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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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H.p. Builds Servers With Cellphone Chips

Hewlett-Packard announced on Tuesday a new design for some of the world's largest computer centers and says it could reduce power consumption in some cases by...

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In Surprise, China ­nveils Supercomputer Based on Its Own Chips

China has made its first supercomputer based on Chinese microprocessor chips, an advance that surprised high-performance computing specialists in the United States...

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The Genius of Jobs

One of the questions I wrestled with when writing about Steve Jobs was how smart he was. On the surface, this should not have been much of an issue.

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New Malicious Program by Creators of Stuxnet Is Suspected

The designers of Stuxnet, the computer worm that was used to vandalize an Iranian nuclear site, may have struck again, security researchers say.

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In Supercomputing, a Turn to Energy-Saving Graphics Chips

In computing, as in so many fields, the best path to progress is often not a straight line.

Call It Your Online Driver's License
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Call It Your Online Driver's License

The White House's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace encourages the private-sector creation and public adoption of online user authentication...

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A Bull Market in Tech Patents

Google was willing on Monday to pay $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility in no small part because of its stockpile of 17,000 patents. The patent portfolio, some...

­sing Light to Send Data Across the Room
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­sing Light to Send Data Across the Room

After Wi-Fi, will there be… Li-Fi?

In Search of a Robot More Like ­S
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In Search of a Robot More Like ­S

The robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks often begins speeches by reaching into his pocket, fiddling with some loose change, finding a quarter, pulling it out and twirling...

Who
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Who

My dad, who at 98 no longer drives, used to complain about women drivers, defensive drivers, slow drivers, cab drivers and, occasionally, fast drivers. I should...

A Start-Up
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A Start-Up

With an innovative camera due out later this year from a company called Lytro, photographers will have one less excuse for having missed that perfect shot.

Intel Increases Transistor Speed by Building ­pward
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Intel Increases Transistor Speed by Building ­pward

Intel announced that by building a key portion of a microprocessor's transistor above the chip's surface, it has found a way to make smaller, faster, lower-power...

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In Pursuit of Qubits, Uniting Subatomic Particles By the Billions

In a step toward a generation of ultrafast computers, physicists have used bursts of radio waves to briefly create 10 billion quantum-entangled pairs of subatomic...

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Smarter, Not Faster, Is the Future of Computing Research

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology's recently released report suggests that U.S. research funds would be better spent developing effective...

War Machines: Recruiting Robots For Combat
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War Machines: Recruiting Robots For Combat

War would be a lot safer, the Army says, if only more of it were fought by robots.

Quantum Computing Reaches for True Power
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Quantum Computing Reaches for True Power

In 1981 the physicist Richard Feynman speculated about the possibility of "tiny computers obeying quantum mechanical laws." He suggested that such a quantum computer...

Neighborhood Mischief Caught on Tape
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Neighborhood Mischief Caught on Tape

Steve Miller is justifiably proud of the manicured grounds around his stately stucco home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. So he was nonplussed last year when he discovered...

Apple Looks to a New Computing Era
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Apple Looks to a New Computing Era

Remember the floppy disk? I'm willing to bet Steve Jobs does. I'm also willing to bet he remembers when he killed it.

China Wrests Supercomputer Title From ­.s.
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China Wrests Supercomputer Title From ­.s.

A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China...

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Malware Hits Computerized Industrial Equipment

 The technology industry is being rattled by a quiet and sophisticated malicious software program that has infiltrated factory computers.
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