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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.


Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare
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Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare

Quantum radar could have implications for how we diagnose disease and fight wars.

Real-World Applications for Drones
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Real-World Applications for Drones

Unmanned vehicles have a number of compelling real-world use cases.

Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture
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Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture

For years, the "Extremely Online" have shared the latest Internet memes and inside jokes. Now companies are doing the same.

How Computing Goes Green
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How Computing Goes Green

Tech companies have bigger carbon footprints than ever. Here's what some of them are doing about it.

Protecting the 2020 Census
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Protecting the 2020 Census

A new framework is being used to secure the 2020 U.S. Census from database reconstruction attacks.

How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities
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How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities

Programmers with disabilities continue to face serious accessibility issues.

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication
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The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication

SMS two-factor authentication has some security issues that have prompted companies to get creative.

Building a Better Battery
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Building a Better Battery

How researchers are improving energy storage devices for power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind.

Being Recognized Everywhere
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Being Recognized Everywhere

How facial and voice recognition are reshaping society.

AI Judges and Juries
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AI Judges and Juries

Artificial intelligence is changing the legal industry.

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy
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Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy

The electricity consumption of mining for cryptocurrencies is becoming a real concern. Here's what to do about it.

Getting Hooked on Tech
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Getting Hooked on Tech

Are technology companies maximizing profits by making users addicted to their products?

Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars
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Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars

Motion sickness could prevent some of the benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

The Increasing Familiarity of Cryptocurrencies
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The Increasing Familiarity of Cryptocurrencies

More and more businesses are accepting cryptocurrencies as payment; here's why.

The War Over the Value of Personal Data
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The War Over the Value of Personal Data

In a world increasingly dependent on turning personal data into profits, it is unclear how much that data is actually worth.

Why Is It Difficult For the Fbi to Break Into Smartphones?
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Why Is It Difficult For the Fbi to Break Into Smartphones?

Turing Laureate Whitfield Diffie explains why the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is unable to break the encryption on your smartphone.

The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies
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The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies

Quantum computing could fundamentally break cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and throw markets into turmoil.  

Law Enforcement’s Ongoing Problem with Mobile Encryption
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Law Enforcement’s Ongoing Problem with Mobile Encryption

Organizations like the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have a hard time cracking suspects' smartphones, thanks to end-to-end encryption.

Why Blockchain Is Taking Over the World
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Why Blockchain Is Taking Over the World

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies are booming—and for good reason.

The State of Wireless Charging
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The State of Wireless Charging

Apple's recent wireless charging announcements highlight how far the tech has come—and how far it needs to go.
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