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Parallel programming may not be so daunting

“Lock-free” parallel algorithms may match performance of more complex “wait-free” algorithms. Computer chips have stopped getting faster: The regular performance improvements we’ve come to expect...

‘Wise chisels’: Art, craftsmanship, and power tools

It’s often easy to tell at a glance the difference between a mass-produced object and one that has been handcrafted: The handmade item is...

Views you can use? How online ratings affect your judgment

Are you influenced by the opinions of other people — say, in the comments sections of websites? If your answer is no, here’s another...

Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home

Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power...

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