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Student-Built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two
From ACM TechNews

Student-Built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two

College students across the United States have been developing their own apps, sometimes to great success. 

Next For Virtual Reality: Video, Without the Games
From ACM News

Next For Virtual Reality: Video, Without the Games

Nearly all the hype around virtual reality—much of it fanned by Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, the headset maker—is about how the technology can...

As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics
From ACM News

As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics

Scholars are exhilarated by the prospect of tapping into the vast troves of personal data collected by Facebook, Google, Amazon, and a host of start-ups, which...

Simplifying the Bull: How Picasso Helps to Teach Apple's Style
From ACM Careers

Simplifying the Bull: How Picasso Helps to Teach Apple's Style

Apple may well be the only tech company on the planet that would dare compare itself to Picasso.

Where Tech Is Taking ­s: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell
From ACM Opinion

Where Tech Is Taking ­s: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell

Genevieve Bell grew up among Aboriginal people in Australia, taught anthropology at Stanford and for the past 16 years has worked for Intel.

Intel, Qualcomm and Others Compete For 'internet of Things' Standard
From ACM News

Intel, Qualcomm and Others Compete For 'internet of Things' Standard

If the stakes are big enough, companies will compete even for something that is supposed to be free to all comers.

Principles Are No Match For Europe's Love of U.s. Web Titans
From ACM News

Principles Are No Match For Europe's Love of U.s. Web Titans

On weekends, Guillaume Rosquin browses the shelves of local bookstores in Lyon, France.

New N.s.a. Chief Calls Damage From Snowden Leaks Manageable
From ACM Opinion

New N.s.a. Chief Calls Damage From Snowden Leaks Manageable

The newly installed director of the National Security Agency says that while he has seen some terrorist groups alter their communications to avoid surveillance...

Larry Page on Google's Many Arms
From ACM Opinion

Larry Page on Google's Many Arms

One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.

­nblinking Eyes Track Employees
From ACM Careers

­nblinking Eyes Track Employees

A digital Big Brother is coming to work, for better or worse.

Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy
From ACM Opinion

Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy

When Steven P. Jobs led Apple, he created a core principle for the company's designers and engineers: stay fully focused on making great products.

Cyberattack Insurance a Challenge For Business
From ACM News

Cyberattack Insurance a Challenge For Business

Julia Roberts's smile is insured. So are Heidi Klum’s legs, Daniel Craig's body and Jennifer Lopez's derrière.

American Businesses in China Feel Heat of a Cyberdispute
From ACM News

American Businesses in China Feel Heat of a Cyberdispute

A top Chinese general was in a combative mood as he presided recently over an international security forum at a historic hotel near the Forbidden City. Among the...

To Young Minds of Today, Harvard Is the Stanford of the East
From ACM Careers

To Young Minds of Today, Harvard Is the Stanford of the East

In academia, where brand reputation is everything, one university holds an especially enviable place these days when it comes to attracting students and money.

For U.s. Companies That Challenge China, the Risk of Digital Reprisal
From ACM News

For U.s. Companies That Challenge China, the Risk of Digital Reprisal

Two large American steel makers, U.S. Steel and Allegheny Technologies, each lost confidential files giving access to their computer networks.

Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens
From ACM News

Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens

Touch screens are ubiquitous on tablets and smartphones, but their flat glass surfaces can hinder close reading and accurate typing.

After European Court Decision, Google Works on a Link Removal Tool
From ACM News

After European Court Decision, Google Works on a Link Removal Tool

Google will announce by the end of the month a mechanism for consumers to request that links to information about them be removed from the company’s search engine...

For Women in Tech, Pay Gap Is ­nusually Small
From ACM TechNews

For Women in Tech, Pay Gap Is ­nusually Small

The pay gap between women and men in the technology sector is one of the smallest, according to newly released research.

Snowden Retained Expert in Espionage Act Defense
From ACM News

Snowden Retained Expert in Espionage Act Defense

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided journalists a trove of classified documents, retained a well-known Washington defense...

The Cloud Industry Needs Aereo to Win. But Consumers Need Something Better.
From ACM Opinion

The Cloud Industry Needs Aereo to Win. But Consumers Need Something Better.

The best way to think about Aereo, the company at the center of this week's Supreme Court battle over the future of computing, is as an example of legal performance...
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