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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.
David Talbot's Stories
Nipping at Google's heels, Bing focuses on refining product-related searches.
IBM's Watson will showcase the latest tricks in natural-language processing.
How anonymity technology could save free speech on the Internet.
Temperature sensing is just the latest helmet technology.
Fattened voter databases will be among the 2008 presidential race's most enduring legacies.
Vivek Pai's new method for storing Web content could make Internet access more affordable around the world.
Cisco's Padmasree Warrior tells us what role a U.S CTO should play.
The super-cheap laptop project meets with widespread skepticism.
India's gadget looks more like a modem.