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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.


Making Traffic a Thing of the Past
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Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

New AI technologies are making it possible to autonomously reduce traffic.

The Impact of Virtual Meetings
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The Impact of Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have mixed effects on employee productivity, creativity, and relationships.

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation
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Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

Labor shortages have many companies turning to automation technology, but with mixed outcomes.

Technology's Impact on Morality
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Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger
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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger

Advancements in AI, machine learning, and next-gen technologies are transforming the fight against world hunger.

Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art
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Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art

A new blockchain-based technology is changing how the art world works, and changing how we think about asset ownership in the process.

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware
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The State of Virtual Reality Hardware

Advances in VR hardware could finally take the technology mainstream.

Technologies for the Visually Impaired
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Technologies for the Visually Impaired

The last decade has seen major advancements in technology for the blind and visually impaired, but problems remain.

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.

AI Judges and Juries
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AI Judges and Juries

Artificial intelligence is changing the legal industry.

Getting Hooked on Tech
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Getting Hooked on Tech

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

Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries
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Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries

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

Smartphone Apps For Social Good
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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.

What Happens When Big Data Blunders?
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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.

New News Aggregator Apps
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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
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Touching the Virtual

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

Is 'Good Enough' Computing Good Enough?
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Is 'Good Enough' Computing Good Enough?

The energy-accuracy trade-off in approximate computing.

Online Privacy
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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?

Keeping Online Reviews Honest
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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.

Alternatives For the Mouse-Averse
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Alternatives For the Mouse-Averse

Controlling computers with gestures offers greater potential than a mouse ever could.
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