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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 31, 2013)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
  1. All Data Packets Are Equal—Some More than Others
    New pricing schemes, content deals, and technologies are challenging net neutrality.
  2. Next-Generation Consumer 3-D Printer Arrives, but a Lawsuit Looms
    Formlabs is bringing down the costs of a better 3-D printing technique, but it must survive a patent lawsuit.
  3. The Machine-Readable Workforce
    Companies are analyzing more data to guide how they hire, recruit, and promote their employees.
  4. Trained on Jeopardy, Watson Is Headed for Your Pocket
    The software that obliterated human champions on Jeopardy will now be talking to customers of banks and other companies through websites and mobile apps.
  5. Wanted for the Internet of Things: Ant-Sized Computers
    A computer two millimeters square is the start of an effort to make chips that can put computer power just about anywhere for the vaunted “Internet of Things.”
  6. A Tiny Cell-Phone Transmitter Takes Root in Rural Africa
    Rural areas could benefit greatly from a rugged outdoor base station.
  7. The Latest Artificial Heart: Part Cow, Part Machine
    A French company is preparing to test a complex artificial heart that combines biology with machinery.
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