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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
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.
Russia has a wealth of engineering talent, but needs to put a lot more in place.
Senator Durbin promises legislation that would force companies to protect human rights.
Solar-powered base stations can link up remote rural areas.
Twitter is pushing location-based tweets as user numbers reach 75 million.
Algorithms judge the relevance of microblog posts containing 140 characters or less.
Digital quantum batteries could exceed lithium-ion performance by orders of magnitude.
The all-electric car will tell drivers where to recharge.