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8/4/2014

Watson, the IBM supercomputer, might replace the loudmouth in your business meetings

Quartz

According to the MIT Technology Review, IBM is testing the idea at a lab where everything said in a demo room lined with microphones can be transcribed, and in some cases synthesized, by Watson, the Jeopardy! champion supercomputer.

7/28/2014

Vinod Khosla: Soon, your doctor might be a cellphone app

MarketWatch/The Wall Street Journal

Khosla recently told the MIT Technology Review Digital Summit in San Francisco that fewer doctors and more machines will soon be assessing your health.

7/9/2014

GE prototype uses microwaves measure the calories in your food

VentureBeat

According to Technology Review, GE has revealed that it has developed a prototype device that can measure the number of calories in food.

5/27/2014

Food 2.0

NHPR

Food created in a lab is no longer the sole domain of NASA and the snack industry. A Silicon Valley-type start-up that believes the key to sustainability can be found in the chicken-less egg. We speak with Ted Greenwald about his recent MIT Technology Review article.

5/21/2014

Breakthrough Technologies in 2014

C-SPAN

Brian Bergstein, deputy director at MIT Technology Review, talked about the breakthrough technologies from the past year that will influence the future. This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.

5/13/2014

Word of Mouth Covered 5 Of The 10 Biggest Breakthroughs In MIT Technology Review

NHPR

Each spring, MIT Technology Review puts out its list of the 10 biggest breakthrough technologies – and every year we check that list to see how many of them have been covered on Word of Mouth.

5/8/2014

MIT Tech Review: Proposed Net Neutrality Rules Already Hurting Innovation

Boston.com

According to MIT Technology Review, the threat that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed new rules on net neutrality could pass, has already had the innovation effect net neutrality advocates warn of

5/6/2014

MIT Technology Review and the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2014

Bloomberg Radio

Our deputy Editor, Brian Bergstein, sat down with Bloomberg Surveillance’s Tom Keene and Michael McKee to talk tech.

4/28/2014

Scientists discover ‘off switch’ for brain

Atlanta Journal Constitution

MIT Technology Review explains how researchers have developed two new proteins which can be added to neurons then shut off when reacting to small light pulses.

4/23/2014

The Biggest Tech Breakthroughs

ABC News Radio

Deputy Editor, Brian Bergstein talks with ABC News’ Alex Stone about the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2014

4/23/2014

Drones, Phones and Mind Maps – Technology Breakthroughs

ABC News

Drones for farmers, brain mapping for neuroscientists and super-private smartphones are among the 10 breakthrough technologies highlighted in the new, annual list by MIT Technology Review.

4/14/2014

‘Heartbleed’ pain continues

CNBC

MIT Technology Review’s IT Editor, Tom Simonite discusses how devices are effected by the bug.

4/10/2014

Some Devices May Never Recover From The Heartbleed Bug, Report Says

Business Insider

According to a new report from MIT Technology Review, there are many devices that may never see a fix.

4/7/2014

Google Project Ara component pics showcase modular design

SlashGear

Google’s Project Ara has been detailed in bits and pieces over past months, the latest of which being on MIT Technology Review

3/25/2014

MIT creates a system to “PRISM-proof” websites

Ars Technica

MIT Technology Review reports on a new system that could secure data by encrypting it before it leaves your computer.

3/25/2014

Bitcoin’s Rules Might Reward Self-Interest a Little Too Much

Smithsonian.com

A couple of academic analyses have identified two potentially fatal flaws in the much-hyped system of digital currency, Tom Simonite reports for MIT Technology Review.

3/23/2014

Illumina named world’s smartest company

The San Diego Union-Tribune

The MIT Technology Review’s annual list of the world’s smartest companies is creating some buzz.

3/21/2014

IBM researchers say Twitter users are telling the whole world where they live

MarketWatch/The Wall Street Journal

MIT Technology Review reports that a new algorithm developed by a team at the IBM Research Center in Almaden, Calif., is purportedly capable of determining a user’s home city.

3/21/2014

What Your CEO Is Reading: Hidden Influencers; Google Researchers; Jobless Engineers

The Wall Street Journal

MIT Technology Review’s Tom Simonite writes that Google’s working groups are instead tasked with running day-to-day business operations as well as pushing boundaries.

