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?
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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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Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.
New technology deciphers— and empowers—the millions who talk back to their televisions through the Web.
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.
A new urban network suggests how technology could remake health care.
"Open video" could beget the next great wave in Web innovation--if it gets off the ground.