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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.
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