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Postmates, an On-Demand Delivery Service, Makes Boston Debut

A San Francisco-based delivery service that brings an array of items to people’s doors with the click of an app is launching in Boston Wednesday, […]

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Solar-Powered Benches to Be Installed at City Parks

Simply sitting down at a park bench is boring, so Mayor Marty Walsh and a company spun out of the MIT Media Lab decided to […]

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MIT Researchers Want to Bring Readers Into the ‘FOLD’

When the crisis in Crimea started to unfold earlier this year, MIT Media Lab researchers Kevin Hu and Alexis Hope found themselves asking a lot […]

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You Can Now Send People Smells Using a Smartphone

Describing a scent to someone, no matter how detailed the explanation, can never replace the stimulation a person gets from actually taking in the aroma. That’s […]

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Cambridge Police Rolling Out Gunshot-Detecting Technology

Cambridge Police are turning to social media to answer questions about new equipment they’re installing on the city’s streets that can detect and pinpoint the […]

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Startups Will Showcase Their Inventions During the ‘Pitch Heard ‘Round the World’

A music, tech, and innovation festival this week will give six area startups looking to grow their business a chance to stand before some of […]

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MIT Robotics Lab Creates Extra Limbs that Operate on Their Own

Someone better start thinking about assembling a crew of superheroes because MIT robotics engineers just unleashed a new project that’s reminiscent of an evil villain […]

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What the Tech?: Robotic Fish Are Lurking in the Waters

Legislators and privacy advocates have been seriously concerned with unmanned drones taking over the skies and spying on people below. But did they ever think […]

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What the Tech?: Lechal ‘Smart Shoes’ Help the Blind Get Around

The first batches of a specialized shoe insole that vibrates to alert users when they’re supposed to make a turn, acting like a real-time GPS […]

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What the Tech?: It’s the Revival of the Business Card

A slew of companies have been trying to figure out how to bring the business card model into the digital age without losing the tangibility […]

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What the Tech?: Find Out How Late Your Bus Will Be

After a successful installation and positive response from riders for their train arrival signs, the MBTA has decided to put up new screens at several […]

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What the Tech?: Mapping Human Responses to Super Bowl Ads

Even though many people from New England may be less than thrilled to flip on their TVs come Super Bowl Sunday, since the Patriots won’t […]

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What the Tech?: MIT Is Working On an Advanced Transparent Digital Display

Displaying information on transparent screens isn’t something the 21st century hasn’t already seen. After all, GPS devices that rely on Head-Up Displays, or HUDs, are […]

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What The Tech?: LiquiGlide Will Likely Set Industry Standards

By 2015, restaurant patrons won’t be fidgeting with condiment containers, struggling to squeeze out the last drops of ketchup or mayonnaise from the bottle, thanks […]

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What The Tech?: Meet The World’s First ‘Invisible Speaker’ System

The race to create powerful, crisp sound from a speaker system is matched with the challenge of coming up with a design that’s easy on […]