- 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. <
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid
Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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