Science/Tech

“I’m What ISIS Doesn’t Need”: The MIT Team Behind @DeepDrumpf

In real life and on Twitter, the one thing you can count on Donald Trump for is saying outlandish things (or typing them out with his little sausage fingers). And after John Oliver’s recent Trump—er, sorry, Drumpf—takedown on Last Week Tonight, Bradley Hayes of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) used artificial intelligence to create a Twitter […]


Blazing Bandwidth: netBlazr Wants to Bring Better Broadband to Cambridge

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who actually likes their Internet provider? Even if the service itself is relatively fine—the speeds are okay, the outages are infrequent—it’s rare to find a person who doesn’t feel frustrated by the pressure to bundle services and the paucity of providers. And that’s to say nothing of horror stories like the […]


Solar Soofa Benches are on Their Way

No, we didn’t just misspell “sofa.” Soofas are smart benches created by Changing Environments, a spinoff of the MIT Media Lab. Each Soofa has two USB ports where you can charge your phone or other handheld mobile device, and they share data about the hours of sunlight collected online. Even cooler, Soofas can sense the environment around them and collect […]


Bridj Given Yellow Light to Operate in Cambridge

When Bridj launched this past June, they put the Mercedes Sprinter (their vehicle of choice) before the wheel, so to speak. One of the company’s first routes traversed three cities—Cambridge, Boston and Brookline—before it had been awarded licenses to technically operate in any of them.


Bridj on Your Phone: Startup Introduces New App

Bridj, the Kendall Square startup aimed at providing transportation solutions for the Greater Boston Area, announced today their new app that will bring the booking process from the web to your smartphone. The business is still in its beta phase, but since launching in June, Bridj has expanded its coverage to locales in Boston, Cambridge […]


Tech: The Bot Side

The Bot Side is the robotics team at the Community Charter School of Cambridge founded in October 2011 with the belief that “everyone should have the opportunity to see and work with robotics.” As team 5397, Bot Siders compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), which engages middle and high school students in head-to- head […]