The Elements app suggests a future direction for the "knowledge engine"--e-book interactivity.
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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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Fighting crime is the first step to avoiding cyberwar, he tells a Russian panel.
Two researchers propose a novel form of "arms control" at a conference in Germany.
Boeing's much delayed 787 provides lessons on the limits of outsourcing. But it is also a preview of the future of air travel.
The long-delayed Boeing 787 is a lesson in the limits of outsourcing. It is also a preview of the future of air travel.
Digital quantum batteries could exceed lithium-ion performance by orders of magnitude.
Information technology's next grand challenge will be to secure the cloud--and prove we can trust it.
The all-electric car will tell drivers where to recharge.
IBM security tool searches for and destroys malicious code in the cloud.
Cryptography solutions are far-off, but much can be done in the near term, says Whitfield Diffie.