A new tool can decipher text in video.
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 single chip for wireless devices that's multifunctional, more energy efficient, and space saving is in the works.
A novel lens-making technique creates an artificial insect eye, which could lead to better camera lenses.
A French search company believes the key to better Web-based search comes from the corporate world.
Google's voice interface patent gives life to rumors that voice-actived mobile search will soon be a reality.
What will IBM's new hardware-based security technology be used for?
Computers that use flash chips instead of a magnetic hard disk for memory are coming.
Researchers have succeeded in combining quantum signals with classical optical signals in a conventional fiber-optic line.
New search technology from IBM could help patients and doctors locate life-saving treatments.
A novel technique could expand the reach of telecommunications technology.