The company hopes to carve out a niche with its touch-based interface.
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
By letting developers store data on its servers, Google hopes to make the geo-Web more searchable.
IBM will sell software that analyzes data in real time.
The thin and efficient technology could replace bulky cooling fans.
Sensors that track social behavior highlight the benefits of face-to-face interaction.
A new way to change the electronic properties of graphene could lead to ultrafast circuits.
A startup hopes to make it easier to hop between cloud-computing services.
Google's operating system could help usher in an era of ultra-cheap laptops.
Future touch screens may need to supply tactile feedback.
Google's operating system will soon arrive on more phones and even netbooks.