Skip to Content

Israel, Gaza, War & Data
An important piece by network scientist Gilad Lotan on the way social recommendation algorithms can distort our experience of polarizing news coverage.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

The Next Great Light Bulb
Light bulbs aren’t just a symbol for innovation; they’re also still a product of innovation.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

The 2014 Survey: Impacts of AI and Robotics by 2025
“There’s no … law that says jobs eliminated by new tech will inevitably be replaced by new jobs in new markets.”
Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher

Finally, Virtual Reality Let Me Fly like a Bird
How the childhood dream of being able to fly could come (virtually) true via Oculus Rift and a full-body device called Birdly.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

The New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 1945
Hiroshima anniversary: 69 years ago today, a single bomb annihilated much of Hiroshima and changed the world forever.
Antonio Regalado, senior editor, business

Don’t Let the Disruption Hype Fool You: America Is Actually Getting Less Entrepreneurial
“People are starting fewer new businesses, and older businesses are doing better than their younger competitors.”
—Antonio Regalado

Visual Microphone Can Pick Up Speech from a Bag of Potato Chips and
How to Translate Sight Into Sound? It’s All in the Vibrations
A bag of chips has potentially become more hazardous (and not to your health).
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate web producer

Eight Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Password
Quick tips for making all your passwords hacker-proof.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

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.