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MIT Student Took a Million Pics of Boston’s Skyline from the Same Spot Over Five Years

If you live in Greater Boston, sooner or later, you’re going to snap a photo of the skyline. There will come a day when the Prudential […]

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An App from MIT Can Program Everything Around You

Imagine you’re just about to go to sleep when you realize you’ve left the light on. The switch is on the other side of the […]

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‘Yeti’ Will Help Boston Residents Crowdsource Snow Shoveling

It’s been an unseasonably warm December here in Boston, but after last year’s record-breaking Snowpocalypse, most locals aren’t complaining. Chris Barry, on the other hand, is hoping […]

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Carmen Sandiego Can Be Found on Your iPhone

Educational PC game villain Carmen Sandiego is back after three decades in a new iOS app called Carmen Sandiego Returns. Launched on Thursday by Boston-based […]

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NASA Awards Two Humanoid Robot Prototypes to MIT and Northeatern

Developed by a team of engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the R5—nicknamed Valkyrie—is a humanoid robot designed to assist during human missions […]

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MassChallenge Startups Took Home $1.5 Million Last Night

Jumbo checks were awarded to 16 budding companies on Wednesday evening at the sixth annual MassChallenge awards. The award ceremony is the yearly culminating event for […]

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Chinese Hackers Suspected in ‘Sophisticated, Targeted’ Cyber-Attack on Woods Hole

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, one of the country’s top scientific research facilities, fell victim to a “sophisticated, targeted” cyber attack in June. Now, officials at WHOI […]

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MBTA Routes (and Delays) Now Included in Apple Maps

This may come as a shock, but in real life, the MBTA doesn’t quite follow the clean, brachiform lines of its ubiquitous map. The Green […]

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Bridj to Offer Neurosignal Treatment on Your Commute

Transit startup Bridj is setting out to make your morning commute completely stress-free by inducing some good vibes…with neurosignal treatment. The Boston-based alternative bus service is […]

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Rose Kennedy Greenway to Give Its Free Outdoor Wi-Fi a Major Upgrade

One of the largest free outdoor wireless networks in Massachusetts will soon receive a big upgrade. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy announced Tuesday it’s partnering […]

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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,” […]