The creator of a social network for close friends and family says smart phones will make computing more intimate than PCs did.
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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
Meet a cycling android, a remote-controlled orb, and other robotic curiosities from last week’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Devices on display at CES could become next year's augmented-reality products.
Products that debuted at CES include a cell-phone-controlled padlock, waterproof goop for your gadgets, a smart baby monitor, and more.
The head of research at Hewlett-Packard talks about the disruptive technologies that could ensure HP's survival.
The man building Google's new social network says people deserve better than Facebook and Twitter.
Medical apps are bringing health care to your mobile phone. Technology Review picks six of the most promising.
Highlights from the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference.
A hackable camera opens new possibilities for digital photos.
Facebook is giving away the blueprints for what should be the most efficient data center ever built.