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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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Air Force Manual Describes Shadowy Cyberwar World

A new Air Force manual for cyberwarfare describes a shadowy, fast-changing world where anonymous enemies can carry out devastating attacks in seconds and where...

For Deaf, Wireless Devices a New Portal to World
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For Deaf, Wireless Devices a New Portal to World

Quietly over the last decade, phones that make text messaging easy have changed life profoundly for millions of deaf people.

China Limits Use of Foreign Computer Security Technology
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China Limits Use of Foreign Computer Security Technology

China has ordered its banks and other major companies to limit use of foreign computer security technology, setting up a possible trade clash with the United...

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U.s. Takes Aim at China Cyber Threat

The U.S. for the first time is publicly warning about the Chinese military's use of civilian computer experts in clandestine cyber attacks aimed at American companies...

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Survey, Personal Stories Show How Quickly Tv Time Shifting Has Established Itself


Italy to China in Driverless Vehicles
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Italy to China in Driverless Vehicles

University of Parma researchers recently embarked on an 8,000-mile, three-month road trip from Italy to China to test the limits of driverless vehicles. 

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India Unveils Prototype of $35 Tablet Computer

It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost: India on Thursday (July 22) unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which...

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Official: Google's China Changes in Line with Law

China renewed Google's Internet license after it pledged to obey censorship laws and stop automatically switching mainland users to its unfiltered Hong Kong site...

Companies Brace For End of Cheap Made-in-China Era
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Companies Brace For End of Cheap Made-in-China Era

Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped make southern coastal China...

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Repeat of S. Korea, U.s. Cyberattacks Does No Damage

Hundreds of computers that helped cause a wave of outages on U.S. and South Korean government websites last July launched new attacks on the same sites, but no...

China's Young College Grads Toil in 'ant Tribes'
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China's Young College Grads Toil in 'ant Tribes'

Liu Jun sleeps in a room so small, he shares a bed with two other men. It's all the  computer engineering graduate can afford in Beijing, a city where the dreams...

Project Puts 1M Books Online for Blind, Dyslexic
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Project Puts 1M Books Online for Blind, Dyslexic

The nonprofit Internet Archive announced a new effort to more than double the number of books in its digital database that can be used by the visually impaired. ...

Three Finalists in Prize For Technology Breakthroughs
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Three Finalists in Prize For Technology Breakthroughs

The Technology Academy of Finland has announced the finalists for the international Millennium Technology Prize. 

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'mind-Reading' Brain-Scan Software Showcased in Ny

Intel is developing software that uses brain scans to determine what items people are thinking about. The software analyzes magnetic resonance imaging scans to...

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Rampant Cheating Hurts China's Research Ambitions

Ghostwriting, plagiarizing or faking results is so rampant in Chinese academia that some experts worry it could hinder China's efforts to become a leader in science...

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Google Attack Highlights 'zero-Day' Black Market

The recent hacking attack that prompted Google's threat to leave China is underscoring the heightened dangers of previously undisclosed computer security flaws...

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Eight-State Cyber Consortium Gets $2.7 Million Grant

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.7 million grant to an eight-state consortium of technology centers and community colleges that is working...

Obama Awards National Science, Technology Medals
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Obama Awards National Science, Technology Medals

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama linked scientific discovery to helping the struggling economy Wednesday as he honored those who invented batteries for implanted...

Internet Map Questions
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Internet Map Questions

The U.S. stimulus package allocated up to $350 million to map out broadband Internet access in the United States for the purpose of guiding broadband expansion...

Internet Addiction Center Opens In U.s.
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Internet Addiction Center Opens In U.s.

Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa.Alexander, 19,...
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