Counting Facebook likes and Twitter followers makes Obama look great, but the close race shows how meaningless those numbers are.
I'm deputy editor of MIT Technology Review. I’ve been a technology journalist for 12 years, reporting on the Web, computing, telecom, and the business of technology from Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. Before I came to MIT Technology Review, I was the technology and media editor for the Associated Press.
Brian Bergstein's Stories
The head of MIT’s Media Lab extols the benefits of being a “now-ist."
Officially, the United States plans to send astronauts to the Red Planet in the 2030s. It's not looking likely. But at NASA, engineers like Bret Drake keep plugging away.
This wasn't just a small improvement over previous rovers on the Red Planet.
A new report sniffs out the states that are likeliest to have problems with their electronic voting machines.
After letting its employees use their own phones and tablets for work, the company confronted a flood of insecure apps from the open Web.
BrightSource Energy has shelved its IPO. In these earlier stories, we explained the company's promise and the challenges facing it.
Carnegie Mellon researchers analyze what happens to posts made on sites that are inside the `great firewall.'
Federal lawsuits against Aereo, a startup that plans to show broadcast TV online, could influence the awkward relationship between television and the Internet.
Every January, up to 150,000 people swarm the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where they mainly see salesmen and models touting slick gadgets under bright lights. Most visitors miss the surprises that can be found in a plain corner called the “International Gateway,” where manufacturers from Asia display unglamorous components and offbeat items.
Photographs by Gregg Segal