rare Earths
From Communications of the ACM

Electronics Need Rare Earths

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

Technologizing Agriculture
From Communications of the ACM

Technologizing Agriculture

An array of technologies are making farms more efficient, safer, and profitable.

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
From Communications of the ACM

3D Sensors Provide Security, Better Games

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

3D-Printing Human Body Parts
From Communications of the ACM

3D-Printing Human Body Parts

Bioprinting has generated bones, cartilage, and some muscles; hearts and livers are still years away.

Bionics in Competition
From Communications of the ACM

Bionics in Competition

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

It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data
From Communications of the ACM

It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data

In risk assessment and predictive policing, biased data can yield biased results.

Can We Trust Autonomous Weapons?
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Can We Trust Autonomous Weapons?

Nations consider using defense systems that can make their own lethal decisions.

Legal Advice on the Smartphone
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Legal Advice on the Smartphone

New apps help individuals contest traffic, parking tickets.

Avoiding the Crush
From ACM News

Avoiding the Crush

Using algorithms to anticipate crowd behavior.

Existing Technologies Can Assist the Disabled
From Communications of the ACM

Existing Technologies Can Assist the Disabled

Researchers consider how to adapt broadly available technology products for those battling physical impairments.

Advertising via Algorithm
From ACM News

Advertising via Algorithm

Global programmatic advertising is projected to account for 60% of all digital display ads this year.
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