The social network breaks an unwritten rule by giving away plans to its new data center—an action it hopes will make the Web more efficient.
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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.
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A new website offers another take on moving personal computing online.
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The company's free video format is set to be baked into phones and other gadgets.
Two recent developments—a plastic processor and printed memory—show that computing doesn't have to rely on inflexible silicon.
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That small camera over your screen knows where you're looking.
Microsoft software recognizes organs and other structures in medical images.
Eye-tracking cameras offer a new way to control your computer.
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