Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending November 29, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Google Glass Is Dead; Long Live Smart Glasses
Even though Google’s head-worn computer is going nowhere, the technology is sure to march on.
- Are Telepathy Experiments Stunts or Science?
Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it more than a stunt?
- Simple Circuit Could Double Cell-Phone Data Speeds
A circuit that lets a radio send and receive data simultaneously over the same frequency could supercharge wireless data transfer.
- Three Questions with Slack’s CEO
Slack wants to be an open, searchable home for all your work communication.
- Why Apple Failed to Make Sapphire iPhones
The delicate, monthlong process of growing sapphire accounts for why Apple’s sapphire supplier failed to deliver for the iPhone 6.
- Water-Repellent Coating Could Make Power Plants Greener
A startup has created a water-repellent coating that could significantly increase power plants’ efficiency.
- Steve Jobs Lives on at the Patent Office
Years after his death, the former Apple CEO still wins more patents than most. <
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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