3/20/2014

Facebook’s DeepFace software recognizes faces as well as humans do

New York Daily News

According to MIT Technology Review, the new facial recognition software accurately places faces 97.25% of the time.

3/19/2014

Facebook’s DeepFace shows serious facial recognition skills

CBS News

First reported by MIT Technology Review, the development of DeepFace represents a significant advancement over previous facial recognition systems. This is due to the new approach to artificial intelligence known as “deep learning,” in which networks of simulated neurons learn to recognize patterns in large amounts of data.

3/19/2014

Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift: Virtual reality headsets are coming soon

Salon.com

Virtual reality — and the headsets that would transport wearers there — are not a new concept. In the 1980s, according to MIT Technology Review, people could strap on a $100,000 headset (along with other electronic gear) and their brains would be fooled into thinking they were in a new world.

3/18/2014

Facebook’s DeepFace Software Can Match Faces With 97.25% Accuracy

Forbes

According to MIT TechnologyReview.com, DeepFace uses a 3D model for rotating faces virtually.

2/21/2014

Ser innovador pero con ambición (Be innovative but with ambition)

El Colombiano

Jason Pontin opened the second day of Emtech Colombia with one of the most anticipated announcements of the past 12 months: the 50 smartest and disruptive companies in 2014. (In Spanish)

2/18/2014

50 Smartest Companies - Marketplace Tech

Marketplace Tech / American Public Media

How do you choose the smartest 50 companies in the world? Luckily, we don’t have to answer that question. MIT Technology Review has tried to answer it for us. (at 3:09)

2/12/2014

Actually, I prefer cash for my personal data

Boston.com

An article today in the MIT Technology Review reports on Datacoup, which is offering individuals $8 a month for a combination of their social media data and a feed of transactions from their debit and credit cards.

2/12/2014

Forget Augmented Reality. What About Diminished Reality?

Gizmodo

Technology Review ran an article this past week about a new app called PlaceAvoider that is being developed by computer scientists working at Indiana University which essentially blacklists locations from visual storage and sharing.

2/10/2014

Quantum Microscope Uses Spooky Entangled Photons To See Better

Popular Science

There’s a new experimental microscope that visualizes incredibly difficult-to-see things with incredible accuracy via entangled photons, MIT Technology Review reports.

1/29/2014

Thwarting hackers with “honey”

Boston.com

An article today in MIT Technology review explains a new and potentially more effective kind of digital security.

1/28/2014

Boston Company Developing Synthetic Organs

Mashable

According to MIT Technology Review, Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, a Boston-based regenerative-medicine company, is developing synthetic tracheas, a venture that it plans to pursue on a larger scale soon.

1/28/2014

Synthetic organ technology moving forward

FoxNews.com

A Boston-area company is preparing to manufacture the scaffolds used to grow these synthetic organs on a large scale, MIT Technology Review reported.

1/22/2014

Who’s Winning the Electric Car Market Race?

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

MIT Technology Review Senior Editor Kevin Bullis discusses the electric automobile market on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

1/15/2014

Food Fight Over Genetically Modified Foods

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

MIT Technology Review Editor David Rotman discusses the growing global food demand and genetically modified foods with Tangent Capital Partner’s Bob Rice and Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

1/8/2014

Connecting to the Internet of Things

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

MIT Technology Review Deputy Director Brian Bergstein discusses the internet of things and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

12/31/2013

The Digital Divide Created by Google Glass

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

MIT Technology Review Deputy Editor Brian Bergstein discusses the breakthrough technologies of 2013 with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

12/29/2013

How World’s Fair Sounded

The Boston Globe

MIT Technology Review describes an idea called “approximate computing” which aims to save energy by letting computers relax a little.

12/24/2013

Why Robots Are Better Than Humans At Testing Human User Experiences

Popular Science

Intel doesn’t use a person to test your touchscreen device, MIT Technology Review reports. Instead, it uses robots to evaluate how much people will like new devices.

12/11/2013

What Is the Future of Money?

