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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending December 13, 2013)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

  • December 13, 2013

One Doctor’s Legacy
The Wall Street Journal explores the history of psychosurgery.
Antonio Regalado, senior editor, business

What Is the Future of Money?
Talking Bitcoin on Bloomberg TV.
—Antonio Regalado

25 (Mostly) Tech Company Logos with Hidden Meanings
Logos are more than just a look: there’s a meaning behind the design.
—Colby Wheeler, manager of information technology

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Comes To Life
Is randomness not so random?
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant

Netflix Says Binge Viewing Is No House of Cards
New data from Netflix show that half of viewers admit to have “binge-watched” an entire season (22 episodes) in a week.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

Personal Gene Tests Face Stricter Oversight After 23andMe
Bloomberg recaps the scrap between 23andMe and the FDA and how it could affect the rest of the genetic testing industry.
Susan Young, biomedicine editor

New York Asks Cellphone Carriers to Explain Why They Rejected Antitheft Switch
New York State’s top prosecutor is asking why major carriers aren’t supporting anti-theft “kill switches” for Samsung phones.
David Talbot, chief correspondent

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