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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.


Touch Screens Are Tested For Piloting Passenger Jets
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Touch Screens Are Tested For Piloting Passenger Jets

As Denis Bonnet slipped into the right-hand seat of a commercial jet demonstrator in the airliner cockpit design center here at Thales, the French electronics group...

Why the Airline Industry Needs Another Data Revolution
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Why the Airline Industry Needs Another Data Revolution

Over the years, airline travel has been a prime testbed for advanced computing and data tools.

N.s.a. Leak Puts Focus on System Administrators
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N.s.a. Leak Puts Focus on System Administrators

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about American surveillance, personifies a debate at the heart of technology...

Medicine That Monitors You
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Medicine That Monitors You

They look like normal pills, oblong and a little smaller than a daily vitamin.

Sizing ­p Big Data, Broadening Beyond the Internet
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Sizing ­p Big Data, Broadening Beyond the Internet

In his young career, Jeffrey Hammerbacher has been a scout on the frontiers of the data economy.

Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Companies in Data Bind
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Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Companies in Data Bind

In a secret court in Washington, Yahoo's top lawyers made their case.

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Study Gauges Value of Technology in Schools

With school districts rushing to buy computers, tablets, digital white boards, and other technology, a new report questions whether the investment is worth it.

How the ­.s. ­ses Technology to Mine More Data More Quickly
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How the ­.s. ­ses Technology to Mine More Data More Quickly

When American analysts hunting terrorists sought new ways to comb through the troves of phone records, e-mails, and other data piling up as digital communications...

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Administration Says Mining of Data Is Crucial to Fight Terror

In early September 2009, an e-mail passed through an Internet address in Peshawar, Pakistan, that was being monitored by the vast computers controlled by American...

If Our Gadgets Could Measure Our Emotions
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If Our Gadgets Could Measure Our Emotions

On a recent family outing, my mother and sister got into a shouting match. But they weren’t mad at each other—they were yelling at the iPhone’s turn-by-turn navigation...

Just Tap Here: Technology and Travel
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Just Tap Here: Technology and Travel

Goodbye, plastic hotel room key. So long, wallet. Farewell, camera.

This Man Is Not a Cyborg. Yet.
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This Man Is Not a Cyborg. Yet.

Get right up close to Dmitry Itskov and sniff all you like—you will not pick up even the faintest hint of crazy.

Let's Play: Making Travel a Game
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Let's Play: Making Travel a Game

It was a Sunday afternoon in SoHo and while most New Yorkers were having brunch, Makeda Peters and her boyfriend were on a street corner craning their necks at...

Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care For the Aging
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Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care For the Aging

In the opening scene of the movie "Robot & Frank," which takes place in the near future, Frank, an elderly man who lives alone, is arguing with his son about going...

Google Introduces New Search Tools to Try to Read Our Minds
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Google Introduces New Search Tools to Try to Read Our Minds

The company revealed some new search tools on Wednesday at I/O, its annual developers conference.

After an iPhone Is Snatched, a High-Speed Chase
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After an iPhone Is Snatched, a High-Speed Chase

The woman was talking on her iPhone, and never saw coming her induction into a large and growing subset of crime victims.

New Chief at Intel Aims to Expand Chip Making
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New Chief at Intel Aims to Expand Chip Making

Brian M. Krzanich, who on Thursday was named Intel's next chief executive, knows he faces a hefty challenge when he takes over the world's biggest maker of semiconductors...

Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream
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Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream

Increasingly sophisticated brain computer interfaces might soon allow users to interact with smart devices using only their minds. 

Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream
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Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream

Last week, engineers sniffing around the programming code for Google Glass found hidden examples of ways that people might interact with the wearable computers...

A Digital Eye to Watch Soccer's Trouble Spots
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A Digital Eye to Watch Soccer's Trouble Spots

The organization at the heart of international soccer’s technological advancement is located in a generic two-story building just off the A4 highway here, a few...
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