The chip achieves unprecedented accuracy by processing information from many different sensors.
I’m a contributing editor at MIT Technology Review. Until recently I blogged the converging crises of the 21st century for Grist. I report for Wired and Scientific American, and I’ve got projects cooking for The BBC, The Atlantic and Smithsonian.
Lately I’ve been helping friends launch an experiment in alternate funding models for science and environment-focused media, called MajorPlanet.
In another life I was a crayfish neuroscientist specializing in functional and anatomical studies via Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Christopher Mims's Stories
Inspired by Wikipedia, Waze lets app users draw its maps.
The effort combines a variety of data-driven approaches.
Researchers show that they can make more efficient use of the airwaves than previously thought. But now Congress has to notice.
A startup called RedCritter turns software development into a game.
The Modlet lets you monitor your power usage via mobile device, and turn off appliances remotely.
"Middlebox" study reveals slow downloads, battery drains, and security flaws.
Engineers are creating a browser-based system that would make a smart phone's operating system superfluous.
What Adobe's new HTML5 development tool means for its Flash technology, and for the wider Web.
Both Apple and Microsoft's new desktop operating systems borrow elements from mobile devices, in sometimes confusing ways.