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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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Charles Kane thinks industry partnerships will boost the laptop's marketability.
Structural weakness forces Boeing to retrofit the 787 Dreamliner.
The London Olympics' site reflects a trend toward urban planning that contemplates climate resiliency and reduced emissions.
MIT's Andrew Lo describes how one rogue trader can impact global markets.
After months of financial scandals and fraud allegations, virtual banks got an eviction notice from Linden Lab.
E Ink is making color and video versions of its e-paper, but commercial products are a few years off.
It's the "nuclear bomb" of Internet repression, says John Palfrey.
Analysis of photos shows chilling scenes of razed villages and forced-relocation sites.
To gain a better understanding of ice-sheet disintegration, Kansas researchers are building an unmanned plane with cutting-edge radar for better mapping.