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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.


In Silicon Valley, Hardware Is Hot Again
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In Silicon Valley, Hardware Is Hot Again

Since the mid-1990s Liam Casey, PCH International's chief executive officer, has helped technology companies with the nastiest task in Silicon Valley: building...

'Adaptive Radio': The Next Big Thing in Wireless?
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'Adaptive Radio': The Next Big Thing in Wireless?

James Collier is loping in a broad circle on the Midsummer Common in Cambridge, England, holding aloft a two-foot fiberglass antenna.

Daniela Rus's Robotic Sand
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Daniela Rus's Robotic Sand

History holds lessons, even for those designing futuristic robots.

High-Speed Trading: My Laser Is Faster Than Your Laser
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High-Speed Trading: My Laser Is Faster Than Your Laser

According to its New Jersey-based operator, Hibernia Atlantic, the $300 million Project Express will be 5.2 milliseconds faster than the AC-1, with an execution...

Apple's War on Android
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Apple's War on Android

In her black robe and strand of white pearls, Lucy Koh projects the serious, deliberate demeanor befitting a U.S. District Court judge.

Behold the Cheetah Robot. The Singularity Is Nigh!
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Behold the Cheetah Robot. The Singularity Is Nigh!

Big defense budgets during the aughts financed the deployment of thousands of robots, including unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles, to Iraq and Afghanistan...

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Garmin Finds a New Direction

In the pantheon of seemingly obsolete technologies, automobile navigation devices might seem ready to join laser discs and pagers.

Commercial Drones: A Dogfight at the Faa
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Commercial Drones: A Dogfight at the Faa

Last fall, Russ Freeman's successful business shooting commercial aerial photos and video flew straight into a political battle over control of the nation's skies...

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Steve Ballmer Reboots

They had his dining room waiting. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive and one of the richest men in the world, often eats privately at a Bellevue (Wash.)...

It's a Man vs. Machine Recovery
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It's a Man vs. Machine Recovery

The U.S. produces almost one-quarter more goods and services today than it did in 1999, while using almost precisely the same number of workers.

Flight of the Warbots
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Flight of the Warbots

How a save-the-earth maker of solar-powered aircraft became the world's most prolific manufacturer of military drones.

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Voice Control, the End of the Tv Remote?

Before he died on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs left clues that he was working on a new product that would revolutionize how we interact with our TVs. "It will have the...

John Rogers's Bendable Microprocessors
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John Rogers's Bendable Microprocessors

John Rogers was in his lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign six years ago, testing new ways to make electronic circuits, when one of his team...

Cyber Weapons: The New Arms Race
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Cyber Weapons: The New Arms Race

A rash of cyberattacks has raised the profile of such incursions and led to a booming cyberweapons industry. 

Ibm Expects Holographic Phone Calls, Air-Powered Batteries By 2015
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Ibm Expects Holographic Phone Calls, Air-Powered Batteries By 2015

By 2015, your mobile phone will project a 3D image of anyone who calls and your laptop will be powered by kinetic energy. At least that’s what International Business...

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Microsoft Said to Be ­nveiling Windows For Arm Chips

Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, will announce a version of its Windows computer operating system that runs on ARM Holdings Plc technology...

Cameras to Catch Terrorists Triple in New York With Bomb Plots
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Cameras to Catch Terrorists Triple in New York With Bomb Plots

New York City is almost halfway to its goal of installing 3,000 cameras as part of a network to monitor signs of terrorism, about triple the number it had in...

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Wto Backs ­.s., Japan Complaint Over Eu Import Duties on Electronic Goods

The European Union broke global trade laws by imposing import duties on $11 billion of high-tech electronic goods such as computer monitors, the World Trade Organization...
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