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Machine Man: Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks has spent his life creating intelligent machines that do our bidding. Some people, however, worry that robots like his will eventually supplant the human workforce. He has a different fear: that in the future, there won’t be enough robots.

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Seven Things You Missed at the What Works: Boston Event

In association with Politico’s What Works yearlong reporting series, What Works: Boston wrapped up Friday morning after a lot of tech talk. What Works: Boston […]

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The City of Boston Gets Great Yelp Reviews

On Yelp, the City of Boston has 4.5 stars. No, we’re not talking about some summation of the reviews of all the businesses in Boston. […]

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Somerville’s ‘MegaBot’ Heads to New York Comic Con

People’s jaws dropped as they slowly drove by Somerville’s Artisan’s Asylum Wednesday morning, where a 13-foot-tall metal robot that looked like something out of a science […]

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Somerville Designers Are Building Giant ‘MegaBots’ With Missile-Launching Capabilities

A team of engineers and designers in Somerville is constructing massive human-controlled metal robots equipped with missile launchers. “The long wait is over, folks, and […]

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Twitter Backs New MIT Media Lab Program

Thanks to Twitter, something new is hatching over at the MIT Media Lab. According to MIT News, the California-based social media site saw the potential […]

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MIT Researcher Wants to Master the Art of Online Partying

When Nathan Matias arrives at this year’s Mozilla Festival in London, a weekend-long excursion that brings together innovative minds seeking to improve the future of […]

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Soon You Can Tour the USS Constitution from Behind Your Desk

“Old Ironsides” will be dry-docked in the Charlestown Navy Yard for the next three years undergoing necessary repairs, severely restricting visitors who want to learn […]

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Mayor’s Office Teams Up With Citation-Paying Startup ‘TicketZen’

Mayor Marty Walsh’s office has been accused of stifling parking innovation apps in the city, but a new partnership with a company that lets users […]

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MIT Students Head to Court Over Bitcoin Hackathon Project

Lawyers representing the MIT students behind a bitcoin mining code created during a hackathon at the school last year will go before a judge on […]

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Hundreds Lined Up Outside of the Apple Store to Snag the iPhone 6

On Friday morning, tech hungry Bostonians eager to get their hands on the latest iPhone releases stood in a line that started at the front entrance […]

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MIT Researchers Teach a Robotic Cheetah to Run and Jump On its Own

Leave it to researchers from MIT to come up with a complex algorithm that’s specific to predatory motions like running, leaping, and bounding that can be […]

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Hookah Delivery Company ‘GoPuff’ Changes Up Its Business Model

A Philadelphia-based startup that expanded its roots to Boston this month is shying away from exclusively delivering hookahs to customers through their smartphone app by […]

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MIT Students Now Have a Place to Spend Their Bitcoins

MIT’s Kendall Square bookstore might be the first campus retail shop in the country to accept Bitcoins from students. “In the college industry, to my knowledge, […]

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MFA to Become Hotspot for New iPhone App ‘Somebody’

Texting at the MFA is about to get way more fun—or interesting, or weird, depending on how you want to look at it. That’s because […]