If cryptocurrency is to succeed, its proponents need to acknowledge that it’s hard to divorce money from politics.
Computer scientists have used the pattern of social media communication in Syria to reveal the structure of opposing forces in the civil war.
Nobody agrees on how to define a city. But the emergence of “natural cities” from social media data sets may change that, say computational geographers.
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Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, will work with Bill Gates to define new products.
On its tenth birthday, Facebook offers users a data-driven trip down memory lane.
Electric vehicles can be so quiet that they pose a new risk on the road. But what kind of artificial sound should be added?
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At her memorial service at MIT, Jason Pontin, MIT Technology Review’s editor in chief and publisher, delivered a eulogy for MIT’s director of libraries, who died last October.