Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he's flushing over $40 million down the toilet -- or rather, into an effort to reinvent it.
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I am a freelance journalist. My main gigs these days are for Fast Company, where I’m a contributing writer (and run an interview series), and MIT Technology Review, where I’m a contributing editor (and run this gadget-focused blog).
I’ve written for a bunch of magazines and websites, including Smithsonian, Slate, Salon, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Paris Review. I write on a range of topics, but my focus is technology and business.
This one time, I wrote a series of articles about beef jerky.
David Zax's Stories
Nimbleness be damned! You wouldn't think you could pack this much screen space into a single laptop. But you can.
Like the characters in the forthcoming film it gives life to--"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"--motion-capture technology has become suddenly more advanced.
We hope that's the idea behind Adobe's recent acquisition of EchoSign, the electronic-signature startup.
Ironic that the digital keyboard is so cumbersome to the digits, no? IBM has an idea to fix that—and it involves "anatomical profiling."
The New York Police Department's fleet of cars takes a step towards environmental friendliness, adding a few electric cars to the mix.
British researchers are using a million ARM processing cores to simulate the human brain—or 1 percent of it, at least.
How eyeglasses equipped with cameras, LED lights, and a smart-phone-sized processor could help the blind to see.
Tired of waiting in traffic? The EU thinks the solution might be "personal aerial vehicles."
And now, with a device powered only by forward osmosis, it's eco-friendly, too. The device is being tested aboard the last NASA shuttle mission.