Plug-ins will lead to lower overall emissions, even if the electricity that powers them comes from coal.
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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
In Iraq, soldiers conducting frontline street patrols finally get software tools that let them share findings and plan missions.
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.
A transoceanic building boom is fueling Internet growth.
Images of camps and destroyed settlements bolster abuse reports.
Materials advances could bring color, video, and flexibility.
Recent fraud allegations are ominous for those who see virtual worlds as future centers of e-commerce.
E Ink is making color and video versions of its e-paper, but commercial products are a few years off.
Better measurements of ice loss.