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Computer

Issue 12 • Dec. 2004

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Masthead

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  • Article summaries

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  • Letters

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  • Interface Quotas and Internet-Derived Value

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Transforming the World's Computer Society: Together, We Will Get It Done!

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Internet telephony jumps off the wires

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):16 - 19
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    After years of unfulfilled hype, a growing number of service providers have begun offering Internet telephony, in which voice data from phone calls is broken up into packets and sent across the Internet. In response, more individuals and companies have begun using the technology. The providers are offering wireless Internet telephony, which adds convenience by letting users make Internet calls fro... View full abstract»

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  • Digital rights technology sparks interoperability concerns

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):20 - 22
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    Digital media is a killer application for the Internet. However, concerns about the technology have limited the commercial distribution of digital video, audio, and images. Most notably, content producers worry that purchasers will copy and give away or resell their products in ways that the providers don't want and that violate their licenses. In light of this, companies have developed digital ri... View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):23 - 25
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  • Agile software development in large organizations

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):26 - 34
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    The need to see compelling evidence before adopting new methods looms greater in large organizations because of their complexity and the need to integrate new technologies and processes with existing ones. To further evaluate agile methods and their underlying software development practices, several Software Experience Center (SEC) member companies initiated a series of activities to discover if a... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 35
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  • Taking handheld devices to the next level

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):36 - 43
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    Wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi), handheld devices are communicating more frequently with conventional computers in offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, and homes. The smart homes of the future will have ubiquitous embedded computation, and an increasing number of appliances can already communicate wirelessly. The authors launched the Pebbles project to determine whet... View full abstract»

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  • Roomware: computers disappear and interaction evolves

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):47 - 54
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    We develop a comprehensive approach to the design of information and collaboration environments that support human activities by starting in the real world. Our goal is to design environments that combine the affordances of real objects with potential computer-based support in the virtual world. This combination generates hybrid worlds that have significant consequences for the design of human-com... View full abstract»

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  • Device ensembles [ubiquitous computing]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):56 - 64
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    The ubiquity of wireless local and personal area networks, an expanding array of intelligent handheld devices, and an increasingly mobile lifestyle are enabling new forms of ensemble computing. Looking across four system layers - link, network, data, and application - the authors survey the technologies, standards, and leading-edge research making device ensembles a reality. View full abstract»

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  • Expanding the digital camera's reach

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):65 - 73
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    Digital cameras and large-capacity portable storage devices could soon be integrated into compact cell phones that establish symbiotic relationships with stationary devices in the environment, providing users with the ability to view and share images in many new settings and enabling the creation of several novel applications. View full abstract»

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  • 2004 Annual Index

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):74 - 86
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  • Call and Calendar

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):87 - 88
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  • Reviewers Make Vital Contributions to Computer

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  • Cooper Named 2005 Computer Society President-Elect

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  • Bookshelf

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  • Products plug WiFi security holes

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  • Vehicular mobile commerce

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):116 - 118
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    Growing interest in mobile commerce among users, service providers, content developers, businesses, and researchers has spawned many new applications ncluding location-based services, mobile financial services, multiparty interactive games, and mobile auctions. Most of these applications are designed to be accessible via personal digital assistants or cell phones, but handhelds have limited capabi... View full abstract»

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  • Metropolitan-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):119 - 121
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    Standardization, widespread vendor adoption, low cost, and ease of use have all contributed to the explosive growth in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) wireless broadband networks. Wi-Fi access is now available on most notebook computers and personal digital assistants. However, the limited reach of Wi-Fi propagation and high cost of installing and maintaining a wired network backhaul connection have limited W... View full abstract»

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  • Small is beautiful [entertainment computing]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):122 - 123
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    Chip companies face the huge challenge of balancing low power consumption with the computing performance needed to transform polygons and push pixels. Applying this power to a device that can last days on a single charge lets users play Quake on a Quarter VGA (QVGA) screen at 35 frames per second. Mobile phone manufacturers also want highly integrated chips to minimize costs and circuit board real... View full abstract»

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