A dash of algebra on wireless networks promises to boost bandwidth tenfold, without new infrastructure.
David TalbotFollow @twitterapi
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.
David Talbot's Stories
New research finds some existing meters have security holes that the next generation does not.
A meeting of government officials reveals that medical equipment is becoming riddled with malware.
A startup is making a blood test out of paper.
Location data suggests a better way to fight a disease that kills a million people a year.
Showing the promise of "cognitive radio," a rural telecommunications provider is finding a novel way to deliver broadband Internet to consumers.
Campaigns are gearing up to shape social media reactions in real time.
Apple's apology suggests it may underestimate how much effort is needed to build a great map app.
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.