Connectivity

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending September 20, 2014)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

Sep 18, 2014

China, the Climate, and the Fate of the Planet
According to Rolling Stone, “what China decides to do in the next decade will likely determine whether or not mankind can halt—or at least ameliorate—global warming.”
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

Tim Cook Interview: The iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company’s Culture
In-depth piece on Tim Cook and Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch.
Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile

Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations
Why Apple’s watch is the least democratic product the company has ever released.
Tom Simonite, senior editor, computing

F.C.C. Revisits Net Neutrality Exemption for Mobile Broadband
A host of technologies have arisen to create “priority lanes” in wireless communications for those willing to pay, because wireless has long been exempt from various regulatory proposals on net neutrality. But the FCC is now weighing whether to crack down.
David Talbot, chief correspondent

Would Alan Turing have Passed the Turing Test?
An interesting column on the validity, and relevance, of the Turing test.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

Read Erotic Poetry Constructed Exclusively From iPhone 6 Reviews
A collection of musings on the iPhone 6, arranged to poetic effect.
—Will Knight

Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
MIT’s robotic cheetah runs like a cheetah, doesn’t look like a cheetah, but is trying to be as fast as a cheetah.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

What Happens When We All Live to 100?
An edifying long read on the potential ramifications of far greater human longevity.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print
This was the promise of 3-D printing, so to learn that this technology printed a car—awesome!
—Rob Finley, West Coast sales director