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Copenhagen Wheel (Photo from Superpedestrian)

Cambridge Company Creates Wheel That Turns Any Bicycle Into A Hybrid Electric

It’s called the “Copenhagen Wheel,” and it turns your bike into a hybrid that combines pedal power with electricity.

12/06/2013

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Are Deliveries By Drone Too Dangerous?

Amazon is looking to the future of Internet shopping. Instead of arriving by delivery truck, some day your order could land on your doorstep via drone. On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed an R&D project called Prime Air that would use drones to handle deliveries within 10 miles of fulfillment centers for orders up to five pounds, and do it within 30 minutes.

12/02/2013

Wind turbine in Falmouth.

Judge Orders Limited Use Of Falmouth Wind Turbines, Cites Health Problems

A judge has ordered the town of Falmouth to limit when it runs two wind turbines in town after neighbors blamed the turbines for a series of health problems.

11/22/2013

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Cell Phones On Planes

Federal regulators say rules banning the use of cell phones in airplanes are outdated, and it’s time to change them.

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will will take up a plan to allow greater in-flight access to cell phones and mobile broadband at a meeting next month. Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the cell phone industry, says modern technology can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably.

11/22/2013

Swansea Police Department (WBZ-TV photo)

Swansea Police Pay Ransom After Computer System Was Hacked

The Swansea Police Department confirms that earlier this month, they were forced to pay $750 to hackers through an untraceable online currency.

11/18/2013

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Facebook To Open Boston-Area Office

Facebook announced Thursday it plans to build an engineering team in Cambridge.

11/07/2013

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Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Toddlers Tech Savvy Before They Can Talk

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Joe Mathieu looks at a new study that shows some kids are tech savvy before they can talk.

10/29/2013

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Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Young People Say Technology Is Dehumanizing

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Joe Mathieu looks at a study where many young adults believe technology dehumanizes us.

10/18/2013

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Cambridge Company Creates High Tech Beer Pong Table For MIT Frat

A Cambridge-based company is certain to receive its share of both praise and criticism for one of its latest inventions.

10/05/2013

Lightsaber battle during a preview to the 'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination' exhibition. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Harvard, MIT Scientists Create Real Lightsaber

Researchers at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have built an actual lightsaber, like the ones used in the Star Wars saga.

09/26/2013

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High school students competed in the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition in Manchester, N.H. on Friday, March 4.

2011 FIRST Robotics Competition

High school students competed in the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition in Manchester, N.H. on Friday, March 4.

A Non-Glasses 3D Mobile DTV from LG Electronics is unveiled at the LG press conference at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show January 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Consumer Electronics Show 2011

The newest and greatest in consumer electronics were on display at the 2011 CES in Las Vegas.

An Apple employee holds a new iPod Nano at an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Sept. 1, 2010 in San Francisco. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Unveils New iPods, Apple TV

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a refreshed lineup of iPods and a smaller Apple TV during a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 2010.

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Notable Inventions By M.I.T. Grads

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation for a reason.

A receptionist robot, produced by Japan’s robot maker Kokoro smiles during a demonstration at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo on Nov. 25, 2009. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robot Craze

Back in the 1970s, it was easy for the “Six Million Dollar Man,” Steve Austin, to spot a robotic person — or a fembot as the hip sci-fi show called them. In 2010, Japanese robotics […]

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