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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
Freescale's new product could outperform the competition and usher in a new breed of electronic devices.
Researchers are developing tools to thwart the copying of films in theaters.
New publications, experiments, and breakthroughs in information technology -- and what they mean.
This new imaging advance packs 100 million pixels into a picture.
Power-saving chips are paving the way for super-broadband handheld devices.
A prototype device seeks out cameras and blocks them from taking pictures and video.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo is testing a network that could send DVDs to handheld devices in about 10 seconds. Here's how they do it.
A new portable system completely cleans magnetic disks.
The popularity of surfing the Internet on the go has designers building applications with simple, easy-to-use navigation.