New music software could make online jams nearly as good as rehearsals in the same studio.
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
Video-search company Blinkx is offering a new, easy tool for finding full-length TV shows online.
By modifying a common type of machine-learning technique, researchers have found a better way to identify pictures.
A new silicon-based optical device has the potential to improve the speed, cost, and reach of fiber-optic networks.
Yahoo Pipes lets people make highly customized feeds that combine information from multiple sources and weed out the junk.
Social news aggregator Digg.com was able to spotlight Donald Rumsfeld's resignation faster than machine-operated Google News.
Google's new tool, which lets anyone build a specialized search engine, could be the key to advancing Web search.
The popular photo-sharing website Flickr has made it easy to place pictures on a map--potentially changing Web search, travel, and local news.
A new study questions the common assumption that search engines control the hierarchy of the Internet.
The Web portal's head of research discusses the company's new strategy.