Month: February 2019

Microsoft is calling an audible on smart speakers

The Harman Kardon Invoke was fine. But let’s be real — the first Cortana smart speaker was dead on arrival. Microsoft’s smart assistant has its strong suits, but thus far statement of purpose hasn’t been among them. CEO Satya Nadella appears to have acknowledged as much this week during a media event at the company’s […]

SuperUROP: Showcasing students' research work in progress

If one overarching message emerged from the 2018 SuperUROP Showcase, it was this: MIT undergraduates can do just about anything. The lively poster session, which marked the halfway point in the annual Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (SuperUROP), featured more than 130 poster presentations by students on topics ranging from DNA-based memory storage to adaptive flight control and […]