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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 30, 2013)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

  • August 30, 2013
  1. Hacked Feature Phone Can Block Other People’s Calls
    Swapping software can give one GSM phone the power to prevent incoming calls and text messages from reaching other phones nearby.
  2. A Camera That Sees like the Human Eye
    IBM’s brainlike computer architecture paves the way for a new kind of artificial vision.
  3. A Wearable Computer More Powerful than Glass, And Even More Awkward
    A startup that makes 3-D glasses stands out, in part, by including Steve Mann on its team.
  4. Innovators Under 35 | 2013
    Our 13th annual celebration of people who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs.
  5. Why Microsoft’s Next CEO Should Break Up the Company
    Microsoft’s too bloated to innovate. Busting it up into specialized companies would solve that problem nicely.
  6. Copy Protection for 3-D Printing Aims to Prevent a Piracy Plague
    Streaming designs to 3-D printers like Netflix does movies could prevent unauthorized copying.
  7. System Lets Surgeons Image the Brain While they Operate On It
    A real-time MRI system can help surgeons perform faster and safer brain operations.
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