A View from MIT Technology Review
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.
- 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.
- “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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Intel Touts New Ultra-High-Speed Wireless Data Technology
Small base stations could achieve huge data capacity increases using Intel’s modular antenna arrays.
- 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.