Apps that read license plates can send notes to their owners, and help businesses track customers.
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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
Simulating the physics of light makes for games that better mimic the real world.
Music-focused social network is linked to iTunes, and TV shows will rent for 99 cents.
Why would the chip giant buy antivirus firm McAfee?
New voice recognition features for everything from text messaging to music
New search engine Blekko has opened in beta--is it different enough to survive?
A site lays bare the speed experienced by customers of different firms.
Behavioral economics challenge the news aggregator's plan to make money.
Infrared imagery in online maps lets homeowners see their energy efficiency.
Intel shows off a technology concept that would show what friends are doing, and where, in real time.