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The former chief digital officer of New York, Rachel Haot, explains why government and entrepreneurs need to work together.
- Go Inside an Industrial Plant That Sucks Carbon Dioxide Straight Out of the Air
A pilot plant north of Vancouver is testing a process to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, hoping to prove it is economically viable.
- Companies Are Stockpiling Bitcoin to Pay Off Cybercriminals
The rise of malware that holds data hostage has led companies to buy Bitcoin to use as ransom in case of an attack.
- The Best and Worst Internet Experience in the World
Mobile innovation in China is flourishing, bringing new conveniences to daily life. Is that happening despite or because of the country’s strict controls on online expression?
- Robots Are Invading Malls (and Sidewalks) Near You
A new generation of robots is heading out of the factory and into urban settings to help you get packages and snacks.
- A Big Leap for an Artificial Leaf
A new system for making liquid fuel from sunlight, water, and air is a promising step for solar fuels.
- Customer Headaches Could Curtail Apple’s Encryption Push
Apple’s Tim Cook says he doesn’t want his company to be able to read customer data—but he probably can’t make that happen. <
The therapists using AI to make therapy better
Researchers are learning more about how therapy works by examining the language therapists use with clients. It could lead to more people getting better, and staying better.
Can Afghanistan’s underground “sneakernet” survive the Taliban?
A once-thriving network of merchants selling digital content to people without internet connections is struggling under Taliban rule.
The US crackdown on Chinese economic espionage is a mess. We have the data to show it.
The US government’s China Initiative sought to protect national security. In the most comprehensive analysis of cases to date, MIT Technology Review reveals how far it has strayed from its goals.
Where computing might go next
The future of computing depends in part on how we reckon with its past.
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