David Talbot, MIT Tech Review

David Talbot

MIT Tech Review

Cambridge, MA, United States

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Past articles by David:

Why the digital divide still lingers, and why it matters

If the next president intends to improve American infrastructure and expand economic opportunities, there’s no better place to start than with the millions of people who still lack broadband access and computer skills. → Read More

Top Stories

Your guide to what matters in technology news today. → Read More

The Unacceptable Persistence of the Digital Divide

Millions of Americans lack broadband access and computer skills. Can President Trump bring them into the digital economy? → Read More

5G Wireless Is Coming, and It’s Going to Blow You Away

A massive FCC spectrum release—and new advances in wireless technologies—accelerate an era of incredibly fast data. → Read More

Find Out Which Appliance Is Sucking All Your Power

Sense’s $299 gadget identifies individual devices in the home and exactly how much electricity they are using. → Read More

Facebook Has a Lot to Lose by Appearing Biased

The social media giant may reap more than $500 million in political ad revenue, but it trades on its image as an unbiased platform for information. → Read More

Wireless, Super-Fast Internet Access Is Coming to Your Home

The Supreme Court shut down his last venture, Aereo, after it riled TV broadcasters. Now Chet Kanojia wants to overturn how broadband is delivered. → Read More

Wireless Charging Is Actually Charging Ahead

Even as over-the-air charging company UBeam is getting debunked, magnetic resonance is heading for mass production. → Read More

A Secret Tool to Catch the Next VW-Style Emissions Cheat

New software spots anomalies in modified or hacked cars. → Read More

Amazon Prime or Amazon Redline?

Amazon’s same-day delivery service skirts many predominantly minority neighborhoods, raising a familiar charge that tech-company business imperatives can result in de facto digital inequality. → Read More

Remaking Social Media for the Next Revolution

A hero of the Egyptian revolution laments the limits of social media and hopes to improve online dialogue. → Read More

How Political Candidates Know If You’re Neurotic

The latest data-driven campaign pitches target you based on your personality, not just your demographics. But does such profiling work? → Read More

Desk-Size Turbine Could Power a Town

GE sees its new turbine as a strong rival to batteries for storing power from the grid. → Read More

Inflatable Spacecraft Launches, Falcon 9 Successfully Returns to Earth

It looks like the outer space equivalent of a bounce house, but Bigelow’s BEAM could make space travel cheaper and safer. → Read More

In Apple vs. the FBI, There Is No Technical Middle Ground

Either you let law enforcement get into encrypted devices and run the risk of letting others find a similar way in, or you don’t. → Read More

As Apple Works on “Uncrackable” Phones, Senators Seek a Workaround Everyone Can Agree On

U.S. senators have proposed a commission to help end Apple’s fight with the FBI and devise rules for accessing encrypted devices. → Read More

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Precise Gene Editing in Plants

CRISPR offers an easy, exact way to alter genes to create traits such as disease resistance and drought tolerance. → Read More

Precise Gene Editing in Plants

CRISPR offers an easy, exact way to alter genes to create traits such as disease resistance and drought tolerance. → Read More

Tim Cook Calls for Government Commission to Settle Encryption Fight

In a Q&A published Sunday, the Apple CEO said answering the FBI’s call to break into terrorists’ iPhone would be “dangerous.” → Read More

Apple Vows to Fight the Feds in the Battle over Encryption

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said his company will fight a court order to unlock the iPhone 5c owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters. → Read More