Using a Wi-Fi connection, people can now make cheap international calls with Apple's gadget.
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 pressure-sensitive pad could improve large and small touch screens.
A startup wants to do away with consoles, games resellers, and expensive graphics chips.
The new Fujitsu color e-reader uses LCD technology but has some of the advantages of e-paper.
The update aims to address most user complaints.
A new way to build microwire transistors could double flexible electronics speeds.
A phone application highlights hot spots and will soon show where different urban "tribes" gather.
Some say that Twitter may be as important to real-time search as YouTube is to video.
Presto loads a Web browser and other software in seconds.
Understanding how nanotubes heat up could make them useful for electronics.