The new device could transmit a user-specific ID through the skin.
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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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The uncertainty over Android could slow the development of technology.
Researchers turn voiceprints into passwords to avoid storing your actual speech anywhere.
A new social media analytics effort points toward the White House.
New research lab joins companies in the fast-growing Nairobi tech scene.
As well as making layoffs and reshuffling executives, Google has focused Motorola on researching risky, breakthrough technology.
The outcome of the 2012 campaign could have less to do with grand vision than with online data analytics and peer-to-peer voter targeting.
A forthcoming packaging chip could let your phone talk to the plastic wrap on your cheese.
An algorithm can better predict your future movements by getting a little help from your friends.
Burglary reports dropped after officers began taking patrol orders from computers.