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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
A startup called Nicira is reinventing computer networking with an audacious goal: to make all kinds of Internet services smarter, faster, and cheaper.
Intel teams up with a startup to create a server twice as efficient as those that power websites and apps today.
Software mines security footage to help business owners see what people do once they're inside the store.
Instead of blocking attacks, a startup distracts attackers with false information.
Meet a cycling android, a remote-controlled orb, and other robotic curiosities from last week’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Eyeglasses that overlay data and imagery onto the real world will unlock new kinds of mobile computing.
Products that debuted at CES include a cell-phone-controlled padlock, waterproof goop for your gadgets, a smart baby monitor, and more.
At CES, a company calls many tech giants infringers, and invites them to bid to buy its patent.
Lenovo and Motorola will sell smart phones powered by a new, improved Intel chip later this year.