Association for Computing Machinery

The Future of Free Speech Online

A very brief article about whether survey respondents believe that technology companies in the democratic West will increasingly help repressive governments.

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Date of publication: 
Sat, 09/01/2012

DARPA Shredder Challenge Solved

A feature article about a $50,000 challenge issued by DARPA and its solutions, including quotes from the First and Second Place winners.

Screenshot of CACM article about the DARPA Shredder Challenge
Date of publication: 
Wed, 08/01/2012

Talking to Machines

A feature article about modern applications of speech recognition, in particular how they've combined with complementary technologies to produce such consumer products as Siri.

Screenshot of CACM article about speech recognition
Date of publication: 
Sun, 04/01/2012

Cloud-based HPC

A very brief article about a U.S. Government report on whether high-performance computing is cost-effective using cloud-computing techniques.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 03/01/2012

Managing the Demise of Privacy

A news report on the Privacy Identity Innovation conference in Menlo Park, November 2011, which focused largely on how social media are changing the landscape for consumers.

Screenshot of CACM article about PII
Date of publication: 
Mon, 11/28/2011

Supercomputing's Exaflop Target

A review of Asia's recent ascendency in the Top500 list of the world's leading supercomputers, and the supercomputing field generally.

First page of "Supercomputing's Exaflop Target" article
Date of publication: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

The Promise of Flexible Displays

Article about advances in electronic displays that can bend, be made in irregular shapes, and be produced through a print-like process.

First page of "The Promise of Flexible Displays" article
Date of publication: 
Fri, 06/10/2011

IT drives policy -- and vice versa

Reporting on a three-day conference about technology policy. This was my biggest case of preparation overkill: 12,000 words of notes went into a 575-word article.

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Date of publication: 
Sat, 08/01/2009

Shaping the Future

Article about "claytronics" -- ensembles of tiny robots that self-assemble into larger functional units.

First page of "Shaping the Future" article
Date of publication: 
Sat, 10/03/2009

Practice Makes Perfect, Even for Brain-Controlled Prosthetics

Short, online-only news article about brain-machine interfaces -- or, as I call it, "MONKEYS CONTROLLING ROBOTS WITH THEIR BRAINS!!!"

First page of Neuroprosthetics article
Date of publication: 
Tue, 07/21/2009

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