A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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A new military LIDAR chip shows promise for faster and more precise aerial mapping—doing in minutes what used to take days.
As the world’s leading smartphone maker prepares to launch its own OS, new software will allow it to run as many as “hundreds of thousands” of Android apps.
A man with a robotic hand can now feel varying degrees of pressure thanks to an implant that connects with the nerves in his arm.
Motorola Mobility’s sale to Lenovo only looks like a loss—the patents were cheap, and Google might yet advance wearables, home devices, and modular phone hardware.
Researchers find a way to give Android users prominent warnings when apps are tracking their location.
While superfast Internet access is still scarce, average speeds worldwide inch up, and attacks rise, too.
Rice University is testing a highly efficient wireless communications system.
In much of the world, the concept of “net neutrality” generates less public debate, given there’s no affordable Net in the first place.
A court loss for “net neutrality” could mean either a new era of innovation or preferential treatment and higher costs.