Some say that Twitter may be as important to real-time search as YouTube is to video.
I’m a freelance science and technology journalist based in San Francisco. I was the information technology editor at MIT’s Technology Review from 2005 to 2009, where I wrote more than 350 stories about emerging technologies in areas that include computers, mobile devices, displays, communication networks, Internet startups, and more.
I was an integral part of a technology trend-spotting team, highlighting early work in reality mining, plasmonics, adaptable networks, and racetrack memory. I’ve contributed to The Economist, U.S News & World Report, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Science News, and SELF, among other publications. And I’m currently working on a book with Nathan Eagle called Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World (MIT Press).
Kate Greene's Stories
A startup promises to manage your login information after you die.
A student project sorts tweets by sentiment and puts them on a radio.
Presto loads a Web browser and other software in seconds.
Now people without Amazon's e-reader can access the company's growing library.
Understanding how nanotubes heat up could make them useful for electronics.
A new type of motion-capture system tracks facial expressions.
More highlights from Microsoft's annual research event in Redmond, WA.
Better computer-vision algorithms overlay digital information on the real world.
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in information technology--and what they mean.