Test in California shows edge over Google Maps and Waze
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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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Scientific data not yet in on how much crime-reduction software predicts, and how much it motivates.
Researchers calculate the potential of using graphene for ultrafast wireless communications.
Google cofounder calls smartphones "emasculating" while wearing goofy Google Glass.
Companies are scrambling to develop products and operating systems for the developing world, but any old phone will do.
President uses State of the Union address to launch effort to protect infrastructure against a "growing threat."
Facebook's organ donor and voting-drive efforts raise the question -- where do you stop?
The analytics startup will help Twitter understand how its users react to particular shows and advertisements.
IBM creates a new way to make faster and smaller transistors.
Google may choose to expand its service, but there’s little incentive for established players to come up to speed.