App pinpoints people inside shops without requiring them to "check in."
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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
A Yahoo Research tool mines news archives for meaning--illuminating past, present, and even future events.
Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.
A probability-based processor may speed up flash memory, and eventually much more.
New design would mean fewer dropped calls, longer battery life.
A startup monitors the spread of information on Twitter to identify users with the most influence.
Replacing metal wiring with fiber optics could change everything from supercomputers to laptops.
Software that gives users more control of a camera could revolutionize photography.
Microsoft's new toy allows for a more seamless walk down an online avenue.
Mobile carriers might get marketing insights from studying whom you call and what device you use.