Apple's unpolished maps app has proved just how much smartphone users rely on good directions.
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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
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A new social network is free from ads, but burdened with expectations.
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Consumers get to use wireless data as they wish thanks to a $5 billion gamble by the search company.
The cloud computing giant has snapped up Nicira, a startup developing smarter computer networking.
Software can solve video puzzles intended to prevent spam bots acting like humans.
Napster's cofounder and an early Facebook booster, Parker has plans to disrupt politics, and still has gripes with the music industry.
The head of Google Ideas says technology will rewrite the relationship between citizens and governments.
Jack Dorsey says Square's real mission is to turn the humble receipt into a lucrative new publishing platform.