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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.


Cell Phones Make a Touch Surface Smarter
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Cell Phones Make a Touch Surface Smarter

A new system identifies users by their mobile phones.

Sensors Use Building's Electrical Wiring as Antenna
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Sensors Use Building's Electrical Wiring as Antenna

The trick lets sensors last five times as long between charges.

Electric Skin That Rivals the Real Thing
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Electric Skin That Rivals the Real Thing

Two separate research groups have developed pressure-sensing devices that can match human skin in sensitivity and flexibility. 

How to Remake Life
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How to Remake Life

Venter Institute researchers have made the first viable cell with a synthetic genome.

Nano Switches that Store More Data Head to Market
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Nano Switches that Store More Data Head to Market

An electronic component that offers a new way to squeeze more data into computers and portable gadgets is set to go into production in just a couple of years.

Taking Over a Car
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Taking Over a Car

Researchers "break in" with software and a laptop.

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Virtual Router Smashes Speed Records

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a networking router that transmits data at nearly 40 gigabytes per second,...

Synaptic Behavior Captured By New Memristor Circuit Design
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Synaptic Behavior Captured By New Memristor Circuit Design

University of Tehran researchers Farnood Merrikh-Bayat and Saeed Bagheri have found that two memristors used in a series work more like a human brain using Hebbian...

Virtual Router Smashes Speed Records
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Virtual Router Smashes Speed Records

Software-driven networking will enable new Internet protocols.

The Future of Interfaces Is Mobile, Screen-Less and Invisible
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The Future of Interfaces Is Mobile, Screen-Less and Invisible

Google's Android developer advocate Reto Meier recently described where computer interfaces are headed, predicting that in five years there will be widely available...

An Implantable Antenna
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An Implantable Antenna

A prototype silk biosensor could someday alert doctors to signs of disease.

Finding Our Way with Digital Bread Crumbs
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Finding Our Way with Digital Bread Crumbs

A Microsoft research project explores whether sensors in mobile devices could help us navigate without GPS.

A New Kind of Microchip
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A New Kind of Microchip

A computer chip that performs calculations using probabilities, instead of binary logic, could accelerate everything from online banking systems to the flash memory...

Dual Antennas Would Boost Cell-Phone Signals
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Dual Antennas Would Boost Cell-Phone Signals

New design would mean fewer dropped calls, longer battery life.

Wireless Car Sensors Vulnerable to Hackers
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Wireless Car Sensors Vulnerable to Hackers

Hackers could "hijack" the wireless pressure sensors built into many cars' tires, researchers have found. Criminals might then track a vehicle or force its electronic...

Computing at the Speed of Light
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Computing at the Speed of Light

Replacing metal wiring with fiber optics could change everything from supercomputers to laptops.

Adding Temperature to Human-Computer Interaction
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Adding Temperature to Human-Computer Interaction

An experimental new game controller adds the sensation of hot and cold to users' experience of a simulated environment.

Brighter Color For Reflective E-Reading Displays
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Brighter Color For Reflective E-Reading Displays

Hewlett-Packard researchers are developing a composite material that use ambient light to create more vibrant colors for video-capable, low-power screens. 

Tiny Springs Could Reduce Microchip Waste
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Tiny Springs Could Reduce Microchip Waste

Palo Alto Research Center researchers led by Eugene Chow have developed a technique involving microscale springs that make computer chips more reliable and less...

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A Step Closer to Perfect 3D Data Storage

 In the introduction to a paper in press in the Journal of Biotechnology, Virgile Adam of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, along with a long list...
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