It's a cheap stopgap for the digital divide: satellite transmission.
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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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The world's critical energy problems require solutions beyond those that policymakers are exploring now.
Research sponsored by the Dept. of Homeland Security could help firms like Symantec protect consumers from online fraud.
Leading the development of a privacy-protecting online ID system, Scott Cantor is hoping for a safer Internet.
Terrorist groups are using the Internet with more success, according to studies by an Israeli researcher.
The modest federal increases for basic research are cheering those worried about the United States' innovation capacity.
RFID tags could greatly increase port security by tracking international cargo -- but no one wants to pay for them.
With GE’s new plastic, self-washing buildings, cheap diagnostic chips, and free-flowing honey jars are possible.
A startup offers Internet users simple warnings about websites’ histories of delivering spyware and spam.
GE says its new machine could make the hydrogen economy affordable, by slashing the cost of water-splitting technology.