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The Jet Propulsion Lab Is Way Weirder (and Awesomer) Than You Even Imagined
From ACM Opinion

The Jet Propulsion Lab Is Way Weirder (and Awesomer) Than You Even Imagined

For a center of cutting-edge scientific research, Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab seems to be a pretty wacky place. Luke Johnson, a graphic designer at the lab, set...

Inside Google's Plan to Build a Catalog of Every Single Thing, Ever
From ACM Opinion

Inside Google's Plan to Build a Catalog of Every Single Thing, Ever

The ugly truth is that computers don't know anything. They have no common sense.

Microsoft Wants to Serve You Ads Based on What You Do in Your Living Room
From ACM News

Microsoft Wants to Serve You Ads Based on What You Do in Your Living Room

A new patent application from Microsoft points to a future in which your Kinect watches you, and sends ads based on your mood.

Is It Possible to Wage a Just Cyberwar?
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Is It Possible to Wage a Just Cyberwar?

In the last week or so, cyberwarfare has made front-page news: the United States may have been behind the Stuxnet cyberattack on Iran; Iran may have suffered another...

The Average Person Alive During Wwii and Now on Facebook Has 42 Friends
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The Average Person Alive During Wwii and Now on Facebook Has 42 Friends

People who are older than 75 have seen the world do some crazy things. They were born during or before Hitler's rise to power, lived through the deprivation and...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining but Were Afraid to Ask
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining but Were Afraid to Ask

Big data is everywhere we look these days.

Where 4,000,000 Phones a Year Go to Be Resurrected
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Where 4,000,000 Phones a Year Go to Be Resurrected

The first thing I noticed when I stepped into Recellular's Ann Arbor warehouse was the flags. From the rafters, the flags of the world oversee the processing of...

From ACM News

I'm Being Followed: How Google

This morning, if you opened your browser and went to NYTimes.com, an amazing thing happened in the milliseconds between your click and when the news appeared on...

The Future of Hiring: Human Resources, Without the Humans
From ACM Careers

The Future of Hiring: Human Resources, Without the Humans

Imagine a scenario where your next job interview isn't face-to-face, but face-to-screen. There are no questions about your former work experience and office habits...

From ACM Careers

Here's the Number That Matters in Facebook's Ipo Filing

After waiting for so long to see the numbers inside Facebook's success, it's easy to be overwhelmed by all the new data we have about the social network and company...

From ACM News

Making It in America

In the past decade, the flow of goods emerging from U.S. factories has risen by about a third. Factory employment has fallen by roughly the same fraction.

From ACM News

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

The data revolution has turned customers into unwitting business consultants, as our purchases and searches are tracked to improve everything from Web sites to...

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The No-Name Companies Selling More Phones Than Samsung, Lg, and Apple Combined

MicroMax. Spice. Tianyu. Maxx Mobile. Videocon. Karbonn. These are some of the hundreds of small cell phone makers that are eating up market share across the...

What Big Media Can Learn From the New York Public Library
From ACM News

What Big Media Can Learn From the New York Public Library

Despite looming budget cuts, the library is flourishing and putting out some of the most innovative online projects in the country.
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