Cellular networks guzzle electricity and diesel fuel, but researchers are showing how new versions could be cleaner but still reliable.
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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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If Netflix has to pay tribute to Comcast, then shouldn't Comcast pay tribute to cloud storage firms?
New cars will soon come with high-bandwidth connections and app stores.
Device-makers align around a wireless charging technology that works through tables to charge multiple devices—and it’s expected in products later this year.
At Mobile World Congress, a preview of a central way to manage washing machines, parking meters, and glucose sensors.
With the devices business gone, Nokia’s CTO says he’ll try to capitalize on innovations in sensors, materials, and cloud software.
At Mobile World Congress, the Facebook CEO had no big Internet expansion idea—and had no business talking about infant mortality.
With a heavy emphasis on encryption and strong controls over all data from your phone, Blackphone launches amid intense interest at Mobile World Congress.
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia marries an Android OS with Microsoft services; while Yotaphone adds full-touch E-Ink displays to dual-screen phone.
Small base stations could achieve huge data capacity increases using Intel’s modular antenna arrays.