Volume 52 Issue 7 • July 2015

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  • IEEE Spectrum - [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Boom Times for the New Camera Boom [Back story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Let's shape AI before AI shapes us

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  • Close encounter of the ninth kind [News]

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  • Telekinesis made simple

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  • Innovation amid a raucous rooftop solar squabble

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  • A cheaper way for robocars to avoid pedestrians

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  • Home on the high seas

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  • Where the jobs are: 2015 [Resources]

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  • An early-warning system for your bike

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • High tech deco

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 24
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  • Code: Debugging the gender gap

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  • The miraculous 1880s

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  • Little things mean a lot

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  • The computer chip that never forgets

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):30 - 56
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    In 1945, mathematician John von Neumann wrote down a very simple recipe for a computer. It would contain two key components: a central processing unit to perform calculations and logical operations, and a memory bank to store instructions and data. Our computers and microprocessor-equipped gadgets still follow this basic recipe. But under the hood, of course, they are far more complex. No existing... View full abstract»

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  • Lights, drone... action

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Camera-equipped electric drones have been getting cheaper and easier to use, in large part because of the proliferation of smartphones, which led to the development of inexpensive gyroscopes and accelerometers and made it possible to mass-produce very capable yet inexpensive autopilots. Indeed, the cost of camera-equipped multicopters is now well within the means of the countless people who want t... View full abstract»

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  • What turing himself said about the imitation game

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    The imitation game, the recent biopic about Alan Turing's efforts to decipher Nazi naval codes, was showered with award nominations. It even won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. One thing it won't win any awards for, though, is its portrayal of the "imitation game" itself-Turing's proposed test of machine thinking, which hinges on whether a computer can convincingly imitate a pe... View full abstract»

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  • The real-life dangers of augmented reality

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    You know your cellphone can distract you and that you shouldn't be texting or surfing the Web while walking down a crowded street or driving a car. Augmented reality- in the form of Google Glass, Sony's SmartEyeglass, or Microsoft HoloLens- may appear to solve that problem. These devices present contextual information transparently or in a way that obscures little, seemingly letting you navigate t... View full abstract»

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  • Our perforated past

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 64
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