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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 FutureGen project in Illinois aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from a rebuilt coal power plant is threatened by a lawsuit and a deadline.
Time Warner Cable’s 11.4-million-customer broadband blackout was one of the largest to affect U.S. customers.
A new wearable sensor listens for sounds that betray your activity and mood.
The key to smarter cities might not be technology, but the existence of dense central zones made for walking.
Electric lights are 135 years old. The Internet is 45. They’re finally getting connected.
New models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era.
A new military LIDAR chip shows promise for faster and more precise aerial mapping—doing in minutes what used to take days.
As the world’s leading smartphone maker prepares to launch its own OS, new software will allow it to run as many as “hundreds of thousands” of Android apps.
Motorola Mobility’s sale to Lenovo only looks like a loss—the patents were cheap, and Google might yet advance wearables, home devices, and modular phone hardware.