I’m deputy editor of MIT Technology Review. I’ve been a technology journalist for 14 years, reporting on the Web, computing, telecom, and the business of technology from Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. Before I came to MIT Technology Review, I was the technology and media editor for the Associated Press.
Every January, up to 150,000 people swarm the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where they mainly see salesmen and models touting slick gadgets under bright lights. Most visitors miss the surprises that can be found in a plain corner called the “International Gateway,” where manufacturers from Asia display unglamorous components and offbeat items.