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Microsoft Unveils Portable, Touch-Screen Input Projector
2011-10-20 05:17:32

Microsoft researchers are developing a new, wearable system that can turn any surface, even a user's own hand, into an interactive multitouch input device, various media outlets are reporting. According to a Wednesday Mobiledia story reprinted by Forbes.com, the device, known as OmniTouch, is a "wearable touch screen sensor system" that was created by developers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University. It will combine a pico laser projector, which will project the touch...

2011-08-02 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems today announced that it will be exhibiting its line of FXT appliances at SIGGRAPH 2011, the 38th annual international convention and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques, in booth 150 of the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, August 7-11. Avere will also be co-sponsoring the Studio SysAdmins Birds-of-a-Feather session on August 9th from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Presentations will be given by...

2011-07-09 00:00:30

New Zealand digital design institute Media Design School has achieved global recognition, with two films selected to screen at the illustrious SIGGRAPH Computer Arts Festival. The news follows a number of top international awards wins for the school, and excitement is building at Media Design School's growing profile on the international digital filmmaking stage. (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 New Zealand's Media Design School's clever and witty little CGI short films are making waves globally...

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2011-06-29 08:44:42

Many reading tasks require individuals to not only read a document, but also to understand, learn from and retain the information in it. For this type of reading, experts recommend a process called active reading, which involves highlighting, outlining and taking notes on the text. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed software that facilitates an innovative approach to active reading. Taking advantage of touch-screen tablet computers, the LiquidText software...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Husband-and-Wife Team Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson Honored with Association for Computing Machinery's 2011 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award New York, NY (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson, authors of Pearson's Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python, A Multimedia Approach, 2/e, and Introduction to Computing and Programming with Java: A Multimedia Approach, 1/e, have received the Association for Computing Machinery's 2011 Karl V. Karlstrom...

2011-06-01 06:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that Xilinx Research Labs Fellow, Steve Trimberger, has been chosen by the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) to be inducted into the class of 2010 ACM fellows for his achievements in computer science and information technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO) Recognition as an ACM fellow is the most prestigious member grade granted to the top one percent of ACM...

2011-05-31 08:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Zhejiang University have been crowned World Champions of the 2011 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) on Monday, May 30. Sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM), the competition, also known as the "Battle of the Brains," challenged 105 university teams to solve some of the most challenging computer programming problems in just five hours. Click here to watch a video summary of the...

2011-05-26 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 university students from around the globe will gather in Orlando, FL., May 27 - 31 to compete in the 35th Annual World Finals of the IBM-sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest, also known as the Battle of the Brains. The world's oldest and most prestigious computer programming contest, the Battle of the Brains will test the mental endurance of these students as they attempt to solve a semester's worth of computer...

2011-05-09 13:03:00

NSF-Sponsored Summit Gathers Ideas to Craft Community College Computing Courses The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) last week released a report that addresses a fundamental question about community colleges: why are so many of them unable to successfully secure federal funding for computing programs? The report, "Digitally Enhancing America's Community Colleges," offers recommendations designed to spur new grant proposals, inventive...

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2011-05-02 14:55:00

By Hannah Hickey, University of Washington A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. While some of the study's findings were expected "“ students want improved support for taking notes, checking references and viewing figures "“ the authors also found that allowing people to switch between reading styles, and providing the reader...


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Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery
2012-05-15 08:19:42

The Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (JACM) is the official journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). It was established in 1954 and is published bi monthly by the ACM. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Victor Vianu (University of California, San Diego). It is peer-reviewed and covers computer science and science in general, especially theoretical aspects. The scope of the journal is based on areas covered by the Editorial Board, and these areas are...

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  • A bat.
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