MIT Technology Review



Vast Grassroots Mobile Network Grows at Center of Hong Kong Protests

Protestors are turning to mobile messaging apps that can work without requiring cell service or Internet connections – but data security is still weak.


Saying Hello to Ello, an Ad-Free Facebook Alternative

A social network avoids ads and elevates design.


EmTech: Qualcomm Working to Build Artificial Intelligence Into Smartphones

Future smartphones could have specialized hardware that uses simulated neurons to do things like recognize objects or faces.


Future Smartphones Won’t Need Cell Towers to Connect

Qualcomm, Facebook, and other tech companies are experimenting with technology that lets smartphones use their LTE radio to connect directly to other devices up to 500 meters away.


Google Execs Have Ideas on How to Run Your Business

The ex-CEO and another longtime Google executive say the “new style of managing” they developed should be widely copied.


New Nuclear Fuel Could Boost Reactors, But Also Safety Worries

A new fuel rod design will be tested in a full-size reactor, but some worry it could bring fresh safety problems.


A Promising Step Toward Round-the-Clock Solar Power

A simple, cheap device turns sunlight into hydrogen fuel.


Pirate Favorite BitTorrent Offers a New Way to Pay for Music

A new “bundle” format turns the file-sharing network BitTorrent into a way to pay for music and other content.


Three Questions with the CEO of D-Wave

The CEO of quantum computing startup D-Wave says its machines are helping companies analyze Wall Street data and search for new cancer drugs.


Radio Waves Offer Cheap Gesture Detection on Smartphones

Researchers say it’s possible to identify gestures around a phone by analyzing interference in the wireless signals it transmits.