Skip to Content

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 2, 2013)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
August 2, 2013
  1. The Future of Graphics and Gaming
    See the best new ideas in computer graphics and interaction from last week’s Siggraph conference.
  2. Adapting Old-Style Phone Wires for Superfast Internet
    Alcatel-Lucent has demonstrated fiber-like data-transfer speeds over telephone wiring—but will ISPs adopt it?
  3. New Forms That Function Better
    Design software helps architects create grand projects with fanciful forms. It’s time to put the technology to better use.
  4. Infographic: The World’s Technology Hubs
    Regions around the world are competing to be the next centers of technological innovation. In a global map, we grade eight of them.
  5. If Facebook Can Profit from Your Data, Why Can’t You?
    Reputation.com says it’s ready to unveil a place where people can offer personal information to marketers in return for discounts and other perks.
  6. Chromecast Review: Finally, an Easy Way to Watch the Web on TV
    With Chromecast—a simple streaming dongle—Google may have found the perfect way to bring online videos to your TV.
  7. Hybrid Solar Power Works Even When It’s Not Sunny
    The government’s energy research agency is spending $30 million to demonstrate cheap solar power that’s available day and night.
  8. <

Keep Reading

Most Popular

A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?

Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.

A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate

Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023

Every year, we pick the 10 technologies that matter the most right now. We look for advances that will have a big impact on our lives and break down why they matter.

These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway

Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.