If Metaio's augmented reality chipset can save power in AR apps, smartphone owners could be more inclined to use them.
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IT Editor, Web & Social Media
As MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for Web and social media, I cover a wide variety of startups and write gadget reviews out of our San Francisco office. I’m curious about tech innovation, and I’m always on the lookout for the next big thing. Before arriving at MIT Technology Review in early 2012, I spent five years as a technology reporter at the Associated Press, covering companies including Apple, Amazon, and eBay, and penning reviews. I’ve also worked as a freelancer, covering both technology and crime for the New York Times.
I grew up mostly in Palo Alto, California, where companies like Hewlett-Packard and Google were simply a part of everyday life. But I didn’t discover my love for tech coverage until 2003. That’s when I accidentally discovered a major security lapse in Palo Alto Unified School District’s wireless network, which allowed anyone with Wi-Fi to view sensitive student information, including psychological profiles identified with full names. When not hard at work on a TR story, I can be found riding around the Bay Area on my road bike or my Vespa.
Rachel Metz's Stories
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Geeksphone is making the first devices, and they're looking good.
Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a search service that taps into the information shared by a Facebook user's friends.
Some cool electronics and software emerge as the annual trade show gets underway in Las Vegas.
Facebook's Messenger app now lets smartphone users send voice notes and phone friends.
The software looks cool, but will need handset maker support to succeed.