acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


Latest News News Archive Refine your search:
subjectSoftware
authorTechnology Review
bg-corner

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


From ACM Careers

35 Innovators Under 35

For our 13th annual celebration of people who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs, we're presenting the stories in a new way.

How to Save the Troubled Graphene Transistor
From ACM News

How to Save the Troubled Graphene Transistor

The writing is on the wall for the silicon chip.

'spoofers' Use Fake Gps Signals to Knock a Yacht Off Course
From ACM News

'spoofers' Use Fake Gps Signals to Knock a Yacht Off Course

University of Texas researchers recently tricked the navigation system of an $80 million yacht and sent the ship off course in an experiment that showed how any...

World's Most Influential Thinkers Revealed
From ACM News

World's Most Influential Thinkers Revealed

Who are the most influential thinkers on the planet? That's a question that you might imagine ought to be straightforward to determine, given the recent advances...

More Connected Homes, More Problems
From ACM News

More Connected Homes, More Problems

As a growing number of Internet-connected home appliances hit the market, David Bryan and Daniel Crowley worry that digital ne'er-do-wells will get new ways to...

Cyborg Parts
From ACM News

Cyborg Parts

Lab-made organs could do more than just serve as ready options for patients in need: with the right blend of biology and materials science, they might even be able...

The Future of Graphics and Gaming
From ACM News

The Future of Graphics and Gaming

See the best new ideas in computer graphics and interaction from last week’s Siggraph conference.

The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing
From ACM Careers

The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing

Raymond Laflamme can't yet sell you a quantum computer. But he'll sell you a $13,000 logic board for measuring entangled photons.

Touch Screen Ids ­sers via Fingerprints
From ACM News

Touch Screen Ids ­sers via Fingerprints

Tabletop computers have not exactly taken the world by storm, as some predicted they would.

Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning
From ACM Opinion

Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning

Sebastian Thrun has worn many hats in the tech world: Stanford research professor, founder of Google's X Labs, where he oversaw the development of self-drivingUdacity...

Human Motion Will Power the Internet of Things, Say Energy Harvesting Engineers
From ACM News

Human Motion Will Power the Internet of Things, Say Energy Harvesting Engineers

The Internet of Things is the imagined network of data links that will emerge when everyday objects are fitted with tiny identifying devices.

The Internet of Cars Is Approaching a Crossroads
From ACM News

The Internet of Cars Is Approaching a Crossroads

The phrase "vehicle-to-vehicle communications" might currently mean little more than a few choice words hurled through an open car window.

Physicists Discover the Secret of Quantum Remote Control
From ACM News

Physicists Discover the Secret of Quantum Remote Control

Teleportation is one of the more extraordinary phenomena in the quantum world.

The Immortal Life of the Enron E-Mails
From ACM News

The Immortal Life of the Enron E-Mails

Former Enron executive Vincent Kaminski is a modest, semi-retired business school professor from Houston who recently wrote a 960-page book explaining the fundamentals...

Siri's Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative
From ACM News

Siri's Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative

In a small, dark, room off a long hallway within a sprawling complex of buildings in Silicon Valley, an array of massive flat-panel displays and video cameras track ...

The Remarkable Properties of Mythological Social Networks
From ACM News

The Remarkable Properties of Mythological Social Networks

Ten years ago, few people would have heard of a social network.

Quantum Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects from Reality
From ACM News

Quantum Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects from Reality

Invisibility cloaks are all the rage these days.

From ACM News

As Data Floods In, Massive Open Online Courses Evolve

In 2012, education startups attracted millions of students—and a surge of interest from universities and the media—by offering massive open online courses, or MOOCs...

Contact Lens Computer: Like Google Glass, Without the Glasses
From ACM News

Contact Lens Computer: Like Google Glass, Without the Glasses

For those who find Google Glass indiscreet, electronic contact lenses that outfit the user’s cornea with a display may one day provide an alternative.

Microsoft and IBM Researchers Develop a Lie Detector For the Cloud
From ACM TechNews

Microsoft and IBM Researchers Develop a Lie Detector For the Cloud

Researchers have created software that can see if a cloud service performed its promised work, or whether it may have been compromised and forced to do something...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account