An inexpensive pressure-sensitive pad could make surfaces smarter.
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 contest encourages entrants to find new uses for Zink's inkless printing technology.
Cars could someday communicate with other vehicles and traffic signals using their lights.
An upgrade to the game console uses cameras to track players' movements and recognize their faces.
Wave, a forthcoming Google product, promises to do it all.
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.
IBM will sell software that analyzes data in real time.
The microblogging company has plans to improve the way its search results are ranked.
Google's operating system will soon arrive on more phones and even netbooks.