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A View from MIT TR Editors

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending August 15, 2015)

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

  • August 13, 2015

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”
How dating apps are changing relationship dynamics.
Will Knight, senior editor, AI

Machine Chic
Will wearable technology always look impossibly dorky?
—Will Knight

Don’t Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone
Why portability made the phone less desirable to use as a phone.
Brian Bergstein, executive editor

Kodak’s First Digital Moment
How 24-year-old Steven Sasson invented digital photography in 1973—and then watched his employer Kodak squander his great idea.
Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

The New England Journal of Medicine Fact-Checks the Republican Debate
Matthew Herper of Forbes summarizes the well-respected medical journal’s critique of certain health-care-related points Republican presidential candidates made during the first debate.
Mike Orcutt, associate editor

Zirtual Founder: “The Numbers Were Just Completely F***ed”
A startup CEO explains how her company imploded in a matter of days.
—Megan Barnett, deputy editor

Millions of Shade Balls Protecting Los Angeles Reservoir
L.A. is using floating balls of black plastic to help keep water from evaporating.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief

Why Brutalist Architecture Is So Hard to Love
Modernist concrete buildings look good to architects and photographers, and they represent what was once the optimistic ideal of an honest, virtually unlimited material. But that doesn’t make people hate them any less.
—Linda Lowenthal

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