A new project aims to create far smarter voice recognition software.
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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.
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It does away with a frame altogether, and could soon make your commute emissions-free. Provided you live in Europe.
Researchers attach cameras to birds' heads to learn about how they fly.
How can a bag be bomb-proof? Try coating it with a bizarre fluid that hardens under sudden force.
After an earthquake or other catastrophe, collecting structural data is essential. Researchers have made sensors that can repair themselves in the event of failure, keeping that stream of crucial data coming.
A new undersea microphone from Stanford researchers can sense everything from the smallest whisper to the biggest explosion. Its inspiration? The ear of the orca.
The doctor is always in, when it's your iPhone.
It's a rumor, but a good one: the first phone running Android 4.0 might be the Samsung "Nexus Prime."