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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.

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.

The New Face of Biometrics
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The New Face of Biometrics

Advances in biometric authentication are finally pushing the technology into the mainstream.

Will Ecole 42 Crack the Code of Learning?
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Will Ecole 42 Crack the Code of Learning?

A French institution may be a window into the future of coding education.

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.

France Embraces Digital Transformation
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France Embraces Digital Transformation

Despite the challenges, France is providing public funding and investing in infrastructure to support business transition to digital technologies.

Heal Thyself!
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Heal Thyself!

Researchers are developing electronic components that have the ability to recognize damage and repair themselves.

Software-Defined Batteries Take Charge
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Software-Defined Batteries Take Charge

Researchers are exploring a new generation of batteries that rely on software to define performance.

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.

Welcome to Robot Hotel
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Welcome to Robot Hotel

A new generation of autonomous robots will usher in changes in the hospitality industry and beyond.

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?

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
From Communications of the ACM

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.

Facial Recognition Gets Real
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Facial Recognition Gets Real

Facial recognition and expression analysis technologies are maturing, and they're changing the face of marketing, healthcare, security, and more.

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.

Taking an Age-Old Approach to ­i
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Taking an Age-Old Approach to ­i

Web and app designers need to be mindful of the changing capabilities of aging users.
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