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Laptop program change sets schools back 10 years

The webinar started with a five-minute effort to ensure the screen-and-audio sharing technology was actually working, punctuated by uncertainty about which representatives of which companies would be making remarks. Not an auspicious start.
Learning works
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 04, 2013

Monologue peels the screen back for a look at the core of Apple

The narrator of Mike Daisey's one-man show has long had a worshipful relationship with Apple electronics.
Under the smooth exterior
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 22, 2012


The dinosaurs of the entertainment world ( i.e. , Hollywood movie studios and national music companies) have joined with the Business Software Alliance (which represents tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft, and Intel) to sponsor an insidious piece of l
Old-media corporate giants seek censorship through a web-based blacklist. Plus, #occupy brutality, and D.C. deadlock.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 25, 2011

Interview: John Hodgman is pleased to serve

Brookline native, Apple pitchman, podcast host, and Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman has made a career out of hilarious pedantry.
You're welcome
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 11, 2011

In loving memory

Everyone deserves an iPad 2.
By KARL STEVENS  |  October 14, 2011

Review: Figa

In the not-so-distant future, thanks to poor management and changing weather patterns, we are likely to face crippling shortages of fresh water.
Figa opens at last, with influences delicate and broad
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 22, 2011


Review: Canary Square

Where are the canaries? There are no canaries here. This gastropub is on Jamaica Plain's William E. Canary Square, marked with a sign few read in memory of Corporal Canary, who died in World War I.
Remaking a popular spot in Jamaica Plain
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 14, 2011

The year in tech

This year saw some tech wins (public information), some losses (privacy), and many more questions for the future of an increasingly wired world. (Example: Is anything secret anymore?) And there was the appearance of yet another grassroots David, and, as
Private eyes are watching you
Blog: Apple Cracks Down on Jailbroken Iphones 8-23-10

Blog: Apple Cracks Down on Jailbroken Iphones 8-23-10

Early this morning Fletcher talked about a recent article that says "Apple is cracking down on Jailbroken Iphones" Check it out HERE.  
By MorningIntern  |  August 23, 2010

Bad behavior

The ghost of George W. Bush will haunt the this year's election season.
Corporate America's $200 million war chest, Apple's worm, Goldman's fine, BP's latest
By EDITORIAL  |  July 23, 2010

Give me back my bloody pad

I was wondering ...
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 25, 2010


Steve Jobs talks toast

Exploring the iKitchen
 Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  June 04, 2010

Rotten Apple

I appreciated your timely article on Apple’s evolution from underdog to corporate bully.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 28, 2010

Privacy concerns make facebook the new bad guy

There was, for a time, a pretty clear moral hierarchy in the tech sector. Microsoft was the evil overlord, Apple the virtuous underling.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 28, 2010

Apple loses its cool

Sheez, they’re getting awfully touchy out in Cupertino.
Once the underdog cult darling battling the evil empire, Apple is fighting an image problem — and critics, who say it’s betrayed the digital revolution
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  May 14, 2010
iPad news, bans, and misinformation

iPad news, bans, and misinformation

So you've gone by and drooled over the newest Apple product at your local Apple store, wishing the thing didn't cost $500+. Or maybe you've...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  April 26, 2010

Apple's iPad & the Marvel Comic Reader

No, I don't have an Apple iPad -- so watching CNET's Natali Del Conte dextrously unwrap that device felt strangely voyeuristic. Not that fresh tech...
By Maddy Myers  |  April 02, 2010

Play by play: March 12, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of March 12, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 12, 2010

Play by Play: March 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, March 5, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 05, 2010

Holy Scrollers!

It hadn't been a pleasant millennium so far for books. But then, lo this past month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled his company's new iPad, and there was much rejoicing.
The future of e-publishing can be found in one of the world's oldest books.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 19, 2010
The iPad revealed: Is it #namefail or #netbookiller?

The iPad revealed: Is it #namefail or #netbookiller?

Engadget demos the iPadSteve Jobs finally unveiled his latest brainchild, the much-anticipated iPad, at an Apple event in San Francisco just this morning. The technophile...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  January 27, 2010


Through a glass darkly

Predicting a Super Bowl winner doesn't make you a genius: after all, given a pool of 32 teams, one of them is bound to capture the trophy. But predicting the future for an industry that's been buffeted by new technologies and economic vicissitudes, and
Forecasting the media year to come
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 08, 2010

Microsoft plans for Xphone

The above image - the "Xune" - is a years-old fantasy of A.J. Kandy's. It's an Xbox 360-inspired version of Microsoft's mp3 player, the Zune,...
By Maddy Myers  |  December 30, 2009

Tilting at Windows

Stallman — a legend in the programmer community for more than a quarter century — considers it his life's work to proselytize the free-software gospel, educating the lay people who'd otherwise assume that Microsoft or Apple are exclusively synonymous wit
Software 'Saint' Richard Stallman fights for computing freedom — and against corporate control
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 18, 2009

New Microsoft Stores: Good News for Gamers

Today, Microsoft opened the first in a chain of retail stores designed to mimic the success of the Apple Stores. Mac and PC users alike...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 26, 2009
Windows Fail

Windows Fail

By Charlie  |  September 08, 2009

Steve Jobs is a genius...

Yes, I know this is a parody. Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard...
By Charlie  |  January 06, 2009

Flashbacks: Artist provocateur Paul Richard puts the ICA up for sale, king of the Bonds and where were you when Agnew Quit?

DEPT. OF REINTERPRETATION10 years agoOctober 16, 1998 | Reporter Sarah McNaught interviewed conceptual artist Paul Richard about his latest “work.”“The 36-year-old provocateur...recently climbed up on...
By Ian Sands  |  October 17, 2008

The Big Hurt: The week in digital mishaps

Say what you will about Kid Rock, but I will not allow you to deny that the man is a fucking artiste .  
Internets threaten Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, and sexy bits
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 15, 2008

Wes Anderson's short film available as a free iTunes download

It's called "Hotel Chevalier," and you can get it here. It's intended as a companion piece to Wes Anderson's upcoming Darjeeling Limited: a 13-minute prologue...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 27, 2007