New Web services offer rewards for your Internet habits in hopes of encouraging you to spend more time on certain sites.
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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 firm's CEO discusses phones that translate speech and "autonomous" search engines.
HP's printers could soon tidy up Web pages for printing, while also inserting ads.
Wireless gadgets that weave signals between TV stations are a step closer.
A smarter credit card could mean new security features and other functionality.
The company's widget platform is in stark contrast to Google's set-top box approach.
Gadgets that track everything around you could become smart assistants, instead of dumb tools.
Apps that read license plates can send notes to their owners, and help businesses track customers.
Simulating the physics of light makes for games that better mimic the real world.
NudgeCam encourages good footage by tracking faces and assessing sound quality.