The Decline in Chinese Cyberattacks: The Story Behind the Numbers
The Obama administration has been touting a decrease in commercial espionage, but the reality for corporate America may be more complicated.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Long March to China
The Chinese government likes to control social media and what people do with it—but Facebook looks willing to launch in China anyway.
In our world of global trade, shipping cargo is one of the most complex tasks, and one of the least connected.
Government leaders who turn off the Internet as a means of censorship are shooting their economies in the foot.
Hackers have shown how they could take down the Internet.
Every new Tesla will be kitted out with all the hardware that Elon Musk claims is required for the cars to go fully autonomous—but they won’t be allowed to for now.
Organizations serious about gaining—and maintaining—competitive advantage must optimize their digital customer experience. This introduction to DPM explains how this emerging approach can provide serious business value.
The 2016 winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honors outstanding mid-career inventors, discusses his work as an imaging scientist and his plan to expand peer-to-peer inventing opportunities for young people via the REDX platform.
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Presented by MIT Technology Review
Workers at This Startup Will Soon Swap Their PC Monitors for Augmented Reality Glasses
Meron Gribetz says that his gesture controlled glasses can make you more productive.
by Tom Simonite
Stop “Gene Spills” Before They Happen
Proposal would use gene-editing patents to force scientists to open their labs to scrutiny.
Making VR Movies You’d Actually Want to Watch
Google’s in-house VR filmmaker has figured out how to improve cinematic content for VR headsets.
Capitalism Behaving Badly
It’s time to rethink the role that government plays in shaping and supporting policies to solve big problems like climate change and income inequality.
Sponsored by Northrup Grumman
Israeli Hacking Firm Said to Be Behind Groundbreaking iOS Malware
NSO Group, a firm that trades in spyware, stands accused of peddling an unprecedented attack on iPhones.
Security Experts Agree: The NSA Was Hacked
Analysis of the software tools made available by the Shadow Brokers suggests that they’re the real deal.
Hackers Claim to Be Selling Secret U.S. Spy Software
A group called the Shadow Brokers appears to be in possession of NSA code, though it’s unclear exactly how powerful it is.
Technologies are revolutionizing how we work and how companies operate.
Learning to Prosper in a Factory Town
Greenville, South Carolina, has bet its future on high-tech manufacturing. Who wins and who loses in this increasingly automated economy?
Bad Math Props Up Trump’s Border Wall
Set aside the questions of whether it’s wise to put a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border or who should pay for it. It simply can’t be done at the price Donald Trump has claimed.
Ad Algorithms Might Choose You to Be a Paid Product Promoter
You don’t have to be Kim Kardashian to make money promoting products on social media.
by Tom Simonite
Can we transform how we power and feed the world in time to head off climate change?
Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Has Passed a Worrying Threshold
Concentrations are above 400 parts per million and won’t fall below that mark for generations, according to a new report.
A Hotter World Is Poorer and More Violent
Recent research suggests climate change will lead to troubling social and economic damages, including a severe drop in global GDP.
by David Rotman
What We’re Doing Wrong in the Search for Better Batteries
The world needs cheap, scalable batteries to support a clean energy grid—but there’s a big obstacle standing in the way.
Sponsored by Horizon Pharma
Fetal Cells Offer Promise in Prenatal Testing
A scientist says a blood test that can discern a fetus’s entire genome is coming.
In Rehab Clinics, a Possible New Role for Brain-Computer Interfaces
Paralyzed people regained some motion after operating a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton.
by Ryan Cross
A Big Step Forward in the Quest for a Better Painkiller
Scientists have developed a new drug that promises the pain-numbing effects of opioids without the addiction.
by Adam Piore
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The Ethics of Human Enhancement
Recent scientific advancements increasingly allow humans to improve everything from memory to appearance. But those capabilities come with questions about how they should be used, and who should make those decisions.
by Andy Miah
Outlook for the Internet of Things
Fast-growing networks of smart, Web-connected objects are creating both opportunities and challenges—and this is just the beginning.
A Gender Power Shift in the Making
We are well into the second decade of the 21st century, but the vexing topic of gender in corporate life is commanding more serious attention than ever before.