A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending September 13, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- No More Cracked Smartphone Glass
Ultrathin sapphire laminates could lead to durable but affordable next-generation screen covers.
- The Apple Watch May Solve the Usual Smart Watch Annoyances
Apple’s first smart watch seems like the best of its kind so far, but the user experience is still a little unclear.
- Sapphire Screens Would Test Apple’s Manufacturing and Design Skills
To make sapphire screens, Apple would need to source high-quality raw material and be clever about incorporating it into devices.
- Can a Website Help You Decide to Have a Kid?
A startup called Cloverpop wants to help you make life’s pivotal decisions.
- A Nimble-Wheeled Farm Robot Goes to Work in Minnesota
The latest in autonomous farming is a robot that weaves between corn stalks, applying fertilizer as it goes.
- Datacoup Wants to Buy Your Credit Card and Facebook Data
Datacoup will pay for your online data, then use it to provide insights on consumer behavior.
- The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever
Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition, and the turning point occurred in 2012, say computer scientists.