Technology Review (12)

Can China Contain Bitcoin?

It is trying. But the cryptocurrency is bigger than any country, even the one where it has been most popular.

The Man with a Plan to Upgrade the Democrats

Raffi Krikorian, the CTO of the Democratic National Committee, is out to beat hackers—and the Republicans.

The Demise of Net Neutrality Will Harm Innovation in America

Congress needs to move fast to limit the damage.

Behind South Korea’s Cryptocurrency Boom

The country is a hub for trading virtual currencies despite a government clampdown and North Korean cyberattacks.

This VR Exhibit Lets You Connect with the Human Side of War

A pioneering photojournalist hopes VR can restore war photography’s dramatic power to influence and inform us.

Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome

AI tools could help us turn information gleaned from genetic sequencing into life-saving therapies.

Surge of Carbon Pricing Proposals Coming in the New Year

The state measures could save hundreds of millions of tons in carbon emissions over the next decade.

Hacking Back Makes a Comeback—But It’s Still a Really Bad Idea

Some politicians want to make it legal for individuals and companies in America to pursue digital assailants.

The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant

Eric Leuthardt believes that in the near future we will allow doctors to insert electrodes into our brains so we can communicate directly with computers and each other.

AI Is Dreaming Up New Kinds of Video Games

AI programs that imagine new games show how the creative arts may evolve.

How High-Tech Mirrors Can Send Heat into Space

SkyCool’s advanced materials could reinvent air-conditioning and refrigeration—cutting costs and greenhouse gases in the process.

How High-Tech Mirrors Can Send Heat Into Space

SkyCool’s advanced materials could reinvent air conditioning and refrigeration—cutting costs and greenhouse gases in the process.