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Boston’s hackerspaces make room for robots and DIY synths, computer geeks, and tech punx
"Hackerspace." At first, that term might bring to mind an image of rows of Internet wizzes staring intently into their screens, coding illegally. But there is more to the term "hacker" than its unfortunate computer-criminal stereotype.
| September 07, 2012
Putting the 'Arrrr' in DRM
Forget Talk Like a Pirate Day. In the 2012 elections, November 6 will be Vote Like a Pirate Day — if you happened to have joined a growing number of hackers and Internet activists and registered as a member of the Massachusetts Pirate Party (MAPP).
| March 09, 2012
At the Hardware Hackathon: the Kegerator goes digital
One team turns a glowing tube of epoxy into a prototype for the next generation of lava lamps. Another rewires a Home Depot doorbell to send tweets, rather than ring. A third team wants to use Xbox to create a virtual dance floor.
| February 03, 2012
PlayStation Network hack knocks service out "indefinitely"
Six days ago, the PlayStation Network went down. Although some users can manage to get Netflix and other services to work, video gaming online continues...
| April 26, 2011
Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
This Swedish-language adaptation of the bestseller is a B-movie, the screen equivalent of a "summer beach read."
Pulp affliction: this Girl has lost her sting
| October 29, 2010
On an unheralded fall weekend right before Thanksgiving, a roomful of amateur hackers and Web rock stars gathered in East Cambridge for a historic convention that could dramatically reshape the way we get our music.
With big record companies willingly bucking technology, musicians and software types gathered in Cambridge to revolutionize the industry.
| December 04, 2009
Easy Ed strikes again
It’s always easy for Ed. That’s “Easy Ed” Achorn, the Other Paper’s deputy editorial pages editor who is the equivalent of a right-wing P&J.
More propaganda from Achorn. Plus, legislative musings and more.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 13, 2009
Hacking into pie
John Duksta's latest bit of high-tech wizardry — a machine that would aid in the creation of circuit boards — fell a bit short.
| September 11, 2009
They're watching you
A guide for privacy for Mainers and beyond.
Bugged Levis, unauthorized sex tapes, leaked medical records — is nothing sacred anymore?
| August 30, 2006
Log on. Check your Gmail. Click the URLs your friend just sent. One’s a blog entry about electronic voting machines, the other is a news story about warrantless wiretapping. Grit your teeth.
As the Internet and other shifting technologies dominate our lives, is the EFF the new ACLU?
| February 09, 2006
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