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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.


Ambient IoT Gets Down to Business
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Ambient IoT Gets Down to Business

Highly flexible, inexpensive low-energy sensors combined with pervasive connectivity and artificial intelligence deliver real-time triggers without human intervention...

Computational Linguistics Finds Its Voice
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Computational Linguistics Finds Its Voice

Advances in artificial intelligence permit computers to converse with humans in seemingly realistic ways.

Swarm Robotics Moves Forward
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Swarm Robotics Moves Forward

Drawing inspiration from nature to enable complex behaviors.

Technology Transforms Textiles
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Technology Transforms Textiles

Robotic fabrics sense motion and movements, and adapt accordingly.

Brain Implants Get Real
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Brain Implants Get Real

Universities, and a growing number of companies, are producing brain-computer interfaces.

The Future of the Datacenter
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The Future of the Datacenter

Existing and new technologies can help cut datacenters' carbon footprint.

Immersion Cooling Heats Up
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Immersion Cooling Heats Up

Depending on climate conditions, the availability of renewables and other factors, immersion cooling can make a profound difference in both energy consumption and...

The Eyes Have It
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The Eyes Have It

Expanding the use of biometrics in device interfaces.

Digital Technology Fans Firefighting
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Digital Technology Fans Firefighting

New tools help firefighters identify the dynamics and characteristics of a fire—and respond more effectively.

Plastic Chips Bend Computing
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Plastic Chips Bend Computing

Cheap, flexible processors could be a step on the road to the Internet of Everything.

Making Sense With Biology
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Making Sense With Biology

Hybrid systems enhance the capabilities of electronics with biologics.

Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality
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Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality

Key questions and challenges remain, including how to scale qubit devices while reducing noise and errors to the point where the devices become useful.

Technology to the Rescue
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Technology to the Rescue

Updating emergency rescue equipment and tactics with digital technologies.

Photonic Processors Light the Way
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Photonic Processors Light the Way

Highly efficient light-based processors can overcome the bottlenecks of today's electronics.

Channeling the Inner Voice of Robots
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Channeling the Inner Voice of Robots

People have inner voices, why not robots?

Quantum Sensing Takes Shape
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Quantum Sensing Takes Shape

Opening up the world around us by detecting changes in quantum states.

ENIAC Turns 75
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ENIAC Turns 75

The first programmable electronic general-purpose digital computer was introduced to the world on Valentine’s Day in 1946.

A Touch of Reality
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A Touch of Reality

The field of haptics—the use of technology to simulate touch, feeling, and motion—is finally hitting its stride.

Seeing Past Copper
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Seeing Past Copper

Optical interconnects take aim at Moore’s law.

Virtual Reality Meets the Office
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Virtual Reality Meets the Office

"Virtual meeting spaces greatly expand the possibilities for online communication—and, at their best, create an environment that parallels or exceeds real world...
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