Needed: scanning software for 430 languages and a system to organize the next big leap in the information age.
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
New tricks with light and lenses could produce the smallest microprocessors -- without revamping the industry.
A new wireless technology could beat fiber optics for speed in some applications.
The latest release of the open-source Firefox browser includes many features requested, and even designed, by users.
Most commercial language translation software is pretty bad -- but there may be a better way.
With all its sign-ons, the Internet has changed the way we represent ourselves. IBM's Bob Blakley ponders the implications.
To grow viable organs in the lab, biologists are going beyond the genetics of development to study the physics and mechanics
With hardware, software, and networks constantly under attack, security experts says they're ready to fight back.
The National Security Agency’s “CryptoKids” website uses cartoon characters to recruit future codemakers and codebreakers.
The software behemoth plans to sell computer security software. Is this a good thing?