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
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.
Replacing metal wiring with fiber optics could change everything from supercomputers to laptops.
A site lays bare the speed experienced by customers of different firms.
Mobile carriers might get marketing insights from studying whom you call and what device you use.
A study finds problems, but also offers software fixes that could help cell phones last significantly longer between charges.
In the absence of a good Internet connection, why not use text messages to transmit data?
Users can share information, but the network only sees encrypted data.
People in rural areas may gain more wireless airspace from the shutdown of analog television.