A laptop running just a Web browser might sound a bit limited. But Google is betting you'll want one.
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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 Web startup demos a "predictive" search engine.
Facebook makes a bid to be the bedrock of all mobile and location-focused apps.
A new search engine, Blekko, uses human editors to promote quality pages and block spam content from its results.
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.