Connectivity

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.

May 22, 2015
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Oculus Rift Hack Transfers Your Facial Expressions onto Your Avatar
    Facebook teams with researchers to transfer your smiles and frowns into virtual reality.
  7. Facebook’s Internet.Org Hits Global Flak
    Groups in Indonesia, Colombia, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere join Indian counterparts in criticizing Internet.org’s practices.