New search engine Blekko has opened in beta--is it different enough to survive?
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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
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.
The relatively young company has both good points and coming challenges in common with the software giant.
In the absence of a good Internet connection, why not use text messages to transmit data?
An iPhone app helps people inform rescuers of wildlife affected by the Gulf oil spill.
The company's latest device is slimmer and more powerful, and allows for video calling.
Executives also poked fun at rival Apple at the company's annual developer conference.