Digital Summit: 2014 Roundup
Innovations and ideas fueling our connected world.
- How to Build Livable Megacities
The key to smarter cities might not be technology, but the existence of dense central zones made for walking.
- Microsoft’s Quantum Search for the “Next Transistor”
Microsoft is investing in quantum physics research that could lead to a whole new kind of computer.
- Facebook Puts Its Apps on a Data Diet as Part of a Global Internet Campaign
Many leading apps consume too much data to be viable in parts of the world where data is expensive, says Facebook.
- How About a Sort-of Autonomous Car?
I want a self-driving car, but it needs different levels of independence depending on the situation.
- Indoor Location Technologies Face Privacy Pushback
Indoor location technologies are a boon to retailers but may not be so welcome to consumers.
- How to Secure Connected Homes?
Keeping some devices off the Internet may be the best way to secure the Internet of things.
- Microsoft Aims for Smartphones That Run for a Week
Rethinking smartphone software and battery design could make it possible for your handset to last much longer between charges.
- Wearable Computers Mean the End of Apps and Ads
As electronics get more personal, some fixtures of earlier eras of computing may feel inappropriate.
- First Emotion-Reading Apps for Kids with Autism
Software meant to help people interpret emotions will soon be available in several apps.
- Internet of Things? Think of It as the Internet of Stuff.
It’s a way to connect all different kinds of items, says Intel’s Genevieve Bell.
- Being Human in the Future
Intel’s chief anthropologist frames the MIT Technology Review Digital Summit by talking about the values that change, and those that don’t, as technology progresses. <
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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