Technology

MIT Technology Review is a magazine wholly owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but editorially independent of the university. 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.
Follow here for the latest tech buzz, discussion and gadgets.
  • Best Tablets for Kids
    Fatherly

    Best Tablets for Kids

    Limits on screen-time, content, and purchases mean these tablets parent-friendly too.

  • Leading Israeli Cellular Carrier, Pelephone, Launches Siyata Mobile's UV350 and UR7
    www.morningstar.com

    Leading Israeli Cellular Carrier, Pelephone, Launches Siyata Mobile's UV350 and UR7

    MONTREAL, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Siyata Mobile Inc. (the "Company" or "Siyata") (TSX-V:SIM / OTCQX:SYATF) announce that Pelephone, a leading Israeli cellular carrier and provider of “Push-to-Talk” (PTT) communications, has launched the UV350 in-vehicle smartphone and UR7 ruggedized clamshell smartphone. Pelephone continues to establish its leadership in PTT as the premier mobile network provider in Israel. In the short time since Pelephone PTT was launched, it was quickly chosen by dozens of leading Israeli companies in the hotel, transportation, logistics and security sectors. This can be attributed to the fact that this solution connects Pelephone's network, which is the fastest

  • PlayStation 5 Details Revealed: Specs, PS5 PSVR Support, PS4 Backwards Compatibility, And More
    Gamespot

    PlayStation 5 Details Revealed: Specs, PS5 PSVR Support, PS4 Backwards Compatibility, And More

    Though its release is still far out, the PlayStation 5 is real. Sony has taken the unusual step of revealing a variety of information about its upcoming PS5 system in an interview with Wired. In it, PlayStation 4 lead system architect Mark Cerny spoke about working on the PS4's successor, which at this point is without a name but will presumably fall in line with Sony's past consoles and be called the PlayStation 5. Cerny revealed details about PSVR support, backwards compatibility, cross-gen game releases, specs, and much more, although some key details--including a specific price and release date--are still unknown. In the interview, Cerny confirmed the next-gen PlayStation is partially based

  • Arasan Announces its Total eMMC IP Solution on TSMC 7nm Process Technology
    PR Newswire

    Arasan Announces its Total eMMC IP Solution on TSMC 7nm Process Technology

    Arasan Chip Systems, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for mobile and automobile SoCs, today announced the immediate availability of its eMMC PHY IP on TSMC 7nm Process Technology SAN JOSE, California ...

  • Mental Health Apps Often Share Data Without Users' Knowledge
    Medscape

    Mental Health Apps Often Share Data Without Users' Knowledge

    Popular smartphone apps for depression and smoking cessation fall short when it comes to informing users of their data sharing and privacy practices, new research shows. In a cross-sectional study of 36 top-ranked apps for depression and smoking cessation available in app stores, 29 (81%) transmitted data to services provided by Facebook or Google. But only 12 (43%) of 28 apps sharing data with Google and 6 (50%) of 12 apps sharing data with Facebook accurately disclosed this in a privacy policy. "Informed choice is a fundamental principle in healthcare," Kit Huckvale, MBChB, postdoctoral fellow at the Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney, Australia, told Medscape Medical News.  "What is concerning

  • Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues
    KNSS 98.7/1330

    Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated, $2000 folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead it will now run more tests and announce a new launch date in the "coming weeks." The delay is a setback for Samsung and for the smartphone market generally, which had been pinning some hopes on the folding phone to catalyze innovation in the industry. The Galaxy Fold, with its $1,980 price tag, was not intended to be a mass market hit, but many hoped it would hint at a new wave of smartphone advances — an area that has been lagging in recent

  • Popular Mechanics

    These Sony Wireless Headphones Are $80 Off Right Now

    Enjoy the silence. Enjoy the music.

