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Supreme Court Overturns Conviction in Online Threats Case, Citing Intent
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Supreme Court Overturns Conviction in Online Threats Case, Citing Intent

The Supreme Court on Monday made it harder to prosecute people for threats made on Facebook and other social media, reversing the conviction of a Pennsylvania man...

Behind the Downfall at Blackberry
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Behind the Downfall at Blackberry

Ever since Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-chairmen and co-chief executives of BlackBerry, neither has spoken much in public about the once-dominant...

New Approach Trains Robots to Match Human Dexterity and Speed
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New Approach Trains Robots to Match Human Dexterity and Speed

In an engineering laboratory here, a robot has learned to screw the cap on a bottle, even figuring out the need to apply a subtle backward twist to find the thread...

A Climate-Modeling Strategy That Won't Hurt the Climate
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A Climate-Modeling Strategy That Won't Hurt the Climate

It is perhaps the most daunting challenge facing experts in both the fields of climate and computer science—creating a supercomputer that can accurately model the...

Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues
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Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues

At a mock airport in an underground laboratory here at Northeastern University, students pretending to be passengers head through a security exit in the right direction...

With Boxing Match, Video Piracy Battle Enters Latest Round: Mobile Apps
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With Boxing Match, Video Piracy Battle Enters Latest Round: Mobile Apps

The method used by thousands of people to watch unauthorized broadcasts of Saturday night's big boxing match might have been new, but to longtime media executives...

Joseph Lechleider, a Father of the Dsl Internet Technology, Dies at 82
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Joseph Lechleider, a Father of the Dsl Internet Technology, Dies at 82

In the late 1980s, Joseph W. Lechleider came up with a clever solution to a puzzling technical problem, making it possible to bring high-speed Internet service...

­nforgettable Hubble Space Telescope Photos
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­nforgettable Hubble Space Telescope Photos

"This is a really new birthplace of stars," Jennifer Wiseman, senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, said of the new image, which shows a cluster...

Statcast Arrives, Offering Way to Quantify Nearly Every Move in Game
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Statcast Arrives, Offering Way to Quantify Nearly Every Move in Game

Which outfielders take the most efficient routes to a fly ball? Which pitcher's curveball has the highest spin rate? Which batter has the fastest speed to first...

On Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to Trade Center's Top, Glimpse of Doomed Tower
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On Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to Trade Center's Top, Glimpse of Doomed Tower

An imposingly realistic vision of the old 1 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the...

Technology That Prods You to Take Action, Not Just Collect Data
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Technology That Prods You to Take Action, Not Just Collect Data

The bookshelves in Natasha Dow Schüll’s office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are punctuated here and there with kitchen timers: a windup orange plastic...

Case Against Google May Be ­ndercut By Rapid Shifts in Tech
From ACM Opinion

Case Against Google May Be ­ndercut By Rapid Shifts in Tech

The antitrust case against Google filed by European Union regulators on Wednesday will inevitably draw comparisons to the long-running prosecution of Microsoft,...

If Algorithms Know All, How Much Should Humans Help?
From ACM Careers

If Algorithms Know All, How Much Should Humans Help?

Armies of the finest minds in computer science have dedicated themselves to improving the odds of making a sale.

Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software's ­neasy Glare
From ACM Careers

Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software's ­neasy Glare

Before Betsy Chao, a senior here at Rutgers University, could take midterm exams in her online courses this semester, her instructors sent emails directing students...

Jay Edelson, the Class-Action Lawyer Who May Be Tech's Least Friended Man
From ACM Careers

Jay Edelson, the Class-Action Lawyer Who May Be Tech's Least Friended Man

When technology executives imagine the boogeyman, they see a baby-face guy in wire-rim glasses. His name is Jay Edelson.

Planes Without Pilots
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Planes Without Pilots

Mounting evidence that the co-pilot crashed a Germanwings plane into a French mountain has prompted a global debate about how to better screen crewmembers for mental...

The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley
From ACM Careers

The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley

Shariq Hashme squints at his laptop screen as he scrolls through hundreds of lines of computer code.

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records
From ACM News

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

Steven Keating's doctors and medical experts view him as a citizen of the future.

Learning to See Data
From ACM Opinion

Learning to See Data

For the past year or so genetic scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have been collaborating with a specialist from another universe...

The Waves of the Future May Bend Around Metamaterials
From ACM News

The Waves of the Future May Bend Around Metamaterials

Plastics. Computers. Metamaterials?
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