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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
An app that knows what you're watching can serve up related Web articles or other information—as well as targeted ads.
The man building Google's new social network says people deserve better than Facebook and Twitter.
Wave is often considered one of Google's most embarrassing failures, but several startups are bringing the ideas it introduced back to life.
Google's head of research explains why artificial intelligence is crucial to the search company's future.
Anyone can now sign up for Google Plus, which has new features including mobile video "hangouts."
The website Jig wants to solve your needs—with a little help from your friends.
A television due out soon can tell websites and online advertisers which shows you're watching, making Web pages more intelligent.
Voice-driven search is a futuristic idea, and may take some getting used to.
A push to add meaning to Web pages to aid search could also enable other kinds of intelligent web apps.