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Meet Boston’s New Chief Digital Officer

It’s fairly easy to see that Mayor Marty Walsh is making digital assets a top priority during his time in office, something that’s evidenced by […]

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No Gas, No Problem

People stare at Daniel Theobald when he drives his kids to school. They look at him when he cruises through the streets of Somerville and […]

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Methuen School’s Getting New Security System to Help Stop Active Shooters

A Methuen school is getting a new, state-of-the-art security system installed inside of its hallways and classrooms that will help first responders like police, fire, […]

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Parking in Somerville Just Got Easier

Change can be good, but when it comes to parking at a meter, it’s usually just a hassle. To help residents and visitors in Somerville […]

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Uber’s Surge Pricing Once Again Makes People Mad

The internet, already less than enamored with Uber’s surge pricing system, found new reason to express anger at the private car app’s pricing scheme after a tragedy […]

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Aereo Goes Off the Airwaves in Boston

A company that’s been trying transform the way people view television content, by cutting the cord on cable packages and letting customers stream their favorite […]

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Five Hackathons to Look Out for This Month

Yes, you can hack music. And food, too.

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What You Missed at the MassChallenge Awards

$1.75M was given to 16 startups in the MassChallenge accelerator program, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick dissed Cambridge.

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‘MegaBot’ Designers Want to Start a Robot Fighting League

They were a hit at New York Comic Con, grabbing the attention of thousands of spectators who flooded through the front doors of the venue […]

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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 […]