A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Oculus reveals its first consumer virtual-reality headset, Oculus Rift, and hand controls for interacting with digital objects and making gestures.
One software startup is taking a different approach to the automation of driving.
Quantum cryptography can only become successful if somebody can generate quantum random numbers at the rate of tens of billions per second. Now Chinese physicists say they’ve done it.
To make its prototype augmented-reality goggles a product, Magic Leap will have to scale up silicon photonics—something heavyweights like Intel have struggled to do.
Picking the most creative paintings is a network problem akin to finding super spreaders of disease. That's allowed a machine to pick out the most creative paintings in history.
A groundbreaking online-spying case unearths details that companies wish you didn’t know about how vital information slips away from them.
The falls and fumbles of robots in the DARPA Challenge point to the remaining hurdles for human-robot interfaces.
With fresh funding from the Thiel Foundation, startup Medella is going up against Google and Microsoft to build a smart contact lens.
A robot capable of rolling on four wheels or walking on two legs shows the value of adaptability during the DARPA’s robot event.