Miniature cell-phone towers can improve patchy coverage and provide super-fast data speeds.
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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
Nokia experiments with a universal in-box that combines messages from many separate apps into a single place.
After tepid reviews for the first Google TV products, Google's hoping a flood of apps will generate excitement for the platform.
Aro goes through the clutter of texts, calls, and e-mails on a device to make sense out of a chaotic social network.
Unhappy customers often tweet their gripes—now AT&T is mining those complaints to improve its service.
New software can track workers' activities in great detail to improve communication, but is it too much information?
A trial system offers calling, texting, and data by weaving signals around the chatter of baby monitors and cordless phones.
Apps that track how people use their phones could help make the devices more efficient.