New research shows a decline in the electricity used by all the electronic devices in U.S. homes.
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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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As mobile devices are used to perform more financial transactions, cybercriminals are taking greater interest.
Venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s comprehensive Internet report shows how quickly Chinese companies are gaining online clout.
Tweets in Turkish are down but not out, even as Turkey's prime minister tries to block Twitter inside the country.
“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.
Sunglasses made with nanoscale optical technology hint at a near future of inconspicuous head-mounted displays.
Twitter’s footprint is growing fast, although English speakers in the U.S. remain the largest demographic. The trick now is to turn its global presence into advertising dollars.
The appearance of indium gallium zinc oxide transistors in iPads shows that the display industry is poised to begin churning out a new breed of high-performance screens.