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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
By using crowdsourcing for difficult tasks such as understanding speech or images, the software could enable smarter apps.
The system could enable detailed simulations of real-world phenomena—or store 24 billion MP3s.
Cisco's chief futurist predicts digital avatar assistants—and more.
A television due out soon can tell websites and online advertisers which shows you're watching, making Web pages more intelligent.
Autonomy excels at analyzing the vast amounts of "unstructured data" being produced every day.
New models have reached the marketplace, but high initial prices keep applications limited.
New hardware should make it possible for all online data to be as secure as a credit card transaction.
New technology makes multitouch possible on a five-foot-wide screen only a few inches thick.
Researchers at Microsoft have built a virtual vault that could work on medical data without ever decrypting it.