Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Thin Holographic Video Display for Mobile Phones
From ACM TechNews

Thin Holographic Video Display for Mobile Phones

At South Korea's Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, researchers invented a method for creating a thin holographic video display for mobile phones.

AI Shows Potential to Gauge Voter Sentiment
From ACM TechNews

AI Shows Potential to Gauge Voter Sentiment

Some technology experts believe using artificial intelligence to gauge voter sentiment could help to better understand the electorate.

Computer Scientists Achieve 'Crown Jewel' of Cryptography
From ACM News

Computer Scientists Achieve 'Crown Jewel' of Cryptography

A cryptographic master tool called indistinguishability obfuscation has for years seemed too good to be true. Three researchers have figured out that it can work...

Tunisian Startup 3D-Prints Solar-Powered Bionic Hands
From ACM TechNews

Tunisian Startup 3D-Prints Solar-Powered Bionic Hands

Tunisian startup Cure Bionics has developed a three-dimensionally-printed solar-powered bionic hand, to help amputees and other disabled people throughout Africa...

Flexible, More Reliable Sensor Developed
From ACM TechNews

Flexible, More Reliable Sensor Developed

A new sensor material has high sensitivity but low hysteresis, paving the way for more accurate wearable health technology and robotic sensing.

Retailers Use AI to Improve Online Recommendations for Shoppers
From ACM TechNews

Retailers Use AI to Improve Online Recommendations for Shoppers

Online retailers have taken steps during the pandemic to improve their search and recommendation engines by building predictive models with high levels of accuracy...

Spoofing the Spoofers
From ACM News

Spoofing the Spoofers

Security deception software gets an upgrade.

AI News Bias Tool Created by USC Computer Scientists
From ACM TechNews

AI News Bias Tool Created by USC Computer Scientists

University of Southern California computer scientists have developed an artificial intelligence tool to automatically detect bias in news.

Robots Now Can Understand What You Are Saying to Follow Commands
From ACM TechNews

Robots Now Can Understand What You Are Saying to Follow Commands

University of Michigan researchers have developed a model that simplifies robots' ability to follow commands by allowing them to understand what people are saying...

Japanese Scientists Create Mind Control Tech for Robot
From ACM TechNews

Japanese Scientists Create Mind Control Tech for Robot

Japanese scientists have engineered a prototype device that allows anyone to control a miniature toy Gundam robot with thought.

Big Tech Snags Hollywood Talent to Pursue Enhanced Reality
From ACM TechNews

Big Tech Snags Hollywood Talent to Pursue Enhanced Reality

Silicon Valley companies are scooping up Hollywood digital visual-effects artists and technology to enhance their augmented and virtual reality products with lifelike...

NHS Signs Up for Tim Berners-Lee Pilot to Reinvent Web
From ACM TechNews

NHS Signs Up for Tim Berners-Lee Pilot to Reinvent Web

The U.K.'s National Health Service is among more than a dozen partners that have signed up for a pilot program of Tim Berners-Lee's new company to promote a new...

AI Model Detects Asymptomatic Covid-19 Infections Through Cellphone-Recorded Coughs
From ACM TechNews

AI Model Detects Asymptomatic Covid-19 Infections Through Cellphone-Recorded Coughs

A new artificial intelligence model between asymptomatic people infected with Covid-19 and healthy individuals via forced-cough recordings.

Intel's Success Came With Making Its Own Chips. Until Now.
From ACM News

Intel's Success Came With Making Its Own Chips. Until Now.

The Silicon Valley pioneer long held it had to build its flagship chips in its own factories; then it hit the wall and is considering outsourcing—a milestone in...

A Next-Generation Computer Chip With Two Heads
From ACM TechNews

A Next-Generation Computer Chip With Two Heads

Engineers in Switzerland have developed a computer chip that combines logic operations and data storage in a single architecture.

Python's Popularity: Ahead of Java for 1st Time, Still Trailing C
From ACM TechNews

Python's Popularity: Ahead of Java for 1st Time, Still Trailing C

Python has overtaken Java to become the second-most-popular programming language on the Tiobe index for the first time.

Robots Help Answer Age-Old Question: Why do Fish School?
From ACM TechNews

Robots Help Answer Age-Old Question: Why do Fish School?

Researchers used biomimetic fish-like robots to demonstrate that fish save energy by swimming in schools without having to keep fixed distances from each other....

Drone Technology Improves Ability to Forecast Volcanic Eruptions
From ACM TechNews

Drone Technology Improves Ability to Forecast Volcanic Eruptions

An international team of researchers modified long-range drones that collect data from active volcanoes, in order to better forecast eruptions.

How AI Can Help Save Forests
From ACM TechNews

How AI Can Help Save Forests

Scientists are developing artificial intelligence-driven methods to aid forest conservation by enabling a new level of real-time awareness.

Help Wanted: Quantum
From ACM News

Help Wanted: Quantum

How the U.S. can build a quantum workforce.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account