Gadget manufacturers are adopting a manufacturing technique that will significantly increase resolution in coming months.
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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.
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The processors in smart phones and tablets leak radio signals that betray the encryption keys used to protect sensitive data.
The prototypes, code-named "Fishbowl", make encrypted calls, and may be emulated by handset manufacturers.
The company knew in 2010 that an app was grabbing users' personal information.
Eyeglasses that overlay data and imagery onto the real world will unlock new kinds of mobile computing.
The rugged eight-inch tablet comes from the One Laptop Per Child team.
A project in Africa illustrates that text messages can provide the benefits of wireless data in places that lack reliable cellular Internet access.
Video calling or movie apps could receive extra bandwidth—for a price, of course.
An app that knows what you're watching can serve up related Web articles or other information—as well as targeted ads.
Several companies are working on technology that would separate your personal stuff from your work data.