acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


Latest News News Archive Refine your search:
subjectHardware
authorThe New York Times
bg-corner

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, Ibm Says
From ACM TechNews

A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, Ibm Says

IBM researchers have developed a new kind of computer chip that tries to mimic the way brains recognize patterns, relying on densely interconnected webs of transistors...

Rosetta Spacecraft Set For ­nprecedented Close Study of a Comet
From ACM News

Rosetta Spacecraft Set For ­nprecedented Close Study of a Comet

After 10 years and four billion miles, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will arrive at its destination on Wednesday for the first extended, close...

Security Secrets, Dated but Real
From ACM Opinion

Security Secrets, Dated but Real

Was the National Cryptologic Museum designed using a code of some kind?

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.

More Eyes on the Skies
From ACM News

More Eyes on the Skies

The future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it.

New Dimension in Scoreboard Watching
From ACM News

New Dimension in Scoreboard Watching

The seemingly endless prairie that blankets this part of the United States would seem to be an unlikely place for one of the largest makers of sports video displays...

From ACM News

In Gaza, Epithets Are Fired and Euphemisms Give Shelter

The Gaza-based interior ministry advises its supporters in a YouTube video that whenever talking about the dead, "always add 'an innocent citizen.' "

Real-Life Illness in a Virtual World
From ACM News

Real-Life Illness in a Virtual World

A 3-D animated creature, affectionately named Gerald, appears to walk in circles while floating in front of an elaborate viewer that resembles something from an...

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...

Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna
From ACM Opinion

Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna

As he puts it in the subtitle of his memoir, "Neanderthal Man," Svante Paabo goes in search of lost genomes.

Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones
From ACM News

Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

In a sweeping victory for privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesdayunanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones...

Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough
From ACM News

Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough

Modern computers are not unlike the looms of the industrial revolution: They follow programmed instructions to weave intricate patterns.

­nblinking Eyes Track Employees
From ACM Careers

­nblinking Eyes Track Employees

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

As Robotics Advances, Worries of Killer Robots Rise
From ACM News

As Robotics Advances, Worries of Killer Robots Rise

From driverless cars to delivery drones, a new generation of robots is about to revolutionize the way people work, drive and shop.

Losing the Key
From ACM Careers

Losing the Key

In this age of rapid transformation, the house key has been surprisingly resistant to change.

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.

Intelligence Too Big For a Single Machine
From ACM News

Intelligence Too Big For a Single Machine

Ever since the computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term artificial intelligence in 1955, the field has gone through cycles of boundless optimism and sobering...

If Robots Drove, How Much Safer Would Roads Be?
From ACM News

If Robots Drove, How Much Safer Would Roads Be?

Human error is the culprit in 93 percent of automobile crashes—including the pileup last weekend that left Tracy Morgan in critical condition, caused, prosecutors...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account