The technology underpinning Bitcoin has flaws that threaten to undermine the currency's value.
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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
Naming the company whose poorly secured data is being used to attack Yahoo Mail accounts could improve online security.
A new Presidential report will investigate how data collection and analysis affect everyday privacy.
Google is working on electronics-laden contact lenses to monitor glucose levels for diabetics. Welcome to the club.
Google looks set to bring its smart, personal data-fueled assistant, Google Now, to the Chrome browser.
Google’s Nest acquisition will see a team that builds and polishes technology like Apple given access to the AI power of the search giant.
In an L.A. court, a woman claims her Google Glass device switched on accidentally when she was pulled over by highway patrol.
Larry Page's dream of making it possible to search every book ever published is revived by a court ruling on copyright.
Governments already dabbling with authoritarian control of the Internet could be spurred on by learning of NSA surveillance.