GitHub has created a social network where programmers get together and get work done without bosses, e-mails, or meetings.
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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
Here’s the smartphone technology that alerts a doctor when patients are headed for trouble.
Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software.
No one really knows if ads on smartphones work.
The search company is developing a computer in a pair of glasses. But why would anyone wear them?
The world’s largest chipmaker is counting on its U.S.-based manufacturing to earn it a toehold in the market for mobile processors.
The company reveals that it is testing driverless cars on Nevada freeways, and shows a compact laser scanner intended to fit such technology into commercial vehicles.
The carmaker discusses research that could make cars autonomous and eliminate traffic fatalities.
Devotees of the digital currency are ratcheting up their technology in a race to generate new coins.
A startup called Duolingo taps the power of crowds to make learning a language free.