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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
Data from 100,000 people's ratings and shared photos of 500,000 meals suggests mobile apps could nudge us toward healthier food choices.
Advocates say giving browsers a "Do Not Track" setting could mean more privacy for Web surfers. Opponents say it would be a disaster for online revenues. Which should you believe?
Three brains behind Google's failed collaboration service think your e-mail should work like a social network's news feed—and they might be right.
The Knowledge Graph is rapidly learning about the world. It promises to transform more than just search.
Laws haven't kept up with the company's ability to mine its users' data.
The company's social scientists are hunting for insights about human behavior. What they find could give Facebook new ways to cash in on our data—and remake our view of society.
Conventional security software is powerless against sophisticated attacks like Flame, but alternative approaches are only just getting started.
Languages that aren't used online risk being left behind. New translation technology from Google and Microsoft could help them catch up.
Niche search engines Blekko and DuckDuckGo have exploded in popularity in recent months.