Phone app Waze uses real-time information shared by drivers to tweak its directions and traffic advice.
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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
Q&A with Darrel Stickler, a leader of Cisco Systems' green task force.
Will a Quora clone really help the White House connect with citizens?
The company behind Microsoft's Kinect controller wants to kill the remote.
Will a flood of new users dilute the quality of the Q&A site?
Apps built for Facebook can now access your phone number and home address.
New processors are a big improvement, but it will take time for apps to take advantage.
The technology is becoming ubiquitous—but don't expect to be able to call just anyone.
Tablets on show at CES may be hampered by Google's unfinished OS.
TV apps debut that pop-up automatically to offer extra content related to the show you're watching.