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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 9, 2013)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
August 8, 2013
  1. Chinese Hacking Team Caught Taking Over Decoy Water Plant
    A hacking group accused of being operated by the Chinese army now seems to be going after industrial control systems.
  2. Math Advances Raise the Prospect of an Internet Security Crisis
    Academic advances suggest that the encryption systems that secure online communications could be undermined in just a few years.
  3. Motorola’s Moto X: Interface Innovation with a Learning Curve
    The Moto X lowers the emphasis on manual control in favor of always-on sensors built to respond to speech, gestures, and context.
  4. How Tesla Is Driving Electric Car Innovation
    If you believe Tesla, affordable, long-range electric cars could be here sooner than many think.
  5. Romancing the Phone
    Love and sex in the age of social media and mobile communication.
  6. Why BMW’s i3 Electric Car Is Really a Plug-in Hybrid
    What BMW’s decision to incorporate a gas engine into its new, electric i3 says about batteries.
  7. Infographic: The Electric Car Is Here to Stay
    The history of electric cars is long and full of false starts. But it looks like the latest wave won’t be turned back.
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