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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending February 28, 2014)

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

  • February 28, 2014
  1. Augmented Reality Gets to Work
    Augmented reality hasn’t yet lived up to its promise, but it could catch on in situations where it makes employees more efficient.
  2. “Windroid” Arrives in First Nokia Android Phones
    At Mobile World Congress, Nokia marries an Android OS with Microsoft services; while Yotaphone adds full-touch E-Ink displays to dual-screen phone.
  3. A $629 Ultrasecure Phone Aims to Protect Personal Data
    With a heavy emphasis on encryption and strong controls over all data from your phone, Blackphone launches amid intense interest at Mobile World Congress.
  4. App Listens for Danger When You’re Not Paying Attention
    An app called Audio Aware lets the hard of hearing and the distracted know when danger approaches.
  5. ARPA-E’s Strategy for Survival
    ARPA-E faces a tricky mandate—invest in risky technologies that no one else wants to fund, while still showing results.
  6. Intel Touts New Ultra-High-Speed Wireless Data Technology
    Small base stations could achieve huge data capacity increases using Intel’s modular antenna arrays.
  7. Can Mark Zuckerberg Save Children’s Lives?
    At Mobile World Congress, the Facebook CEO had no big Internet expansion idea—and had no business talking about infant mortality.

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