A service offered by Face.com is almost as good as humans at judging someone's age from a photo.
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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
Cloud storage company Box says it can offer a universal data store to unite data spread across different mobile apps.
Gadget manufacturers are adopting a manufacturing technique that will significantly increase resolution in coming months.
A digital currency without a central bank could be ideal for economies where the mobile phone is king but the banking systems are weak.
Prototype software called Lifebrowser uses artificial intelligence to help you revisit important events, photos, and e-mails from your own life.
A new service lets the FBI or other investigators alert you if your data is found in the wrong hands.
The tablet's high-resolution screen will make for bulkier downloads and maxed-out data plans.
Research software from Microsoft synthesizes speech in a foreign language, but in a voice that sounds like yours.
The processors in smart phones and tablets leak radio signals that betray the encryption keys used to protect sensitive data.
The U.S. government says it must govern Internet technology more closely to protect against cyberattacks.