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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.


Accelerating Search
From Communications of the ACM

Accelerating Search

The latest in machine learning helps high-energy physicists handle the enormous amounts of data produced by the Large Hadron Collider.

Legal Advice on the Smartphone
From Communications of the ACM

Legal Advice on the Smartphone

New apps help individuals contest traffic, parking tickets.

Speaking in Song
From ACM TechNews

Speaking in Song

Researchers have developed voice synthesis software they say can make anyone's singing voice sound more melodious.

Can Computers Do Magic?
From ACM TechNews

Can Computers Do Magic?

Queen Mary University of London researchers have found magicians could use computers to create new magic effects and find new ideas for their performances. 

Why the World Hates Silicon Valley
From ACM Careers

Why the World Hates Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the new Rome. As in the time of Caesar, the world is grappling with an advanced city-state dominating much of the planet, injecting its technology...

Kellogg S. Booth: 2016 Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award
From ACM News

Kellogg S. Booth: 2016 Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award

Kellogg Booth’s career has been dominated by an unwavering belief that Canada could make a serious and positive impact on the evolution of digital media.

Google ­nveils 'artificial Creativity'
From ACM News

Google ­nveils 'artificial Creativity'

Google's Magenta artificial intelligence is being challenged to produce original music and other art.

Study of 1 Million Sites Shows Just How Closely We're Watched
From ACM News

Study of 1 Million Sites Shows Just How Closely We're Watched

The web is watching you. Chunks of code hide inside every website, tracking your online behaviour.

Games that Teach Coding
From ACM News

Games that Teach Coding

A growing number of games seek to introduce the concepts of programming to young players.

What Happens When Big Data Blunders?
From Communications of the ACM

What Happens When Big Data Blunders?

Big data is touted as a cure-all for challenges in business, government, and healthcare, but as disease outbreak predictions show, big data often fails.

Reimagining Search
From Communications of the ACM

Reimagining Search

Search engine developers are moving beyond the problem of document analysis, toward the elusive goal of figuring out what people really want.

What's Next For Digital Humanities?
From Communications of the ACM

What's Next For Digital Humanities?

New computational tools spur advances in an evolving field.

How Will Virtual Reality Change Our Lives?
From ACM Opinion

How Will Virtual Reality Change Our Lives?

And it's not just gamers who are benefiting from the immersive possibilities it offers.

Technique Makes Holograms Highly Efficient, Secure
From ACM TechNews

Technique Makes Holograms Highly Efficient, Secure

Harvard University researchers have programmed polarization into compact holograms.

When Websites Won't Take No for an Answer
From ACM News

When Websites Won't Take No for an Answer

Harry Brignull, a user-experience consultant in Britain who helps websites and apps develop consumer-friendly features, has a professional bone to pick with sites...

The Internet's Favorite Website
From ACM News

The Internet's Favorite Website

It's usually idle curiosity that drives me to Wikipedia.

Looking For Art in Artificial Intelligence
From ACM TechNews

Looking For Art in Artificial Intelligence

Dartmouth College professors will explore the potential for algorithms to produce human-quality dance music, sonnets, and short stories. 

The Average Webpage Is Now the Size of the Original Doom
From ACM News

The Average Webpage Is Now the Size of the Original Doom

The web is Doomed.

Cybersecurity Gets Smart
From Communications of the ACM

Cybersecurity Gets Smart

Researchers aim to apply artificial intelligence and machine-learning methods to take cybersecurity to a new, higher, and better level.

Computers That Crush Humans at Games Might Have Met Their Match: 'starcraft'
From ACM TechNews

Computers That Crush Humans at Games Might Have Met Their Match: 'starcraft'

The next frontier for game-playing artificial intelligence could be the popular real-time strategy game "StarCraft."
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