Using a Wi-Fi connection, people can now make cheap international calls with Apple's gadget.
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
The update aims to address most user complaints.
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A student project sorts tweets by sentiment and puts them on a radio.
Presto loads a Web browser and other software in seconds.
Nick McKeown believes that remotely controlling network hardware with software can bring the Internet up to speed.
A personalization search tool reveals links buried deep within page results.
The microblogging service is already an important source of instant news, and Yahoo is taking advantage.
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Next steps for touch screens.