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Director of Typing-by-Brain Project Discusses How Facebook Will Get Inside Your Head

Director of Typing-by-Brain Project Discusses How Facebook Will Get Inside Your Head

Reading out 100 words per minute from the brain? Yes, Facebook knows it’s ambitious Illustration: Alexandra Sapp; Image: Getty Images When Facebook’s Mark Chevillet describes the company’s new “typing by brain” initiative, he has a way of keeping it from sounding totally crazy. Chevillet is a neuroscience PhD, not some executive dreaming up vaporware, and(…)

Facebook Aims to Remake Telecom With Millimeter Waves and Tether-tennas

Facebook Aims to Remake Telecom With Millimeter Waves and Tether-tennas

Facebook’s Yael Maguire talks about millimeter wave networks, Aquila, and flying tethered antennas at the F8 developer conference Photo: Stephen Lam/ReutersFacebook’s Yael Maguire explains the company’s Tether-tenna, a helicopter and cable system designed to replace traditional cell phone antennas A world of millimeter-wave networks, laid out by computer, crisscrossing cities and into the stratosphere, where(…)

Facebook Seeking Top EE to Help It Cross Into Consumer Electronics

Facebook Seeking Top EE to Help It Cross Into Consumer Electronics

Facebook aims to hire an “impatient individual” as head EE on a fast-growing team of hardware engineers Illustration: iStockphoto/IEEE Spectrum Who’s the next Jon Rubinstein? For millennials that name might not ring a bell. Rubinstein was the “podfather”: as head of hardware engineering at Apple he launched and ran the project that became the iPod,(…)

Why Mary Lou Jepsen Left Facebook: To Transform Heath Care and Invent Consumer Telepathy

Why Mary Lou Jepsen Left Facebook: To Transform Heath Care and Invent Consumer Telepathy

Her device uses near-infrared to provide MRI-resolution imaging in a cheap wearable Photo: Gulnara Niaz Mary Lou Jepsen has done well for herself in the tech industry. Most recently she was an engineering executive at Facebook working on its Oculus virtual reality gear; before that she spent three years at Google X, running advanced projects(…)