A laptop running just a Web browser might sound a bit limited. But Google is betting you'll want one.
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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
Silicon chips with both optical and electrical circuits could eliminate a bottleneck limiting supercomputer speeds.
A Web startup demos a "predictive" search engine.
"Contactless" hardware lets phones and gadgets pay with a tap, but the coming plethora of apps that use it may confuse users.
Miniature cell-phone towers can improve patchy coverage and provide super-fast data speeds.
Nokia experiments with a universal in-box that combines messages from many separate apps into a single place.
E-commerce startups are targeting emerging economies where cell phones, not browsers, rule.
Your cell phone could soon tell your friends what you're buying and where.
Twitter's founder talks about his new business, and getting people to share details of their purchases online.
After tepid reviews for the first Google TV products, Google's hoping a flood of apps will generate excitement for the platform.