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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending February 14, 2014)

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

  • February 14, 2014
  1. Genome Surgery
    Precise and easy ways to rewrite human genes could finally provide the tools that researchers need to understand and cure some of our most deadly genetic diseases.
  2. Bitcoin Slump Shows the $8 Billion Cryptocurrency Lacks Mature Infrastructure
    The technology underpinning Bitcoin has flaws that threaten to undermine the currency’s value.
  3. Sell Your Personal Data for $8 a Month
    Would you let a startup track your social-media accounts and credit-card transactions in exchange for cash?
  4. Yahoo Expands Research Labs in Search of Personalized, Mobile Experiences
    The rejuvenated research labs at Yahoo are investigating new forms of mobile hardware and new ways to predict what users want.
  5. Unsubscribing? The New York Times Wants to Predict That.
    In danger of being left behind on the Web, big publishers jump on the data science bandwagon.
  6. Samsung’s Tizen Will Hit the Ground Running with Android Apps
    As the world’s leading smartphone maker prepares to launch its own OS, new software will allow it to run as many as “hundreds of thousands” of Android apps.
  7. World’s First Entanglement-Enhanced Microscope
    Physicists have long known that entangled photons can make more precise measurements than independent ones. Now Japanese physicists have built a microscope that proves it.

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