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Browser Choice: A Thing of the Past?

Like to pick your browser? Beware, because new mobile devices threaten to stifle the competitive vigor of the market for Web browsers on PCs.

Data Mining Meets City Hall
From Communications of the ACM

Data Mining Meets City Hall

Local and national governments are turning to open data to cut their costs, increase transparency and efficiency, and respond to the needs of citizens.

From ACM News

Troves of Personal Data, Forbidden to Researchers

When scientists publish their research, they also make the underlying data available so the results can be verified by other scientists.

From ACM Careers

Defense Contractor Northrop Grumman Hiring For Offensive Cyber Ops

Defense giant Northrop Grumman is hiring software engineers to help it carry out "offensive cyberspace operations," according to a recent job posting.

From ACM News

In Cuba, Mystery Shrouds Fate of Internet Cable

It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation...

'Adaptive Radio': The Next Big Thing in Wireless?
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'Adaptive Radio': The Next Big Thing in Wireless?

James Collier is loping in a broad circle on the Midsummer Common in Cambridge, England, holding aloft a two-foot fiberglass antenna.

Meet the Man Who Invented the Instructions For the Internet
From ACM Opinion

Meet the Man Who Invented the Instructions For the Internet

Steve Crocker was there when the Internet was born.

Onstar Files Patents For Minority Report-Style Billboards
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Onstar Files Patents For Minority Report-Style Billboards

Two weeks ago, a patent filing by General Motors was uncovered that proposed using data collected from its OnStar service to tailor public advertisements to individual...

Remember Stuxnet? Why the U.s. Is Still Vulnerable
From ACM News

Remember Stuxnet? Why the U.s. Is Still Vulnerable

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security revealed a rash of cyber attacks on natural gas pipeline companies. Just as with previous cyber attacks on infrastructure...

Nasa Stresses New Mission
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Nasa Stresses New Mission

Putting U.S. astronauts aboard private spacecraft originally was intended to accelerate the pace and slash the cost of manned exploration. But now, National Aeronautics...

Nine Things You Should Know About Facebook's Ipo
From ACM News

Nine Things You Should Know About Facebook's Ipo

The social network priced its shares at $38 apiece, valuing the company at $104 billion.

The Average Person Alive During Wwii and Now on Facebook Has 42 Friends
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The Average Person Alive During Wwii and Now on Facebook Has 42 Friends

People who are older than 75 have seen the world do some crazy things. They were born during or before Hitler's rise to power, lived through the deprivation and...

Facebook's Prospects May Rest on Trove of Data
From ACM News

Facebook's Prospects May Rest on Trove of Data

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief, has managed to amass more information about more people than anyone else in history. Now what?

The Education of Mark Zuckerberg
From ACM News

The Education of Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is ready for his close-up.

Intel Futurist on Why We Should Not Fear the Future
From ACM Opinion

Intel Futurist on Why We Should Not Fear the Future

Much of Intel's success as a microprocessor manufacturer over the past four decades has come from the company's ability to understand and anticipate the future...

Iran Slams Google for Leaving Persian Gulf Nameless
From ACM News

Iran Slams Google for Leaving Persian Gulf Nameless

Iran on Saturday criticized Google for leaving the body of water separating it from the Arabian peninsula nameless on its online map service, saying it would hurt...

Coolest Jobs in Tech: From the Pits of Le Mans to the Dugouts of Fenway Park
From ACM Careers

Coolest Jobs in Tech: From the Pits of Le Mans to the Dugouts of Fenway Park

When race cars whiz around a track at 200 miles per hour, driving ability isn't the only factor that determines who wins the race.

Cyber Briefings 'scare The Bejeezus' Out Of Ceos
From ACM News

Cyber Briefings 'scare The Bejeezus' Out Of Ceos

For the CEOs of companies such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard, talk of cyberweapons and cyberwar could have been abstract. But at a classified security briefing in...

Next Xbox Could Have a Biometric Controller
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Next Xbox Could Have a Biometric Controller

The controller for the next Xbox might be able to take biometric readings of your hand, according to a recent Microsoft patent.

A Revamping of Bing in the Battle For Search Engine Supremacy
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A Revamping of Bing in the Battle For Search Engine Supremacy

When Facebook goes public in the coming weeks, there will be a lot of winners. Among them is one of the stalwarts of the tech industry, Microsoft, which has a small...
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