  • Center For Humane Technology's Tristan Harris And Aza Raskin Launch Humane: A New Agenda For Tech
    PR Newswire

    Center For Humane Technology's Tristan Harris And Aza Raskin Launch Humane: A New Agenda For Tech

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SFJAZZ Center –– Over 300 people, representing a broad and influential spectrum of leaders, decision makers and scholars from in and around the technology industry, gathered today at San Francisco's SFJAZZ Center to hear Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin, Co-Founders of the Center for Humane Technology (CHT), launch Humane: A New Agenda for Tech – a powerful, more hopeful path for technology. Human downgrading is a systems-level explanation for how we ended up in the middle of a technology-driven existential crisis due to increasing the extraction of human attention.

  • PR Newswire

    WW App Wins Webby Award and People's Voice Webby Award in "Apps, Mobile, and Voice: Best Practices" Category

    NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WW (NASDAQ: WW) -- the new Weight Watchers -- today announced the WW app has won a Webby Award and a Webby People's Voice Award in the Apps, Mobile and Voice: Best Practices category in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts.

  • Intel Optane H10 Tech Preview: Here's What Happens When You Boost an SSD With Optane Memory
    PCMag Australia

    Intel Optane H10 Tech Preview: Here's What Happens When You Boost an SSD With Optane Memory

    Intel's Optane Memory technology, introduced a few years back, was originally designed to speed up a PC's hard drive without adding the expense of a full-fledged solid-state drive (SSD). A combination of an Optane Memory module and a hard drive can accelerate your computing experience by learning which tasks you do frequently and stashing them in the Optane Memory module, for faster access than from the hard drive. But with falling SSD prices and higher capacities, hard drives are becoming a less common cost-saving alternative in many configurations, especially laptops. So Intel decided to see if it could apply Optane Memory's advantages to SSDs, too. We got an early peek at the technology; here's

  • RackTop Systems Named a 2019 Platinum Winner of Security Today's The Govies Government Security Awards
    Houston Chronicle

    RackTop Systems Named a 2019 Platinum Winner of Security Today's The Govies Government Security Awards

    RackTop is recognized for its CyberConverged data security platform that addresses major data storage, cyber security and compliance challenges within the public sector RackTop Systems, the pioneer of CyberConvergedTM data security, a new market that fuses data storage with advanced security and compliance into a single platform, today announced it has been named a 2019 Platinum winner of The Govies Government Security Awards from Security Today magazine. RackTop's CyberConverged™ data security platform, BrickStor, was honored in the Convergence & Integrated Software & Solutions category. Presented by Security Today magazine, an 1105 Media brand, The Govies Government Security Awards honor outstanding

  • ClearSky Technologies Expands NetView 360® Crowd-sourced Data Analytics with the Addition of Competitive Benchmarking
    seattlepi.com

    ClearSky Technologies Expands NetView 360® Crowd-sourced Data Analytics with the Addition of Competitive Benchmarking

    The NetView 360 service combines billions of worldwide data points capturing cellular network performance parameters such as signal strength, interference, and quality, enabling unprecedented analysis of network performance of any cellular operator's network, anywhere in the world. ClearSky Technologies, Inc., a global provider of network analytics and design services for 5G, 4G and 3G networks, announces a significant expansion of its NetView 360® services to include competitive benchmarking using crowd-sourced data. The new “Crowd-sourced Competitive Benchmarking Service” uses billions of recently gathered data points from around the world to determine the performance characteristics of any

  • Dell's new XPS 15 will put the webcam above the screen where it belongs
    The Verge

    Dell's new XPS 15 will put the webcam above the screen where it belongs

    Dell's XPS line has some of the best, most well-rounded Windows laptops you can buy, and the 15-inch variant is about to get even more versatile. Alongside announcements of new models in its gaming-oriented G-Series line and from its Alienware subsidiary, Dell is also revealing that a new XPS 15 is on the way, and it will come with improved graphics that let it double as an entry-level gaming laptop. Even better: the new XPS 15 will also finally get the proper webcam design fix that we saw pop up on the refreshed XPS 13 from earlier this year, Dell XPS (and Alienware) boss Frank Azor tells The Verge. That means the webcam is no longer positioned beneath the Dell logo at the bottom of the screen