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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
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.
By carefully logging students’ every action online, a company called Knewton says, it can personalize questions and lessons to help people learn faster. Skeptics say that’s not proven.
With funding from the Amazon founder and the CIA's investment arm, the Canadian company D-Wave is gaining momentum for its revolutionary approach to computing.
At our event in San Francisco the Twitter inventor explains his guidelines for creating good technology.