In This Issue: Features
The 50 Smartest Companies
These companies are shaping the technology landscape, in everything from massive solar panel factories to human stem cells.
Who Will Own the Robots?
We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?
A groundbreaking online-spying case unearths details that companies wish you didn’t know about how vital information slips away from them.
Biotech’s Coming Cancer Cure
Supercharge your immune cells to defeat cancer? Juno Therapeutics believes its treatments can do exactly that.
Rebooting the Automobile
Automakers and tech companies are racing to bring safer and more useful smartphone-style interfaces to cars. Can any of them go further and reprogram vehicles completely?
Speeding Up 3-D Printing
A company’s novel technology could make custom medical devices and car parts— not to mention shoes that fit just right.
In This Issue: Q&A
Survival in the Battery Business
Backing from disparate investors such as General Motors and a vacuum maker has given the battery startup Sakti3 an unusual amount of momentum.
The New Water Cooler
A startup’s approach to making work communication searchable could change how we stay connected at the office.
Slowing the Biological Clock
A new treatment for infertility eventually could improve women’s prospects for having babies later in life.
In This Issue: Reviews
The Wait-for-Google-to-Do-It Strategy
America’s communications infrastructure is finally getting some crucial upgrades because one company is forcing competition when regulators won’t.
The Struggle for Accurate Measurements on Your Wrist
Wearable devices are getting more advanced, but can today’s technology really measure our health?