Visualizing Sound | February 2015 | Communications of the ACM
New techniques capture speech by looking for the vibrations it causes.
Comparing the Regin module 50251 and the "Qwerty" keylogger - Securelist
Spiegel.de provided a copy of a malicious program codenamed “QWERTY”, supposedly used by several governments in their CNE operations. Lookin
Does the Internet Make Us Stupid? | January 2015 | Communications of the...
Yes, but this may not be as bad as it sounds…
The Rise and Fall of Industrial Research Labs | January 2015 | Communica...
The news flashed last September that Microsoft Research closed down its Silicon Valley Lab. ; While the specifics may have been surprising,
On the Significance of Turing's Test | December 2014 | Communications of...
Contrary to what the first sentence of Alan Turing's 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" might suggest, the paper was not abou
An Astronaut Reveals What Life in Space Is Really Like | WIRED
Dan Winters There’s no way to anticipate the emotional impact of leaving your home planet. You look down at Earth and realize: You’re not on
How People's Political Passions Distort Their Sense of Reality | WIRED
Though people might disagree on how to solve a problem, they can at least agree that the problem exists. Or can they? A new study finds that
New Algorithms Search for Signs of Consciousness in Brain Injury Patient...
After a severe brain injury, some people remain in a vegetative or minimally conscious state, unable to speak or move intentionally, and app
Community Sense and Response Systems: Your Phone as Quake Detector | Jul...
The Caltech CSN project collects sensor data from thousands of personal devices for real-time response to dangerous earthquakes.
JMB: Scaling Wireless Capacity with User Demands | July 2014 | Communica...
JMB, a joint multiuser beamforming system, enables independent access points (APs) to beamform their signals and communicate with their clie
The Difficulty of Teaching Programming Languages, and the Benefits of Ha...
Mark Guzdial considers the "poor learnability" of programming languages, while Philip Guo enumerates some practical benefits to working in a
Notation, notation, notation: a brief history of mathematical symbols
The symbols we use every day have fascinating and surprisingly recent origins, explains author Joseph Mazur in his new book
TCP/IP Turns 40 | News | Communications of the ACM
Pioneers gather in Palo Alto to commemorate a foundational Internet technology.
Computer Science Curricula 2013 Released | June 2014 | Communications of...
The Computer Science Curricula 2013 was released last fall with the goal of providing advice and guidance to the computing education communi
Has social living shrunk our brains? - life - 20 May 2014 - New Scientist
Our brains have shrunk in the past 20,000 years. In The Domesticated Brain, Bruce Hood argues that it's a result of living together in socie