A new app superimposes imagery over your smart-phone view, and lets you interact with it via hand gestures.
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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.
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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.
New hardware should make it possible for all online data to be as secure as a credit card transaction.
New technology makes multitouch possible on a five-foot-wide screen only a few inches thick.
Highlights from the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference.
Researchers at Microsoft have built a virtual vault that could work on medical data without ever decrypting it.
Intel is testing technology that would issue an alert if someone hit your parked car, and could capture video if a thief made off with it.