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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
From silicon photonics to social computing, Technology Review picks five of this year's most significant advances in information technology.
An innovative "ion trap" on a semiconductor chip could lay the foundation for mass production of quantum chips.
The "Viiv" PC is Intel's bid to put itself at the center of the home digital entertainment industry.
Digital forensics can detect misleading cut-and-paste jobs and match a photograph to an individual camera's "fingerprint."
The four-gigabyte Flash storage card in Apple's iPod nano was obsolete before it hit store shelves.