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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.


Alphabet, Apple Take Divergent Paths in Health
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Alphabet, Apple Take Divergent Paths in Health

Alphabet and Apple are following different strategies to transform healthcare.

Machine Learning Is Making Pesto Even More Delicious
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Machine Learning Is Making Pesto Even More Delicious

Researchers have used machine learning to create basil plants that are extra-tasty.

These Are the Best Companies to Work for in China in 2019, According to LinkedIn
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These Are the Best Companies to Work for in China in 2019, According to LinkedIn

A study by LinkedIn found 15 of China's top 25 companies to work for this year are technology firms, including embattled telecommunications provider Huawei.

Drone Racing Fans Have Some Questions: Where's the Drone? Who's Winning?
From ACM TechNews

Drone Racing Fans Have Some Questions: Where's the Drone? Who's Winning?

With drone racing becoming more popular, spectators and commentators need better ways of seeing which drones are ahead and which are falling behind.

A Healthy Dose of Wearables
From ACM News

A Healthy Dose of Wearables

Smart watches and other wearables are evolving into medical devices that will drive significant changes in healthcare.

Through Hip-Hop and Dance, This Nonprofit Teaches Girls of Color How to Code
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Through Hip-Hop and Dance, This Nonprofit Teaches Girls of Color How to Code

Weekly danceLogic classes offered by Philadelphia’s West Park Cultural Center include one hour of dance instruction and practice, followed by an hour of coding....

New Feature Enables Car to Drive Itself Through a Parking Lot to Pick You Up
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New Feature Enables Car to Drive Itself Through a Parking Lot to Pick You Up

Tesla has unveiled a new feature allowing drivers to remotely call their Tesla car to drive itself through a parking lot to pick them up.

As Office Tenants Expect More Tech, Even the Windows Get Smart
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As Office Tenants Expect More Tech, Even the Windows Get Smart

Demand for new technologies from office developers and tenants is fueling competition between suppliers.

China's Virtual Reality Arcades Aim for Real-World Success
From ACM TechNews

China's Virtual Reality Arcades Aim for Real-World Success

China holds great market potential for virtual reality and augmented reality.

Europe Making AI Rules Now to Avoid New Tech Crisis
From ACM TechNews

Europe Making AI Rules Now to Avoid New Tech Crisis

The European Commission this week introduced ethics guidelines to inform the development of artificial intelligence.

Inaugural ACM Chuck Thacker Breakthrough Award Recognizes Fundamental Contributions that Enable Cloud Computing
From ACM News

Inaugural ACM Chuck Thacker Breakthrough Award Recognizes Fundamental Contributions that Enable Cloud Computing

Stanford University's Mendel Rosenblum transformed datacenters by reinventing virtual machines.

WhatsApp's New Tip Line is a Testing Ground for Fighting Fake News on Encrypted Messaging
From ACM TechNews

WhatsApp's New Tip Line is a Testing Ground for Fighting Fake News on Encrypted Messaging

WhatsApp's new tip line for misinformation in India could be a precursor for how parent company Facebook tries to address fake news.

Student Demand for Computer Science Straining UW-Madison Department Resources
From ACM TechNews

Student Demand for Computer Science Straining UW-Madison Department Resources

The growth in University of Wisconsin-Madison student demand for computer science is resulting in difficulty finding lecture halls large enough to accommodate all...

Why 5G Phones Are Arriving With Subplot of Espionage
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Why 5G Phones Are Arriving With Subplot of Espionage

The 5G wireless technology now being introduced by phone companies promises to bring a world of innovations to mobile service—from connected appliances to self-driving...

Celebrating 50 years since ‘LO’
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Celebrating 50 years since ‘LO’

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How Gaming Technology May Help Taxi Drivers in Japan
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How Gaming Technology May Help Taxi Drivers in Japan

Tokyo, Japan-based DeNA has developed a program to direct cruising taxi drivers to streets where they are most likely to find customers.

Unsung Bletchley Park Hero Whose Role in D-Day was Equal to Turing’s
From ACM News

Unsung Bletchley Park Hero Whose Role in D-Day was Equal to Turing’s

Eric Jones is finally to be unmasked as the 'king of calm' in Hut 3 who channelled the work of the wartime codebreakers.

Toyota Robot Can't Slam Dunk, but Shoots a Mean 3-Pointer
From ACM TechNews

Toyota Robot Can't Slam Dunk, but Shoots a Mean 3-Pointer

Researchers at Toyota Motor have developed a robot that can make free throws and three-point shots on a basketball court.

Goldman Sachs Wants to Pay Students $100,000 to Tackle Wall Street's Technology Challenges
From ACM TechNews

Goldman Sachs Wants to Pay Students $100,000 to Tackle Wall Street's Technology Challenges

Goldman Sachs is accepting applications for a new program that will pay student computer engineers $100,000 to tackle "commercially oriented" research challenges...

Australian Regulators Cautiously Embrace AI to Boost Compliance
From ACM TechNews

Australian Regulators Cautiously Embrace AI to Boost Compliance

Australian regulators are cautiously using artificial intelligence to address a lack of compliance across that nation’s financial sector.
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