A study of 61 million Facebook users says a 2010 voting message increased real-world turnout by 340,000 votes.
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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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Tiny advances are loudly proclaimed as the industry battles over fractions of an ever-vaster global mobile market.
Three new Razr devices boast big screens and long battery life—and hope to steal some of the new iPhone's thunder.
The ailing phone maker banks on high-quality cameras, augmented reality, and wireless charging.
The new device could transmit a user-specific ID through the skin.
The uncertainty over Android could slow the development of technology.
Researchers turn voiceprints into passwords to avoid storing your actual speech anywhere.
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.