Devices from two startups could be used to treat people with anxiety disorders—and one of the devices may eventually diagnose pain.
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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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A policy change means that sections of spectrum can be “checked out” for different purposes at specific locations.
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One security company thinks it can stop malicious intrusions by monitoring for subtle power-consumption changes.
Computer-security researcher Eugene Kaspersky says he is testing control software that won’t run malicious code.
The social networking giant plans a new get-out-the-vote messaging drive on Tuesday.
Federal efforts to create a better network for emergency services after September 11 remain unfulfilled.
A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
By altering the craft of how music is recorded, technology is actually renewing the social, ephemeral aspects that are experienced most fully in live performance.
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