MIT Technology Review



The Problem with Fake Meat

It might be possible to create a burger that helps the environment and improves your health. But will it taste good enough to win over the masses?


Broadcast Every Little Drama

Meerkat and Periscope show how simple, fun, and weird live-streaming can be.


Probing the Whole Internet for Weak Spots

Rapidly scanning the Internet has become vital to efforts to keep it secure.


Facebook Lets Developers Build on Its Chat App

Facebook hopes that adding functionality like video sharing and shopping to Messenger will help it grow even as competition rises.


Genome Study Predicts DNA of the Whole of Iceland

Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.


Single-Dose Cures for Malaria, Other Diseases

A leading researcher issues a call for pills that deliver a full course of treatment in one swallow.


Amazon Robot Contest May Accelerate Warehouse Automation

Robots will use the latest computer-vision and machine-learning algorithms to try to perform the work done by humans in vast fulfillment centers.


Microsoft’s Wristband Would Like to Be Your Life Coach

Microsoft is working to combine biometric data collected by its new wristband with information from your calendar and contacts to make smarter observations.


Survival in the Age of Spotify

Two rock musicians find flaws—and hope—in a book that suggests how artists can earn a decent living even after free online access to music has ravaged the business.


A Closer Look at Persuasive Technology

Industry guide: resources and upcoming events.