A robot capable of rolling on four wheels or walking on two legs shows the value of adaptability during the DARPA's robot event.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Plans by Hewlett-Packard for computers based on an exotic new electronic device called the memristor are scaled back.
Machine learning gets its first cheating scandal.
Intelligence and law enforcement agencies will have to appeal to a special court on a case-by-case basis for phone data, but it’s not likely to harm security.
The Web has turned the wisdom of the crowd into a valuable, on-demand resource. Now scientists are asking how best to put crowdsourced cognition to work.
The DARPA challenge, designed to make robots disaster-ready, could have far-reaching technological benefits.
The ability to power remote sensors and devices using Wi-Fi signals could be the enabling technology behind the Internet of things, say electrical engineers.
New technology protects customer privacy while it crawls the Dark Web for data compromised in corporate breaches.
At leading tech companies, design is now much more than just figuring out how a new product will look, says influential author and designer John Maeda.