A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 23, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Internet of Farm Things
Companies are competing to turn data into advice on how to farm better, and attracting investments from the likes of Google Ventures and Monsanto.
- Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Put Realistic 3-D People in Your Living Room
The HoloLens augmented-reality headset projects believable images of people into real settings.
- Why Google’s Self-Driving Bubble Cars Might Catch On
The compact, speed-limited vehicles being tested by Google might have a better chance at success than automated versions of conventional cars.
- Leaderless Bitcoin Struggles to Make Its Most Crucial Decision
Bitcoin’s most influential developer has proposed a controversial fix that would help it handle more transactions.
- Courting App Makers to Unlock Your Car’s Powerful Data Trove
Startups like Automatic are trying to interest developers in gadgets that plug into your car, hoping to power a new wave of mobile apps.
- Oculus Rift Hack Transfers Your Facial Expressions onto Your Avatar
Facebook teams with researchers to transfer your smiles and frowns into virtual reality.
- Facebook’s Internet.Org Hits Global Flak
Groups in Indonesia, Colombia, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere join Indian counterparts in criticizing Internet.org’s practices.