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A Ford prototype and a Volvo user study show how carefully automated driving will be commercialized. Ford demonstrated its first self-driving research vehicle today, and in doing it so gave a hint of how automated driving may become accessible to most of us. Show More Summary
No disappearing messages yet, but it’s likely the competition has Instagram concerned. On Thursday morning, Instagram CEO and cofounder Kevin Systrom introduced a new feature for his popular photo-sharing app that lets users send photos or videos to individual friends and groups of friends who also use the app. Show More Summary
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Apple doesn’t allow other keyboards as default on the iPhone, but developers can add them to apps and Fleksy is egging them on. EMBARGOED FOR 9 AM EASTERN TIME ON THURS, DEC 12!
By adding laser dyes to organic fibres, researchers have demonstrated a technique that should lead to textiles that lase at all visible frequencies
It took a torrent of NSA revelations to spur major new technology efforts to make Internet communications more private and secure. For years, Internet users understood they had to live with a certain tradeoff: to enjoy the many benefits of an open network–one built originally for trusted researchers–they had to give up some security and privacy. Show More Summary
Routing gas around Europe using the same decentralised control techniques developed for the internet could reduce the way energy crises cascade, say network and complexity theorists.
Discover the ideas and innovations that will fuel an increasingly connected world. Traditional computing—a desktop or a laptop, connected to a network—is no longer the only way to get and use information electronically. Many people, particularly outside North America and Europe, will never experience it. Show More Summary
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
The fifth generation of mobile communications technology will see the end of the “cell” as the fundamental building block of communication networks.
Personal genetics company 23andMe will only sell ancestry reports and raw data as controversy with regulators continues. Late on Thursday, 23andMe announced it would not provide reports interpreting health traits based on genetic data to new customers during its ongoing battle with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The best of the rest from the arXiv preprint server. Mobile and Remote Inertial Sensing with Atom Interferometers
In an L.A. court, a woman claims her Google Glass device switched on accidentally when she was pulled over by highway patrol. Google’s wearable computer, Glass, made its first metaphorical court appearance Tuesday when Californian Cecilia Abadie pleaded not guilty to a traffic citation for speeding whilst wearing the spectacle-like device. Show More Summary
Microsoft Research’s Telepathwords demonstrates how strong (or weak) your passwords are by guessing them as you type. Not sure if “password1234” is the best password to keep intruders out of your e-mail account? A new online tool from...Show More Summary
Technology from Envia that was supposed to cut EV battery costs in half doesn’t actually work. We’ve previously reported on a startup, Envia Systems, that claimed its batteries could store twice as much as conventional ones—and could cut costs in half. That could have made electric cars with a couple of hundred miles of range per charge affordable.
The were first predicted in 2005 and first synthesised in the lab in 2008. Now physicists have discovered a naturally-occurring topological insulator that can be mined from the Earth’s crust.
The Washington Post reports that the NSA collects billions of cell phone location records daily–but there’s more to this issue than privacy. Twelve years ago today, the wreckage of the World Trade Center was still smoldering. AmongShow More Summary
The next generation of photographers will think nothing of taking a camera out of their pocket and releasing it to the skies, like a dove to the wind.
Forget robotic product delivery. As usual for Google, I suspect it’s all about the data. Google has quietly bought seven robotics companies, and has given Andy Rubin, the man who originally led the Android project, the job of developing Google’s first robot army. Show More Summary
If you want a good answer, ask a decent question. That’s the startling conclusion to a study of online Q&As.