Web-based startups offer social features that help people make better financial decisions.
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
Intel has found a way to stretch a Wi-Fi signal from one antenna to another located more than 60 miles away.
Software being developed at Intel makes it easy for people with no programming experience to combine data from different Web pages.
Sandy Pentland is using data gathered by cell phones to learn about human behavior.
An Israeli startup has made a modular mobile phone that can work on its own or slip into other electronic devices. Will it catch on?
MIT researchers used conference badges to collect data on people's interactions and visualize the social network.
Its e-mail program will trade data with social-networking sites.
MIT's Sandy Pentland finds surprising implications in patterns of cell-phone use.
Google's new technology could enable location-finding services on cell phones that lack GPS.
A tool from MIT finds keywords so that students can efficiently review lectures.