For expensive manufacturing research on solar panels and 3-D printing, a new push toward shared pilot production facilities.
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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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Your voice can be a biometric identifier, like your fingerprint. Does Apple really have to store it on its own servers?
Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions—while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?
Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.
The Xerox CTO describes research that allows manufacturing and office workers to avoid commuting to traffic-choked Indian cities.
It's the dark side of innovation: how crooks peddling fake antivirus software have gamed the Web in a billion-dollar rip-off.
Cyber attacks are increasing exponentially. Here's what recent episodes can teach us about thwarting cyber crime, espionage, and warfare.
Will China's Web, like its larger economy, comfortably combine extraordinary growth with government repression?
Twitter plans to become the leader in instant news--and make itself into a sustainable business in the process.
Information technology's next grand challenge will be to secure the cloud--and prove we can trust it.