A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Siri, Apple's Digital Assistant, will attempt to figure out what you want before you want it.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Economists have never been able to study the economic shock of mass layoffs on the scale of towns, villages, and households. But anonymized mobile phone data is changing that.
Plans by Hewlett-Packard for computers based on an exotic new electronic device called the memristor are scaled back.
Machine learning gets its first cheating scandal.
The Web has turned the wisdom of the crowd into a valuable, on-demand resource. Now scientists are asking how best to put crowdsourced cognition to work.
A group of leading technologists, economists, and investors propose a new approach to help us adapt to new technologies.
The ability to power remote sensors and devices using Wi-Fi signals could be the enabling technology behind the Internet of things, say electrical engineers.