The founder of Microsoft says we have reached a "golden age" of computer science enabling more powerful assistant software.
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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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Microsoft redesigned its systems to aid U.S. surveillance programs, but whether it did so voluntarily or under duress is unknown.
The Serval project begins raising funds for a device to help smartphones connect without a cellular network
Software can let smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, and other hardware link up without centralized Internet service.
New tricks will enable a life-logging app called Saga to figure out not only where you are, but what you’re doing.
Google's cofounder says the wearable computer Google Glass has taught him the value of communicating using only photos.
Many poorly-secured company servers are exposed online, offering attackers ready made backdoors to wipe or steal data
Justin Rattner, who just stepped down as Intel CTO, discusses mobile computing and the future of Moore’s Law.
Security company Lookout starts a campaign to “eradicate” the many apps that pester users with intrusive ads