Technology

City Life

A Winthrop Paramedic’s Wake-Up Call: An Exploding Phone

How was your morning? A Winthrop first-responder got a first-hand look at the perils of faulty electronics over the weekend when his cell phone exploded […]

Wellness

MIT Media Lab Created Tattoos That Double as On-Skin Devices

Remember when Flash Tattoos were trendy? A group from MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research just blew those out of the water. Led by MIT’s […]

City Life

The Guy Behind the Most Bizarrely Helpful State-Run Twitter Account in Massachusetts

Campaign and political finance isn’t sexy. On the state and municipal level, it’s less Bernie Sanders’ fire-and-brimstone sermons about Citizens United, and more a selectman candidate properly […]

City Life

Watch This Drone Video Over Boston in Crisp 4k

Can’t afford to shell out hundreds of dollars for a chopper tour over Boston? This might be the next best thing. A videographer from Belmont […]

Restaurants

This New App Has Your Dining Plans Figured Out

The next time you’re indecisive about where to get dinner or drinks around town, you’ll be relieved to know there’s an app for that. Date Seat plans to launch in […]

City Life

Ageism in Tech Takes a Turn for the Wiser

Older workers have talent and plenty of know-how. Finally, Boston’s youth-obsessed tech startups are starting to notice.

Restaurants

Water Treatment Company and Breweries to Make Charles River Beers for HUBweek

The Charles River isn’t the stream of sewage it once was: The EPA gives it a B+ for cleanliness (though that’s down a little from the A- […]

City Life

City of Boston Launches New Boston.gov Site

The City of Boston launched its redesigned website Wednesday: Boston.gov. But it’s not done. And it never will be. “If we’re doing our job right, […]

City Life

Uber Is Delivering Ice Cream On-Demand on Friday

Gone are the (hot) days of patiently waiting for the ice cream truck to make its rounds. In today’s world, your frozen treat cravings can […]

City Life

Someone Reported a Pokémon to City Hall’s 311 Service

Pokémon Go, the mobile game that’s launched thousands of nostalgic Millennials wandering aimlessly into oncoming traffic in search of a Meowth, has taken Boston by […]

City Life

Boston Ranked One of the World’s Best Tech Cities

The Silicon Valley area is familiar to a global audience as a mecca of tech innovation, with startups and established tech companies from Apple to Google, […]

City Life

New Boston Dynamics Robot Can Bring You Beer (Sort Of)

You’ve seen Spot run, now you can watch its younger sibling do that and then some. Boston Dynamics unveiled its latest robotic creation, the SpotMini, […]

City Life

GeoOrbital’s Electric Wheel Makes Bicycling a Breeze

No more breaking a sweat during your morning commute—a new type of wheel from GeoOrbital will give your standard bike some extra power. The Cambridge-based startup’s idea is […]

City Life

Greenfield Is Creating Its Own Internet

When Greenfield mayor Bill Martin realized 40 percent of the town didn’t have access to internet, he had an idea—he’d create his own. Five years ago, […]

City Life

Residents of Massachusetts Can’t Spell Their Own State Name

Well, this is embarrassing. In honor of the National Spelling Bee Championships, Google Trends released the top “how to spell” results for each state. While […]