A Tennessee city with one-gigabit-per-second Internet runs a $300,000 contest to find ways of using it.
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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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Washington budget agreement could ward off congestion and aid innovation.
Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.
Sensor technologies once limited to luxury cars are increasingly available in the mass market.
A new approach inhibits dangerous phone use by detecting when a driver is on the phone.
Rising security incidents and poorly defended phones suggest 2012 could be a risky year for smart-phone users.
Nairobi startup's health app surges; Safaricom gives subscribers links to experts for two cents a minute.
New technology deciphers—and empowers—the millions who talk back to their televisions through the Web.
A low-cost Chinese smart phone is helping launch wave of app innovation in Nairobi.