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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.


Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art
From Communications of the ACM

Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art

A new blockchain-based technology is changing how the art world works, and changing how we think about asset ownership in the process.

The Unionization of Technology Companies
From Communications of the ACM

The Unionization of Technology Companies

New unions could change how tech giants engage with their employees.

The New Form of Currency
From ACM News

The New Form of Currency

Central bank digital currencies hold the promise—and peril—of changing money as we know it.

The State of Quantum Computing
From ACM News

The State of Quantum Computing

Recent developments in the field may signal quantum technology will soon be ready for prime time.

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware
From Communications of the ACM

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware

Advances in VR hardware could finally take the technology mainstream.

The Role of LARPing in Computer Science Education
From ACM News

The Role of LARPing in Computer Science Education

´╗┐Live-action roleplaying (LARPing) could make computer science education more engaging and effective.

Technologies for the Visually Impaired
From Communications of the ACM

Technologies for the Visually Impaired

The last decade has seen major advancements in technology for the blind and visually impaired, but problems remain.

Are We Addicted to Technology?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Addicted to Technology?

Experts agree technology causes some negative behaviors, but they are divided on how bad the problem is.

How the Internet Spans the Globe
From Communications of the ACM

How the Internet Spans the Globe

The modern Internet is made possible by hundreds of thousands of miles of undersea cables.

Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare
From ACM News

Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare

Quantum radar could have implications for how we diagnose disease and fight wars.

Real-World Applications for Drones
From Communications of the ACM

Real-World Applications for Drones

Unmanned vehicles have a number of compelling real-world use cases.

Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture
From ACM News

Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture

For years, the "Extremely Online" have shared the latest Internet memes and inside jokes. Now companies are doing the same.

How Computing Goes Green
From ACM News

How Computing Goes Green

Tech companies have bigger carbon footprints than ever. Here's what some of them are doing about it.

Protecting the 2020 Census
From Communications of the ACM

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
From ACM News

How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities

Programmers with disabilities continue to face serious accessibility issues.

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication
From ACM News

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication

SMS two-factor authentication has some security issues that have prompted companies to get creative.

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.

Being Recognized Everywhere
From Communications of the ACM

Being Recognized Everywhere

How facial and voice recognition are reshaping society.

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.
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