A Tennessee city with one-gigabit-per-second Internet runs a $300,000 contest to find ways of using 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.
David Talbot's Stories
Students, startups, and corporations pioneer mobile health applications in a mobile-saturated nation.
Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.
Rising security incidents and poorly defended phones suggest 2012 could be a risky year for smart-phone users.
The surging social-media response to TV promises to shape future programming and advertising trends.
Effort aims to merge technology from four companies to create the first sticker with all-printed electronics.
Information technology is reducing the need for certain jobs faster than new ones are being created.
Nairobi startup's health app surges; Safaricom gives subscribers links to experts for two cents a minute.
Qualcomm aims to integrate home-health monitoring devices, and give doctors easier access.
A call for smart-phone software that lets users see what data their gadgets are sending out.