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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.
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A book-sized computer capable of driving a car could help the technology reach the mass market.
Chips that save energy by approximating some calculations could allow mobile devices to be smarter at understanding the world.
Technology that derives personality traits from Twitter updates is being tested to help target promotions and personalize customer service.
IPO filings published today suggest Twitter will remain tiny compared to its rival Facebook.
Adding 3-D sensors to existing and future mobile devices will enable augmented-reality games, handheld 3-D scanning, and better photography.
Pushing around supply carts for miles, tending to plastic babies, and maintaining an ersatz operating theater are how one health-care giant figures out what saves money.
GitHub has created a social network where programmers get together and get work done without bosses, e-mails, or meetings.
Here’s the smartphone technology that alerts a doctor when patients are headed for trouble.
Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software.