Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending January 31, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- “Honey Encryption” Will Bamboozle Attackers with Fake Secrets
A new approach to encryption beats attackers by presenting them with fake data.
- Bitcoin Pioneer Arrested
Officials have charged another Bitcoin entrepreneur with money laundering.
- A 96-Antenna System Tests the Next Generation of Wireless
Rice University is testing a highly efficient wireless communications system.
- Why It’s Fine That Obama Didn’t Mention Tar Sands
A proposed pipeline from Canada won’t increase greenhouse gas emssions.
- First Tests of Prototype Organic Wires Grown from Seedlings
Self-growing circuits made out of biological structures such as plant stems act as temperature sensors and more, says expert in unconventional computing.
- Audi Bets on Bio Gasoline Startup
Startup Global Bioenergies uses genetic engineering to avoid one of the costliest steps in biofuel production.
- How a Database of the World’s Knowledge Shapes Google’s Future
Compiling a giant database of all the facts in the world could help Google’s future products understand you better. <
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.”
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.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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