A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending February 21, 2015)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
White House. Red Chair. Obama Meets Swisher.
Q&A with President Obama on whether hacking is war, how encryption troubles law enforcement, and why he wants to try the Apple Watch.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, materials
Apple Really Seems to Be Building an Apple Car. That’s Not as Crazy as It Sounds.
Apple seems to be working on an iCar.
6 Reasons Why Apple Is Not Building a Car
Apple has recently hired engineers who are experts in automotive design and EV batteries, prompting speculation that it is planning to build a car. Here’s why that is unlikely.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
The New Science of Exhaustion
Chronic fatigue syndrome has been given a new name by the Institute of Medicine: systemic exertion intolerance disease. This often misunderstood ailment may finally get the attention it needs.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
White House Names DJ Patil as the First US Chief Data Scientist
The U.S. government just got its first chief data scientist, whose first task will be to investigate how big data can be used to fix health care.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief