Technology

By - 3/6/13 - 5:04 pm

Kinvey puts together the map. And it's just startups actually within Boston city limits - none of that frou-frou Kendall Square or 495 stuff.

By - 3/1/13 - 8:37 pm

This video shows Boston Dynamics's Big Dog, which used to just be able to walk up hillsides, but which has now been outfitted to be the sort of robot you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.

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By - 3/1/13 - 12:09 pm

The T's started soliciting bids from companies willing to bolster WiFi service on the Purple Line and ferries in exchange for advertising opportunities, starting with painting over the AT&T logos now on the sides of commuter-rail trains (unless, of course, AT&T bids and wins). According to a T press release:

The solicitation provides for access to MBTA-owned rights of way throughout the commuter rail system

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By - 2/27/13 - 7:28 am

The Daily Free Press reports the BU Rocket Propulsion Group hopes to launch its own rocket into space in 2015 - using a "hybrid" engine that uses laughing gas and tire rubber for fuel.

By - 2/24/13 - 8:49 am

Wonder no more (and note the CueCat on the dash). Spotted around Camberville.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 2/14/13 - 8:34 am

The Framingham audio company yesterday filed a patent lawsuit against a company that makes an iPhone docking system that competes with its own SoundDock offering.

In its suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Bose charges SDI Technologies' iHome line, which lets users turn their Apple iDevices into boomboxes, violates a patent Bose was awarded on Jan. 29 for a system for... Read more

By - 1/22/13 - 8:33 am

Der Spiegel interviews a Harvard professor who thinks we're nearing the point where we could implant Neanderthal DNA in a human egg. Of course, that would take a woman willing to carry a Neanderthal to term. Actually, several women, because what's the point of growing just one?

No, you would certainly have to create a cohort, so they would have some sense of identity.

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By - 1/15/13 - 7:30 am

In a lawsuit filed yesterday, AMD charged that a former vice president and three managers at its Boxborough plant left for jobs at rival NVidia only after copying more than 100,000 confidential documents to take with them to their new jobs.

The suit, filed in US District Court in Worcester against Robert Feldstein and three managers, seeks the return of the files and, naturally, large... Read more

By - 1/15/13 - 6:59 am

Starts at 2 p.m. opposite the Moakley Courthouse, where Swartz was scheduled to go on trial in a month for downloading documents from an online database.

By - 1/13/13 - 8:20 pm

MIT Web page about its cogeneration plant was replaced with Anonymous message Sunday night.Obscure MIT Web page about its cogeneration plant was replaced with Anonymous message.

UPDATE, Monday: MIT confirms it was a distributed denial-of-service attack,... Read more

By - 1/13/13 - 10:54 am

Needs 25,000 signatories to get a government response.

Statement by his family:

Aaron's death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed to his death. The US Attorney’s office pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges,

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By - 12/24/12 - 8:17 am

Xconomy seeks answers in the help wanteds for Amazon's local expansion.

By - 12/4/12 - 7:51 am

Some examples of city statistics

The Globe reports Boston is unveiling a new Web site and iPhone app (sorry, Android and Blackberry users) that let you get a sort of dashboard look at how the city's performing in a variety of areas - based on a $650,000... Read more

By - 11/19/12 - 10:19 am

Dan Bricklin reports on a JavaScript emulation of the original IBM PC that lets you run the original spreadsheet program he co-wrote. He notes the emulator is even designed to emulate the 4.77 MHz speed of original PCs.

By - 11/12/12 - 10:18 am

Buy, use tickets on your smartphone, if your smartphone is an Android or iPhone. Versons for BlackBerry and South Station lines are planned.... Read more

By - 10/31/12 - 9:55 am

The National Weather Service reports:

A cut fiberoptic line belonging to a commercial phone company has disrupted websites serving the Eastern Region. As this issue is being resolved, we are now operating our websites in backup mode.

Among the sites affected are our own NWS office in Taunton.... Read more

By - 10/19/12 - 8:12 am

Dave Levy compares Uber and arriviste Hailo:

As an end-user, I'll likely go back and forth depending on wait times; the ability to choose and have multiple options only makes transportation around Boston better.

By - 10/19/12 - 7:55 am

The Tech reports how MIT didn't wait for a subpoena to give federal investigators detailed network information in their probe of a guy charged with downloading millions of documents from a paid database after allegedly breaking into an MIT wiring closet.

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