Here’s the smartphone technology that alerts a doctor when patients are headed for trouble.
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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
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Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software.
Tests suggest that a CIA-backed quantum computing technology can be very powerful for some kinds of problems.
Dummy water-plant control systems rapidly attracted attention from hackers who tinkered with their settings—suggesting it happens to real industrial systems, too.
A Department of Defense report says that China's military is infiltrating, and could attack, U.S. government computer networks.
Facebook's CEO has signalled interest in Google's wearable computer, and the social network's app would likely be as popular as it is on other devices.
Mobile network speeds in urban areas could dramatically increase if consumers connected small, public base stations to their home broadband.
What gets removed from China’s social networks shows how censorship strategies are advancing, and can even hint at the government's plans.
A home science experiment that probed billions of Internet devices reveals that thousands of industrial and business systems offer remote access to anyone.
Data donated by Facebook users to Stephen Wolfram yields interesting patterns that may reveal how people change over time.