A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
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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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A flexible electronics startup, MC10, lifts the veil on its first commercial product, in partnership with Reebok.
A dash of algebra on wireless networks promises to boost bandwidth tenfold, without new infrastructure.
Political insight: people lie to pollsters, and probably on Facebook. But not to Google's search bar
Location data suggests a better way to fight a disease that kills a million people a year.
In India, new technology aims to help more poor farmers skirt loan-sharks and get real banking services.
Showing the promise of "cognitive radio," a rural telecommunications provider is finding a novel way to deliver broadband Internet to consumers.
FCC takes a stab at closing parts of the nation's wireless divide
Two groups are preparing services that will deliver television signals to mobile devices.
Giving its users such a flawed navigation tool raises questions about the company's strategy.