The news archive provides access to past news stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
How do you measure something that is invisible?
Newegg, an online retailer that has made a name for itself fighting the non-practicing patent holders sometimes called "patent trolls," sits on the losing end of a lawsuit tonight.
Electronic Arts' multi-player shooter "Battlefield 4" exploded onto the computer games scene earlier this month, giving players a realistic taste of military combat in the 21st Century.
Wherever you're sitting right now, take a moment to note the connected devices around you.
Drivers in Nairobi, Kenya, should have an easier time navigating traffic thanks to a new text message service from IBM Research Africa.
Researchers have created a $500 "nano-camera" that operates at the speed of light and could have applications in areas like medical imaging.
Women who have worked in STEM fields are more likely to leave their field for other careers than other professional women.
Along with the heavy body armor and weapons they carry in the field, U.S. troops may soon be wearing another piece of equipment: a lightweight canvas pouch with devices to measure the impact on the body of blasts from improvised…
Wearable gadgets like smart watches and Google Glass can seem like a fad that has all the durability of CB radios or Duran Duran, but they're important early signs of a new era of technology that will drive investment and innovation…
Computer scientist and former ACM president Peter Denning explains how fundamental security principles were lost with the advent of the PC era.
Software programs are emerging that are able to generate works that meet some definitions.
It's often easy to tell at a glance the difference between a mass-produced object and one that has been handcrafted: The handmade item is likely to have distinctive imperfections and clear signs of an individual's technique and…
Should we expect to see autonomous killing machines on future battlefields?
What could possibly go wrong?
The classical and quantum processes used by plants and bacteria to efficiently harvest light could have a transformative effect on computing.
Researchers have developed a computational model they say can more accurately predict when an epileptic seizure will occur.
Ideation Nation, a five-week civic engagement project, is striving to promote greater collaboration among citizens and governments.
Internet security relies on the fact that our computers can't break its cryptosystems. But the quantum algorithm you devised has the potential to do just that.
Newegg's courtroom face-off with patent-licensing giant TQP Development is nearing its end.
Computer scientist Carver Mead gave Moore's Law its name in around 1970 and played a crucial role in making sure it's held true in the decades since.
The Internet is threatened by a "growing tide of surveillance and censorship," warns Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
A new dating recommendation engine suggests potential dates based not only on mutual interests, but also on a person's likelihood to reply to initial contact.
In the global race to build the next generation of supercomputers—exascale—there is no guarantee the U.S. will finish first.
Over the last few years it's been interesting to see where in the computing landscape graphics processors or GPUs like those turned out by Nvidia have turned up.
As Bitcoin becomes an increasingly popular form of digital cash, the cryptocurrency is being accepted in exchange for everything from socks to sushi to heroin.
Mr G gazes out from a recruitment poster hanging in an engineering building in Cambridge, U.K.
On October 21, the Wikimedia Foundation issued a statement from Sue Gardner, our executive director, condemning the black hat practice of paid advocacy editing and sockpuppeting on Wikipedia.
The version of the Stuxnet worm developed in 2005 was much stronger than the version used in a cyberattack against an Iranian nuclear facility in 2010.
Magnetic switches could one day replace conventional transistors at the core of modern electronics.
Researchers have found unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials, supporting a new approach to information storage and processing.