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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.
Ford Motor Co. is working with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Microsoft to offer a computer science and engineering course in which Michigan students...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | March 19, 2010
In the wake of a massive public-relations nightmare involving brake problems in its cars, Toyota is investigating two more reports this week of unintended acceleration...Technology Review From ACM News | March 11, 2010
IBM researchers have developed BigSheets, a data analysis tool based on Hadoop designed to help users analyze large Web data sets. BigSheets uses Hadoop to comb...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | March 4, 2010
Transfers of large amounts of data across the Internet to wireless devices suffer from a key problem: The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used to send and receive...Technology Review From ACM News | February 16, 2010
A wireless network that uses reflected infrared light instead of radio waves has transmitted data through the air at a speed of one gigabit per second—six to 14...Technology Review From ACM News | February 11, 2010
An Indian telecom company is deploying simple cell phone base stations that need as little as 50 watts of solar-provided power. It will soon announce plans to sell...Technology Review From ACM News | February 10, 2010
Big-name companies increasingly recognize the importance of discussions about their products on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. But keeping track...Technology Review From ACM News | February 9, 2010
Over the last few years, scientists have discovered hundreds of genetic variants linked to disease. But the vast majority of that research has focused on people...Technology Review From ACM News | February 8, 2010
Despite widespread speculation, nothing beyond what Steve Jobs announced last week is known about the A4 chip at the heart of the Apple iPad.
Jobs described the...Technology Review From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Music lovers may have long forsaken them, but magnetic tapes still reign supreme when it comes to storing vast amounts of digital data. And new research from IBM...Technology Review From ACM News | January 25, 2010
To deliver useful search returns from the so-called real-time Web--such as seconds-old Twitter "tweets" reporting traffic jams--Google has adapted its page-ranking...Technology Review From ACM News | January 13, 2010
One of the hot topics at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas is color e-readers, with several companies showcasing new products. While E-Ink has...Technology Review From ACM News | January 8, 2010
Today's stock market has become a world of automated transactions executed at lightning speed. This high-frequency trading could make the financial system more...Technology Review From ACM News | December 23, 2009
Traffic flow will improve as more computer-controlled vehicles hit the road, according to new research from Arne Kesting and colleagues at the Technical University...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | December 23, 2009
Scientists at Microsoft research have unveiled Ripley, a new way to secure complex Web applications by effectively cloning the user's browser and running it remotely...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2009
Searching the Web could become faster for users and much more efficient for search companies if search engines were split up and distributed around the world, according...Technology Review From ACM News | November 6, 2009
In the not-too-distant future, it might be possible to slip on a pair of augmented-reality (AR) goggles instead of fumbling with a manual while trying to repair...Technology Review From ACM News | October 26, 2009
The way signal strength varies in a wireless network can reveal what's going on behind closed doors.
It's every schoolboy's dream: an easy way of looking through...Technology Review From ACM News | October 1, 2009
New York University researchers have proposed Epothecary, a system that uses cell phones to authenticate and track drugs distributed in the developing world. The...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | September 10, 2009