Skip to Content

Google’s Road Map to Global Domination
This in-depth profile of Google’s huge mapping efforts shows that “Where?” is one of the most powerful questions we can ask of technology, or that it can ask of us.
Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT

Google Glass Lead: How Wearing Tech on Our Bodies Actually Helps It Get Out of Our Way
The technical lead for Google’s face computer explains how his team designed the device to improve in-person conversations.
—Tom Simonite

Bitcoin, Magical Thinking, and Political Ideology
Programmer and writer Alex Payne takes apart Bitcoin mania.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

What Was Hyped, and What Fell Out of Favor, This Year in Biotech
If you want to know what happened in early-stage biotech this year, here is a useful overview.
Antonio Regalado, senior editor, business

From My Archives: Quark Inventor Murray Gell-Mann Doubts Science Will Discover “Something Else”
Why Murray Gell-Mann though science writers were ignoramuses.
—Antonio Regalado

Scientists Losing Data at a Rapid Rate
Valuable research data is often lost as years pass and information technologies change. Should journals be responsible for creating long-lasting archives of this valuable information?
Susan Young, biomedicine editor

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.