Software lets a hybrid car learn your habits and optimize its power usage.
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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's mobile operating system can now control everything from lighting to gym equipment.
Google will let users check out a restaurant's décor without leaving their computer.
A processor designed around Android's most-used apps could significantly extend the lives of smart-phone batteries.
A missile-targeting technology is adapted to process aerial photos into 3-D city maps sharper than Google Earth's.
A Silicon Valley investment fund seeking startups founded by designers hopes to spawn a new breed of tech companies.
Changing chip design on demand could allow TVs and other devices to upgrade their own hardware.
Technology like that inside the Jeopardy! champ is being used to identify when babies are acquiring an infection.
Startup Hipmunk used design to muscle into the crowded marketplace for online travel sites.
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.