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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 new wireless technology could beat fiber optics for speed in some applications.
Newly approved Wi-Fi standards should give a boost to the wireless industry -- and likely expand media in the home.
Lasers that "hide" messages could mean more foolproof security.
Thousands gathered for the frenetic glitzfest of Macworld – but this year’s show had a serious note: Apple finally wants to take on the PC.
The National Security Agency’s “CryptoKids” website uses cartoon characters to recruit future codemakers and codebreakers.
Siemens aims to turn your thermostat into a "comfortstat" -- and create a viable market for wireless sensor networks.
MSN’s Virtual Earth map service has morphed into “Windows Live Local.” What can it do for you?