Elizabeth Woyke, MIT Tech Review

Elizabeth Woyke

MIT Tech Review

Cambridge, MA, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Won’t you be my neighborhood autonomous vehicle?

Optimus Ride gets cars driving safely on their own by limiting where they operate. → Read More

Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability

Cities sometimes fail to make sure the technologies they adopt are accessible to everyone. Activists and startups are working to change that. → Read More

These are the five hottest gadget trends for 2019

From folding phones to 8K TVs, the cutting-edge advances you need to know about for next year. → Read More

China is racing ahead in 5G. Here’s what that means.

The next generation of wireless technology promises much faster speeds while using less power. No wonder Beijing is throwing everything at getting there first. → Read More

The 6 reasons why Huawei gives the US and its allies security nightmares

The biggest fear is that China could exploit the telecom giant’s gear to wreak havoc in a crisis. → Read More

Companies fed up with crappy Wi-Fi are deploying 5G instead

Automakers, oil companies, and shipping ports plan to build private 5G networks for faster, more reliable connectivity. → Read More

How UPS uses AI to outsmart bad weather

The delivery giant’s new machine-learning app aims to reroute packages away from snow and other bottlenecks in its global network. → Read More

Experts are leaving Alphabet’s smart-city project over privacy concerns

An expert that Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs hired to oversee privacy issues related to an ambitious smart-city project has quit over proposed data-collection practices. → Read More

There’s no Google Maps for self-driving cars, so this startup is building it

In as little as 24 hours, Mapper will deliver a machine-readable map of any place on earth with public roads. → Read More

The secret data collected by dockless bikes is helping cities map your movement

Lime and other companies are gathering masses of location-based information that some cities are leveraging to improve their streets. → Read More

Musk’s tweets spark criminal investigation in the latest setback for Tesla

The US Justice Department is investigating Tesla over CEO Elon Musk’s tweets about taking the company private. → Read More

Future robo-taxis could charge themselves and help balance the electric grid

Wireless startup WiTricity wants cars to power up without human help and feed utilities energy during peak demand. → Read More

IKEA designs future autonomous cars that work as hotels, stores, and meeting rooms

The furniture store’s design agency has dreamed up seven ways we might use autonomous vehicles if we don’t actually have to focus on driving. → Read More

Don’t just ditch Facebook—start your own social-media site instead

There might be a better way of making social media a healthier place, from creating more user-friendly settings to setting up our own sites from scratch. → Read More

Curbing emissions isn’t enough—we need emergency solutions for climate change

Top energy scientist Daniel Schrag says we have to adapt and innovate, because we’re already signed up for centuries of higher global temperatures. → Read More

Uber is jumping into the scooter wars

The ride-hailing giant is designing an electric scooter to rent out in cities, competing with services from Bird and Lime, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. → Read More

Self-driving snacks? Grocery delivery becomes a test of autonomous-vehicle technology

A partnership between the startups AutoX and GrubMarket will transport produce and snacks to your doorstep via autonomous vehicle—if you live in California. → Read More

How 5G connectivity and new technology could pave the way for self-driving cars

C-V2X enables vehicles to communicate, which should reduce accidents and aid autonomous driving. → Read More

China aims to dominate 5G mobile technology—and it’s off to a strong start

The country has spent tens of billions more dollars than the US on infrastructure that will support next-generation cellular networks, according to a new Deloitte study. → Read More

AI can now tell your boss what skills you lack—and how you can get them

Coursera is unveiling a new machine learning tool to show companies what skills their employees are acquiring from its classes and their level of expertise. → Read More