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City Life

A Year With Google Glass: ‘I’m Not a Huge Fan of It’

When Google announced that it was introducing a wearable, hands-free gadget to the market, capable of taking photos, videos, and helping people navigate a city’s […]

City Life

‘Google Naps’ Tells You Where to Publicly Snooze in Boston

The return of spring in Boston brings many possibilities, among them the chance to take a nap in public without freezing to death. That’s probably […]

Arts & Entertainment

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Partners with Google Cultural Institute

Exciting news out of the Gardner camp this morning: the museum has announced a new partnership with the Google Cultural Institute, a collaboration that makes […]

City Life

More Police Officers Are Trying Out Google Glass

Now that many police departments across Massachusetts have mastered the use of platforms like Twitter and Facebook to get alerts and updates out to residents […]

City Life

People Ask Google: ‘Why Is Boston So Great?’

Nothing reveals a stereotype quite like the stuff people Google en mass in the privacy of their own homes. And Boston, as frequently stereotyped a […]

City Life

Boston Has Officially Moved Into the Google Cloud

As Boston welcomed incoming Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday, it also ushered in another big change: The city has officially moved everyone into the Cloud. […]

City Life

Is Google Building a Robot Army?

With the purchase of a Waltham-based robotics company that spun out of MIT, Google may have just grounded Amazon’s vision of using autonomous machines to […]

City Life

Citizens Disconnect: Let Us Google That For You

With the Citizens Connect app and website, Boston allows its residents to take a picture of a problem, send it to the city along with their precise location, […]

City Life

‘Google, You Autocomplete Me’

Why is Boston so boring? Why is Boston so windy? Why is Boston so humid? These are all, apparently, questions that people are asking the […]

City Life

Boston City Hall Goes Google

Mayor Menino’s City Hall has been teased in the past for being old-fashioned—the city, after all, didn’t get voicemail until February—but lately has proved to […]

City Life

You Can Thank Google For the Free WiFi at South Station

As if sitting around South Station and people watching wasn’t enough fun, thanks to a recent partnership between Google, the Biederman Redevelopment Ventures Corporation, and […]

City Life

For Some, Google Glasses Raise Privacy Concerns

Just a decade ago, people around the country worried about their personal privacy as cell phones and portable electronic devices started featuring small cameras, allowing […]

City Life

Here’s What Boston Looks Like on a Google Treasure Map

Google seems to have had a very fun time planning for this year’s April Fools as you can see by visiting Google Maps, where the […]


Twitter and Google Help Migraine Studies

Splitting headache? Researchers are using social media to study headaches. Photo via Shutterstock. Boston Children’s Hospital knows where people turn when they need medical information: Google […]

City Life

Moby Dick Gets the Google Doodle Treatment

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 161st anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The woodcut-inspired graphic depicts Captain Ahab, the notorious one-legged Quaker, […]