A Silicon Valley startup bypasses Windows to start computers faster, getting people online in seconds.
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 claims to read people's minds while they view ads.
How might expanding Google's cloud-computing service alter the digital world?
In the race to build a better movie recommendation system, a team from AT&T wins a "progress prize."
New software uses artificial intelligence to infer your behavior and serve up appropriate lists of restaurants, stores, and events.
The acquisition could signal that a Google phone is in the works.
A new light detector means all three core components of telecom networks can now be built in silicon.
Xobni makes it easier to find relevant information buried in your inbox.
Massively multicore processors will enable smarter computers that can infer our activities.
A startup hopes to help computers have meaningful conversations with people.