Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending March 28, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Lens-Free Camera Sees Things Differently
An itty-bitty camera could bring sight to the Internet of things.
- New Approach Could Stop Websites from Leaking or Stealing Your Data
A system called Mylar makes it possible to build online services that can never decrypt or leak your data.
- What Zuckerberg Sees in Oculus Rift
Facebook acquired Oculus Rift because it believes virtual reality could be the next big thing after mobile.
- Academics Spy Weaknesses in Bitcoin’s Foundations
Game theory suggests the rules governing Bitcoin may need to be updated if the currency is to endure.
- Coming Soon: Android Apps for Wearable Devices
Developers and designers are now building apps for Google’s smart watch platform.
- How Advanced Mobile Networks Could Power Themselves
Cellular networks guzzle electricity and diesel fuel, but researchers are showing how new versions could be cleaner but still reliable.
- The Curious Nature of Sharing Cascades on Facebook
Most content on Facebook is shared a few times but some can be shared millions of times. Now computer scientists are beginning to understand the difference. <
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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