Devotees of the digital currency are ratcheting up their technology in a race to generate new coins.
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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
Technology that accurately tracks finger motions could revolutionize desktop and mobile computing.
A computer that can be screwed into a light socket can project interactive images onto any nearby surface.
A startup called Duolingo taps the power of crowds to make learning a language free.
Google's new policy of charging online stores to appear in shopping results is "evil", alleges Microsoft.
The company wants to improve its mobile search services by automatically delivering information you wouldn’t think to search for online.
The country's first homegrown microprocessor could be used in Internet servers and routers.
By carefully logging students’ every action online, a company called Knewton says, it can personalize questions and lessons to help people learn faster. Skeptics say that’s not proven.
A company already in the business of selling wearable displays will launch its own consumer gadget next year—but the format is still unproven.
The case highlights a troubling disconnect between online life and the rule of the law.