Phone app Waze uses real-time information shared by drivers to tweak its directions and traffic advice.
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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
The company behind Microsoft's Kinect controller wants to kill the remote.
New processors are a big improvement, but it will take time for apps to take advantage.
Tablets on show at CES may be hampered by Google's unfinished OS.
The bulky bezels framing of the screens on today's tablets are set to shrink.
New ways to feed our need for computing speed, novel controllers for our gadgets, and scary security risks all appeared in 2010.
Office parties can be even more trying when you send an electronic avatar in your place.
Robots that stand in for remote workers could force people to learn how to tolerate a new breed of social failings.
Researchers created their own, imprisoned, network of zombie computers to better learn how to take down those at large on the Internet.
A new technique could be used to target advertising to users' surroundings without their knowledge.