Technology’s challenge in politics is to stitch together grassroots groups in a common fight against corruption.
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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
Amid rising concern over concussion, a new sensor-filled cap comes with red, yellow, or green LED readouts.
A flexible electronics startup, MC10, lifts the veil on its first commercial product, in partnership with Reebok.
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.
A dash of algebra on wireless networks promises to boost bandwidth tenfold, without new infrastructure.
Political insight: people lie to pollsters, and probably on Facebook. But not to Google's search bar
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.