A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Big data mining allows cities to be ranked according to their “attractiveness,” say researchers developing a new science of cities.
The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls.
A new superconducting chip made by IBM demonstrates a technique crucial to the development of quantum computers.
Robots that work alongside warehouse workers could make online shopping even more efficient and eventually replace human employees altogether.
Separating a singer's voice from background music has always been a uniquely human ability. Not anymore.
An organization crowdsources the verification of rumors on social media in the Nepal disaster zone.
Criminals are hijacking home and office routers and printers to help them overwhelm websites with traffic.
Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy.
A company that makes robots designed to work closely with humans has a new version that addresses the limitations of its first effort.