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Why is Nest's Smart Thermostat Getting Bigger?

A larger display may get users to pay more attention to it, which could help it become more of a smart-home hub. Nest’s smart thermostat is getting more in your face: on Tuesday, Google-owned Nest announced the third iteration of its...Show More Summary

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending August 29, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

Recommended from Around the Web (Week ending August 29, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Digital Surveillance ‘Worse than Orwell’, Says New UN Privacy ChiefThe UN’s new privacy chief says a Geneva Convention-style international treaty is needed to protect rights against digital surveillance. —Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

The 20 Most Infamous Cyberattacks of the 21st Century (Part II)

The number of cyberattacks are on the increase. Here is the second part of a list of the the most egregious attacks this millennium.

Uber Project May Improve Autonomous Cars' Vision

Uber’s collaboration with the University of Arizona could make laser mapping systems for cars cheaper and more practical. Earlier this year Uber established a sizeable research lab in Pittsburgh to work on driverless cars. Today it announced a second project in partnership with the University of Arizona, to work on technology for “mapping and safety.”

Market Fall Masks Renewable Energy’s Bright Future

Why low oil prices will not halt the clean-energy revolution. The global stock market plunge that accelerated on Monday dragged oil prices with it, as the price of a barrel of light crude in the United States fell below $40 a barrel....Show More Summary

The 20 Most Infamous Cyberattacks of the 21st Century (Part I)

Cyberattacks are on the increase, and one cybersecurity researcher is on a mission to document them all.

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending August 22, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week. Listen, Attend, and Spell

How Astronomers Could Observe Light Sails Around Other Stars

Light sails are a promising way of exploring star systems. If other civilizations use them, these sails should be visible from Earth, say astrophysicists.

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending August 22, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

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. Corn Wars The ability to develop and then maintain ownership of crop technologies is a strategic advantage for companies—and countries. —Brian Bergstein, executive editor

IBM and Linux Advancing the Open Source Revolution

“I’ve felt strongly that the advantage of Linux is that it doesn’t have a niche or any special market, but that different individuals and companies end up pushing it in the direction they want…” Linus Torvalds

A Robotic Walk in the Woods

A humanoid machine stumbling around the forest does not foreshadow a robot uprising. The video below shows (among other things) a humanoid robot called Atlas stumbling its way through a patch of forest. It’s caused quite a stir online, but there’s no need to panic.

Physicists Unveil First Quantum Interconnect

An international team of physicists has found a way to connect quantum devices in a way that transports entanglement between them.

Don’t Expect Too Much from This Robot, Buddy

A robot might seem like a useful thing to have around the house, but is the reality up to the hype? I couldn’t help feeling sorry for Buddy the robot when it visited our offices this week. It seemed a little heard-of-hearing, forgetful, and generally baffled by what was going on.

Like GMOs, Minus the Baggage

Sprayed-on RNA can improve farmers’ lives without genetically modifying their crops. Almost 60 years ago I stood beneath a blazing Louisiana sun, up to my knees weeding in the tepid, mosquito-infested water of my father’s rice field....Show More Summary

Tesla’s Money Problems Are No Surprise

Tesla’s future depends on exploiting the relationship between several different technologies, and that’s an expensive proposition. Tesla’s is pursuing an expensive, but potentially very developing s virtuous circle of related technologies, but it’s a risky approach.

Physicists Solve the Mystery of Interleaved Phone Books

Try pulling apart two interleaved phone books and you’ll inevitably be defeated by huge frictional forces. Just how these forces arise has been a long-standing mystery… until now.

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending August 15, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week. Using Robotic Fish to Explore the Hydrodynamic Mechanism of Energy Saving in a Fish School

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 15, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

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