The tablet's high-resolution screen will make for bulkier downloads and maxed-out data plans.
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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
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.
The prototypes, code-named "Fishbowl", make encrypted calls, and may be emulated by handset manufacturers.
If Android users click the wrong link, an attacker could intercept phone calls and track their location.
Every call has an audio fingerprint—now one company uses that information to identify fraudsters.
Software can solve video puzzles intended to prevent spam bots acting like humans.
The inventor of the world's most popular file-sharing protocol now wants to stream live video or TV over the Internet.
New software lets you rouse a sleeping PC to retrieve data remotely.