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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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A way to check whether calculations have been tampered with could make cloud computing more reliable, and boost privacy.
An electronic WristBand will track people around Disney World; contactless wallets like Google's allow similar data collection in the real world.
The Moto X phone will constantly monitor its position, motion, and more to track its owner's activity. Will its battery life suffer?
A computer two millimeters square is the start of an effort to make chips that can put computer power just about anywhere for the vaunted “Internet of Things.”
The software that obliterated human champions on Jeopardy will now be talking to customers of banks and other companies through websites and mobile apps.
Most teenagers deliberately hide what they are really talking about on Facebook - a practice that could make it harder to pitch ads at them.
The first major conference for the digital currency suggests it is gaining legitimacy, but in a manner disappointing to some early enthusiasts.
Upgraded robot vision will be just one of the uses for the new version of Microsoft's gesture control camera.