Time Warner Cable’s 11.4-million-customer broadband blackout was one of the largest to affect U.S. customers.
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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 new wearable sensor listens for sounds that betray your activity and mood.
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.
Rice University is testing a highly efficient wireless communications system.
In much of the world, the concept of “net neutrality” generates less public debate, given there’s no affordable Net in the first place.
With Swedish telephone numbers and a tree-bound base station, a remote Indonesian village runs its own telecommunications company.
Facing a declining market for e-readers, E Ink’s new R&D facility is trying out some different ideas.