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

MIT Technology Review Business Editor Antonio Regalado discusses the future of money in a digital world with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

12/4/2013

A Look at Twitter’s Path to Profitability

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

MIT Technology Review Chief Correspondent David Talbot discusses Twitter’s revenue with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

12/3/2013

How a Pill Filled With Bacteria Could Actually Make You Better

Gizmodo

A company called Seres Health plans to use molecular analysis to understand exactly what bacteria are required to do good. MIT Technology Review explains.

11/27/2013

What It Takes to Build the Next Silicon Valley

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

Jason Pontin, chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum, discusses what it takes to build a global tech hub.

11/21/2013

How could digital currencies, like Bitcoin, change the future of our economy?

KALW Public Radio / NPR Digital Network

Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software discusses Bitcoin, the most popular online cash system to date.

11/6/2013

With hyper-connectivity, ‘we’re reinventing what it means to be human’

CNN Money/Fortune

At Moscow’s biggest annual technology and innovation forum, technologists from around the world agree: Connectivity is changing us.

11/6/2013

How Will Apple Deal With Samsung’s Competition?

Bloomberg TV

MIT Technology Review Deputy Editor Brian Bergstein discusses the heated competition between Apple and Samsung with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

11/5/2013

Technology Expert Sees Fear of Failure Inhibiting Russian Innovation

The Moscow Times

Russia has many of the necessary elements to take its place next to the U.S. and China as one of the great developers of global technologies, said Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief of MIT’s Technology Review, which conducted the research.

11/4/2013

Facebook Hasn’t Even Begun To Exploit Everything It Knows About You

The Huffington Post

Deep learning, another area of AI that lets computers find emotions or events that aren’t explicitly stated in text, is also receiving concerted attention from Facebook, the company’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer told the Technology Review earlier this year.

10/16/2013

EmTech MIT 2013 Media Roundup

MIT Technology Review and other Media Sources

A collection of stories that came out of the 2013 event…including our own.

10/15/2013

This chart shows our tweets are getting shorter

The Washington Post

The MIT Technology Review relays this chart from researchers at the University of the Philippines which shows that a lot of us have actually become pretty effective at not hitting the 140 character limit.

10/13/2013

This Algorithm Distills Your Life Story From Your Twitter Stream

Mashable

According to MIT Technology Review, researchers from Cornell and Carnegie Mellon University have created an algorithm that can tell a Twitter user’s life story based on information shared over his or her account.

10/6/2013

Surplus fossil fuels make it even harder to stay within our carbon budget

Scientific American

Kevin Bullis has written a smart piece at MIT Technology Review about how mankind is likely to blow by the 1-trillion ton carbon budget.

10/4/2013

Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?

TED - Ideas Worth Spreading

The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what’s happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves?

9/30/2013

Steve Jobs’ Final Vision Is Coming True Thanks (In Part) To Bill Gates And Google

Business Insider

Foundation Medicine offers the public the kind of in-detailed genetic cancer testing made famous by Steve Jobs, reports Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review.

9/18/2013

Cover story: MIT Technology Review

Society for News Design (SND)

MIT Technology Review Creative Director Eric Mongeon shares how the September/October issue of MIT Technology Review was developed.

9/18/2013

Notre Dame researchers create concussion app for voice analysis

NFL.com

MIT Technology Review reported there might be a first at the University of Notre Dame – an app that scans football players for concussions by voice analysis.

9/18/2013

Car Factories Turn Robots And Humans Into Co-Workers

NPR: the two-way

Robots are working alongside humans on car production lines, taking what MIT Technology Review calls “a huge step toward revolutionizing the role of robots” at car factories.

8/31/2013

Three of MIT Tech Review’s Top Innovators Under 35

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review, discusses a few of the innovators on the publication’s annual “35 Under 35 Innovators” list with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

8/24/2013

Geek of the Week: Julie Kientz, UW researcher and one of the world’s top innovators under 35

GeekWire

There are talented, hard-working, young people doing good work all over the planet. And then there are the MIT Technology Review’s 35 innovators under the age of 35 that are simply on another level.

8/24/2013

6 ideas to watch from MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 list

GigaOM

From a nuclear reactor that runs on nuclear waste to a totally new way to transfer money, big ideas are coming out of the younger generation.

