Cars could someday communicate with other vehicles and traffic signals using their lights.
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 student project sorts tweets by sentiment and puts them on a radio.
The microblogging service is already an important source of instant news, and Yahoo is taking advantage.
Speculation runs high as Apple's annual trade show approaches.
The airwaves between TV stations are now open to a host of new wireless gadgets.
Fire Eagle acts as a switchboard for your location, directing data between devices and Web services.
New telescope technology is expanding the search for extraterrestrial life.
A new cell-phone add-on collects your personal data to help correct your behavior.