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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
Tools that benchmark performance promise to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of competing cloud providers.
A new manufacturing approach could end the junking of several chips when one fails.
Approach could help software learn how to identify fake accounts with less honorable intentions.
The online encyclopedia is exploring ways to embrace the semantic Web.
A depth-sensing camera and palm-top projector turn an ordinary work surface into an interactive one.
Intel unveils a circuit that can pump out truly random numbers at high speed.
A study finds problems, but also offers software fixes that could help cell phones last significantly longer between charges.
Users can share information, but the network only sees encrypted data.