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Thermal Camera Turns Many Things Into Interactive Surfaces
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Thermal Camera Turns Many Things Into Interactive Surfaces

Augmented reality company Metaio is developing technology that could enable people to use all kinds of objects as interactive touch surfaces. 

The Complex Mathematics of Robot Wrestling
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The Complex Mathematics of Robot Wrestling

Researchers at Utsunomiya University in Japan have written a mathematical model for the sport of wrestling, which they have tested in a numerical simulation. 

Yahoo Expands Research Labs in Search of Personalized, Mobile Experiences
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Yahoo Expands Research Labs in Search of Personalized, Mobile Experiences

There are many conflicting opinions about what troubled Web giant Yahoo must do to turn itself around, but critics and company leaders at least agree on one thing...

Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning?
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Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning?

How much are a dozen deep-learning researchers worth?

Academics Launch Fake Social Network to Get an Inside Look at Chinese Censorship
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Academics Launch Fake Social Network to Get an Inside Look at Chinese Censorship

Harvard University professor Gary King this year launched a social media site to gain firsthand experience of online censorship in China.

Cryptographers Have an Ethics Problem
From ACM Opinion

Cryptographers Have an Ethics Problem

Last week, I visited the MIT computer science department looking for a very famous cryptographer.

Seven Over 70
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Seven Over 70

For over a decade, we've celebrated innovators under the age of 35. We choose to write about the young because we want to introduce you to the most promising new...

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.

World's Most Influential Thinkers Revealed
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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...

Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning
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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...

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...

Interview with Brain Project Pioneer: Miyoung Chun
From ACM Opinion

Interview with Brain Project Pioneer: Miyoung Chun

Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, which President Obama announced in his State of the Union address in February, will...

Mobile Computing Is Just Getting Started
From ACM Opinion

Mobile Computing Is Just Getting Started

Mobile computers are spreading faster than any other consumer technology in history.

What Comes After the Touch Screen?
From ACM News

What Comes After the Touch Screen?

In a few short years, the technologies found in today's mobile devices—touch screens, gyroscopes, and voice-control software, to name a few—have radically transformed...

Review: Raspberry Pi
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Review: Raspberry Pi

You can get a lot for $35 these days. It bought me what looks like a credit card-size James Bond gadget prototype but is actually a fully functional computer.

In the Olympics of Algorithms, a Russian Keeps Winning Gold
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In the Olympics of Algorithms, a Russian Keeps Winning Gold

Since 2005, Google researcher and former Moscow State University student Petr Mitrichev has led the world in algorithmic programming.  

Turing's Enduring Importance
From ACM News

Turing's Enduring Importance

When Alan Turing was born 100 years ago, on June 23, 1912, a computer was not a thing—it was a person.

Letting Hackers Compete, Facebook Eyes New Talent
From ACM News

Letting Hackers Compete, Facebook Eyes New Talent

Late this January, some 75,000 people around the planet sat in front of their computers and pondered how to make anagrams from a bowl of alphabet soup.

'big Data' Means Business Needs Mathematicians
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'big Data' Means Business Needs Mathematicians

The proliferation of ways to measure things—point-of-service terminals, Web analytics, geographic and temporal records, even semantic information—means businesses...

Making the Case For Security
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Making the Case For Security

Major corporations have made serious mistakes with information security recently, resulting in spectacular failures to protect business and customer records....
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