Blackberry is up for sale and a bundle of 130 encryption patents could be the company's most valuable technology
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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
Tricks such as tracking the temperature of smartphones' batteries enables them to provide useful atmospheric data.
See hacker Barnaby Jack, who died last week, trick an ATM into spewing out all its cash
Steve Jobs dismissed smaller tablets as “tweeners,” but they are proving more popular than full size tablets.
Google's filters, which automatically hide promotional messages, are hurting email marketers.
Facebook is gaining many developing-world users, who use the site very differently from those who came before them.
The Serval project begins raising funds for a device to help smartphones connect without a cellular network
Google's cofounder says the wearable computer Google Glass has taught him the value of communicating using only photos.
Many poorly-secured company servers are exposed online, offering attackers ready made backdoors to wipe or steal data
Security company Lookout starts a campaign to “eradicate” the many apps that pester users with intrusive ads