At Mobile World Congress, the Facebook CEO had no big Internet expansion idea—and had no business talking about infant mortality.
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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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With a heavy emphasis on encryption and strong controls over all data from your phone, Blackphone launches amid intense interest at Mobile World Congress.
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia marries an Android OS with Microsoft services; while Yotaphone adds full-touch E-Ink displays to dual-screen phone.
Small base stations could achieve huge data capacity increases using Intel’s modular antenna arrays.
Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smart watches will have longer battery lives in part thanks to the highly customized Tizen operating system.
The FCC wants to force ISPs to show whether delays are due to unavoidable congestion or created to extract fees from content providers.
A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.
A new military LIDAR chip shows promise for faster and more precise aerial mapping—doing in minutes what used to take days.
As the world’s leading smartphone maker prepares to launch its own OS, new software will allow it to run as many as “hundreds of thousands” of Android apps.
A man with a robotic hand can now feel varying degrees of pressure thanks to an implant that connects with the nerves in his arm.