Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending November 8, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- It’s All E-Commerce Now
E-commerce is an idea whose time has come and gone. Here’s why.
- Fast and Spacious Helium-Filled Hard Drives Ready for Liftoff
Hard-drive maker HGST has tamed the manufacturing challenges to bringing high-capacity, energy-efficient helium-filled drives to market.
- For Tesla Motors, Success Is All About the Batteries
Musk says battery cell capacity will need to double worldwide for Tesla to produce a mass-market electric car.
- E Ink Looks Beyond E-Readers
Facing a declining market for e-readers, E Ink’s new R&D facility is trying out some different ideas.
- Twitter Must Metamorphose Carefully as It Goes Public
Twitter may make major interface changes to address the growing need to make money.
- The Internet Killed Distance. Mobile Computing Brought It Back.
Here’s why location matters again in e-commerce.
- Bloomberg TV Taps MIT Technology Review as Contributor on Money Moves
Our editors go live on-air and online to discuss important technology topics with Deirdre Bolton. <
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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