Cellular networks guzzle electricity and diesel fuel, but researchers are showing how new versions could be cleaner but still reliable.
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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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New cars will soon come with high-bandwidth connections and app stores.
An info-war is under way as websites are blocked and telecom cables to Crimea are mysteriously cut.
Device-makers align around a wireless charging technology that works through tables to charge multiple devices—and it’s expected in products later this year.
With the devices business gone, Nokia’s CTO says he’ll try to capitalize on innovations in sensors, materials, and cloud software.
With a heavy emphasis on encryption and strong controls over all data from your phone, Blackphone launches amid intense interest at Mobile World Congress.
Small base stations could achieve huge data capacity increases using Intel’s modular antenna arrays.
The FCC wants to force ISPs to show whether delays are due to unavoidable congestion or created to extract fees from content providers.
A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.
A new military LIDAR chip shows promise for faster and more precise aerial mapping—doing in minutes what used to take days.