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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.


The Battle to Mitigate E-Waste
From Communications of the ACM

The Battle to Mitigate E-Waste

As electronic waste grows by the metric ton, companies and citizens work to stem the tide.

Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications
From ACM News

Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications

Companies are being compelled to turn over potentially valuable push notification metadata to authorities.

What's Old Is New Again
From Communications of the ACM

What's Old Is New Again

Analog computing offers one possible solution to the downsides of digital computing.

The Fight to Repair
From Communications of the ACM

The Fight to Repair

How the battle over the right to repair is tipping in favor of consumers.

ChatGPT in the Classroom
From ACM News

ChatGPT in the Classroom

ChatGPT is giving educators headaches and forcing them to reinvent how classrooms work.

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT
From Communications of the ACM

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT

Existing security standards do not always offer sufficient protection to secure the Internet of Things.

Will AI Replace Computer Programmers?
From ACM News

Will AI Replace Computer Programmers?

Advances in artificial intelligence tools that can code could improve productivity, but portend disruption.

Virtual Influencers in the Real World
From Communications of the ACM

Virtual Influencers in the Real World

We are increasingly engaging with these digital personalities, online and offline.

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past
From Communications of the ACM

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

New AI technologies are making it possible to autonomously reduce traffic.

The Impact of Virtual Meetings
From Communications of the ACM

The Impact of Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have mixed effects on employee productivity, creativity, and relationships.

How AI Is Driving the Esports Boom
From Communications of the ACM

How AI Is Driving the Esports Boom

Artificial intelligence is helping the esports industry take the world by storm.

Extreme Security for Users Targeted by Cyberattack
From ACM News

Extreme Security for Users Targeted by Cyberattack

Apple's Lockdown Mode provides serious security to individuals personally targeted by sophisticated attackers.

Crossing the Uncanny Valley
From Communications of the ACM

Crossing the Uncanny Valley

The "uncanny valley effect" may be holding back the field of robotics.

NFT Thefts and What to Do About Them
From ACM News

NFT Thefts and What to Do About Them

When someone steals a non-fungible token (NFT), the options for recourse are not always clear.

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation
From Communications of the ACM

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

Labor shortages have many companies turning to automation technology, but with mixed outcomes.

Technology's Impact on Morality
From Communications of the ACM

Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger
From Communications of the ACM

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger

Advancements in AI, machine learning, and next-gen technologies are transforming the fight against world hunger.

Google's AI Upscaling Technology Outperforms Previous Models
From ACM News

Google's AI Upscaling Technology Outperforms Previous Models

New models developed by the search giant upgrade the resolution of photos.

Weather Control via Drone
From ACM News

Weather Control via Drone

Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used to make it rain in the desert, a first step toward controlling the weather.
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