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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
A new Microsoft application lets people search the Internet on their cell phones using a camera instead of a keypad.
Using an EEG cap, a startup hopes to change the way people interact with video games.
A new startup combines multiple Web services in order to painlessly glean a simple answer from the Internet.
Startup ZINK Imaging is giving inkless printing a new look.
New open-source software by IBM could let people minimize their digital footprints, potentially curbing online fraud.
New software visualization tools will help make sense out of the increasing abundance and complexity of information.
Alternative semiconductors may be the key to shrinking microprocessors and improving performance.
Printing flexible electronics on plastic provides a way to wirelessly power gadgets.
Researchers are working on a new watermarking scheme to deter people from illegally sharing videos.