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Articles from MIT Technology Review (May 1, 2014)

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A better breed of news app: mobile news curation uses human editors and good design to improve the experience of reading the news on smartphones. Pontin, Jason 1754
Agile robots: computer scientists have created machines that have the balance and agility to walk and run across rough and uneven terrain, making them far more useful in navigating human environments. Knight, Will 498
Agricultural drones: relatively cheap drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage. Anderson, Chris 835
Apps for the dashboard face strict new rules of the road: new cars will soon come with high-bandwidth connections and app stores. Talbot, David 483
Augmented reality gets to work: the technology hasn't yet lived up to its promise, but it could catch on in situations where it makes employees more efficient. Metz, Rachel 689
Before Snowden, there was Huawei: the travails of a Chinese telecom company show how spying charges could hurt U.S. firms. Regalado, Antonio 655
Brain mapping: a new map, a decade in the works, shows neural structures in far greater detail than ever before, providing neuroscientists with a guide to the brain's immense complexity. Humphries, Courtney 737
Cheaper cancer gene tests, by the drop: a single-molecule test requires much less DNA to identify cancer-causing mutations. Rojahn, Susan Young 416
Cyberspying targets energy secrets: intruders seek data on oil deposits, cutting-edge technology. Bullis, Kevin 628
Enlightened spaces: for almost half a century, James Turrell has been working with light in a way that merges art and technology. Gayford, Martin 2355
Five most popular stories: MIT technology review volume 117, number 2. 430
Flyback booster. Brief article 119
For $3,500, a spy-resistant Smartphone: prime ministers, business executives, and ordinary citizens clamor for phones that can't be snooped on. Simonite, Tom 704
For Swiss data industry, NSA leaks are good as gold: here's how the Swiss promise to keep your data safe. Juskalian, Russ 598
From the editor. Editorial 576
Genome editing: the genomes of these twin infant macaques were modified with multiple mutations. 1717
Glass means business. Shakil, Ian Letter to the editor 264
Heart implants, 3-D-printed to order: tailor-made medical devices could give a more detailed picture of cardiac health and prevent problems. Bourzac, Katherine 444
Henry Tirri: Nokia's CTO on the group that remains after Microsoft's buyout of the cellphone business. Talbot, David Brief article 212
Irrational fears: we should think sensibly about nuclear energy's risks, says Nathan Myhrvold. Myhrvold, Nathan 433
Microscale 3-D printing: inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed. Rotman, David 880
Mistaken analysis: it's too easy to be led astray by the lure of big data, says David Lazer. Lazer, David 425
Mobile collaboration: the Smartphone era is finally getting the productivity software it needs. Greenwald, Ted 658
Neuromorphic chips: microprocessors configured more like brains than traditional chips could soon make computers far more astute about what's going on around them. Hof, Robert D. 2097
Oculus rift: thirty years after virtual-reality goggles and immersive virtual worlds made their debut the technology finally seems poised for widespread use. Parkin, Simon 824
Sarah Lewis. Bergstein, Brian Interview 821
Self-defense: it is difficult to protect your privacy even if you know how, says Lorrie Faith Cranor. Cranor, Lorrie Faith 450
Sell your personal data for $8 a month: would you let a startup track your social-media accounts and credit card transactions in exchange for cash? Simonite, Tom 426
Smart wind and solar power: big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid. Bullis, Kevin 1606
Software that matches faces almost as well as you do: Facebook researchers take a big step with an Al technique known as deep learning. Simonite, Tom 532
Spinoffs from spyland: how America's eavesdropping agency commercializes technology. Regalado, Antonio 1076
Spying is bad for business: can we trust an Internet that's become a weapon of governments? Regalado, Antonio 1174
The limits of social engineering. Carr, Nicholas 1591
The myth of a free internet: a 2001 essay warned advocates of free expression not to delude themselves into thinking the Internet can never be controlled. Reprint 494
The rights of Mann. Gamman, John K. Letter to the editor 192
The year of encryption: government spying gives a giant push to cryptography on the web. Lemos, Robert 329
Ultraprivate smartphones: new models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era. Talbot, David 2081
Wearable apps. Brief article 119

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