Digital Summit: 2014 Roundup
Innovations and ideas fueling our connected world.
- How to Build Livable Megacities
The key to smarter cities might not be technology, but the existence of dense central zones made for walking.
- Microsoft’s Quantum Search for the “Next Transistor”
Microsoft is investing in quantum physics research that could lead to a whole new kind of computer.
- Facebook Puts Its Apps on a Data Diet as Part of a Global Internet Campaign
Many leading apps consume too much data to be viable in parts of the world where data is expensive, says Facebook.
- How About a Sort-of Autonomous Car?
I want a self-driving car, but it needs different levels of independence depending on the situation.
- Indoor Location Technologies Face Privacy Pushback
Indoor location technologies are a boon to retailers but may not be so welcome to consumers.
- How to Secure Connected Homes?
Keeping some devices off the Internet may be the best way to secure the Internet of things.
- Microsoft Aims for Smartphones That Run for a Week
Rethinking smartphone software and battery design could make it possible for your handset to last much longer between charges.
- Wearable Computers Mean the End of Apps and Ads
As electronics get more personal, some fixtures of earlier eras of computing may feel inappropriate.
- First Emotion-Reading Apps for Kids with Autism
Software meant to help people interpret emotions will soon be available in several apps.
- Internet of Things? Think of It as the Internet of Stuff.
It’s a way to connect all different kinds of items, says Intel’s Genevieve Bell.
- Being Human in the Future
Intel’s chief anthropologist frames the MIT Technology Review Digital Summit by talking about the values that change, and those that don’t, as technology progresses.