Qualcomm uses the mechanism that gives color to butterfly wings to make low-power, full-color e-reader displays.
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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
Lytro reinvented the camera so that it can evolve faster.
The creator of a social network for close friends and family says smart phones will make computing more intimate than PCs did.
The three-dimensional transistors of Intel's new generation of chips continue the 50-year trend of faster, more tightly packed chips.
A new cloud-storage service from the search giant steps on the toes of startups like Dropbox and opens a new front against Apple and Microsoft.
The automaker says soon all its cars will be compatible with gas, electric, and hybrid drivetrains.
Internet access blacked out across China this week - was it a test of the government's "kill switch"?
The leader of the social network's efforts to mine its piles of data says the effort can help explain why people act as they do.
Wavii gives summaries of events—from celebrity breakups to business news—in a Facebook-style feed tuned to what a user likes.