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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 startup's new camera lets you refocus photos and capture 3-D images.
Reviewers like the new iPhone's personal assistant, but it would be better if Apple opened it to outside developers—just as it did for the phone itself.
Several companies are working on technology that would separate your personal stuff from your work data.
Two startups that make it possible to share files at home and work have ambitions to rule the cloud.
Wave is often considered one of Google's most embarrassing failures, but several startups are bringing the ideas it introduced back to life.
An analysis suggests that patents it recently bought from IBM won't help much against competitors such as Apple and Microsoft.
Cloud hardware could get cheaper because of the social network's self-interested altruism.
An AI personal assistant called Siri is the biggest new feature of the iPhone 4S.
Could Apple be about to give iPhone users an AI personal assistant? And if so, will people like it?