Burglary reports dropped after officers began taking patrol orders from computers.
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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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Machine reading effort builds dossiers on people and organizations from translated news sources.
The company has made key inventions over the years.
The Finnish giant announces massive cutbacks as its bid to challenge Apple and Android phones falls flat.
The fastest cognitive radio ever will be used to test vital wireless innovations.
A modified version of Android feeds data-snooping apps fake bookmarks and empty contact lists.
Botnets are a huge problem—one that can't be solved without persuading recalcitrant owners of millions of infected private computers to take action.
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The prototype could also monitor an elderly driver's aptitude over time.
Don't read the fine print on smart-phone apps? A new service eventually could do it for you.