The system records 0.6 trillion frames a second—good enough to follow the path of a laser beam as it bounces off objects.
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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
Like Google, HP plans to give away its mobile OS.
Loc-Aid can track almost any cellular device in North America.
Racetrack memory could someday supersede flash in terms of density and cost.
The Eatery asks other users to rate your meal, a system it claims is more reliable than software that estimates calories.
A project in Africa illustrates that text messages can provide the benefits of wireless data in places that lack reliable cellular Internet access.
Peter Norvig, Google's head of research, and Eric Horvitz, a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research, are optimistic about the future of machine intelligence.
Mirasol's reflective display is being tested by device manufacturers, and could appear on shelves next year.
Video calling or movie apps could receive extra bandwidth—for a price, of course.
The device tracks heart rate, breathing, and movement without requiring the user to wear anything.