- Rethinking the Manufacturing Robot
A company that makes robots designed to work closely with humans has a new version that addresses the limitations of its first effort.
- Smartphone Secrets May Be Better Than a Password
Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy.
- The Hackers’ New Weapons: Routers and Printers
Criminals are hijacking home and office routers and printers to help them overwhelm websites with traffic.
- IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing Chip
A new superconducting chip made by IBM demonstrates a technique crucial to the development of quantum computers.
- Small Display Bedevils Some Apple Watch Apps
The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls.
- Online Fact-Checking Tool Gets a Big Test with Nepal Earthquake
An organization crowdsources the verification of rumors on social media in the Nepal disaster zone.
- A Warehouse Worker’s Best Friend—or Replacement?
Robots that work alongside warehouse workers could make online shopping even more efficient and eventually replace human employees altogether. <
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
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.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.