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A non-traditional career pioneer lives right here in Maine

Dale McCormick knows this fight.
Paving the way
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 09, 2012

Vocational education opens new opportunities for all students

Walk around the cavernous "hard trades" wing of the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) — which houses the auto-mechanic, carpentry, and welding programs, among others — and you're bound to witness a hubbub of activity, the bubbling-over en
Blue collar girls
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 09, 2012

Can manufacturing save the state's economy?

As the economy coughs its way toward something resembling recovery, politicians and economists are pointing to a surprising elixir: manufacturing.
Making It in Rhode Island
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 09, 2012

As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to balance the allure of tech development with Central Square's gritty soul

A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
Square roots
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 09, 2012
Overdub Tampering 3

The Overdub Tampering Committee

Armed with an idea, a hastily written manifesto, a press release, and some software to disguise my computer's IP address, I was able to raise the question, "How do you know that what you're illegally downloading is the actual music it claims to be?" This
How a group of Boston musicians exacted their weird price from the world of online music sharing — without actually doing a thing
By RYAN WALSH  |  February 17, 2012

Photos: PAX East 2011 (Saturday)

Giant rampaging Pikachus, Jedi knights, and garden-variety zombies
At the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center | March 12, 2011
By DAVE BARKER  |  March 18, 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
Gaming news roundup, week of April 27

Gaming news roundup, week of April 27

Ah, sweet summer. Everyone knows this is prime gaming season, since it's too hot to go outside, not ...
By webteam  |  April 27, 2009
It's like 4:20 for code toads: Party like it's 1234567890!

It's like 4:20 for code toads: Party like it's 1234567890!

Geeks worldwide will be drinking at 6:31:30 Eastern (23:31:30 UTC) today as they celebrate a hi...
By b.pena  |  February 13, 2009
Click and clink

Click and clink

"Let me buy you a drink." Those words are always magic to our ears. Now, a new online service,, lets us make - and...
By Heather Bouzan  |  October 29, 2007

Web of style

Surviving a workday is impossible without checking up on our favorite style blogs from time to time. Unlike our guilty-pleasure celebrity rags (c'mon, we all...
By Heather Bouzan  |  September 20, 2007

Hot Call: Apple iPhone

Hot Call: Apple iPhone

Forget the status bags and pricey scarves: the iPhone has proven itself the most covet-worthy accessory of the season. With its bad-ass phone features, widescreen...
By eldean  |  August 08, 2007

Hot Blog:

We can't resist a good celebrity gossip blog, but sometimes we're in need of an afternoon time killer with a little more substance. Enter
By eldean  |  August 08, 2007

Hot Workout: Power Plate

Remember those thick, vibrating bands that old-time boxers used to wrap around their waists in hopes of jiggling off a few pounds? The Power Plate,...
By eldean  |  August 08, 2007

Virtually Hot: Wii Sports

We don't consider ourselves natural athletes. In fact, the most exercise we generally get is sprinting down the streets to hit the Saks sale before...
By eldean  |  August 08, 2007

Hot Social Secretaries: Online Social Planning

We're guessing that you're a hot young professional with a zest for life and all things fun. We're also guessing that with all of your...
By eldean  |  August 08, 2007

Hot Time Suck:

Move over, LiveJournal and Blogger; there's a new player in town - and never before have menial tasks seemed so interesting. Thanks to the micro-blogging sensation...
By eldean  |  August 08, 2007

Hot Tube: Online TV

By now, user-driven video Web sites like YouTube are old news, a staple for browsers hungry for rebroadcasts of sitcoms and silly home videos that...
By eldean  |  August 08, 2007

Good Porn-ing

Um, it's porn, and it's free. Need we say more? Control yourself until your girlfriend has nodded off/your dinner guests have headed home/you've left the...
By webteam  |  July 03, 2007

Millions Man

When British journalist Sean Thomas was assigned to try Internet dating for a magazine cover story, he was skeptical. Fast-forward 10 months: he's dated the...
By webteam  |  June 19, 2007