Most teenagers deliberately hide what they are really talking about on Facebook - a practice that could make it harder to pitch ads at them.
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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
The first major conference for the digital currency suggests it is gaining legitimacy, but in a manner disappointing to some early enthusiasts.
Upgraded robot vision will be just one of the uses for the new version of Microsoft's gesture control camera.
Hardware that tracks your head, eyes, and hands will make the follow up to Second Life very different from the pioneering virtual world.
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.
Tests suggest that a CIA-backed quantum computing technology can be very powerful for some kinds of problems.
Dummy water-plant control systems rapidly attracted attention from hackers who tinkered with their settings—suggesting it happens to real industrial systems, too.
A Department of Defense report says that China's military is infiltrating, and could attack, U.S. government computer networks.
Facebook's CEO has signalled interest in Google's wearable computer, and the social network's app would likely be as popular as it is on other devices.