Electric lights are 135 years old. The Internet is 45. They’re finally getting connected.
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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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Other big Chinese e-commerce companies, including JD.com, merge social networking, payments, and mobile.
A new haptic sculpting tool heralds a coming boom in 3-D modeling and manipulation.
Some VCs say the FCC’s latest net neutrality proposal will raise costs for startups that need fast connections or use a lot of bandwidth.
Tiny hardware imperfections in smartphone and tablet accelerometers lead to unique “fingerprints” within the data they produce, researchers find.
New models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era.
Amid a wide range of new platforms to manage streams of data from the Internet of things, a simple version emerges that anyone can use.
It’s only a matter of time before more cyberweapons emerge, says the founder of the Moscow-based computer security firm Kaspersky.
An Internet bug had massive potential security implications. But good luck getting information on whether any actual damage was done.
Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.