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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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Cyber attacks are increasing exponentially. Here's what recent episodes can teach us about thwarting cyber crime, espionage, and warfare.
Keith Alexander explains how the U.S. will fight espionage and crime.
OLPC may drop "$100 laptop" in an attempt to develop an innovative $75 tablet computer.
The Elements app suggests a future direction for the "knowledge engine"--e-book interactivity.
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.