A highly realistic simulated world is proving vital to robotics researchers.
Classifying a painting by artist and style is tricky for humans; spotting the links between different artists and styles is harder still. So it should be impossible for machines, right?
Social scientists would like Facebook to be more open about its goals and guidelines for research on user behavior.
Bitcoin doesn't have to replace government-backed money to improve the way we do business online.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
A Facebook study of 10 million users shows that your selection of friends holds more sway than filtering algorithms when it comes to seeing news from opposing political viewpoints.
A few Tesla drivers are rewriting the programming in the Model S to make the car do interesting new things.
An electronic device called the memristor could be our best hope for making practical chips that borrow design points from the human brain.
As Facebook offers free data on mobile phones in India, a competing plan makes the same technology available to any Android app in 15 countries.
Uncertainty hangs over Bitcoin, but investors are betting hundreds of millions that it will change the world.