Phablets in India; Robo Fear; and more [Weekly Mobile Newsletter]

June 29, 2015

Weekly Mobile Newsletter



The Phablet Phenomenon Catches On in India

In India, bigger is better when it comes to mobile phones, but Apple is lagging behind competitors like Samsung and Xiaomi.



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Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future?

We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?






Broadband Speeds Are Improving in Many Places. Too Bad It Took Google to Make It Happen.

America’s communications ­infrastructure is finally getting some crucial upgrades because one company is forcing ­competition when regulators won’t.




The CEO of Messaging App Line Explains Why Services like His Beat Facebook and Twitter

How the Japanese company Line turns free messages into real revenue.




Meet Amy, a Virtual Meeting Aide

My virtual helper can be surprisingly lifelike, but she’s obsessed with meetings.




New Virtual-Reality Device Uses Eye-Tracking as Interface

Kickstarter-funded startup Fove wants to be the first virtual-reality device controlled entirely by vision.




Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending June 27, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.




Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending June 27, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.


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