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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.


Weathering a New Era of Big Data
From Communications of the ACM

Weathering a New Era of Big Data

Increased computing power combined with new and more advanced models are changing weather forecasting.

A New Approach to Information Storage
From Communications of the ACM

A New Approach to Information Storage

Disk drives and solid-state drives have long served as the foundation for computer storage, but breakthroughs in molecular and DNA science could revolutionize the...

Has Apple Lost its Mojo?
From ACM News

Has Apple Lost its Mojo?

Cracks have begun to appear on Apple's road to invincibility.

On the Digital Trail
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On the Digital Trail

Forensics experts increasingly use data from digital devices to solve crimes, fight lawsuits, and unravel accidents.

The Secretive Life of Apple
From ACM News

The Secretive Life of Apple

The Apple-Samsung trial revealed some secrets about Apple's inner workings such as — despite founder Steve Jobs' public statements — the Cupertino company conducts...

Advertising Gets Personal
From Communications of the ACM

Advertising Gets Personal

Online behavioral advertising and sophisticated data aggregation have changed the face of advertising and put privacy in the crosshairs.

How Steve Jobs Revolutionized Business
From ACM News

How Steve Jobs Revolutionized Business

It is ironic that Steve Jobs, the man who focused on building consumer-friendly devices such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, is also radically reshaping the business...

Digitally Possessed
From Communications of the ACM

Digitally Possessed

Virtual possessions play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. How we think about them and deal with them is changing the way we think and interact...

Policing the Future
From Communications of the ACM

Policing the Future

Computer programs and new mathematical algorithms are helping law enforcement agencies better predict when and where crimes will occur.

The War Against Botnets
From Communications of the ACM

The War Against Botnets

Increasingly sophisticated botnets have emerged during the last several years. However, security researchers, businesses, and governments are attacking botnets...

Law and Disorder
From Communications of the ACM

Law and Disorder

International law has always been a murky and Byzantine area. However, the Internet and digital technology have raised the stakes, the risks, and the challenges...

CSEdWeek Takes Hold
From Communications of the ACM

CSEdWeek Takes Hold

Groups in more than 130 countries will participate in Computer Science Education Week this year.

Living in a Digital World
From Communications of the ACM

Living in a Digital World

Technology has created new opportunities to connect and interact. Yet, researchers are increasingly concerned that heavy technology usage is changing people's behavior...

Life, Translated
From Communications of the ACM

Life, Translated

The Holy Grail of language translation is to develop a machine-based system that can handle the task transparently and accurately.

Social Games, Virtual Goods
From Communications of the ACM

Social Games, Virtual Goods

The popularity of virtual goods and currencies in online gaming is changing how people think and act about money.

Gary Chapman, Technologist: 1952 - 2010
From Communications of the ACM

Gary Chapman, Technologist: 1952 - 2010

He raised important public issues, such as the impact of computers and the Internet on society, and encouraged social responsibility for computer professionals....

Following the Crowd
From Communications of the ACM

Following the Crowd

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

The New Face of War
From Communications of the ACM

The New Face of War

With the introduction of the sophisticated Stuxnet worm, the stakes of cyberwarfare have increased immeasurably.

Censored!
From Communications of the ACM

Censored!

Countries use Internet censorship to dominate the political dialogue, but also to create favorable conditions for government-controlled businesses.

Cloud Computing and Developing Nations
From Communications of the ACM

Cloud Computing and Developing Nations

For a growing number of organizations worldwide, cloud computing offers a quick and affordable way to tap into IT infrastructure as an Internet service. But obstacles...
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