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Massachusetts Uses 🍪, 🐣, 🚕, 🔝, 👲 More than Any Other State

British tech firm SwiftKey has created a map of the top emojis used in each of the United States. As a piece by Gizmodo cleared […]

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Throwback Thursday: When Innovation Bros Were Software Ballplayers

Back in 1985, the South Boston Waterfront was Whitey Bulger’s twisted playground, not the glimmering hodgepodge of luxury high-rises and Legal Seafoods spinoffs it is today. It had […]

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Big Mother

A wave of new technology now lets you oversee your kids’ ­every move. Which raises the question: Do you really want to oversee your kids’ every move?

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MIT Grads Are Making It Easier to Donate to Charity

Apple lets users pay in stores or online without having to dig out their wallet, and Amazon’s “buy” button lets you make a purchase in just […]

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Boston College Students Start Support Group for Women in Innovation

There were about 60 students in Julie Bacon’s algorithms course at Boston College. Four were female. “Low representation in the classroom is a tangible thing,” […]

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Why Those Green Line Countdown Clocks Make Your Commute So Much Better

If the MBTA can’t make our trains run on time, at least it can make the wait more endurable. Blissfully, the MBTA revealed this April that riders would start […]

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Uber India Introduces New Safety Feature: The SOS Button

Uber India announced that it will introduce an SOS button to its apps, a feature that allows riders to give police crucial information in case of […]

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Discover Boston’s Hidden History With This App on Kickstarter

Inspiration struck Christian Samito while running through Brookline in 2013. While most people who pass Zaftigs in Brookline may be thinking about brunch and knishes, Samito spotted the […]

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Gov. Baker’s Proposed Regulations Would Be a Win for Uber and Lyft

Since launching in Massachusetts, Uber has vocally fought efforts made by states and cities to regulate the burgeoning e-hailing industry. But when Gov. Charlie Baker proposed […]

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Babson Student Develops ‘PICCPerfect’ Medical Dressings

Spring semester sophomore year, Emily Levy wore a toeless sock around her arm—to class, weddings, sorority parties, and presentations. She wasn’t trying to make a […]

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New Boston Public Garden App Offers Interactive Tours

You would think that snow-blind Bostonians who are still shell-shocked after the most crippling winter in the city’s history wouldn’t need much coaxing to go enjoy a […]

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Q&A: Turing Award-Winner Michael Stonebraker

Michael Stonebraker, a researcher and adjunct professor of computer science and engineering at MIT, was recognized last month by the Association for Computing Machinery for […]

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The Power of Ideas: Therese Murray

With Mass-Ignite, the former state Senate president is bringing international companies to the Bay State.

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Valley Speak

A local tech guru helps HBO’s hit startup sitcom speak the right code.

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When Are Taxis Cheaper than Uber?

Uber, the service that lets you summon and pay for car service using a smartphone, alleges that it is both more convenient and often cheaper […]