Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing.
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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
Your next laptop or tablet may have 3-D sensors that let it recognize gestures or augment a real scene with virtual characters.
Datacoup will pay for your online data, then use it to provide insights on consumer behavior.
Tablets and laptops coming later this year will be able to constantly listen for voice commands thanks to new chips from Intel.
Google's crack at a quantum computer is a bid to change computing forever.
Batteries for smart watches and other wearables never last long. A new microchip design could change that.
Who cares about Satoshi Nakamoto? Someone else has made Bitcoin what it is and has the most power over its destiny.
A survey of software libraries used in many companies’ products suggests we may see more incidents like the Heartbleed bug.
Government hackers apparently went to work as Israel and Russia ramped up military action this year.
A chip that uses a million digital neurons and 256 million synapses may signal the beginning of a new era of more intelligent computers.