Big-name companies increasingly recognize the importance of discussions about their products on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. But keeping track...Technology Review From ACM News | February 9, 2010
Over the last few years, scientists have discovered hundreds of genetic variants linked to disease. But the vast majority of that research has focused on people...Technology Review From ACM News | February 8, 2010
Google engineers are working on a translator for Google Android smartphones to convert one language into another quickly enough to allow speakers without a common...Wired From ACM News | February 8, 2010
The National Science Foundation and the Microsoft Corporation have agreed to offer American scientific researchers free access to the company’s new cloud computing...The New York Times From ACM News | February 5, 2010
Engineers from NASA and General Motors have jointly developed what they tout as "the world's most dexterous robot" called "Robonaut2" to supplement human activity...MSNBC From ACM News | February 4, 2010
More than a year after being launched by hackers on a campaign to infect computers running Microsoft Windows, the Conficker worm's effects are still being felt....Scientific American From ACM News | February 4, 2010
The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity.
Under...The Washington Post From ACM News | February 4, 2010
count likely knows that police can peek inside it if they have a paper search warrant.
But cybercrime investigators are frustrated by the speed of traditionalone...CNET From ACM News | February 3, 2010
The China-U.S. diplomatic spat over cyberattacks on Google has highlighted the growing significance of the Internet as a theater of combat.
Deputy Defense Secretary...Time From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Despite widespread speculation, nothing beyond what Steve Jobs announced last week is known about the A4 chip at the heart of the Apple iPad.
Jobs described the...Technology Review From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Looking like a robotic mule, the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will carry 400 pounds of equipment...Defense Industry Daily From ACM News | February 2, 2010
Being hacked by a robot requires much less hardware than I expected. There’s no need for virtual-reality goggles or 3D holograms. There are no skullcaps studded...Popular Mechanics From ACM News | February 1, 2010
In computing, the vision always precedes the reality by a decade or more. The pattern has held true from the personal computer to the Internet, as it takes time...The New York Times From ACM News | February 1, 2010
Supercomputing has helped astrophysicists create massive models of the universe, but such simulations remain out of reach for many in the United States and around...Space.com From ACM News | January 29, 2010
The young woman seated next to us at the sushi bar exuded a vaguely exotic air; her looks and style, we thought, made it likely that she was not American born. ...The New York Times From ACM News | January 28, 2010
Think that turning off cookies and turning on private browsing makes you invisible on the web? Think again.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched...WebMonkey From ACM News | January 28, 2010
An innovative computational technique that draws on statistics, imaging, and other disciplines has the capability to detect errors in sensitive technological systems...niversity Corporation for Atmospheric Research From ACM News | January 28, 2010
Almost three decades ago, Richard Feynman — known popularly as much for his bongo drumming and pranks as for his brilliant insights into physics — told an electrified...Wired From ACM News | January 28, 2010
Researchers at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have incorporated cloud computing technology into Dimmunix, a new tool designed to...Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne From ACM TechNews | January 27, 2010
Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California, San Diego have developed a method for blocking the most common type...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | January 27, 2010