Wireless carrier AT&T is rolling out free gadget-charging stations all over NYC.
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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
By purchasing crowd-powered navigation app Waze, Google keeps it out of Apple's clutches
Facebook is simplifying its ad formats, which could mean less annoying targeted ads are in the offing.
Researchers have created a model to quickly predict how many times a tweet will be retweeted.
Otherfab's Kickstarter project offers an easy way to make custom circuit boards at home.
You can't wear Google Glass--yet--but you can get a glimpse of what it will look like.
Google's smart personal assistant hits iOS, but will users care?
Keyboard app Swype could soon get hyper-local dialects that automatically change depending on which city you are in.
It sounds cool, but only a select few such as Ryan Seacrest get to play with Twitter's music app for now.
A popular app gets yanked from Apple's App Store, illustrating the danger of betting it all on one mobile OS.