A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
A chip that uses a million digital neurons and 256 million synapses may signal the beginning of a new era of more intelligent computers.
Footage of people unlocking their phones can be used to steal mobile passcodes even if the typing can’t be seen.
A system designed to let carriers remotely install software on phones, or change their settings without a user noticing, is open to abuse.
The first study of dialects on Twitter reveals global patterns that have never been observed before.
A novel manufacturing method could make it practical to stack solar cells and convert more of the energy in sunlight into electricity.
Images sent back from space probe bring a historic comet mission into clear focus.
Efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa suffer from a lack of effective tools to treat and prevent the disease, although several are in development.
A heads-up display could be safer than glancing at your smartphone while driving—but some features may be more distracting than others.
The surprising story of how an experiment to automate the creation of popularity and influence became successful beyond all expectation.