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Slack Hopes Its AI Will Keep You from Hating Slack

The fastest-growing business app is relying on machine-learning tricks to fend off a deluge of messages—as well as competition from Facebook and Microsoft.

Posted on 16 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

And the Award for Most Nauseating Self-Driving Car Goes to …

I rode in a bunch of autonomous cars so you don’t have to.

Posted on 12 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

No, Ripple Isn’t the Next Bitcoin

The company’s cryptocurrency has also seen an incredible run-up in value, but investors may have gotten the wrong idea.

Posted on 12 January 2018 | 5:59 am

Hackers Could Blow Up Factories Using Smartphone Apps

Researchers have found worrying security holes in apps companies use to control industrial processes.

Posted on 12 January 2018 | 2:00 am

Hackers Could Blow Up Factories Using Smartphone Apps

Researchers have found worrying security holes in apps companies use to control industrial processes.

Posted on 12 January 2018 | 2:00 am

Meet the Woman Using CRISPR to Breed All-Male “Terminator Cattle”

Gene editing can change an animal’s sex.

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

Meet the Woman Using CRISPR to Breed All-Male “Terminator Cattle”

Gene editing can change an animal’s sex.

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

Google and Others Are Building AI Systems That Doubt Themselves

AI will make better decisions by embracing uncertainty.

Posted on 9 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

500,000 Britons’ Genomes Will Be Public by 2020, Transforming Drug Research

Six drug firms are paying to sequence the genes of every volunteer in the UK Biobank.

Posted on 9 January 2018 | 1:00 am

The Year Robots Backflipped Their Way into Our Hearts

Robots may take over, but they’ll look cool doing it.

Posted on 5 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

The Year Climate Change Began to Spin Out of Control

Fires ravaged the West, hurricanes battered the East—and still emissions continued to rise.

Posted on 4 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

The Year Climate Change Began to Spin Out of Control

Fires ravaged the West, hurricanes battered the East—and still emissions continued to rise.

Posted on 4 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

Net Neutrality’s Dead. The Battle to Resurrect It Is Just Beginning.

Federal and state legislators are already developing plans to stop Internet providers from dictating what you can see online.

Posted on 3 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

Net Neutrality’s Dead. The Battle to Resurrect It Is Just Beginning.

Federal and state legislators are already developing plans to stop Internet providers from dictating what you can see online.

Posted on 3 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

Six Cyber Threats to Really Worry About in 2018

From AI-powered hacking to tampering with voting systems, here are some of the big risks on our radar screen.

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

The Biggest Technology Failures of 2017

This year, social media threatened the planet, homemade CRISPR injections went viral, and a security robot drowned itself. Meet the technologies that we wish we hadn’t.

Posted on 1 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

Best Online Classes for Job Skills

Codecademy, Coursera, edX, and Udacity reveal their most popular courses of 2017 and what they think will trend in 2018.

Posted on 29 December 2017 | 6:00 pm

Our Best Stories of 2017

Our staff pick their favorites.

Posted on 29 December 2017 | 6:00 pm

Sizing Up the North Korea Showdown

Are North Korea’s recent missile tests—and President Trump’s outspoken response to Kim Jong Un—moving us closer to war? For insight, MIT Technology Review spoke with Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science, author of Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era, and a leading analyst of the nuclear tactics of smaller states.

Posted on 19 December 2017 | 6:00 pm

Can China Contain Bitcoin?

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

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 6:00 pm