Google X research lab boss Astro Teller says experimental wireless balloons will test delivering Internet access throughout the Southern Hemisphere by next year.
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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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A startup says getting a robot to do things should be less about writing code and more like animal training.
Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing.
Your next laptop or tablet may have 3-D sensors that let it recognize gestures or augment a real scene with virtual characters.
Datacoup will pay for your online data, then use it to provide insights on consumer behavior.
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Google's crack at a quantum computer is a bid to change computing forever.
Batteries for smart watches and other wearables never last long. A new microchip design could change that.
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