Handsets will soon be able to connect to other gadgets or make payments with a tap.
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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
Intel's MeeGo will let apps span tablets, phones, and TVs.
New Web services offer rewards for your Internet habits in hopes of encouraging you to spend more time on certain sites.
Wireless gadgets that weave signals between TV stations are a step closer.
The company's widget platform is in stark contrast to Google's set-top box approach.
NudgeCam encourages good footage by tracking faces and assessing sound quality.
App pinpoints people inside shops without requiring them to "check in."
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.