A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
IBM might be overhyping the AI engine that beat humans on Jeopardy! But it would take a superhuman effort to overcome the huge challenges facing the company.
Defumblr, a new lock-screen app, thinks it can make your smartphone smarter and more efficient.
A startup uses encryption and fingerprint authentication to compare medical records across providers—and aims to make them easier to move, too.
A Microsoft Research study uses augmented reality to project a life-size person into a room with you, perched in an empty seat.
Tech companies are trying to hasten the spread of the digital revolution, but a new study suggests it could do more harm than good.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
“China’s Google” is joining U.S. tech giants in giving away some of its code.
Researchers are exploring how the camera on your smartphone could make it quick and simple to connect to smart gadgets like printers and projectors.
The release of data on the news-reading habits of 20 million Yahoo users could help advance recommendation algorithms.