MIT Technology Review



Virtual Creatures in a Box, Controlled by You

A startup uses an old parlor trick and smartphone sensing to let you control virtual objects in a see-through box.


App Ads Are Booming Business for Facebook

App ads account for more than half of Facebook’s mobile revenue—and they show how the ad market is changing.


New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft

A new process could extend the use of titanium for lightweight, more fuel-efficient airplanes.


New Display Technology Lets LCDs Produce Princess Leia-Style Holograms

Startup aims to give mobile devices the power to display full-color holographic images and video.


Venture Capitalists Love Biotech Right Now

Scientific advances and new business models are spurring investor confidence in biomedical-related ventures.


Five Loopholes That Could Undermine Net Neutrality

“Open Internet” rules are on the verge of being approved in the U.S., but crucial details remain unclear.


A Smart-Watch Pioneer Has an Answer for Apple

As the Apple Watch casts a shadow across the smart-watch market, Pebble preps a wrist-worn gadget with a color e-paper display.


Programmable Chips for a More Powerful Web and Smarter Phones

Software upgrades that can change the circuitry of the silicon chips inside computing devices could make them more powerful.


Gadgets Are Getting Better at Fooling Your Sense of Touch

Touch feedback that’s more nuanced than a simple buzz could make virtual reality more real and cars safer.


Bitcoin-Inspired Digital Currency to Power Mobile Savings App

A nonprofit experiments with using digital currency to give poor teenagers their first experience of financial services.