Two men who created the iPod and iPhone founded Nest and injected new technology into the humble thermostat. Now they have their sights on the rest of your house.
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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
A computer that can be screwed into a light socket can project interactive images onto any nearby surface.
Data from 100,000 people's ratings and shared photos of 500,000 meals suggests mobile apps could nudge us toward healthier food choices.
The device tracks heart rate, breathing, and movement without requiring the user to wear anything.
Microsoft software recognizes organs and other structures in medical images.