Many people that used bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace seized by the FBI today could likely be traced.
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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
An app for Google's wearable computer Glass can recognize objects in front of a person wearing the device.
Facebook says its ad targeting technology has irked its users and will be upgraded.
A new app for Google's head-mounted computer helps beginners with car maintenance
The two largest social networks are becoming more similar, as they borrow each other’s features, and search for profit.
Acxiom has files on 290 million U.S. residents. Now you can see some of what it knows about you.
While U.S. troops readied for a possible military assault Tuesday, pro-Syrian hackers brought down the NYT and crippled Twitter
Meet the ring that can be used to start a car, and unlock a door or smartphone.
Blackberry is up for sale and a bundle of 130 encryption patents could be the company's most valuable technology
Tricks such as tracking the temperature of smartphones' batteries enables them to provide useful atmospheric data.