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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.


You Paid $1,000 for an iPhone, but Apple Still Controls It
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You Paid $1,000 for an iPhone, but Apple Still Controls It

The company codes its devices with software that complicates repairs by triggering safety warnings and malfunctions.

Scientists 3D-Print Hair Follicles in Lab-Grown Skin
From ACM TechNews

Scientists 3D-Print Hair Follicles in Lab-Grown Skin

A team led by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has three-dimensionally (3D) printed hair follicles in lab-grown human skin tissue.

Are Cat Qubits the Key to Reliable Quantum Computing in the Modern Era?
From ACM News

Are Cat Qubits the Key to Reliable Quantum Computing in the Modern Era?

Quantum computers are prone to errors due to the sensitivity of qubits to environmental noise. Can cat qubits help build fault-tolerant quantum computers?

DeepMind Accurately Forecasts Weather on a Desktop Computer
From ACM TechNews

DeepMind Accurately Forecasts Weather on a Desktop Computer

Google DeepMind developed a machine-learning weather-forecasting model that outperformed the best conventional forecasting tools.

Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.
From ACM TechNews

Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.

About an hour after delivering a speech in California on Wednesday, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appeared in Singapore via hologram.

Gordon Bell Prize Awarded for Materials Simulations That Achieve Quantum Accuracy at Scale
From ACM TechNews

Gordon Bell Prize Awarded for Materials Simulations That Achieve Quantum Accuracy at Scale

A team of researchers from U.S. and Indian institutions was awarded the 2023 ACM Gordon Bell Prize.

Saving Digital Libraries and the Internet Archive
From Communications of the ACM

Saving Digital Libraries and the Internet Archive

A battle over "truth and who has access to it in the digital age."

Revamping Python for an AI World
From Communications of the ACM

Revamping Python for an AI World

Mojo has the same syntax as Python, but runs up to 35,000 times faster.

China Claims World's Fastest Internet
From ACM TechNews

China Claims World's Fastest Internet

Huawei Technologies Co. and China Mobile Ltd. have built a 3,000-km (1,860-mile) Internet network linking Beijing to the south.

How Meta Is Monetizing the Decline of Facebook
From ACM News

How Meta Is Monetizing the Decline of Facebook

Meta's goal is to get more people to use more of its apps and to monetize those people to the greatest extent possible.

Web Browsing Data Collected in More Detail Than Previously Known
From ACM TechNews

Web Browsing Data Collected in More Detail Than Previously Known

Web browsing data is being collected and sold in greater detail than previously thought, according to a report by the non-profit Irish Council for Civil Liberties...

Making Empathy Artificial
From ACM News

Making Empathy Artificial

Scientists strive to add the ability to understand what others are feeling to artificial intelligence.

Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather
From ACM TechNews

Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather

A new system calculates the fastest routes for emergency services to respond to calls while factoring in traffic disruptions that may result from climate-related...

Universities Train Engineers for the Quantum Future
From ACM TechNews

Universities Train Engineers for the Quantum Future

Colleges are starting the process of educating future engineers in topics such as how quantum computing hardware components work and how to write quantum computing...

Race Cannot Be Used to Predict Heart Disease
From ACM TechNews

Race Cannot Be Used to Predict Heart Disease

The American Heart Association is removing race as a factor in predicting heart disease from a widely used cardiac-risk algorithm.

Is Argentina the First A.I. Election?
From ACM News

Is Argentina the First A.I. Election?

The two men jostling to be the country's next president are using artificial intelligence to create images and videos to promote themselves and attack each other...

How Quantum Computing Can Benefit Drug Discovery
From ACM News

How Quantum Computing Can Benefit Drug Discovery

Quantum computing aims to reduce cost and time.

Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?
From ACM News

Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?

A wave of regulation and industry action has placed the flourishing fake review business on notice. But experts say the problem may be insurmountable.

Rats Use Imagination to Navigate in VR
From ACM TechNews

Rats Use Imagination to Navigate in VR

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute tested whether rats, like humans, can use their thoughts to navigate a virtual environment.

Magnetic Sensors Pinpoint 
GPU Cryptojacking Attacks
From ACM News

Magnetic Sensors Pinpoint 
GPU Cryptojacking Attacks

Identifying incursions with magnetic sensors.
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