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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson
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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria,Microsoft...

Jeffery Deaver's Top 10 Computer Novels
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Jeffery Deaver's Top 10 Computer Novels

Jeffery Deaver's novels and short stories have been translated into 25 languages and appeared on bestseller lists around the world. He is a three-time recipient...

Futurephile: A Mini Phone in the Jawbone
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Futurephile: A Mini Phone in the Jawbone

Kenexa CEO Rudy Karsan, a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, predicts that technology will become increasingly customized and personal, potentially even leading...

Ramen Robots Invade Japanese Restaurant
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Ramen Robots Invade Japanese Restaurant

A ramen shop in Yamanashi, Japan, is gaining popularity for its robot chef. The noodles themselves are cooked by a human, with the robot creating a perfectly blended...

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?
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Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?

A frequent question I hear about Communications, and about ACM publishing in general, involves its access model. I am asked: "Why don't you adopt the open-access...

'it Will Step in on My Day Off'
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'it Will Step in on My Day Off'

In this interview, Electronic Arts senior vice-president online Nanea Reeves shares some of her predictions about the future. Reeves says that video games will...

Humanity Close to Passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test?
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Humanity Close to Passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test?

Researchers at the University of Paderborn in Germany say they have moved closer to passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test. Posed by Douglas Hofstadter in 1982, the...

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service
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The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service

The commercial opportunities of software as a service are widely hyped these days and many think SaaS is the future of software. That might be true in the medium...

The Network Neutrality Debate Hits Europe
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The Network Neutrality Debate Hits Europe

Differences in telecommunications regulation between the U.S. and the European Union are a key factor in viewing the debate over network neutrality legislation...

Garfield Creator Looks For Technology's Possibilities
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Garfield Creator Looks For Technology's Possibilities

Cartoonist Jim Davis, creator of the Garfield comic strip, is a self-described nerd who once owned a DEC 10000 mainframe. "I love technology," says 63-year-old...

Jivox Ceo Diaz Nesamoney on Online Video Ads
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Jivox Ceo Diaz Nesamoney on Online Video Ads

Diaz Nesamoney jumped on the video bandwagon in 2007 and founded Jivox Corp., which delivers what he calls "TV commercials for the Web." In an audio interview with...

Q&A: Our Dame Commander
From Communications of the ACM

Q&A: Our Dame Commander

Wendy Hall discusses her plans to increase ACM's membership and to create task forces in China, India, and Europe.

Computing as Social Science
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Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...

Q&A: The Robot Wars Have Arrived
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Q&A: The Robot Wars Have Arrived

Brookings Institution fellow P.W. Singer says in an interview that the military's funding of robotics will have ramifications in areas that people are as yet unaware...

An Interview With C.A.R. Hoare
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An Interview With C.A.R. Hoare

C.A.R. Hoare, developer of the Quicksort algorithm and a lifelong contributor to the theory and design of programming languages, discusses the practical application...

Advising Students For Success
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Advising Students For Success

Some advice for those doing the advising (and what the advisors can learn from the advisees).

Your Students Are Your Legacy
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Your Students Are Your Legacy

This Viewpoint boils down into a few magazine pages what I've learned in my 32 years of mentoring Ph.D. students.

When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?
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When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?

Can you resell software even if the package says you can't? What are the implications for copyright law of the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous June 2008 decision...

Is Software Engineering Engineering?
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Is Software Engineering Engineering?

Software engineering continues to be dogged by claims it is not engineering. Adopting a computer-systems view that embraces hardware, software, and user environment...

Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances
From Communications of the ACM

Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances

A discussion of divergent paths to unrestricted access of content and applications via the Internet.
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