Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing.
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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
Big Blue thinks its Jeopardy! champion Watson can make money by offering health-care providers new expertise without hiring new staff.
A French company plans to build a wireless slow lane for small, low-power devices.
A mobile ad company plans to offer deals based on data collected from in-car apps.
Game theory suggests the rules governing Bitcoin may need to be updated if the currency is to endure.
Prime ministers, business executives, and ordinary citizens clamor for phones that can’t be snooped on.
How chess and financial fraud led Palantir to human-machine symbiosis.
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.