The cloud computing giant has snapped up Nicira, a startup developing smarter computer networking.
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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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For $1,500 software developers can buy one of Google's wearable computers to experiment with.
Based on its pre-IPO video, expect more ads, changes to its mobile offerings, and a world where all software links to Facebook.
Internet access blacked out across China this week - was it a test of the government's "kill switch"?
The move suggests that Facebook is willing to spend large sums to remain on top.
A new service lets the FBI or other investigators alert you if your data is found in the wrong hands.
The prototypes, code-named "Fishbowl", make encrypted calls, and may be emulated by handset manufacturers.