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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.


Lawmakers Seek to Expand Repair Options
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Lawmakers Seek to Expand Repair Options

End-users want to be able to repair their expensive electronics; manufacturers disagree.

Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future
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Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future

Using large data sets and machine learning to recognize unseen patterns.

Split Second
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Split Second

The issue of whether to add a "leap second" to square the clock with the Earth's orbit pits time specialists against IT.

Head-Mounted Displays to Aid the Disabled
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Head-Mounted Displays to Aid the Disabled

Products like the Oculus Rift and Google Glass could help ameliorate physical and perceptual impairments.

Forging Relationships
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Forging Relationships

Michael Stonebraker didn't realize at the outset that it would take six years to create INGRES, one of the world's first relational databases.

Visualizing Sound
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Visualizing Sound

New techniques capture speech by looking for the vibrations it causes.

The Power of Memory
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The Power of Memory

In-memory databases promise speedier processing.

Time For a Change
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Time For a Change

4D printing combines the dimension of time with the hope of building objects with new capabilities.

Playing at Health
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Playing at Health

Developers try to tap the beneficial effects of video games.

More Than a Mouse
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More Than a Mouse

Gesture and gaze are among the newest additions to a growing family of computer interfaces.

A Touch of Security
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A Touch of Security

Biometrics hold promise, but haven’t yet paid off in consumer devices.

Backing Creativity
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Backing Creativity

Hacker spaces are spreading around the world, though some government funding is raising questions.

How Can Computing Become More Accessible?
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How Can Computing Become More Accessible?

A growing number of tools and strategies are available to make computers and digital content accessible to people with disabilities.

­ist Conference Presents Prototype Interface Projects
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­ist Conference Presents Prototype Interface Projects

User interfaces have moved beyond mice and keyboards to touch screens, voice controls, and visual inputs like the Microsoft Kinect as was demonstrated at  the recent...

Digging For Drug Facts
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Digging For Drug Facts

With the right approach, data mining can discover unexpected side effects and drug interactions.

Gaining Wisdom from Crowds
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Gaining Wisdom from Crowds

Online games are harnessing humans' skills to solve scientific problems that are currently beyond the ability of computers.

Remaking American Medicine
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Remaking American Medicine

Developing an IT ecosystem for health could improve — and transform — the practice of medicine.

Sorting Through Photos
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Sorting Through Photos

Teaching computers to understand pictures could lead to search engines capable of identifying and organizing large datasets of visual information.

Twitter as Medium and Message
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Twitter as Medium and Message

Researchers are mining Twitter's vast flow of data to measure public sentiment, follow political activity, and detect earthquakes and flu outbreaks.

Information Theory After Shannon
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Information Theory After Shannon

Purdue University's Science of Information Center seeks new principles to answer the question 'What is information?'
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