Upgraded robot vision will be just one of the uses for the new version of Microsoft's gesture control camera.
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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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Hardware that tracks your head, eyes, and hands will make the follow up to Second Life very different from the pioneering virtual world.
A new class of smarter robots is being readied for the workplace.
If Siri gets more powerful people will have little use for many apps.
Major new computing technology is rarely announced at CES anymore, but car makers are embracing the show.
The file-syncing company has bought a startup that streams a person's music collection over the Internet.
Apple could open up new opportunities by building PCs with the same chips as in iPhones and iPads
Kaspersky thinks it can protect the control systems for power plants and other critical infrastructure.
Your data is most valuable when combined with what other companies know.
Accounts for mobile apps and social accounts could be at risk.