An analysis suggests that patents it recently bought from IBM won't help much against competitors such as Apple and Microsoft.
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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
Could Apple be about to give iPhone users an AI personal assistant? And if so, will people like it?
Mark Zuckerberg announces ways to listen to music and watch movies inside Facebook, giving users less reason to spend time outside the site.
Google's head of research explains why artificial intelligence is crucial to the search company's future.
A startup makes your computer's storage capacity seem bottomless by connecting it to the cloud.
A new app superimposes imagery over your smart-phone view, and lets you interact with it via hand gestures.
Connecting the two could make it possible to perform complex calculations that are far beyond the power of conventional computers.
The system could enable detailed simulations of real-world phenomena—or store 24 billion MP3s.
Small flying robots inspired by birds and bugs may do tasks like search and rescue more efficiently.
Autonomy excels at analyzing the vast amounts of "unstructured data" being produced every day.