Computer

Issue 7 • July 2009

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  • Computer [masthead]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 3
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  • Elsewhere in the CS

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Cray [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 6
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  • The Character of Play

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):7 - 9
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    In computer science education, we tend to emphasize the knowledge that we need to impart to our students and the skills they need to develop, but we generally fail to talk about the emotional and cultural aspects of their growth. View full abstract»

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  • 32 and 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):10 - 11
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    Highlights new technologies being written about in Computer Magazine in 1977 and 1993. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 12
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  • IEEE 802.11n: The Road Ahead

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):13 - 15
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    Even though the standard hasn't been finalized, vendors have released products based on the IEEE 802.11n version of Wi-Fi. Questions remain about how popular the technology will be when the final release occurs. View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):16 - 19
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  • Reversing the Bipolar Drift–Introducing the IAB

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):20 - 24
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  • Cloud [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 25
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  • Software Architecture Review: The State of Practice

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 32
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    Architecture reviews are an effective way of ensuring design quality and addressing architectural concerns. However, the software engineering community rarely adopts the methods and techniques available to support disciplined architecture review processes. View full abstract»

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  • Visual Effects and Beyond

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):33 - 34
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    Visual effects are becoming increasingly realistic, with advancing processing power, computer graphics methods, and display technology. View full abstract»

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  • Don't Trust Your Eyes: Cutting-Edge Visual Effects

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):35 - 41
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    Computer-generated imagery (CGI) in films has advanced to the point that it's often difficult for viewers to figure out which scenes have visual effects in them. Two CGI effects that illustrate the state of the art are facial animation and fluid dynamics. View full abstract»

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  • Virtual Graphics for Broadcast Production

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 47
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    The ability to mix and merge video images with interactive 3D graphics offers the possibility for TV content to evolve in line with the trend for entertainment media to become ever more computer-centric, making it more accessible to the "gaming generation". View full abstract»

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  • Visual Effects in Computer Games

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 56
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    Computer game players have already set the agenda for future visual effects and techniques: One group seeks to enjoy movie-quality photorealistic games, while another seeks maximum freedom of interaction in an open, self-evolving, persistent virtual world. View full abstract»

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  • Melting the Boundaries Between Fantasy and Reality

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):57 - 62
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    Technology goes beyond visual effects to produce alternative realities for immersive entertainment experiences. The art and science of immersive entertainment illusions engage all the senses in every direction and dimension. The theme park is an extreme example of immersive entertainment, wherein experiential entertainment designers and scenario authors project the audience into an experienced rea... View full abstract»

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  • Channel E-mail: A Sociotechnical Response to Spam

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):63 - 72
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    Spam wastes Internet processing, bandwidth, and storage. Like many other sociotechnical problems computing today faces, it's not solvable by purely technical approaches like filters or social responses like passing laws. Channel e-mail offers a solution that can enable social as well as technical communication efficiency. View full abstract»

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  • [CS Info Page]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 73
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  • Career opportunities

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):74 - 76
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  • Bookshelf

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 77
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  • CS membership forms

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 78
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  • CS membership forms

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