Technology

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Boston’s Start-Ups Will Never Be Silicon Valley Cool

It’s no secret that Boston is a world-class start-up ecosystem. Like Silicon Valley, we’ve got a reliable flow of venture capital, tax credits for research […]

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Ring’s Neighborhood Watch Feature Is Bringing Out the Worst in Boston

On a Tuesday afternoon in December, a man dressed in a camo hoodie with a shopping bag at his side walked up a set of […]

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Who Will Save Us from the TikTok Teens?

OK just want to say up top here that you really want to avoid succumbing to hysteria about viral trends and “challenges” and so on. […]

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What Did Boston Google in 2019?

Bostonians had a lot on their minds in 2019, and thanks to Google and its unfathomable stockpile of data on all of us, we now […]

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You Can Now Summon a 3D Keytar Bear on Snapchat

Want to capture the experience of spotting Keytar Bear on the streets of Boston from the comfort of…anywhere? A new Snapchat lens has you covered. A […]

Arts & Entertainment

You Can Take a Dive with Aquarium Experts Tonight

The New England Aquarium will bring the diving experience at one of the region’s most precious ocean preserves to the (very) big screen Thursday night. […]

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As Surveillance Goes Mainstream, Can Boston Tame Big Brother?

How many times do you think your face has been captured and plugged into an AI database today? Your mug, after all, is being scanned, […]

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After 20 Years, Someone Finally Solved This MIT Puzzle

So he’s not a janitor, and the problem he solved wasn’t scrawled on a chalkboard, but we may have a real-life Good Will Hunting situation on […]

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Harvard, MIT, BU Helped Get Us That Black Hole Photo

Brainiacs in our backyard brought us Earth-shaking news about the possibility of alien spacecraft streaking through our solar system, or communicating with life beyond the […]

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Stop & Shop Says It Plans to Use “Self-Driving Grocery Stores” in Greater Boston This Year

At this point in Boston, we’ve gotten used to the idea of driverless cars taking their first baby steps on our streets. But is the region […]

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Let’s Just See What the Aliens Have to Say

In what is either a sign of hope or sheer desperation, the local scientific community has been increasingly looking beyond the stars. Harvard researchers saw a giant rock hurtling through our solar […]

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Amazon Facial Recognition Mistakenly Linked Ed Markey to a Mugshot

As far as we know, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey’s face has never appeared in a mugshot. But that’s not the result the ACLU got when […]

A nuTonomy car parked outside the central branch of the Boston Public Library
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Boston Just Gave the OK to Citywide Tests of Self-Driving Cars

Make way for robots. Boston has just given approval to the self-driving car company nuTonomy to begin testing autonomous vehicles all around the city, letting […]

Arts & Entertainment

I Spent the Day with a Digital Ben Franklin

Since it opened next to City Hall last summer, the Dreamland Wax Museum has specialized in bringing historical figures and celebrities to life with, well, […]

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Northeastern Wants to Unlock the Secrets of Boston’s Past with Big Data

Boston has a long and complicated past, and its many archives and databases each tell little pieces of that story—a photo album here, a map there, […]