Brokerage giant Fidelity gives a glimpse of how virtual reality might be used beyond gaming.
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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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Malware might use a voice synthesizer to bypass some security controllers, researchers say.
New technology and large government research initiatives in genetically modified crops are giving China a storehouse for a more populous future.
With its world-leading research investments and vast size, China will dominate the future of genetically modified food—despite the resistance of its population.
Protestors are turning to mobile messaging apps that can work without requiring cell service or Internet connections – but data security is still weak.
IBM executive says Watson could find success with commercial apps in wealth management, call centers, and medicine.
Modern Meadow’s CEO explains how he’ll culture leather and make steak from giant vats brewing muscle and skin cells.
A FutureGen project in Illinois aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from a rebuilt coal power plant is threatened by a lawsuit and a deadline.
The latest in autonomous farming is a robot that weaves between corn stalks, applying fertilizer as it goes.
Connected appliances such as TVs can provide hackers a way into your house.