Author: robpegoraro

A D.C.-based journalist, Rob Pegoraro was the Washington Post personal-tech columnist from 1999 to 2011. He's contributed to USA Today, Discovery News, and Yahoo Tech.

Articles by robpegoraro

  • Woven City: Toyota’s Planned Proving Ground in Japan
    Published on July 20, 2020 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Employees, business partners, and others may set up housekeeping and create a real-life test environment for new technologies in autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
  • Keeping an Eye on Privacy as Cities Get Smarter
    Published on July 13, 2020 in Economy, Market & Trends
    A sleek utility pole called the Ekin Spotter—made by Ekin, an international software, hardware, and design firm that focuses on smart cities—can accommodate such modules as a license-plate reader, traffic radar, red-light cameras, and air quality sensors, along with electric-vehicle charging ports. This was the type of municipal-level technology on display at the 2020 CES show earlier this year, along with other smart-city components such as partially or fully autonomous vehicles, delivery drones, and street-based sensors.
  • Expect 5G to Slow Its Roll as It Enters Buildings
    Published on November 18, 2019 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Commercial structures could be a formidable barrier to 5G wireless.
  • Making Space for More Tech Firms in New York City
    Published on August 25, 2014 in Economy, Market & Trends
    As New York City’s burgeoning tech economy continues to grow, startups face the same challenges for office space they would anywhere else—but have the added challenge of Manhattan-level price tags, vying for space with law firms, banks, and other well-financed tenants.