A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Researchers set up adult Web sites to study how the industry makes its money and spreads malware.
Oxford researchers say that 45 percent of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years.
Understanding the nature of privacy on Facebook is not always straightforward. Now there’s a game that can help.
Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that’s just as good as human operators. Now its engineers reveal how they developed it.
At Mobile World Congress, a preview of a central way to manage washing machines, parking meters, and glucose sensors.
How reporters tracked down a reclusive California physicist and programmer.
Not everyone thinks Google’s attempt to reinvent the computer will work.