To live up to the value of its stock Facebook needs a new way to make money.
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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
Bad coverage and streaming video can confuse carriers into making you pay for data you never receive.
Desktop computers with detachable screens that can be used like oversized tablets are in development and are intended for home and work use.
Stores that want their goods to appear on Google Shopping must pay for the privilege.
Crowdsourcing can create an artificial chat partner that's smarter than Siri-style personal assistants.
Accounts for mobile apps and social accounts could be at risk.
At our event in San Francisco the Twitter inventor explains his guidelines for creating good technology.
Government departments, banks, and companies that operate critical infrastructure have fallen victim to badly crafted malware known as Mahdi.
Google+ is now available for companies to use for internal communications.
The two companies seem fated to compete ever more fiercely over mobile computing.