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Android Programming's ­ps and Downs
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Android Programming's ­ps and Downs

As smartphones using Google's Android operating system become mainstream, James Steele and Nelson To are in a pretty good position.

Web Giants Get Bigger, Location Takes Off
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Web Giants Get Bigger, Location Takes Off

The easiest way to sum up the Web in 2010 is that it was a year of growth. The big got bigger and smaller companies came out of the woodwork with new plays on...

Wikileaks Armors Itself to Survive Cyberattacks
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Wikileaks Armors Itself to Survive Cyberattacks

As its operations have come under increasing financial and political pressure, WikiLeaks has quietly bolstered its electronic defenses in an attempt to become...

Fcc Chief Previews Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
From ACM TechNews

Fcc Chief Previews Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski recently previewed new Net neutrality rules designed to preserve the Web "as a platform...

Ibm Chips: Let There Be Light Signals
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Ibm Chips: Let There Be Light Signals

IBM has achieved a major milestone in making the dream of silicon photonics, in which computer chips send signals of light rather than electricity, into reality...

Wikileaks Files Detail ­.s. Electronic Surveillance
From ACM News

Wikileaks Files Detail ­.s. Electronic Surveillance

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered clandestine surveillance of United Nations leadership, including obtaining "security measures, passwords, personalWikiLeaks...

From ACM TechNews

Forcing Browsers to ­se Encryption

The Internet Engineering Task Force has developed a security mechanism to mitigate the threat from browser add-ons that allow attackers to easily capture the cookies...

Web Developers Tackle Advanced Font Controls
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Web Developers Tackle Advanced Font Controls

The Cascading Style Sheets Web formatting standard is benefiting from new font technology, which is enabling developers to increasingly use a more polished look...

At&t Prepares For the End to Iphone Exclusivity
From ACM News

At&t Prepares For the End to Iphone Exclusivity

The end of 2010 is close and it looks like AT&T is beefing up its device portfolio and app offerings for a day when it isn't the only U.S. operator offering the...

From ACM TechNews

W3c Seeks Help, Patience With Html5 Tests

The technology industry should focus more on helping the W3C improve its tests for HTML5 rather than trying to draw conclusions from the tests or from the results...

Long-Range Undersea Robot Does Its Own Research
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Long-Range Undersea Robot Does Its Own Research

A new breed of undersea robot promises to give oceanographers a deeper understanding of ocean life by going faster, farther, and longer than its predecessors—and...

Study Finds Support For Presidential Net 'kill Switch'
From ACM TechNews

Study Finds Support For Presidential Net 'kill Switch'

Sixty-one percent of U.S. citizens believe the president should be authorized to control or even shut down portions of the Internet in the event key U.S. systems...

From ACM News

Amid Criticism, Wikileaks Shifts Focus

When WikiLeaks launched with little fanfare in early 2007, its founders touted it as a unique collaboration that would rely on the same anyone-can-edit software...

From ACM News

How Google Tested Google Instant

In a world of data-obsessed number-crunching engineers, Google's John Boyd is the people person.

From ACM News

Cell Phone Is 'gadget of Choice' For Americans

U.S. consumers crave their gadgets, but the cell phone rules them all, according to a new Pew Internet study.

Microsoft Fixes Record 49 Holes, Including Stuxnet Flaw
From ACM News

Microsoft Fixes Record 49 Holes, Including Stuxnet Flaw

In a record Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released updates today for Windows, Internet Explorer, and the .NET framework that feature fixes for 49 holes, including...

From ACM News

Eu Calls Stuxnet 'paradigm Shift' As U.s. Responds More Mildly

While official U.S. response has been comparatively mild, the European Union's cybersecurity agency says Stuxnet represents a "paradigm shift" in critical infrastructure...

Stuxnet: Fact vs. Theory
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Stuxnet: Fact vs. Theory

The Stuxnet worm has taken the computer security world by storm, inspiring talk of  a government-sponsored cyberwar, and of a software program laden with obscure...

From ACM News

Is 4G Wireless Enough to Sate Consumers?

As data traffic explodes on wireless networks thanks to smartphones and other connected mobile devices, 4G wireless technology is expected to solve mobile operators'...

Intel Will Teach Gadgets to Learn About You
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Intel Will Teach Gadgets to Learn About You

Rather than teach your gadgets what to do, Intel researchers say that in the not-too-distant future they will learn about you on their own. That means where you...
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