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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending March 5, 2016)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
March 4, 2016
  1. Flexible Glass Could Bring Back the Flip Phone
    Schott can make a sheet of glass thinner than your hair and half a kilometer long that bends, but doesn’t yet fold.
  2. Apple’s “Code = Speech” Mistake
    A law professor who backs Apple in its case against the FBI says it would be dangerous for the company to win on First Amendment grounds.
  3. Google’s Self-Driving Car Probably Caused Its First Accident
    One of Google’s self-driving cars hit a public bus while driving around sandbags, and the car is likely the one to blame.
  4. Mercedes Sees Fewer Robots in Its Future
    German automaker Daimler is scaling back on the number of robots used to build its S-class cars. But it’s still a step forward for robotics.
  5. In Apple vs. the FBI, There Is No Technical Middle Ground
    Either you let law enforcement get into encrypted devices and run the risk of letting others find a similar way in, or you don’t.
  6. America’s Methane Crisis Just Got Worse
    Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas are far higher than previously thought, according to new studies.
  7. Augmented-Reality Startup Meta Ups the Ante in the Headset Race
    The startup’s headset will need to be tethered to a computer, but it costs a third the price of HoloLens.

 

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