Spanish bank BBVA taps the team that invented the iPhone assistant to build technology that can converse with bank customers.
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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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As it readies for an IPO, the social network puts engineers, not HR, in charge of a global search for young programmers.
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Devices on display at CES could become next year's augmented-reality products.
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Cloud hardware could get cheaper because of the social network's self-interested altruism.
Medical apps are bringing health care to your mobile phone. Technology Review picks six of the most promising.