The complexity of the Internet is overwhelming some older routers, but these systems can easily be upgraded.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.
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Do robots kill jobs? Not necessarily.
New research shows a decline in the electricity used by all the electronic devices in U.S. homes.
Mobile e-commerce is booming, and an Amazon phone will foster a captive customer base.
As mobile devices are used to perform more financial transactions, cybercriminals are taking greater interest.
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.
Three years after the Fukushima disaster, some countries are pulling back from nuclear power while others grow capacity.
“Transparency reports” reveal insights about the requests made in the name of national security—including information that was previously kept secret.
Judged by one (admittedly imperfect) metric, Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition wasn’t as outrageous as it might appear.
Though still volatile, Bitcoin is surging in value and being spent more freely; it’s also inspired a legion of competitors.