A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.
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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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Smartphone battle moves from software to hardware with a crucial component to cut power consumption and allow faster data transmission.
Along with NSA spying revelations, 2013 brought faster wireless technologies, global connectivity expansion, and new communications business models.
Satellite companies see promise in new technology to double bandwidth.
Facebook has held up data efficiency as a boon to the world's unconnected, but video ad technology could gobble some of the gains.
The company says it wants to wire the world. But will it do more than make its own app work better?
Aereo's loose-cannon competitor says a judge who ruled against him "cannot possibly know what she is talking about."
In Macha, Zambia, where uploads fail 75 percent of the time, a smart file sharing system can store data locally when necessary.
It took a torrent of NSA revelations to spur major new technology efforts to make Internet communications more private and secure.
With Swedish telephone numbers and a tree-bound base station, a remote Indonesian village runs its own telecommunications company.