Boredom Detector; Body Communication; and more [Weekly Mobile Newsletter]

September 7, 2015

Weekly Mobile Newsletter

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Smartphones Can Detect Boredom and Push Content to Relieve It

A group of researchers looked at how people used their phones to figure out when they were bored, then suggested they go read a BuzzFeed article.

 

 

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How Your Body Could Become Part of a Better Alternative to Bluetooth

Researchers say magnetic signals sent through your body may be helpful to communicate data between wearable gadgets.

 

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Startup’s Phone Relies on the Cloud to Free up Storage Space

Startup Nextbit is making a $399 unlocked smartphone that can smartly free up storage space by storing stuff in the cloud.

 

 

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Toyota Investing $50M for Autonomous-Car Research at Stanford and MIT

The auto maker has lured the organizer of the DARPA Robotics Challenge to lead its new AI research effort.

 

 

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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending September 5, 2015)

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

 

 

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Is Facebook Too Sanitized to Handle News?

A vivid image of a beating heart tested Facebook’s system for handling complaints from the public.

 

 

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Recommended from Around the Web (Week ending September 5, 2015)

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

 

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