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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.


Virtual Reality Meets the Office
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Virtual Reality Meets the Office

"Virtual meeting spaces greatly expand the possibilities for online communication—and, at their best, create an environment that parallels or exceeds real world...

Algorithms in the Courtroom
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Algorithms in the Courtroom

The use of software to determine bail and sentencing terms has gone mainstream. How fair are these systems?

Medical Professionals Tap AI to Combat COVID-19
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Medical Professionals Tap AI to Combat COVID-19

Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are aiding hospitals and healthcare experts in the battle against the coronavirus.

Lost in Translation?
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Lost in Translation?

Machine language translation is advancing rapidly, but can it reach the level of human understanding?

An Inability to Reproduce
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An Inability to Reproduce

Big data and modern analytics offer enormous possibilities for research, provided scientists can produce consistent results.

A Healthy Dose of Wearables
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A Healthy Dose of Wearables

Smart watches and other wearables are evolving into medical devices that will drive significant changes in healthcare.

The Future of Data Storage
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The Future of Data Storage

Research into next-generation storage techniques marches forward, yet tape remains the most viable, dependable medium.

Computing Gets Foggy
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Computing Gets Foggy

Fog computing offers a more effective way to address the challenges of distributed systems and Internet of Things devices.

Can Neuroevolution Change Machine Learning?
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Can Neuroevolution Change Machine Learning?

Neuroevolution borrows techniques from natural evolution to push the boundaries of machine learning.

Cracking the Code on DNA Storage
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Cracking the Code on DNA Storage

Researchers are tapping DNA to create a new and different type of storage media. The technology could prove revolutionary.

Making Machines Make Sense
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Making Machines Make Sense

Researchers are working to imbue computing devices with sophisticated object recognition and tactile capabilities that could take computer sensing to an entirely...

Cracking the Code on Biology
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Cracking the Code on Biology

Genetic engineering promises to revolutionize everything from agriculture and biofuels to medicine and food safety.

Better Memory
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Better Memory

Advances in non-volatile memory are changing the face of computing and ushering in a new era of efficiencies.

Between the Lines
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Between the Lines

Smartphone apps are driving changes in the way people park. Sensors, crowdsourcing, and big data are making it easier to find open parking spots.

Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains
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Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains

Transportation engineers and city planners are looking to information technology to redefine traffic management in urban areas. With the opportunity, however, comes...

Weathering a New Era of Big Data
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Weathering a New Era of Big Data

Increased computing power combined with new and more advanced models are changing weather forecasting.

A New Approach to Information Storage
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A New Approach to Information Storage

Disk drives and solid-state drives have long served as the foundation for computer storage, but breakthroughs in molecular and DNA science could revolutionize the...

Advertising Gets Personal
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Advertising Gets Personal

Online behavioral advertising and sophisticated data aggregation have changed the face of advertising and put privacy in the crosshairs.

Jobs vs. Gates, Redux
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Jobs vs. Gates, Redux

It’s difficult to find two people who have had a greater influence on people’s lives than Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. 

How Steve Jobs Revolutionized Business
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How Steve Jobs Revolutionized Business

It is ironic that Steve Jobs, the man who focused on building consumer-friendly devices such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, is also radically reshaping the business...
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