8/22/2013

MIT Tech Review’s new list of top young techies

Marketplace Tech

Far from the Fortune 500 and the Nasdaq, there’s another list that people in the tech world pay close attention to. It’s the annual list of top innovators under 35 from the MIT Technology Review.

8/22/2013

MIT Technology Review crowns its 35 top young innovators

Fox News

Jason Pontin of MIT Technology Review talks about the hotly-anticipated annual list of up-and-coming tech innovators

8/21/2013

Dwolla’s Milne to grace cover of MIT tech magazine as top innovator

Des Moines Register

The founder of Des Moines-based Dwolla will grace the cover of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s special Technology Review Innovators issue, which names him one of 35 Innovators Under 35. He was one of just seven entrepreneurs on the list, with the rest of the list populated by inventors, humanitarians and pioneers.

8/21/2013

Jason Pontin on the Most Innovative People Under 35

1080 KRLD

Mitch Carr interviews Jason Pontin regarding their just-released 2013 Innovators Under 35 list

8/21/2013

Who Are MIT Tech Review’s Top Innovators Under 35?

Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek

Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review, discusses the publication’s annual “35 Under 35 Innovators” list with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

7/22/2013

Jason Pontin Talks Cyber Censorship and Disruptive Technologies

ABC News Australia

News Exchange sits down with Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief of MIT Technology Review, to get his take on cyber censorship, distruptive technologies, and the future of social platforms.

7/16/2013

FIDO Equips Dogs With Google Glass-Like Tech

PC Magazine

According to MIT Technology Review, three service dogs participating in an early study were quick to understand technology which could eventually allow bomb-sniffing dogs to remotely communicate with their handler about found explosives.

7/3/2013

History and Capability of Drones

C-SPAN

Fred Kaplan talked about his MIT Technology Review article on the history and capability of drones. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

5/23/2013

10 Breakthrough Technologies

FoxNews.com Live

Brian Bergstein MIT Technology Review’s annual list of technologies they believe will expand the scope of human possibilities.

5/12/2013

AMP Speaker Interview | Jason Pontin

Amplify Festival

As we race ever faster into the future, Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review, takes pause with Marcus Costello to reflect on the nature of progress.

4/24/2013

10 Breakthrough Technologies For 2013...According To MIT

NHPR

Every year, the MIT technology review publishes a list of ten breakthrough technologies. From health care to environmental sustainability to consumer electronics, the list covers at it all. Here to discuss this year’s picks, just released yesterday, is Brian Bergstein, deputy editor of the MIT Technology Review.

4/18/2013

How Wireless Carriers Are Monetizing Your Movements

WNHN Radio

Wireless data shows where people live, work, and play is being sold to businesses and city planners, as mobile operators seek new sources of revenue. Arnie Arnesen chats with Jessica Leber MIT Technology Review Business Editor.

3/21/2013

On Its 7th Birthday, Is Twitter Still The 'Free Speech Party'?

NPR

Jason Pontin, the editor in chief of MIT’s Technology Review, recalls that he didn’t think Twitter was good for anything more profound than those first tweets. He says at the time he thought “Twitter was in the business of allowing people to advertise trivialities.” Today, Pontin says he thinks of Twitter differently, and so do its executives.

3/7/2013

The 50 most 'Disruptive' companies

FoxNews.com

Brian Bergstein discusses MIT Technology Review’s 2013 list of the 50 companies making the biggest impact on the tech world.

1/29/2013

How To Pitch: MIT Technology Review

Mediabistro

Every section of this tech-focused outlet is open to strong, timely ideas.

1/22/2013

Marcellus Shale Hour: Exporting

CBS Pittsburgh/KDKA Radio

MIT Technology Review’s Senior Editor of Energy Kevin Bullis offers insight on the U.S. and their role in exporting natural gas.

1/22/2013

To catch an iPhone thief

CNN Radio

If it wasn’t for stolen iPhones, overall crime in New York City for 2012 would have been down according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A lot of those iPhones and iPads might be sold outside of the United States, according to MIT Technology Review Editor Will Knight.

1/9/2013

I'm Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher of MIT Technology Review, and This Is How I Work

Lifehacker.com

The How I Work series asks heroes, experts, brilliant, and flat-out productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more.

