The business case for a smarter grid needs to be widely accepted--and larger-scale investments must be made.
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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 research reveals how to find would-be victims within cloud hardware.
At $50, the new iPhone app is a specialist's tool only.
The data will be compared against electronic health records and patients' personal information.
Health IT's billion-dollar man.
A new urban network suggests how technology could remake health care.
Following a sharp drop in interest, the "computational knowledge engine" pins hopes on API--and homework.
A leading anonymity technology is targeted by the Chinese government for the first time.
NYC releases a wealth of data--but with a positive spin.