Mobile network speeds in urban areas could dramatically increase if consumers connected small, public base stations to their home broadband.
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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
What gets removed from China’s social networks shows how censorship strategies are advancing, and can even hint at the government's plans.
A home science experiment that probed billions of Internet devices reveals that thousands of industrial and business systems offer remote access to anyone.
Data donated by Facebook users to Stephen Wolfram yields interesting patterns that may reveal how people change over time.
The search giant has signed up to a consortium that wants hardware to have a role in authenticating people.
The first flood of photos taken using Google's wearable computer are underwhelming.
The FBI could use software to help identify suspects, and more advanced techniques are around the corner.
A new class of smarter robots is being readied for the workplace.
Currencies designed to fix perceived flaws in Bitcoin could lead to competition that makes the idea of digital “cryptocurrency” stick.