Smart watches that take voice commands, issue timely reminders, and even let you order pizza from your wrist go on sale from Google today.
Tom SimoniteFollow @twitterapi
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
A new line of smartphones designed by Google could spread Internet access more widely in poor regions of the world.
Research suggests that surveillance agencies could use statistical tricks to peek through the encryption that protects Web browsing.
Bitcoin may need to be redesigned to fix a flaw that gave one company a chance to manipulate the cryptocurrency.
A new kind of search engine will make it possible to search inside the apps on your phone.
Microsoft is investing in quantum physics research that could lead to a whole new kind of computer.
Many leading apps consume too much data to be viable in parts of the world where data is expensive, says Facebook.
Rethinking smartphone software and battery design could make it possible for your handset to last much longer between charges.
Headphones that make sounds seem to come from specific points in space could be the perfect counterpoint to virtual reality goggles.
Google came up with a new approach to its self-driving car project because humans trusted its previous prototypes too much.