Alcatel-Lucent has demonstrated fiber-like data-transfer speeds over telephone wiring—but will ISPs adopt it?
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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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Kenyan tech leaders say the high-flying Internet balloons may not be a realistic networking solution for their continent.
Developers complain that by banning facial recognition for Glass, Google is hindering doctors, police, and others.
The federal government is scrambling to deal with the rapid pace of IT-driven innovation in cars.
Samsung has made some bold claims about its “5G” technology, but experts await published confirmation.
Rural areas could benefit greatly from a rugged outdoor base station.
New pricing schemes, content deals, and technologies are challenging net neutrality.
If you tweet about a TV show or its ads, don't be surprised if the advertisers "sponsored tweet" you back.
Samsung’s technology for ultrafast data speeds currently requires a truckload of equipment.
An examination of simple cell-phone records reveals maps of poverty levels, ethnic divides, and the movements of sports fans.