A new search engine, Blekko, uses human editors to promote quality pages and block spam content from its results.
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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
Researchers downloaded 3.5 million profiles to see how accounts are used to send out spam.
A quirk of the Web has caught out the world's largest social network.
Will users embrace a TV experience that relies on a keyboard in your living room?
A startup unveils a tool that generates a slick video for any topic you search for.
The firm's CEO discusses phones that translate speech and "autonomous" search engines.
A startup monitors the spread of information on Twitter to identify users with the most influence.
Microsoft's new toy allows for a more seamless walk down an online avenue.
Using the contents of images or videos to target Web ads could improve click-through.
Infrared imagery in online maps lets homeowners see their energy efficiency.