How the inventor of the PalmPilot studied the workings of the human brain to help companies turn a deluge of data into business intelligence.
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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 Web startup demos a "predictive" search engine.
E-commerce startups are targeting emerging economies where cell phones, not browsers, rule.
Your cell phone could soon tell your friends what you're buying and where.
Twitter's founder talks about his new business, and getting people to share details of their purchases online.
Mobile broadband services are becoming competitive with fixed data links—which means businesses should be able to cut their wired connections.
How venture-backed Brand.net spotted Silicon Valley's blind spot and got brands to buy online advertising up to a year in advance.
HP's printers could soon tidy up Web pages for printing, while also inserting ads.
Music-focused social network is linked to iTunes, and TV shows will rent for 99 cents.
Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.