MIT Technology Review


New Approach Could Stop Websites from Leaking or Stealing Your Data

A system called Mylar makes it possible to build online services that can never decrypt or leak your data.

Sony Joins Virtual Reality Race with New Headset for PlayStation

Inspired by Oculus Rift, Sony is adding virtual reality to the PlayStation 4.

Why Google Doesn’t Have a Research Lab

Google manages to invest in fundamental research without having a traditional lab in which to do it.

Facebook Creates Software That Matches Faces Almost as Well as You Do

Facebook’s new AI research group reports a major improvement in face-processing software.

Look, Smartphone: No Hands!

Controlling an iPhone or Android phone with just your voice and a noise-cancelling headset is doable, but frustrating.

The Next Frontier in Crowdsourcing: Your Smartphone

Researchers have shown that the swipe-to-unlock action can be replaced with useful data collection or micro-tasks.

Entrepreneur Hopes to Use Interference to Improve the Mobile Internet

WebTV’s creator thinks his forthcoming wireless technology will give us faster, better mobile Internet access.

Tech Companies Shine Some Light on National Security Requests

“Transparency reports” reveal insights about the requests made in the name of national security—including information that was previously kept secret.

Virtual Reality Startups Look Back to the Future

Thirty years after the first wave of virtual reality, new startups are determined to take it mainstream.

Google Glass Still Needs a Killer App

Glass is still a pain to use, but a few apps reveal what it could become.