12/26/2012

Washington Journal for Wednesday, December 26

C-SPAN

Spotlight on Magazines – MIT Technology Review Editor in Chief, Jason Pontin: “Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems”

12/21/2012

Why we got Facebook and not Mars colonies

MarketWatch/The Wall Street Journal

“You Promised Me Mars Colonies,” warns astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the cover of the MIT Technology Review, “Instead, I Got Facebook,” And there, folks, you have the anti-Silicon Valley argument in a nutshell, according to the Review’s editor-in-chief Jason Pontin in his provocative article, “Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems.”

12/16/2012

No Flying Cars, but the Future is Bright

Bloomberg.com

“You promised me Mars colonies. Instead, I got Facebook,” reads the cover of the current issue of MIT Technology Review. In an essay titled “Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems,” editor Jason Pontin considers “why there are no disruptive innovations” today.

12/13/2012

Big Challenges: accomplishing really big things again

NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Once we went to the Moon. Now we make smartphone apps. We’ll talk about really taking on our big challenges, with big ambition again. Cancer. The climate. Sky’s the limit.

12/4/2012

Baxter: An industrial robot that anyone can use

NBC News.com

Rethink Robotics, aims to revolutionize the industrial robots that work in factories around the world. Rethink and Brooks are profiled in a recent article at MIT Technology Review.

12/2/2012

Sunday Reading: MIT Technology Review

Smith Journal

The MIT Technology Review is a rich vein of science-ish knowledge into which you should tap. Unapologetically geeky, the focus is on the human significance of our interaction with the tools we create, the problems they solve and the meanings they propose.

11/28/2012

Obama's challenge: Thinking big

The Washington Post

David Ignatius argues that Obama’s challenge for his second term is to solve the ‘Big Problems,’ as outlined by the current issue of MIT Technology Review.

11/4/2012

US election campaigning in 140 characters

BBC News

Could the use of social networks swing such a tight US presidential election race this time around? Listen to MIT Technology Review’s David Talbot discuss with Ian Hardy.

10/25/2012

Technology Review Relaunches With Digital Focus

Folio

Technology Review has relaunched itself as MIT Technology Review, taking one more step toward a digital-first transformation worthy of its cutting-edge namesake.

10/24/2012

MIT Technology Review Relaunches 'Digital-First'

Adweek

113-year-old publication could create the road map for legacy media’s transition to digital

10/9/2012

Romney and Obama Surrogates Square Off on Energy

IEEE Spectrum

Last Friday, two substantial representatives of the Romney and Obama campaigns debated energy before an audience at MIT, with Technology Review editor Jason Pontin acting as moderator.

9/10/2012

MIT Technology Review: What's Next in Social and Tech

Truventis Digital Insider Radio Show

Truventis talks with Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher of MIT’s Technology Review. The magazine has become a leader in offering readers a leading edge of social media, business, technology, biotechnology, and more.

8/21/2012

CMU doctoral student named one of MIT Technology Review's top 35 innovators under 35

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chris Harrison, a doctoral student in Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, has been recognized by the MIT’s Technology Review as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35

8/21/2012

MIT to honour two professors transforming the world from Toronto

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Hossein Rahnama of Ryerson University and Joyce Poon of the University of Toronto will be recognized for their individual achievements on Tuesday by MIT’s Technology Review.

8/21/2012

MIT's 35 under 35 list covers tech from Dropbox to medical devices

GigaOM

For those who doubt that there’s a lot of young tech talent out there, check out MIT Technology Review’s new list of 35 innovators under 35.

8/13/2012

Powering Connecticut: Germany is getting rid of its power plants. Should we be following suit?

Connecticut Public Broadcasting

CPB interviews David Talbot, chief correspondent for Technology Review magazine at MIT, who wrote an article called “The Great German Energy Experiment” about Germany’s plan to eliminate nuclear plants.

6/5/2012

MIT's 'Technology Review' Launches Digital First Initative

Adweek

Jason Pontin has a daunting task at hand. The editor in chief and publisher of MIT’s Technology Review is the man charged with recalibrating the 112-year-old thought-leading publication, a duty he described to Adweek as an “on some level unwelcome, but intellectually interesting task, which is the result of living in difficult times.”

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