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.
Cloud-based services now provide a way for companies to plan ahead without relying on cumbersome spreadsheets. But what’s a boon for smaller companies is disrupting the market for higher-end solutions.
Technology Review’s I.T. Editor, Tom Simonite, reviews a Vgo telepresence robot. Simonite is located in TR’s San Francisco office and uses the robot to communicate “face-to-face” with colleagues in Cambridge, Massachusetts.