The Moto X phone will constantly monitor its position, motion, and more to track its owner's activity. Will its battery life suffer?
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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
Most teenagers deliberately hide what they are really talking about on Facebook - a practice that could make it harder to pitch ads at them.
Upgraded robot vision will be just one of the uses for the new version of Microsoft's gesture control camera.
Hardware that tracks your head, eyes, and hands will make the follow up to Second Life very different from the pioneering virtual world.
Tests suggest that a CIA-backed quantum computing technology can be very powerful for some kinds of problems.
A Department of Defense report says that China's military is infiltrating, and could attack, U.S. government computer networks.
Facebook's CEO has signalled interest in Google's wearable computer, and the social network's app would likely be as popular as it is on other devices.
Data donated by Facebook users to Stephen Wolfram yields interesting patterns that may reveal how people change over time.
The search giant has signed up to a consortium that wants hardware to have a role in authenticating people.