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February 2011


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Google, Twitter Help Give Voice to Egyptians

Google has launched the latest salvo in an effort to overcome internet blackouts in Egypt during anti-government protests there.


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Wary of Egypt ­nrest, China Censors Web

In another era, China’s leaders might have been content to let discussion of the protests in Egypt float around among private citizens, then fizzle out.


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Intel Developing Security 'game-Changer'

Intel researchers are developing computer security technology that stop all zero-day attacks. "We're going to see a quantum jump in the ability of future devices . . . to defend themselves against attacks," says Intel's Justin…


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New Center Aims to Dramatically Lower Barrier to Making Silicon Photonic Chips

New Center Aims to Dramatically Lower Barrier to Making Silicon Photonic Chips

The University of Washington has launched a new program, co-funded by Intel Corp., that aims to make it dramatically easier and cheaper to manufacture silicon chips that combine light and electronics, enabling the next generation…


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Microsoft Offers Developers Access to Technical Computing Projects

Microsoft has provided developers with a resource for accessing early releases of software from its Technical Computing Initiative. TC Labs, which is part of the company's DevLabs site on MSDN, currently offers three pre-release…


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App Turns iPhone into a Smarter Camera

Developers use clever tricks to overcome the shortcomings of smart-phone cameras.


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Maurice Wilkes: The Last Pioneer

Maurice Wilkes: The Last Pioneer

Computer science has lost not only a great scientist, but an important link to the electronic computing revolution that took place in the 1940s.


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ACM Fellows Honored

Forty-one men and women are inducted as 2010 ACM Fellows.


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Chipping Away at Greenhouse Gases

Chipping Away at Greenhouse Gases

Power-saving processor algorithms have the potential to create significant energy and cost savings.


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ACM Launches New Digital Library

ACM Launches New Digital Library

More than 50 years of computing literature is augmented, streamlined, and joined to powerful new tools for retrieval and analysis.


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Information Theory After Shannon

Information Theory After Shannon

Purdue University's Science of Information Center seeks new principles to answer the question 'What is information?'


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Following the Crowd

Following the Crowd

Crowdsourcing is based on a simple but powerful concept: Virtually anyone has the potential to plug in valuable information.

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