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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.


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Your Next Wallet Is Calling

"Contactless" hardware lets phones and gadgets pay with a tap, but the coming plethora of apps that use it may confuse users.

Computers Get Help from the Human Brain
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Computers Get Help from the Human Brain

Tapping into the processing power of the human brain could help computers with some tasks.

Out of Many, One In-Box
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Out of Many, One In-Box

Nokia is developing a universal in-box that collects messages and updates from different smartphone applications and organizes them in one location so users can...

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A Minority Report Interface For the Rest of ­S

Two programmers have developed Toscanini, a free gestural computer interface that provides a connection between a user's movements and digital instruments such...

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New Class of Malware Attacks Specific Chips

Computer scientists reveal malware that attacks specific processors rather than the operating system that runs on them.

Watch Where You're Going
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Watch Where You're Going

Businesses are quietly buying mobile-phone data to discover the paths that consumers take.

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New Google Tool Makes Websites Twice as Fast

The optimization tool is the latest result of Google's speed obsession and could add to the company's bottom line.

Bogus Grass-Roots Politics on Twitter
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Bogus Grass-Roots Politics on Twitter

Data-mining techniques reveal fake Twitter accounts that give the impression of a vast political movement.

Where Good Ideas Come From
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Where Good Ideas Come From

New search technologies can identify influential documents without relying on links.

Supercomputer Digests Twitter in Real-Time
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Supercomputer Digests Twitter in Real-Time

Specialized hardware and software could provide new insights into the social Web.

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Scvngr's Hunt: Retailers Who See Dollars in Game Dynamics

Can location-based games for smart phones boost foot traffic at stores?

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Improving Phones Through Surveillance

Apps that track how people use their phones could help make the devices more efficient.

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An Operating System to Run It All

Intel's MeeGo will let apps span tablets, phones, and TVs.

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Now Your App Knows Where You Are

Geolocation analytics could help companies to improve their apps—and make more money from them.

Cell Phones Make a Touch Surface Smarter
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Cell Phones Make a Touch Surface Smarter

A new system identifies users by their mobile phones.

Tapping the Powers of Persuasion
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Tapping the Powers of Persuasion

B.J. Fogg's lab at Stanford focuses on the ways technology can influence behavior.

What Twitter Learns from All Those Tweets
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What Twitter Learns from All Those Tweets

The company's head of analytics explains how Twitter mines the data users produce.

Turning Thoughts Into Words
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Turning Thoughts Into Words

University of Utah researchers are developing a brain-computer interface that provides a way to communicate for people who are unable to talk or move but are awake...

Why Google Went Instant
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Why Google Went Instant

The service, an engineering marvel, could boost Google's bottom line.

Intel Puts Game Physics in the Cloud
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Intel Puts Game Physics in the Cloud

Simulating the physics of light makes for games that better mimic the real world.
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