I’m a freelance science and technology journalist based in San Francisco. I was the information technology editor at MIT Technology Review from 2005 to 2009, where I wrote more than 350 stories about emerging technologies in areas that include computers, mobile devices, displays, communication networks, Internet startups, and more.
I was an integral part of a technology trend-spotting team, highlighting early work in reality mining, plasmonics, adaptable networks, and racetrack memory. I’ve contributed to The Economist, U.S News & World Report, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Science News, and SELF, among other publications. And I’m currently working on a book with Nathan Eagle called Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World (MIT Press).
Microsoft has developed a new type of wedge-shaped lens that precisely controls the direction of light emitted from it. The lens can easily be integrated into a liquid crystal display, and when a camera is added, the system is able to track viewers and project stereoscopic video directly into their eyes. In this demonstration, the system supports tow independent stereoscopic video projects.