A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week ending August 22, 2015)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bustling Workplace
A New York Times investigation sheds some light on Amazon’s tough workplace culture.
—Will Knight, senior editor, AI
The Weight of the World
A profile of the woman charged with persuading countries to do something about climate change.
Social Networks Aren’t Drawing U.S. Adults Like They Used To
The findings of a Pew study shed light on why Facebook and others are pushing so hard overseas.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports
The FBI Has Clinton’s E-mail Server. Now What?
Wired has produced the perfect story for a week of embarrassing revelations.
Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web
Farhad Manjoo explains why ad blockers may be the best thing to ever happen to online advertising.
—Timothy Maher, managing editor
If You Spill Water on This Book, That’s a Good Thing
The pages of this book remove disease-causing bacteria from undrinkable water.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
Meet a Completely Colorblind Man Who Uses Special Tech to “Hear” Colors
A wonderful short film about one man’s achromatopsia, his technology-enabled synesthesia, and embracing “the singularity.”
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Here’s What the Next 38 Emoji Might Look Like—Including Bacon, a Clown, and the Selfie
Clinking champagne glasses and an avocado are my faves. The pregnant woman emoticon is a good addition, but I was disappointed that there are still no emojis depicting females in athletic activities.
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