The new iPhone breaks ground by seamlessly sharing Wi-Fi and 4G for Siri. Further tweaks could boost bandwidth 20-fold in some cases.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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A new United Nations report predicts the number of mobile subscriptions will exceed the global population next year.
Apple’s always-on motion-sensing M7 chip points the way to an era of mobile gesture-recognition and “ambient intelligence.”
The security researcher Bruce Schneier, who is now helping the Guardian newspaper review Snowden documents, suggests that more revelations are on the way.
Google’s one-gigabit service made a big statement, but what’s still far from clear is who actually uses it, and for what.
Twitter seeks to do better at inferring its users’ consumer and political preferences, gender, age, and more.
A way to secure implanted devices requires anyone trying to reprogram your defibrillator to touch you first.
The world needs nuclear power to reduce the emissions causing climate change, but that depends partly on finding a place to store decades’ worth of accumulated waste
Even chips thought to be ultra-secure probably can be made to surrender cryptographic keys by milling down the silicon.
New research indicates that chemical fingerprints can make positive matches between batches of sarin.