Technology that derives personality traits from Twitter updates is being tested to help target promotions and personalize customer service.
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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
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.
No one really knows if ads on smartphones work.
The search company is developing a computer in a pair of glasses. But why would anyone wear them?
The world’s largest chipmaker is counting on its U.S.-based manufacturing to earn it a toehold in the market for mobile processors.
The company reveals that it is testing driverless cars on Nevada freeways, and shows a compact laser scanner intended to fit such technology into commercial vehicles.