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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
New features could make a Web tool that has helped track events in Japan and the Middle East even more useful.
Legal options remain after court blocks FCC's effort to guarantee fair network access.
Solar-powered base stations can link up remote rural areas.
Twitter is pushing location-based tweets as user numbers reach 75 million.
Launch sideshow: microblogs written (and read) on smartphones, mediated by real-time search
The all-electric car will tell drivers where to recharge.
It wasn't the fault of a creaky old radar system, but of high-tech flight-monitoring computers.
Latest in line of Internet appliances: a gadget built for tweeting.
A leading anonymity technology is targeted by the Chinese government for the first time.