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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.


A Revolution in Haptics
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A Revolution in Haptics

New technology solutions allow users to 'touch' the virtual.

In Space, No One Can Fix Your Sign Errors
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In Space, No One Can Fix Your Sign Errors

Once you've left the Earth, the simple inversion of a critical parameter can cause a mission to fail.

Joke-Cracking Chatbots Boost Learning Levels
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Joke-Cracking Chatbots Boost Learning Levels

The role of humor in training, and conversing with, chatbots.

Defending Against the Next Stuxnet
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Defending Against the Next Stuxnet

Experts are skeptical of an Iranian plan to evade Stuxnet replay attacks.

Finally, Apps to Sink Your Teeth Into
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Finally, Apps to Sink Your Teeth Into

Developers are beginning to incorporate teeth into new technologies.

Testing Asimov's Idea for Power From Space
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Testing Asimov's Idea for Power From Space

Isaac Asimov's notion of capturing energy in space and beaming it to the Earth’s surface faces its first orbital testing.

Creepy Robots of the Coronavirus Era
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Creepy Robots of the Coronavirus Era

The robots policing people as they begin to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns are not being mistaken for anyone's friends.

Picking Locks with Audio Technology
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Picking Locks with Audio Technology

How eavesdropping smartphones could give thieves a copy of your front door key.

Stopping the Exploiters
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Stopping the Exploiters

An angry public demands an end to phishing sites exploiting Covid-19.  

Blocking Facial Recognition
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Blocking Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology faces opposition from technology industry giants, and from the grass roots.

Hitting the Heights
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Hitting the Heights

Rocket-assisted airplane collisions fuel better drone impact simulators.

A Vector for Skulduggery
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A Vector for Skulduggery

Dark patterns have been migrating to smartphone apps.

Fending Off Digital Sabotage
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Fending Off Digital Sabotage

Sabotage-resistant industrial machinery combats Stuxnet-like attacks.

Keeping Up With the Phone Hackers
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Keeping Up With the Phone Hackers

The growing challenges to digital phone forensics.

Unintended Consequences
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Unintended Consequences

Banning Huawei won't stop hardware trojan attacks.

Coding for Disaster
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Coding for Disaster

At a U.N. hackathon, open source developers strive to mitigate the impact of natural disasters.

It's A Cloud, but Not As We Know It
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It's A Cloud, but Not As We Know It

Can data be stored in orbiting laser beams?

Protecting Privacy from Wireless Spycams
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Protecting Privacy from Wireless Spycams

Computer science techniques combat intrusive cameras.

AI Accelerates Innovation
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AI Accelerates Innovation

Yet patent attorneys fear the darker consequences of artificial intelligence.

Smart Phone Tricks
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Smart Phone Tricks

Researchers refine ways users can interact with a touchscreen.
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