Category Archives: Technology

Global Neural Network Online Now

Last night we attended a lecture at MIT which once again reminded us why we keep returning to Cambridge after 40 years despite the weather. The event featured Wadah Khanfar, until recently head of the Al Jazeera network, and a … Continue reading

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Duuuh Scientific Study of the Day

Excess weight gain during pregnancy linked to bigger babies Mothers who gain more weight than recommended during their pregnancies tend to have babies with higher birth weights than normal. But medical researchers haven’t known whether it’s the expectant mother’s weight … Continue reading

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Turning your Blog into a Book

Back at BarCamp, another drizzly morning, perfect for brunch in bed or a bracing geek-fest brunch, which consists this morning of complementary Starbucks coffee, Skittles, pretzel sticks and Eden Garden Salty ‘n Sweet Snack Bars. First session up is a … Continue reading

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All the World’s aTwitter

Discussing logistical matters on Twitter is simply going to attract unnecessary attention of the government and other detractors. This is why most such discussions take place on secure private platforms like e-mail or instant-messaging….Thus, Iran’s regime is quite knowledgeable about … Continue reading

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Still Fighting the Last Century’s Wars

Google seems intent on following the same path to world domination as the previous heavyweight champ – Microsoft – by releasing a “better browser” of their own. Known as Google Chrome, its chief innovation seems to be putting the tabs … Continue reading

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We Invented It, We Should Own It

Invented by American computer scientists during the 1970s, the Internet has been embraced around the globe. During the network’s first three decades, most Internet traffic flowed through the United States. In many cases, data sent between two locations within a … Continue reading

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Live from Bar Camp Boston

The Dowbrigade News is coming to you live this morning from BarCamp Boston, at Marignon High School in Cambridge. This is the third Bar Camp in as many years, and the success of the idea is seen in the increasing … Continue reading

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Arthur Murray Book Club

At the Boston Public Library each month, teenagers get down to the vigorous techno thumps of the popular arcade game Dance Dance Revolution. The Norwell Public Library treats visitors to a monthly free dinner and a movie. Borrowers in Andover … Continue reading

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We Want One

The Pin-On Video Screen By Saul Hansell I remember looking up across Times Square just after New Years in 2000 and seeing the new 60-foot tall LED video display that curved around Nasdaq’s Times Square showroom. It seemed at the … Continue reading

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Waterworld Wired

(Watertown, MA) – Tired of swimming laps with nothing but the sound of water sloshing in your ears, while your land-lubber mates work out to the latest tunes or podcasts? A Watertown company has come up with a solution: an … Continue reading

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Hypochondriac Heaven

Computer geek hypochondriacs have long wished for a medical diagnostic program where you tell the computer what you feel like, and it will tell you what you’ve got. An early effort in this direction was launched in the late 70’s … Continue reading

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Sista Hoods Spell Cyber Salvation

Boston’s plan to blanket the city with wireless Internet connections is set to pick up speed this month as companies jockey to play a role and a pilot WiFi project gets underway in a square-mile area of the Grove Hall … Continue reading

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