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The Office of the Future

New technologies are changing the old ways of doing business. What are the innovations that organizations are exploring to better manage their operations and make them more competitive?


Google Offers Cloud-Based Learning Engine

Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.

Brighter Color for Reflective E-Reading Displays

HP is developing new materials for brighter low-power displays.

Technology Overview: Media Moves Online

Technology has torn down the walls between different communications media.

Follow the Smart Phones

Mining cell phone data could help target ads and rank local services.

Inexpensive, Unbreakable Displays

Researchers at HP are scaling up a process for making silicon electronics on rolls of plastic.

Will Twitter's Ad Strategy Work?

Twitter will have to overcome several challenges for the scheme to be successful.

Developers Reinvent the Music Store

A service for developers combines music recommendation and streaming.

The Achilles' Heel of Your Computer

Device drivers account for most crashes and even introduce security problems; a new testing tool could provide an early warning.

A Way to Share Music and Movies from Any Device

A new service called Libox aims to make it easier for people to access content, no matter what gadget they're using.

Getting a Grip on Online Buzz

Service tracks social network chitchat about a product.

Google Grabs More Geo-Data

By letting developers store data on its servers, Google hopes to make the geo-Web more searchable.

New Inks Could Mean Cheaper OLED Screens

DuPont has developed a printing process to bring down the cost of high-performance displays.

Can Technology Save the Economy?

The U.S. stimulus bill includes tens of billions to support energy and information technologies. So why are economists and innovation experts so skeptical?

An Invisible Touch for Mobile Devices

A simple gesture-sensing interface could add new meaning to mobile-phone conversations.

Startup Aims for Perfect Pixels

A new display offers color video and a reflective e-reader mode.

Can Twitter Make Money?

Twitter plans to become the leader in instant news--and make itself into a sustainable business in the process.

Banks Aim to Secure Customers' PCs

The user is the weakest link for financial security.

Can the Kremlin's Silicon Valley Succeed?

Russia has a wealth of engineering talent, but needs to put a lot more in place.

Getting More from Location Data

Companies are working to add value to geospatial information.

Amazon Expands the Kindle with Apps

But do apps make sense for a dedicated e-reader?

Flexible Touch Screen Made with Printed Graphene

Sheets of atom-thick carbon could make displays that are super fast.

Record Performance for Printed Electronics

Nanotube circuits that combine speed and low power might drive flexible displays.

Talking to Your Phone

A startup makes a new entry in the race to build the virtual personal assistant.

Passwords that are Simple--and Safe

A new approach does away with the need for long strings of letters and numbers.

New Languages, and Why We Need Them

Creators introduced the programming languages that they hope will revolutionize computing.

So Many Bugs, So Little Time

Tools that find serious bugs automatically could lead to safer, more stable software.

Can Google Get Social Networking Right?

The company has many social projects, but may struggle to improve on Facebook.

Web Video Plays Up its Social Side

Video companies are adding news features to make viewers stick around longer.

Finding Our Way with Digital Bread Crumbs

A Microsoft research project explores whether sensors in mobile devices could help us navigate without GPS.

Mining Mood Swings on the Real-Time Web

A startup provides free access to real-time data from the social Web.

Video App Offers Guidance While You Shoot

NudgeCam encourages good footage by tracking faces and assessing sound quality.


HTML5 is changing the look of Web video, but can it edge out Flash?

Yahoo Brings Apps to TVs

The company's widget platform is in stark contrast to Google's set-top box approach.

A Cleaner Printout, With Some Extra Ads

HP's printers could soon tidy up Web pages for printing, while also inserting ads.



Jack Dorsey Talks Technology




Technology Review's primers on key emerging technologies.

Social Networks

These online communities are redefining how we find and share information, but will operators be able to assuage privacy concerns?

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