Facebook users in Canada can use the company's Android phone app to make free calls.
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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
An expert says U.S. intelligence believe four countries actively attack U.S. computers. But aside from China and Russia, who's on the list?
New video and images from Google still don't reveal what its wearable display will show the user.
If Siri gets more powerful people will have little use for many apps.
Socializing doesn't have to mean giving up control of your content by handing it over to a social network.
A small cell network over the company's HQ could herald new competition for established carriers.
Life would be more secure if we used USB sticks, or even jewelry, to log into computer accounts, suggest Google engineers
"Character-driven dialogue" will help the virtual assistant evolve, says an Apple job ad.
Major new computing technology is rarely announced at CES anymore, but car makers are embracing the show.
Kurzweil is best known for predictions of immortality but has also created speech recognition technology