Better Cars; Cross-Device Ads; and more [Weekly Computing Newsletter]

July 2, 2015

Weekly Computing Newsletter

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Rebooting the Automobile

Automakers and tech companies are racing to bring safer and more useful smartphone-style interfaces to cars. Can any of them go further and reprogram vehicles completely?

 

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Behind the Surge in Cross-Device Ad Targeting

Advertisers are increasingly using technology that targets users across multiple devices, and it’s working.

 

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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?

 

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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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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.

 

 

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Meet Amy, a Virtual Meeting Aide

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

 

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Nano Satellites Will Stop the Internet of Things from Ever Going Offline

A swarm of small satellites could give critical infrastructure an Internet connection that never goes down.

 

 

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Qualcomm Has a Plan to Make 4G Cellular Hotspots as Easy to Set Up as Wi-Fi Networks

Mobile chip company Qualcomm wants homes and businesses to set up their own open 4G hotspots just as they do Wi-Fi networks today.

 

 

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Google’s Cars are Now Smarter, and Slower

Custom-made, and painfully slow, self-driving cars are now roaming the streets of Mountain View.

 

 

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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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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.

 

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