A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.
IBM is betting that research on more human-like artificial intelligence will help it turn things around.
The human brain carries out many tasks at the same time, but how many? Now fMRI data has revealed just how parallel gray matter is.
A new tool brings simple encrypted messaging to any webmail or social networking site.
Google’s Nexus Player should appeal to those who want smarter TVs. But it will need to do much more to be the hub of all home entertainment.
An experiment involving a chip on a small drone shows how hardware modeled on the brain could provide useful intelligence.
Latest synthesis report from U.N. panel says we’ve already emitted half the permissible greenhouse gases if we wish to avoid the worst.
A new way to access Facebook securely and anonymously via the “dark Web” could provide a model for other sites.