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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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Should We Fire the First Shot in a Cyberwar?

Military bureaucracies around the world are likely to see offensive capabilities as increasingly attractive in any cyberwar, suggests the head of the computer...

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5 Disruptive Technologies Happening Now

From e-books to 3D printing, these technologies are destroying markets and creating new ones.

Seven Ways to Get Yourself Hacked
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Seven Ways to Get Yourself Hacked

In recent months, I've met at least three people who have been the victim of hackers who've taken over their Gmail accounts and sent out emails to everyone in...

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Quantum Pagerank Algorithm Outperforms Classical Version

Google's PageRank algorithm is the idea that the importance of a Webpage can be measured by the number of important papers that point toward it.

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The Cyber Security Industrial Complex

Documents point to a huge industry that provides online surveillance tools to governments and police agencies.

Does Apple's Siri Threaten Google's Search Monopoly?
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Does Apple's Siri Threaten Google's Search Monopoly?

The future of search may look a little like Kirsten Goldenberg, a 14-year-old high-school student in Los Angeles. When she needs help with a homework problem,...

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Will the Kinect 2 Be Able to Read Your Lips?

How will users hack this one? The Kinect is a device that inherently grows and expands: Microsoft itself has come around to acknowledging that the oft-hackedreally...

Everything You Need to Know About Carrieriq
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Everything You Need to Know About Carrieriq

"Carrier IQ" is a company that sells software to wireless companies that reports how well networks are performing in real-time, by sending performance data from...

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How Games Are Driving a Mobile Graphics Revolution

The needs of players are helping to push advances from chip makers like Qualcomm and Nvidia.

Google and Microsoft Talk Artificial Intelligence
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Google and Microsoft Talk Artificial Intelligence

Google and Microsoft don't share a stage often, being increasingly fierce competitors in areas such as Web search, mobile, and cloud computing. But the rivals...

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Gestural Interfaces Go Mainstream

Starting with the handheld controllers introduced by the Nintendo Wii console in 2006, gamers have been able to control computers by making gestures in the air...

In Love With Android: Q&a With Matias Duarte
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In Love With Android: Q&a With Matias Duarte

Google Android user experience director Matias Duarte notes that games influenced the new design for Android version 4.0, which includes new features such as Face...

Can Software Patch the Ailing Power Grid?
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Can Software Patch the Ailing Power Grid?

A consortium providing the technology for a large-scale smart grid project says the software is nearly complete. 

A Social-Media Decoder
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A Social-Media Decoder

From his 24th-floor corner office in midtown Manhattan, the veteran CBS research chief David Poltrack can gaze southward down the Avenue of the Americas, its...

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The Singularity Isn't Near

 Futurists like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have argued that the world is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where the accelerating pace of smarter and smarter...

Mouthpieces Gather Impact Data from Football Players
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Mouthpieces Gather Impact Data from Football Players

Stanford researchers think the wireless mouth guards will be better than specialized helmets at measuring head injuries.

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Nissan's Cars Will Read Your Mind

The Japanese automaker is teaming up with Swiss researchers to build a car that will predict its driver's intentions.

Taking Touch Beyond the Touch Screen
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Taking Touch Beyond the Touch Screen

A tablet computer developed collaboratively by researchers at Intel, Microsoft, and the University of Washington can be controlled not only by swiping and pinching...

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Mining Data For Better Medicine

The antidepressant Paxil was approved for sale in 1992, the cholesterol-lowering drug Pravachol in 1996. Company studies proved that each drug, on its own, works...

Google Searching For New Ideas
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Google Searching For New Ideas

If anyone can preview the future of computing, it should be Alfred Spector, Google's director of research. Spector's team focuses on the most challenging areas...
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