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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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Device-makers align around a wireless charging technology that works through tables to charge multiple devices—and it’s expected in products later this year.
With the devices business gone, Nokia’s CTO says he’ll try to capitalize on innovations in sensors, materials, and cloud software.
With a heavy emphasis on encryption and strong controls over all data from your phone, Blackphone launches amid intense interest at Mobile World Congress.
Small base stations could achieve huge data capacity increases using Intel’s modular antenna arrays.
A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.
A man with a robotic hand can now feel varying degrees of pressure thanks to an implant that connects with the nerves in his arm.
Researchers find a way to give Android users prominent warnings when apps are tracking their location.
A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.
Along with NSA spying revelations, 2013 brought faster wireless technologies, global connectivity expansion, and new communications business models.