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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.


Protecting the 2020 Census
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Protecting the 2020 Census

A new framework is being used to secure the 2020 U.S. Census from database reconstruction attacks.

How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities
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How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities

Programmers with disabilities continue to face serious accessibility issues.

Building a Better Battery
From Communications of the ACM

Building a Better Battery

How researchers are improving energy storage devices for power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind.

AI Judges and Juries
From Communications of the ACM

AI Judges and Juries

Artificial intelligence is changing the legal industry.

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy
From Communications of the ACM

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy

The electricity consumption of mining for cryptocurrencies is becoming a real concern. Here's what to do about it.

Getting Hooked on Tech
From Communications of the ACM

Getting Hooked on Tech

Are technology companies maximizing profits by making users addicted to their products?

Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars
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Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars

Motion sickness could prevent some of the benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

The Increasing Familiarity of Cryptocurrencies
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The Increasing Familiarity of Cryptocurrencies

More and more businesses are accepting cryptocurrencies as payment; here's why.

The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies
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The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies

Quantum computing could fundamentally break cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and throw markets into turmoil.  

Why Blockchain Is Taking Over the World
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Why Blockchain Is Taking Over the World

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies are booming—and for good reason.

The State of Wireless Charging
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The State of Wireless Charging

Apple's recent wireless charging announcements highlight how far the tech has come—and how far it needs to go.

Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries
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Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries

Technology that falsifies navigation data presents significant dangers to public and private organizations.

Technology That Could Revolutionize Banking
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Technology That Could Revolutionize Banking

The Ripple cryptocurrency is being used by global banks to speed cross-border payments.

AI Contest Aims to Build the Communications Network of the Future
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AI Contest Aims to Build the Communications Network of the Future

Participants in the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge can win millions of dollars for developing a radio frequency spectrum allocation system powered by artificial...

Smartphone Apps For Social Good
From Communications of the ACM

Smartphone Apps For Social Good

Mobile apps make it easier, faster, and cheaper to create massive impact on social causes ranging from world hunger to domestic violence.

Drivers, These Robots Have Your Back
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Drivers, These Robots Have Your Back

Automated safety systems can prevent an accident before the driver is even aware of the possibility.

What Happens When Big Data Blunders?
From Communications of the ACM

What Happens When Big Data Blunders?

Big data is touted as a cure-all for challenges in business, government, and healthcare, but as disease outbreak predictions show, big data often fails.

The Broadband Is Coming
From ACM News

The Broadband Is Coming

The world's fastest residential Internet may be found in the middle of the English countryside, built by farmers for farmers.

New News Aggregator Apps
From Communications of the ACM

New News Aggregator Apps

How apps like Inkl and SmartNews are overcoming the challenges of aggregation to win over content publishers and users alike.

Touching the Virtual
From Communications of the ACM

Touching the Virtual

Feeling the way across new frontiers at the interface of people and machines.
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