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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.


Companies Hope to 'program' the Internet
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Companies Hope to 'program' the Internet

Most data networks could be faster, more energy efficient, and more secure. But network hardware—switches, routers, and other devices—is essentially locked down...

Can Google Reinvent Web Video?
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Can Google Reinvent Web Video?

An ambitious attempt by Google to shift the Web over to a new, royalty-free video format has taken significant strides. New software has been released that can...

How Cruise Missiles Would Beat Gps Jammers in Libya
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How Cruise Missiles Would Beat Gps Jammers in Libya

Now that jammers are cheap and potentially ubiquitous, how do Tomahawk missiles stay on course?

Taking Control of Cars From Afar
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Taking Control of Cars From Afar

Researchers who have spent the last two years studying the security of car computer systems have revealed that they can take control of vehicles wirelessly.

Spotting Virtual Intruders
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Spotting Virtual Intruders

Handing sensitive data over to a cloud computing provider makes many companies skittish. But new software, called HomeAlone, could help them come to terms with...

Turning Augmented Reality Into an Open Standard
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Turning Augmented Reality Into an Open Standard

A research team at Georgia Tech hopes to make augmented reality on smart phones more useful by developing an open standard for it.

A World Wide Web that Talks
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A World Wide Web that Talks

Some 10,000 people worldwide use a version of the Web like no other: it is operated by voice over the telephone. Called the "Spoken Web," it is the result of...

Light-Emitting Rubber Could Sense Structural Damage
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Light-Emitting Rubber Could Sense Structural Damage

Researchers at Princeton University have built a new type of sensor that could help engineers quickly assess the health of a building or bridge. The sensor is...

Extracting Business Ideas From It Logs
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Extracting Business Ideas From It Logs

Many companies' IT infrastructure is automatically gathering a comprehensive picture of their whole business, in the form of everything from Web server and phone...

Will You Tweet This?
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Will You Tweet This?

New analysis could help predict how stories will be shared.

Dazzling Dual-Core Phones and Tablets
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Dazzling Dual-Core Phones and Tablets

New processors are a big improvement, but it will take time for apps to take advantage.

What to Expect at CES 2012
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What to Expect at CES 2012

A preview of consumer electronics in the years to come.

Ces: The Future of Interfaces
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Ces: The Future of Interfaces

People are no longer limited to interacting with computers via a mouse and keyboard. HCI experts say that new applications are driving new interfaces—smartphones...

The Brainy Learning Algorithms of Numenta
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The Brainy Learning Algorithms of Numenta

How the inventor of the PalmPilot studied the workings of the human brain to help companies turn a deluge of data into business intelligence.

Raising a Botnet in Captivity
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Raising a Botnet in Captivity

Researchers created their own, imprisoned, network of zombie computers to better learn how to take down those at large on the Internet.

Tracking Trick Shows the Web Where You Are
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Tracking Trick Shows the Web Where You Are

A new technique from Microsoft Research Silicon Valley could be used to target advertising to users' surroundings without their knowledge.

A Lego Reconstruction of the World's Earliest Computer
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A Lego Reconstruction of the World's Earliest Computer

Before the birth of Christ the Greeks built a mechanical computer. Now an Apple engineer has made a functional Lego replica.

Let Your Coaster Do the Talking
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Let Your Coaster Do the Talking

An interactive surface encourages conversation by letting coasters communicate.

Parc Readies Printed Electronics For Market
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Parc Readies Printed Electronics For Market

Early 2011 will see printed memory devices in toys and printed sensors in packages used to ship drugs.

Hackers Take the Kinect to New Levels
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Hackers Take the Kinect to New Levels

But achieving the Holy Grail—controlling a computer without touching it—proves more difficult.
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