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Google Glass Failed, but Here’s the Path Its Successors Will Take

technologyreview.com — Two and a half years after Google cofounder Sergey Brin unveiled Google Glass with a group of skydivers jumping from a zeppelin above San Francisco, the computer you wear on your face is falling to its death. It's still not a finished consumer product.
Nov 26, 2014

Though Google won't admit it, Glass is dead. Nonetheless, smart glasses won't go away. technologyreview.com/featuredstory/…

Why Sapphire Was So Hard for Apple to Master

technologyreview.com — In the year leading up to the release of the iPhone 6, Apple invested more than $1 billion in an effort to make sapphire one of the device's big selling points. Making screens out of the nearly unscratchable material would have helped set the new phone apart from its competitors.

MIT Technology Review

technologyreview.com — June 1-2, 2015 San Francisco Digital technologies are connecting everything around us, making everyday things smarter and augmenting our experiences. Information is the new utility. We'll look at emerging opportunities in the digital economy, and the implications for our personal and professional lives.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @techreview: Digital Summit is now #EmTechDigital. Reserve your seat among the experts leading the digital revolution: bit.ly/1pgahIa

Wireless Data Could Travel Twice as Fast Using a New Circuit

technologyreview.com — A relatively simple circuit invented by researchers at the University of Texas could let smartphones and other wireless devices send and receive data twice as fast as they do now. The circuit makes it possible for a radio to send and receive signals on the same channel simultaneously - something known as "full-duplex" communications.

Cutting Greenhouse Emissions from Power Plants, with a Water-Repellent Coating

technologyreview.com — Applying a novel coating to part of the machinery in power plants could significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Applying it at just one coal plant would reduce yearly emissions as much as taking 4,000 cars off the road would, says Kripa Varanasi, a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT who helped develop the new coating, which is being commercialized by a startup called DropWise.
Nov 24, 2014

Cutting Greenhouse Emissions from Power Plants, with a Water-Repellent Coating technologyreview.com/news/532756/wa… >@TechReview

Linguistic Mapping Reveals How Word Meanings Sometimes Change Overnight

technologyreview.com — Data mining the way we use words is revealing the linguistic earthquakes that constantly change our language. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy approached the eastern coast of the United States. At the same time, the English language was undergoing a small earthquake of its own.
Nov 24, 2014

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MIT Technology Review

technologyreview.com — While apps for work don't usually inspire much excitement, there's something almost palpable about the buzz surrounding Slack, a fast-growing communication app for the office. Slack corrals all kinds of work-related messages, files, and alerts-things that often hog space in e-mail inboxes, instant-message windows, and elsewhere-in searchable, archived chat rooms that can connect to outside services like Dropbox and Google Drive, and are accessible on mobile devices as well as desktop computers.
Nov 25, 2014

Slack’s CEO on Reinventing Workplace Communications technologyreview.com/news/532606/th… >@TechReview

Nov 24, 2014

RT @nacin: “I feel that what we have right now is just a giant piece of shit. ... Not everyone finds that motivational, though.” technologyreview.com/news/532606/th…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @nacin: “I feel that what we have right now is just a giant piece of shit. ... Not everyone finds that motivational, though.” technologyreview.com/news/532606/th…

Nov 21, 2014

technologyreview.com/news/532606/th… As someone who finds Slack useful, if not mind blowing, this interview was interesting.

Nov 21, 2014

a chat with the inimitable, frank @stewart: Slack’s CEO on Reinventing Workplace Communications technologyreview.com/news/532606/th… >@TechReview

MIT Technology Review

technologyreview.com — Two scientific teams this year patched together some well-known technologies to directly exchange information between human brains. The projects, in the U.S. and Europe, appear to represent the first occasions in history that any two people have transmitted information without either of them speaking or moving any muscle.
Nov 24, 2014

the Yo! of neuroscience MT @mkonnikova "Telepathy tech remains so crude it's unlikely to have any practical impact." technologyreview.com/news/532436/ar…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @mkonnikova: "The “telepathy” technology remains so crude that it’s unlikely to have any practical impact." technologyreview.com/news/532436/ar… HT @virginiahughes

Nov 21, 2014

really interesting, and our illos just keep getting more awesome! When Two Brains Communicate technologyreview.com/news/532436/ar… >@TechReview

Nov 21, 2014

"The content of a 90-second conversation would take a day or more to transmit" @meharris on tech-enabled telepathy technologyreview.com/news/532436/ar…

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Solar Panels Up and Running in an Hour

technologyreview.com — Ordinarily, installing and connecting a new array of rooftop solar panels takes days, weeks, or even months because the hardware is complex and various permits are needed. Yesterday, on a frigid day in Charlestown, Massachusetts, researchers completed the process in about an hour. Homeowners can install the system themselves, by gluing it to a rooftop.

Cities Look to Technology for Answers to Growing Challenges

technologyreview.com — Cities around the globe, whether rich or poor, are in the midst of a technology experiment. Urban planners are pulling data from inexpensive sensors mounted on traffic lights and park benches, and from mobile apps on citizens' smartphones, to analyze how their cities really operate.
Nov 18, 2014

Cities Look to Technology for Answers to Growing Challenges zite.to/1vlu8I4

Nov 18, 2014

A new business report from @techreview: "Cities Look to Technology for Answers to Growing Challenges": technologyreview.com/news/532466/ci…

Nov 18, 2014

From Boston to Tianjin to Lagos how #Cities are using mobile and other technologies to manage growth #smartcities technologyreview.com/news/532466/ci…

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