- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- America’s Methane Crisis Just Got Worse
Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas are far higher than previously thought, according to new studies.
- 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.
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state
Heat-sensing cameras and face recognition systems may help fight covid-19—but they also make us complicit in the high-tech oppression of Uyghurs.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.