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MIT Technology Review is a magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was founded in 1899 as The Technology Review, and was re-launched without "The" in its name on April 23, 1998 under then publisher R. Bruce Journey. In September 2005, it underwent another transition under its then editor-in-chief and publisher, Jason Pontin, to a form resembling the historical magazine.
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  • MarketWatch

    Snap Spectacles review: Nothing to see here

    Snap Inc.’s latest iteration of its Spectacles glasses probably never should have seen the light of day. The new model makes slight improvements, but there remains no obvious use case for the glasses. You can send them to a friend on Snapchat or post them to a Snapchat story, but one supposed novelty of Spec footage is that you see a different frame depending on whether you’re holding your phone horizontally, vertically, or somewhere in between.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Himax Technologies, Inc. to Attend Cowen and Company 46th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on May 30 – 31, 2018

    TAINAN, Taiwan, May 25, 2018-- Himax Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, today announced that the Company will attend Cowen ...

  • Telescope Aimed at Black Hole Gives Taste of Incredible Results to Come
    Gizmodo

    Telescope Aimed at Black Hole Gives Taste of Incredible Results to Come

    You might remember that about a year ago, astrophysicists turned the whole Earth into a telescope to try and get a picture of a black hole. That image isn't available yet, but the folks behind this “Event Horizon Telescope” just released data from previous observing periods, and it's making us even antsier for the final results. Scientists are fairly sure that nearly every galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center—a compact but incredibly massive thing whose gravity warps space so much that light can't escape it. Our own galaxy's black hole is called “Sagittarius A*” and is four million times the mass of the Sun. The EHT scientists analyzed 2013 data, which included the first southern

  • This relaxation app and stress-relief app has a near perfect rating from over 3,000 users
    CNN

    This relaxation app and stress-relief app has a near perfect rating from over 3,000 users

    Story highlights Aura is a meditation app that boasts a 4.9-star rating from over 3,000 users A lifetime premium subscription is now 79% off at the CNN Store Everyone gets stressed out from time to time, but there are ways to handle everyday stress and anxiety. For many, a quick and powerful relaxation technique is to practice mindfulness through meditation. Meditation has long been considered a way to think clearly and more peacefully in your day-to-day life. The Mayo Clinic lists higher self-awareness, reduction of negative emotions and an increase in creativity as benefits of the practice. It even says that it could be useful for those who suffer from medical conditions, such and anxiety or

  • Pioneer's in-dash unit supports both Android Auto Wireless and CarPlay
    Engadget

    Pioneer's in-dash unit supports both Android Auto Wireless and CarPlay

    Android Auto Wireless promises to make vehicle smartphone connections less of

  • Why Americans aren't using their phones to make payments in stores
    Yahoo Finance

    Why Americans aren't using their phones to make payments in stores

    More merchants in the U.S. are accepting mobile payments, but consumers need better incentives to drop credit cards.

  • Pluto may have formed from 1 billion comets
    Fox News

    Pluto may have formed from 1 billion comets

    At its heart, Pluto may be a gigantic comet. Researchers have come up with a new theory about the dwarf planet's origins after taking a close look at Sputnik Planitia, the vast nitrogen-ice glacier that constitutes the left lobe of Pluto's famous "heart" feature. "We found an intriguing consistency between the estimated amount of nitrogen inside the glacier and the amount that would be expected if Pluto was formed by the agglomeration of roughly a billion comets or other Kuiper Belt objects similar in chemical composition to 67P, the comet explored by Rosetta," Chris Glein, a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, said in a statement. [Photos of Pluto and Its Moons]

  • NVIDIA Expands its One-Architecture Approach to Automotive
    Market Realist

    NVIDIA Expands its One-Architecture Approach to Automotive

    NVIDIA (NVDA) is working toward offering an end-to-end autonomous driving solution from the data center to AV (autonomous vehicle). Intel (INTC) is also working on an end-to-end solution for autonomous cars. NVIDIA is adopting its one-architecture approach on AV to ease software optimization.

  • Avoid the latest Android malware scare by remembering this one thing
    Digital Trends

    Avoid the latest Android malware scare by remembering this one thing

    An unpleasant piece of malware has been discovered hiding inside the firmware of hundreds of Android devices. Luckily, it's unlikely your device is affected, and there is an easy way to avoid it in the future.

  • Jury finds Samsung owes Apple $539M in patent case stretching back to 2011
    TechCrunch

    Jury finds Samsung owes Apple $539M in patent case stretching back to 2011

    A patent case that began back in 2011 has reached a conclusion, with Samsung

  • Reuters

    Tencent's WeChat drops 'sugar daddy' dating website

    China's top social media app WeChat has removed "sugar daddy" dating website SeekingArrangement from its platform, after a recent surge in the popularity of the U.S.-founded service attracted scrutiny from state media. A money-for-love dating platform, launched in the United States in 2006, SeekingArrangement puts young women in touch with rich older men. "At SA, we pride ourselves on helping you find the ultimate generous Sugar Daddy.

  • ASUS will ship its NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor in June
    Engadget

    ASUS will ship its NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor in June

    Acer jumped ahead of the pack when it became the first manufacturer to put an