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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 Future of Graphics and Gaming
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The Future of Graphics and Gaming

See the best new ideas in computer graphics and interaction from last week’s Siggraph conference.

Touch Screen Ids ­sers via Fingerprints
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Touch Screen Ids ­sers via Fingerprints

Tabletop computers have not exactly taken the world by storm, as some predicted they would.

Human Motion Will Power the Internet of Things, Say Energy Harvesting Engineers
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Human Motion Will Power the Internet of Things, Say Energy Harvesting Engineers

The Internet of Things is the imagined network of data links that will emerge when everyday objects are fitted with tiny identifying devices.

The Internet of Cars Is Approaching a Crossroads
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The Internet of Cars Is Approaching a Crossroads

The phrase "vehicle-to-vehicle communications" might currently mean little more than a few choice words hurled through an open car window.

The Immortal Life of the Enron E-Mails
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The Immortal Life of the Enron E-Mails

Former Enron executive Vincent Kaminski is a modest, semi-retired business school professor from Houston who recently wrote a 960-page book explaining the fundamentals...

Siri's Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative
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Siri's Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative

In a small, dark, room off a long hallway within a sprawling complex of buildings in Silicon Valley, an array of massive flat-panel displays and video cameras track ...

The Remarkable Properties of Mythological Social Networks
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The Remarkable Properties of Mythological Social Networks

Ten years ago, few people would have heard of a social network.

Quantum Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects from Reality
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Quantum Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects from Reality

Invisibility cloaks are all the rage these days.

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As Data Floods In, Massive Open Online Courses Evolve

In 2012, education startups attracted millions of students—and a surge of interest from universities and the media—by offering massive open online courses, or MOOCs...

Contact Lens Computer: Like Google Glass, Without the Glasses
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Contact Lens Computer: Like Google Glass, Without the Glasses

For those who find Google Glass indiscreet, electronic contact lenses that outfit the user’s cornea with a display may one day provide an alternative.

Wearable Computing Pioneer Says Google Glass Offers “killer Existence”
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Wearable Computing Pioneer Says Google Glass Offers “killer Existence”

Google's Project Glass technical lead Thad Starner believes people can truly integrate Glass into their routine activities. 

Wanted For the Internet of Things: Ant-Size Computers
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Wanted For the Internet of Things: Ant-Size Computers

If the Internet is to reach everywhere—from the pills you swallow to the shoes on your feet—then computers will need to get a whole lot smaller.

Marketing to the Big Data Inside ­S
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Marketing to the Big Data Inside ­S

Companies market to you according to your shopping habits, your age, your salary, and your social-media activities. In the future, they may be able to advertise...

What Will Hackers Do with the New Kinect?
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What Will Hackers Do with the New Kinect?

Microsoft announced a new version of the Xbox One earlier this week, and with it an improved and essentially reinvented version of Kinect, the company's body- and...

Intel Fuels a Rebellion Around Your Data
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Intel Fuels a Rebellion Around Your Data

Intel Labs is launching a data economy initiative to help consumers realize more of the value of their personal digital information. 

Big Data from Cheap Phones
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Big Data from Cheap Phones

At a computer in her office at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, epidemiologist Caroline Buckee points to a dot on a map of Kenya's western highlands...

Stephen Wolfram on Personal Analytics
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Stephen Wolfram on Personal Analytics

Don't be surprised if Stephen Wolfram, the renowned complexity theorist, software company CEO, and night owl, wants to schedule a work call with you at 9 p.m. In...

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How Today's Sensors Could Make Tomorrow's Cars Safer

Driverless cars haven’t hit the roads yet, but computers are already helping to slow down or stop a car in situations when a crash is imminent.

Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled By Your Brain
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Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled By Your Brain

One day, we may be able to check email or call a friend without ever touching a screen or even speaking to a disembodied helper.

Deep Learning
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Deep Learning

When Ray Kurzweil met with Google CEO Larry Page last July, he wasn't looking for a job.
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