Researchers in Germany have created a display that doubles as a camera.
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
An upgrade to the game console uses cameras to track players' movements and recognize their faces.
An adaptive interface with tactile and audio feedback could make it easier to ignore a small screen.
Wave, a forthcoming Google product, promises to do it all.
The company hopes to carve out a niche with its touch-based interface.
Google offers software developers an abundance of amenities at its annual conference.
A new tool makes it easy to add Google products to a personal Web site.
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.