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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.
Creative co-working
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 07, 2012
TJI: Mass Pirate Party Conference

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).
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By ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 09, 2012
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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.
Engineering Dept.
By STEPHEN BEALE  |  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...
By Maddy Myers  |  April 26, 2011
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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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 29, 2010
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Hacking pact

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.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 13, 2009
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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.
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By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 11, 2009
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They're watching you

A guide for privacy for Mainers and beyond.
Bugged Levis, unauthorized sex tapes, leaked medical records — is nothing sacred anymore?
By SARA DONNELLY  |  August 30, 2006
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Frontier justice

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?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 09, 2006