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The State of Virtual Reality Hardware
From Communications of the ACM

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware

Advances in VR hardware could finally take the technology mainstream.

The Role of LARPing in Computer Science Education
From ACM News

The Role of LARPing in Computer Science Education

´╗┐Live-action roleplaying (LARPing) could make computer science education more engaging and effective.

Technologies for the Visually Impaired
From Communications of the ACM

Technologies for the Visually Impaired

The last decade has seen major advancements in technology for the blind and visually impaired, but problems remain.

Are We Addicted to Technology?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Addicted to Technology?

Experts agree technology causes some negative behaviors, but they are divided on how bad the problem is.

How the Internet Spans the Globe
From Communications of the ACM

How the Internet Spans the Globe

The modern Internet is made possible by hundreds of thousands of miles of undersea cables.

Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare
From ACM News

Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare

Quantum radar could have implications for how we diagnose disease and fight wars.

Real-World Applications for Drones
From Communications of the ACM

Real-World Applications for Drones

Unmanned vehicles have a number of compelling real-world use cases.

Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture
From ACM News

Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture

For years, the "Extremely Online" have shared the latest Internet memes and inside jokes. Now companies are doing the same.

How Computing Goes Green
From ACM News

How Computing Goes Green

Tech companies have bigger carbon footprints than ever. Here's what some of them are doing about it.

Protecting the 2020 Census
From Communications of the ACM

Protecting the 2020 Census

A new framework is being used to secure the 2020 U.S. Census from database reconstruction attacks.

How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities
From ACM News

How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities

Programmers with disabilities continue to face serious accessibility issues.

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication
From ACM News

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication

SMS two-factor authentication has some security issues that have prompted companies to get creative.

Building a Better Battery
From Communications of the ACM

Building a Better Battery

How researchers are improving energy storage devices for power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind.

Being Recognized Everywhere
From Communications of the ACM

Being Recognized Everywhere

How facial and voice recognition are reshaping society.

AI Judges and Juries
From Communications of the ACM

AI Judges and Juries

Artificial intelligence is changing the legal industry.

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy
From Communications of the ACM

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy

The electricity consumption of mining for cryptocurrencies is becoming a real concern. Here's what to do about it.

Getting Hooked on Tech
From Communications of the ACM

Getting Hooked on Tech

Are technology companies maximizing profits by making users addicted to their products?

Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars
From ACM News

Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars

Motion sickness could prevent some of the benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

The Increasing Familiarity of Cryptocurrencies
From ACM News

The Increasing Familiarity of Cryptocurrencies

More and more businesses are accepting cryptocurrencies as payment; here's why.

The War Over the Value of Personal Data
From Communications of the ACM

The War Over the Value of Personal Data

In a world increasingly dependent on turning personal data into profits, it is unclear how much that data is actually worth.
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