Internet access blacked out across China this week - was it a test of the government's "kill switch"?
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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 leader of the social network's efforts to mine its piles of data says the effort can help explain why people act as they do.
Wavii gives summaries of events—from celebrity breakups to business news—in a Facebook-style feed tuned to what a user likes.
The industry is on a mission to make you like the ads that know which apps you're using.
The move suggests that Facebook is willing to spend large sums to remain on top.
Nokia's Lumia 900, powered by Microsoft's software, is a good high-end smart phone with relatively few compatible apps.
A service offered by Face.com is almost as good as humans at judging someone's age from a photo.
Cloud storage company Box says it can offer a universal data store to unite data spread across different mobile apps.