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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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House Lawmakers Vote To Repeal ‘Tech Tax’

The Massachusetts House has approved a repeal of an unpopular new technology tax.

09/25/2013

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Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Rage Spreads In Social Media

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu looks at a new study that finds rage is the emotion most likely to spread across social media.

09/25/2013

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New ‘Smart Card’ Technology To Reduce Credit Card Fraud

It’s a small silver square sending a wave of ripple effects through retail – a small microchip on the front of credit cards that hopes to greatly reduce credit fraud.

WBZ-TV–09/24/2013

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Boston Commuters Call ‘Waze’ App A Lifesaver

Pick any major road into Boston at 8 a.m. and it’s going to be a mess.

09/23/2013

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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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