An experimental new feature makes the Web application feel more like desktop software.
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
After the switch, some people may need additional antennas to receive a clear signal.
Researchers have made ultrathin refrigerators for microprocessors.
Profits plunge and technology companies cut jobs.
A startup hopes to tap into the expertise of developing nations via cell phones.
The microblogging service is already an important source of instant news, and Yahoo is taking advantage.
Visualization software makes viewing and interacting with enormous data sets practical without a supercomputer.
New visualization software makes viewing and interacting with enormous data sets more practical.
The electronics industry hopes to woo consumers with eye-popping technology.
New open-source hardware includes a tiny projector, audio equipment, and wireless radios.