At $50, the new iPhone app is a specialist's tool only.
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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
Following a sharp drop in interest, the "computational knowledge engine" pins hopes on API--and homework.
A leading anonymity technology is targeted by the Chinese government for the first time.
NYC releases a wealth of data--but with a positive spin.
The FCC's coming struggle: regulating "fairness" on the airwaves.
A Mozilla executive charts the future of Web-based media technologies.
How a remix was made--and how it could have been easier.
"Open video" could beget the next great wave in Web innovation--if it gets off the ground.
Web volunteers are helping to make the U.S. government more accountable.
Last year's "Google-killer" plans a comeback with social search.