Some employees want to be compensated for waiting for their computers to start.
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
The Web company will give programmers a chance to tinker with and combine the majority of its services.
A recent Twitter outage hints at the possibility of the free service inserting ads into users' updates.
The companies are providing millions of dollars to bolster practical parallel-computing research.
The iPhone gains new features, making it more appealing to businesses.
In the race to build a better movie recommendation system, a team from AT&T wins a "progress prize."
At the Techcrunch40 conference, Facebook announces cash for programmers.
The computer and printer manufacturer unveils a handful of technologies that it hopes will shake up the video-game industry.