Pinpoint predictions are a long way off, but taking into account daily odds might help make the public more alert.
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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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Jolla Mobile, formed by Nokia refugees, launches a phone with interchangable back-panels and the Sailfish OS
Aereo CEO says he's boosted by winning a round in court---and that "lines are very, very long" for his Internet TV offering, despite ABC's new competing streaming service.
Researchers use phone records to build a mobility model of the Los Angeles and New York City regions with new privacy guarantees.
The same researchers previously mapped racist Tweets about President Obama. In both cases there's reason to be a little skeptical.
In new study, Facebook's science team says the company killed automatic sharing on "Offers" because the science said active sharing works better.
An examination of simple cell-phone records reveals maps of poverty levels, ethnic divides, and the movements of sports fans.
Putting broadcast signals within LTE mobile network technology could open up bandwidth and disrupt business models.
The creators of Ushahidi, a crisis mapping platform, have developed hardware that keeps wireless communication going in the midst of chaos.
The largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.