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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.


Tech's Diversity Problem Is Apparent as Early as High School
From ACM Careers

Tech's Diversity Problem Is Apparent as Early as High School

In three states, not a single girl took the Advanced Placement exam in computer science last year. In eight states, no Hispanic students took it. And in 11 states...

Another Super Bowl Ad Fest, This Time on the Cellphone
From ACM News

Another Super Bowl Ad Fest, This Time on the Cellphone

Want to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy that goes to the Super Bowl winner? Take a left in 15 feet.

N.s.a. Choice Is Navy Expert on Cyberwar
From ACM News

N.s.a. Choice Is Navy Expert on Cyberwar

In nominating Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers as the new director of the National Security Agency on Thursday, President Obama chose a recognized expert in the new...

The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape
From ACM TechNews

The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape

Holodecks similar to the simulated-reality rooms seen on "Star Trek" could be available by 2024, according to some scientists and researchers. 

Spy Agencies Tap Data Streaming From Phone Apps
From ACM News

Spy Agencies Tap Data Streaming From Phone Apps

When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spies could be lurking in the background...

The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape
From ACM News

The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape

Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking are playing poker together.

­kraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones
From ACM News

­kraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones

The Ukrainian government used telephone technology to pinpoint the locations of cellphones in use near clashes between riot police officers and protesters early...

Why Bitcoin Matters
From ACM Opinion

Why Bitcoin Matters

A mysterious new technology emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, but actually the result of two decades of intense research and development by nearly anonymous researchers...

N.s.a. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers
From ACM News

N.s.a. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those...

The Next Data Privacy Battle May Be Waged Inside Your Car
From ACM News

The Next Data Privacy Battle May Be Waged Inside Your Car

Cars are becoming smarter than ever, with global positioning systems, Internet connections, data recorders and high-definition cameras.

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips
From ACM TechNews

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips

A new class of nanomaterials that can self-assemble might enable the creation of nearly molecule-scale circuits. 

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips
From ACM News

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips

Not long after Gordon E. Moore proposed in 1965 that the number of transistors that could be etched on a silicon chip would continue to double approximately every...

When Doctors 'google' Their Patients
From ACM Opinion

When Doctors 'google' Their Patients

I remember when I first looked up a patient on Google.

When the Future Isn't a Keyboard
From ACM News

When the Future Isn't a Keyboard

Intel says it has seen the future, and it doesn’t include a keyboard.

Viewing Where the Internet Goes
From ACM Opinion

Viewing Where the Internet Goes

Will 2014 be the year that the Internet is reined in?

Reading Your Palm For Security's Sake
From ACM News

Reading Your Palm For Security's Sake

They aren't taking any chances at Barclays Bank in Britain.

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience
From ACM News

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.

Into the Bitcoin Mines
From ACM News

Into the Bitcoin Mines

On the flat lava plain of Reykjanesbaer, Iceland, near the Arctic Circle, you can find the mines of Bitcoin.

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Generation of Rescue Robots
From ACM TechNews

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Generation of Rescue Robots

The Schaft robot developed by Japanese researchers dominated the U.S. Pentagon's Defense Advance Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge 2013 Trials. 

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots
From ACM News

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots

An international competition to pave the way for a new generation of rescue robots was dominated by a team of Japanese roboticists who were students in the laboratory...
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