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Chainsaws, Gunshots, and Coughs: Our Smartphones Are Listening
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Chainsaws, Gunshots, and Coughs: Our Smartphones Are Listening

From chainsaws whirring in rainforests to snoring that sounds like chainsaws, entrepreneurs are finding all sorts of creative ways to detect sounds using smartphones...

Here's What the Leaders of Tech Told Graduates in 2014
From ACM Careers

Here's What the Leaders of Tech Told Graduates in 2014

Graduates around the world gather at the end of spring for one final lesson: the commencement speech.

Former Nsa Chief Mike Mcconnell Says Culture, Not Tech, Is Key to Cyber Defense
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Former Nsa Chief Mike Mcconnell Says Culture, Not Tech, Is Key to Cyber Defense

John M. (Mike) McConnell says that technology alone isn't enough to secure corporate networks from pervasive and increasingly damaging cyberattacks.

Genes in the Cloud: Google Steps Into Autism Research
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Genes in the Cloud: Google Steps Into Autism Research

Google and Autism Speaks will house the sequencing of 10,000 complete genomes and other clinical data with the goal of accelerating research on autism. 

Paper Planes Transform Into Tiny Drones
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Paper Planes Transform Into Tiny Drones

It took Chuck Pell less than a minute to build his drone.

Baggage Claim: Airlines Are Winning the War on Lost Luggage
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Baggage Claim: Airlines Are Winning the War on Lost Luggage

The number of bags delayed, damaged or lost by airlines has fallen by more than half since the industry hit a low point for lost luggage six years ago.

New Chip to Bring Holograms to Smartphones
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New Chip to Bring Holograms to Smartphones

In the future, virtual reality won't require strapping a bulky contraption to your head.

How to Make Robots Seem Less Creepy
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How to Make Robots Seem Less Creepy

Recent research has shown the "uncanny valley" hypothesis for human-robot interaction is overstated.

Google Invests in Satellites to Spread Internet Access
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Google Invests in Satellites to Spread Internet Access

Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a group of satellites designed to extend Internet access to unwired regions of the world. 

Despite Data Thefts, the Password Endures
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Despite Data Thefts, the Password Endures

Efforts to replace passwords with better protections face an uphill battle.

Coding Schools Tone Down Rosy Job Script
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Coding Schools Tone Down Rosy Job Script

Learn to code. Get a job. Then what?

It's Judgment Day For Killer Robots at the ­nited Nations
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It's Judgment Day For Killer Robots at the ­nited Nations

The United Nations on Tuesday began its first-ever multinational convention on "lethal autonomous weapons systems." 

It's Judgment Day For Killer Robots at the ­nited Nations
From ACM News

It's Judgment Day For Killer Robots at the ­nited Nations

Has the age of the Robocop and Terminator arrived?

The Plug-and-Play Luxury Home
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The Plug-and-Play Luxury Home

When it is completed in early 2018, Muse, a 49-story luxury-condo development in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., will have an automated parking system with push-button...

Supreme Court to Weigh Cellphone Searches
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Supreme Court to Weigh Cellphone Searches

The Supreme Court will consider Tuesday whether police need a warrant to search a suspect's cellphone, in two appeals that could define the parameters of law enforcement...

Microsoft, Google, Other Tech Giants ­nite to Prevent Next Heartbleed
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Microsoft, Google, Other Tech Giants ­nite to Prevent Next Heartbleed

Microsoft, Google, and other tech giants have committed to contribute more than $3 million to an initiative to improve open source software. 

U.s. Aims to Defuse Tension Over Control of Internet
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U.s. Aims to Defuse Tension Over Control of Internet

The U.S. has agreed to give up supervision of the Internet policy-making body that controls domain names, hoping to satisfy countries that want more international...

Heartbleed Bug's 'voluntary' Origins
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Heartbleed Bug's 'voluntary' Origins

The encryption flaw that punctured the heart of the Internet this week underscores a weakness in Internet security: A good chunk of it is managed by four European...

Harnessing the Power of Hashtags to Tackle Climate Change
From ACM TechNews

Harnessing the Power of Hashtags to Tackle Climate Change

The #Climate mobile app is designed to help build momentum for climate change policies by connecting influential persons to nonprofits via a social network model...

A 'crisis' in Online Ads: One-Third of Traffic Is Bogus
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A 'crisis' in Online Ads: One-Third of Traffic Is Bogus

Billions of dollars are flowing into online advertising. But marketers also are confronting an uncomfortable reality: rampant fraud.
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