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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.
Tom Simonite's Stories
Streaming designs to 3-D printers like Netflix does movies could prevent unauthorized copying.
Meet the ring that can be used to start a car, and unlock a door or smartphone.
Blackberry is up for sale and a bundle of 130 encryption patents could be the company's most valuable technology
Researchers spent $5,000 buying Twitter accounts from spammers in an attempt to learn how to outwit them.
Tricks such as tracking the temperature of smartphones' batteries enables them to provide useful atmospheric data.
Devices that can make wireless connections even without an onboard battery could spread computing power into everything you own.
A new memory technology can store a terabyte on a chip the size of a postage stamp.
A hacking group accused of being operated by the Chinese army now seems to be going after industrial control systems.
Academic advances suggest that the encryption systems that secure online communications could be undermined in just a few years.