Conventional security software is powerless against sophisticated attacks like Flame, but alternative approaches are only just getting started.
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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
Languages that aren't used online risk being left behind. New translation technology from Google and Microsoft could help them catch up.
Niche search engines Blekko and DuckDuckGo have exploded in popularity in recent months.
The New York lab will search for patterns in aggregated user data, and suggest new revenue sources for Microsoft's existing products.
Qualcomm uses the mechanism that gives color to butterfly wings to make low-power, full-color e-reader displays.
The three-dimensional transistors of Intel's new generation of chips continue the 50-year trend of faster, more tightly packed chips.
A new cloud-storage service from the search giant steps on the toes of startups like Dropbox and opens a new front against Apple and Microsoft.
The leader of the social network's efforts to mine its piles of data says the effort can help explain why people act as they do.
A service offered by Face.com is almost as good as humans at judging someone's age from a photo.