A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Software that detects when Twitter users are being sarcastic could help computers gain a sense of humor.
David Bowie’s death produced an outpouring of grief around the Internet, and some people question its sincerity. But that’s what we do now. We grieve online as much as we do in person.
A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
Two companies will receive $80 million from the federal government to build molten-salt reactors and pebble-bed reactors by the mid-2020s.
Car companies from Ford to BMW take a page from Silicon Valley’s playbook to offer transportation services, in some cases without a real business model in mind.
Warming oceans and a sharp rise in air temperatures show that climate change is in full effect – and may be outstripping predictions.
IBM might be overhyping the AI engine that beat humans on Jeopardy! But it would take a superhuman effort to overcome the huge challenges facing the company.
The global elite meet to talk big-picture economics, while the gap between the rich and the rest of the world continues to grow.
Defumblr, a new lock-screen app, thinks it can make your smartphone smarter and more efficient.