Google’s Nest acquisition will see a team that builds and polishes technology like Apple given access to the AI power of the search giant.
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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
In an L.A. court, a woman claims her Google Glass device switched on accidentally when she was pulled over by highway patrol.
Larry Page's dream of making it possible to search every book ever published is revived by a court ruling on copyright.
Governments already dabbling with authoritarian control of the Internet could be spurred on by learning of NSA surveillance.
A novel way of using LTE will see Google's phone download data at 60 megabits per second on Sprint's network.
Two experimental Twitter "apps" that create a personalized, private feed of recommendations could be joined by many more.
Thanks to Google, Minecraft players can now toy with quantum teleportation and Einstein's "spooky action at a distance."
There is reason to doubt Edward Snowden's claim that Russian or Chinese spies have not seen the NSA files he leaked.
IPO filings published today suggest Twitter will remain tiny compared to its rival Facebook.