App pinpoints people inside shops without requiring them to "check in."
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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 Yahoo Research tool mines news archives for meaning--illuminating past, present, and even future events.
The three-story-high Allosphere creates unique visualizations.
Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.
Why would the chip giant buy antivirus firm McAfee?
A probability-based processor may speed up flash memory, and eventually much more.
New voice recognition features for everything from text messaging to music
New design would mean fewer dropped calls, longer battery life.
A startup monitors the spread of information on Twitter to identify users with the most influence.
New search engine Blekko has opened in beta--is it different enough to survive?