Devices that can make wireless connections even without an onboard battery could spread computing power into everything you own.
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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 new memory technology can store a terabyte on a chip the size of a postage stamp.
A hacking group accused of being operated by the Chinese army now seems to be going after industrial control systems.
Academic advances suggest that the encryption systems that secure online communications could be undermined in just a few years.
Researchers show how easy it is to hide code in online ads that can turn people into an online attack squad.
New research from Black Hat shows it’s possible to trick water and energy infrastructure to cause physical damage—and securing these systems remains painfully slow.
There are tight controls on the NSA’s access to U.S. phone records and data from U.S. Internet companies, the agency’s director says.
Reputation.com says it’s ready to unveil a place where people can offer personal information to marketers in return for discounts and other perks.
See hacker Barnaby Jack, who died last week, trick an ATM into spewing out all its cash
See the best new ideas in computer graphics and interaction from last week’s Siggraph conference.