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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.


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.

Law Enforcement’s Ongoing Problem with Mobile Encryption
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Law Enforcement’s Ongoing Problem with Mobile Encryption

Organizations like the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have a hard time cracking suspects' smartphones, thanks to end-to-end encryption.

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
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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?
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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.

How a Supervillain (or a Hacker in His Basement) Could Destroy the Internet
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How a Supervillain (or a Hacker in His Basement) Could Destroy the Internet

Network experts share their greatest fears about attacks and accidents that could destroy the Internet.

The Broadband Is Coming
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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.

Is 'Good Enough' Computing Good Enough?
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Is 'Good Enough' Computing Good Enough?

The energy-accuracy trade-off in approximate computing.

Online Privacy
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Online Privacy: Regional Differences

How do the U.S., Europe, and Japan differ in their approaches to data protection — and what are they doing about it?

Keeping Online Reviews Honest
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Keeping Online Reviews Honest

As online reviews become increasingly important to e-commerce and social media sites, computer scientists work on ways to ensure their authenticity.

If I Can Get Wi-Fi Here, I Can Get It Anywhere
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If I Can Get Wi-Fi Here, I Can Get It Anywhere

New York has ambitious plans for its extensive network of pay telephones.

Tcp/ip Turns 40
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Tcp/ip Turns 40

Pioneers gather in Palo Alto to commemorate a foundational Internet technology.

The Next Generation of Mobile
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The Next Generation of Mobile

By 2020, everyone will know what '5G' means.

Is Fingerprint Security Reliable?
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Is Fingerprint Security Reliable?

The strength of biometric locks on Apple's and Samsung's new phones may lie in their convenience.

The Good Judgment Project
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The Good Judgment Project

A team of researchers tries to determine the best approach to predicting world events by making a game out of it.

Dark Fiber Is Lighting ­p
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Dark Fiber Is Lighting ­p

After years of scarce activity, laying fiber is big business once again.
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