Developers complain that by banning facial recognition for Glass, Google is hindering doctors, police, and others.
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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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Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer.
The federal government is scrambling to deal with the rapid pace of IT-driven innovation in cars.
Samsung has made some bold claims about its “5G” technology, but experts await published confirmation.
Rural areas could benefit greatly from a rugged outdoor base station.
New pricing schemes, content deals, and technologies are challenging net neutrality.
Samsung’s technology for ultrafast data speeds currently requires a truckload of equipment.
Researchers use phone records to build a mobility model of the Los Angeles and New York City regions with new privacy guarantees.
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.