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Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries
From Communications of the ACM

Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries

Technology that falsifies navigation data presents significant dangers to public and private organizations.

Why Virtual Reality Will Transform a Workplace Near You
From Communications of the ACM

Why Virtual Reality Will Transform a Workplace Near You

A clutch of companies are changing how work gets done---by using virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.

Technology That Could Revolutionize Banking
From ACM News

Technology That Could Revolutionize Banking

The Ripple cryptocurrency is being used by global banks to speed cross-border payments.

The ­.s. Goes All-In on Tech Inclusion
From ACM News

The ­.s. Goes All-In on Tech Inclusion

A wave of U.S. federal funding aims to make the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields more inclusive.

AI Contest Aims to Build the Communications Network of the Future
From ACM News

AI Contest Aims to Build the Communications Network of the Future

Participants in the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge can win millions of dollars for developing a radio frequency spectrum allocation system powered by artificial...

Why U.s. Broadband Is Stuck in the Slow Lane
From ACM News

Why U.s. Broadband Is Stuck in the Slow Lane

U.S. broadband Internet could be faster—a lot faster. Several companies are trying to make that a reality.

Smartphone Apps For Social Good
From Communications of the ACM

Smartphone Apps For Social Good

Mobile apps make it easier, faster, and cheaper to create massive impact on social causes ranging from world hunger to domestic violence.

Drivers, These Robots Have Your Back
From ACM News

Drivers, These Robots Have Your Back

Automated safety systems can prevent an accident before the driver is even aware of the possibility.

What Happens When Big Data Blunders?
From Communications of the ACM

What Happens When Big Data Blunders?

Big data is touted as a cure-all for challenges in business, government, and healthcare, but as disease outbreak predictions show, big data often fails.

How a Supervillain (or a Hacker in His Basement) Could Destroy the Internet
From Communications of the ACM

How a Supervillain (or a Hacker in His Basement) Could Destroy the Internet

Network experts share their greatest fears about attacks and accidents that could destroy the Internet.

The Broadband Is Coming
From ACM News

The Broadband Is Coming

The world's fastest residential Internet may be found in the middle of the English countryside, built by farmers for farmers.

New News Aggregator Apps
From Communications of the ACM

New News Aggregator Apps

How apps like Inkl and SmartNews are overcoming the challenges of aggregation to win over content publishers and users alike.

Touching the Virtual
From Communications of the ACM

Touching the Virtual

Feeling the way across new frontiers at the interface of people and machines.

The Potential to Provide More Power For Portables
From ACM News

The Potential to Provide More Power For Portables

Graphene may hold the key to creating a power source for portable electronics that charges in seconds.

Is 'Good Enough' Computing Good Enough?
From Communications of the ACM

Is 'Good Enough' Computing Good Enough?

The energy-accuracy trade-off in approximate computing.

Online Privacy
From Communications of the ACM

Online Privacy: Regional Differences

How do the U.S., Europe, and Japan differ in their approaches to data protection — and what are they doing about it?

Looking and Learning: Image Identification and Enhanced Search
From ACM News

Looking and Learning: Image Identification and Enhanced Search

Advances in computer image recognition aspire to provide "a reasonable description in plain English."

Structural Electronics Come Online
From ACM News

Structural Electronics Come Online

Multifunction components are becoming more common as the world gets "smarter."

Leap Into the Future?
From ACM News

Leap Into the Future?

Whatever Magic Leap is working on, it could revolutionize the fields of augmented and virtual reality.

Keeping Online Reviews Honest
From Communications of the ACM

Keeping Online Reviews Honest

As online reviews become increasingly important to e-commerce and social media sites, computer scientists work on ways to ensure their authenticity.
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