Upgraded robot vision will be just one of the uses for the new version of Microsoft's gesture control camera.
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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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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.
The first flood of photos taken using Google's wearable computer are underwhelming.
A new class of smarter robots is being readied for the workplace.