At the Techcrunch40 conference, Facebook announces cash for programmers.
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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
An MIT spinoff introduces the first commercial chip with a mesh architecture.
For the first time, a silicon-based optical cable will be commercially available.
Plazes lets you leave electronic bread crumbs for friends.
The head of Google Research talks about his group's projects.
Technology from Hewlett-Packard could help shoppers find the right color.
The founder of Twitter talks about upcoming features.
IBM has developed a process for making speedier and more energy-efficient chips.
IBM's site lets people collaborate to creatively visualize and discuss data on fast food, Jesus' apostles, greenhouse-gas trends, and more.
The computer and printer manufacturer unveils a handful of technologies that it hopes will shake up the video-game industry.