Currencies designed to fix perceived flaws in Bitcoin could lead to competition that makes the idea of digital “cryptocurrency” stick.
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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
The world's largest search engine is now experimenting with jewelry that would eliminate the need to remember dozens of passwords.
Everpix organizes photos after analyzing them with software that can detect things such as animals, outdoor scenes, and people.
Researchers report signs that moneymaking malware common on PCs is being adapted to mobile phones and tablets.
An exposé of its methods and technology may not have deterred a group targeting U.S. corporate secrets.
Securing critical infrastructure needs to go far beyond the measures in President Obama’s recent executive order.
Taking aim at Google, the largest social network wants a database describing as many things as possible.
CrowdStrike says it can help U.S. companies identify the companies that benefit from stolen data.
A report on the Chinese group that breached the computers of U.S. companies reveals that they took few precautions against detection.
CEO Ben Silbermann says Pinterest is built on the idea that crowds of people are best at finding content that consumers care about.