Sensors that track social behavior highlight the benefits of face-to-face interaction.
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 way to change the electronic properties of graphene could lead to ultrafast circuits.
An advanced Web-based editing tool is connecting to sites across the Internet.
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.
Specially timed magnetic pulses could pave the way for large-scale quantum computing.
IBM's combination of hardware and software crunches financial data at an unprecedented rate.
The technology behind the new Gmail could challenge Apple's control over third-party applications.
A Microsoft project lets a touch screen control other hardware.