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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
From Communications of the ACM

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

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

The Impact of Virtual Meetings
From Communications of the ACM

The Impact of Virtual Meetings

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

Extreme Security for Users Targeted by Cyberattack
From ACM News

Extreme Security for Users Targeted by Cyberattack

Apple's Lockdown Mode provides serious security to individuals personally targeted by sophisticated attackers.

NFT Thefts and What to Do About Them
From ACM News

NFT Thefts and What to Do About Them

When someone steals a non-fungible token (NFT), the options for recourse are not always clear.

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation
From Communications of the ACM

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

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

Technology's Impact on Morality
From Communications of the ACM

Technology's Impact on Morality

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

Weather Control via Drone
From ACM News

Weather Control via Drone

Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used to make it rain in the desert, a first step toward controlling the weather.

The Unionization of Technology Companies
From Communications of the ACM

The Unionization of Technology Companies

New unions could change how tech giants engage with their employees.

The New Form of Currency
From ACM News

The New Form of Currency

Central bank digital currencies hold the promise—and peril—of changing money as we know it.

The State of Quantum Computing
From ACM News

The State of Quantum Computing

Recent developments in the field may signal quantum technology will soon be ready for prime time.

The Role of LARPing in Computer Science Education
From ACM News

The Role of LARPing in Computer Science Education

´╗┐Live-action roleplaying (LARPing) could make computer science education more engaging and effective.

Are We Addicted to Technology?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Addicted to Technology?

Experts agree technology causes some negative behaviors, but they are divided on how bad the problem is.

Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare
From ACM News

Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare

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

Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture
From ACM News

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
From ACM News

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
From Communications of the ACM

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
From ACM News

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
From ACM News

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication

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

Getting Hooked on Tech
From Communications of the ACM

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
From ACM News

Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars

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