A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 17, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- A Smart Watch Controlled by Twists, Tilts, and Clicks
A movable smart-watch screen makes it easier to read a map or play a game.
- 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014
Technology news is full of incremental developments. These are the breakthroughs that matter.
- Intergalactic Entrepreneurs Prepare for Blast-Off
A unique gathering of 13 companies showcases a coming year of launches.
- Alibaba’s Big Rivals May Have a Mobile Edge
Other big Chinese e-commerce companies, including JD.com, merge social networking, payments, and mobile.
- Nerve-Stimulating Implant Could Lower Blood Pressure
Academics and pharmaceutical companies alike are looking to electrical implants as an alternative to drugs for treating disease.
- FDA Approval for Robotic Arm Controlled by Muscle Activity
An electromechanical limb developed by Segway maker DEKA now needs a manufacturer to mass-produce it.
- The Emerging Science of Superspreaders (And How to Tell If You’re One Of Them)
Nobody has figured out how to spot the most influential spreaders of information in a real-world network. Now that looks set to change with important implications, not least for the superspreaders themselves.