Rural areas could benefit greatly from a rugged outdoor base station.
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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 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.
Putting broadcast signals within LTE mobile network technology could open up bandwidth and disrupt business models.
The creators of Ushahidi, a crisis mapping platform, have developed hardware that keeps wireless communication going in the midst of chaos.
The largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.
The threat of superfast Google Fiber is causing other Internet providers to crank up their own offerings.
New platforms for fact-checking and reputation scoring aim to better channel social media’s power in the wake of a disaster.