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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.


Pentagon Creates New Medal For Cyber, Drone Wars
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Pentagon Creates New Medal For Cyber, Drone Wars

They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.

North Korean Students Show Google Chief How They Search Web
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North Korean Students Show Google Chief How They Search Web

Students at North Korea's premier university have showed Google's executive chairman how they look for information online: they Google it.

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In Cuba, Mystery Shrouds Fate of Internet Cable

It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation...

Google: Technology Is Making Science Fiction Real
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Google: Technology Is Making Science Fiction Real

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt predicted that rapid advances in technology will soon transform science fiction into reality—meaning people will have driverless...

Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System
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Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System

When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming.

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Airline Pilots Forgetting How to Fly? Computer Controls Blamed

Are airline pilots forgetting how to fly? As planes become ever more reliant on automation to navigate crowded skies, safety officials worry there will be more...

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Internet Braces For New Addresses Beyond '.com,' Including '.bank,' '.eco' and '.canon.'

The organization that oversees the Internet address system is preparing to open the floodgates to a nearly limitless selection of new Web-site suffixes, including...

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Apple Surpasses Hewlett-Packard as Largest buyer of Chips, iSuppli Says


Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down to Final 4
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Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down to Final 4

After years of poring through images from space and debating where on Mars the next NASA rover should land, it comes down to four choices.

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Iran Seeks to Boost Corps of Web Watchers

Iran's top police chief envisions a new beat for his forces: patrolling cyberspace.

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Intel's Truce with Nvidia Shows Industry's Shifts

Intel Corp.'s decision to pay Nvidia Corp. $1.5 billion for the right to its patents highlights the seismic shifts the semiconductor industry is undergoing.

Iphone Games: Kids ­nknowingly Spend Real Money in 'smurf's Village'
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Iphone Games: Kids ­nknowingly Spend Real Money in 'smurf's Village'

"The Smurfs' Village," a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets, was released a month ago and quickly became the highest-grossing application in the iTunes...

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AP to Form News Group to Make Money from Mobile

The Associated Press is overseeing the creation of an organization to help newspapers and broadcasters make more money as more people get their news from mobile...

Companies Brace For End of Cheap Made-in-China Era
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Companies Brace For End of Cheap Made-in-China Era

Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped make southern coastal China...

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­.s. To Share Internet Review Amid Worldwide Growth

The United States has announced that it intends to give other governments and businesses increased oversight in the governance of ICANN. While the U.S. government...
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