Some of Silicon Valley's best-known venture funds have backed OpenCoin, a startup with a new digital currency called Ripple.
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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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A $20 annual subscription to see Facebook ad-free would preserve the company's profits
No one really knows if ads on smartphones work.
The world's largest search engine is now experimenting with jewelry that would eliminate the need to remember dozens of passwords.
Everpix organizes photos after analyzing them with software that can detect things such as animals, outdoor scenes, and people.
When Google Glass launches it will be used by kids as well as adults.
Malware developers will pay large sums for the bugs needed to loosen Apple's software restrictions.
Facebook users in Canada can use the company's Android phone app to make free calls.
Researchers report signs that moneymaking malware common on PCs is being adapted to mobile phones and tablets.
The search company is developing a computer in a pair of glasses. But why would anyone wear them?