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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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Phony press release claims that search giant paid $400 million for a $1 million wireless company.
Successful intercepts show that missile defense can work against relatively slow-moving rockets.
Tiny transmitters, spectrum sharing, and new information- coding technologies promise to keep wireless data capacity increasing for years.
In a radical departure from its core business, the search giant is installing high-speed fiber neighborhood by neighborhood.
High-speed LTE networks could be felled by a $650 piece of gear, says a new study.
The FCC is Devising Spectrum Auctions, and Obama May Issue a Cybersecurity Executive Order
Voting machine problems reported in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Old touch-screen devices, lack of paper backup, and piles of absentee ballots could cause havoc.
Fundamental security problems aren’t solved, computing experts warn.