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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.


Making Smartphones More Aware
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Making Smartphones More Aware

The drive to make electronic devices more situationally, contextually aware of their environments. 

Making Chips Smarter
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Making Chips Smarter

Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are motivating researchers to design and build new chips to support different computing models.

The Future of Semiconductors
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The Future of Semiconductors

Researchers are looking for new ways to advance semiconductors as Moore's Law approaches its limits.

A Healthy Approach?
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A Healthy Approach?

A new wave of consumer-centric connected fitness and health-related devices is changing healthcare.

The Road to Progress
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The Road to Progress

Smarter roads will pave the way to a future with smoother, more efficient transportation.

Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?
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Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?

Security researchers have identified a technique for installing a backdoor on computer chips, a security flaw that could profoundly change the computing industry...

Cracking the Code on Biology
From Communications of the ACM

Cracking the Code on Biology

Genetic engineering promises to revolutionize everything from agriculture and biofuels to medicine and food safety.

Building Morality Into Machines
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Building Morality Into Machines

Technology ethics are a growing concern as artificial intelligence advances and autonomous technologies become reality.

Cybersecurity Gets Smart
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Cybersecurity Gets Smart

Researchers aim to apply artificial intelligence and machine-learning methods to take cybersecurity to a new, higher, and better level.

Better Memory
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Better Memory

Advances in non-volatile memory are changing the face of computing and ushering in a new era of efficiencies.

Data Is the New Currency
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Data Is the New Currency

Digital technologies are driving new business models and changing the ways society views products and services.

Drones Lack Autonomy
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Drones Lack Autonomy

Researchers and engineers are exploring ways to help Unmanned Aerial Vehicles choose to fly themselves, and to fly more safely.

Between the Lines
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Between the Lines

Smartphone apps are driving changes in the way people park. Sensors, crowdsourcing, and big data are making it easier to find open parking spots.

License to Fly
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License to Fly

Unmanned aerial vehicles, long used by the military, are entering the commercial sector in growing numbers. Who is going to fly them?

Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains
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Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains

Transportation engineers and city planners are looking to information technology to redefine traffic management in urban areas. With the opportunity, however, comes...

Apps Change the Face of Computing
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Apps Change the Face of Computing

As computing evolves and becomes increasingly mobile, apps are fundamentally changing actions…and interactions.

Weathering a New Era of Big Data
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Weathering a New Era of Big Data

Increased computing power combined with new and more advanced models are changing weather forecasting.

A Sense of Technology
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A Sense of Technology

Researchers are working to add smell, taste, and touch to the digital world, but significant challenges remain.

How Computers Are Changing Biology
From Communications of the ACM

How Computers Are Changing Biology

Sophisticated computer models and simulations are replacing test tubes and beakers. This revolution in biology research is redefining medicine, agriculture, and...

Gambling with Computers
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Gambling with Computers

Researchers are turning to computers, big data, and sophisticated algorithms to improve the odds of picking a winner.
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