A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 4, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Rebooting the Automobile
Automakers and tech companies are racing to bring safer and more useful smartphone-style interfaces to cars. Can any of them go further and reprogram vehicles completely?
- How Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet
Advertisers are increasingly using technology that targets users across multiple devices, and it’s working.
- Should Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?
The BabySeq project in Boston has begun collecting data to quantify the risks and benefits of DNA sequencing at birth.
- Could This Machine Push 3-D Printing into the Manufacturing Big Leagues?
An emerging additive manufacturing technology could be fast and cheap enough to compete with conventional methods, but it faces materials-related challenges.
- How to Stop Virtual Reality from Making You Want to Puke
Stanford researchers are building a light field stereoscope in hopes of making it easier to add realistic focus cues to virtual reality.
- At a Crossroads, Biofuels Seek a New Path Forward
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
- Coffee Shops and Home Routers Could Offer Nearby Phones a 4G Data Connection
Mobile chip company Qualcomm wants homes and businesses to set up their own open 4G hotspots just as they do Wi-Fi networks today.