Lyft riders can now take a driverless-car trip in Boston

Lyft riders in the Seaport area of Boston can now take a ride in a driverless car thanks to the the company's partnership with tech firm nuTonomy. The goal is to use feedback from riders to improve the technology and experience.
Smart Home

Renting just got a whole lot easier with Bedly shared housing

Co-founded by Martin Greenberg and Benjamin Chester, Bedly trims off the annoying parts of finding a rental. By furnishing apartments, screening roommates, and establishing utilities, renters enjoy a much simpler exchange.
Emerging Tech

Boston drone maker releases surveillance UAV that can fly forever

A new drone from Boston drone maker CyPhy Works can fly forever using a very small filament that operates as a tether, and is attached to the drone to serve as a non-stop power supply.
Movies & TV

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany in talks to work with Jake Gyllenhaal on Stronger

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany is reportedly in talks to play the lead female role, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, in a movie based on the life of Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Dust off your Pip-Boy: Fallout 4 is coming, and it’s set in Boston

Bethesda has finally announced Fallout 4, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A careful examination of the announcement trailer has confirmed earlier rumors that it will indeed be set in and around Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston Uber driver charged with rape of female passenger

Definitely another black mark on Uber's ability to successfully vet safe drivers, an 46-year-old Uber driver in Boston has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a young female passenger.
Emerging Tech

Boston’s solar-powered benches charge your phone while you’re one with man-made nature

If you're someone who's tired of having your phone die on you while you're watching your kid or feeding the pigeons, Boston's pilot program might interest you. The city is installing solar-powered benches, which allow certain smartphones…

Boston police stop using license plate scanners over privacy concerns

Easily a privacy concern for the residents of Boston and other cities that deploy license plate scanners, Boston police have suspended the use of those automated devices due to a leak of private information.
Home Theater

Aereo sues CBS in pre-emptive move to protect Boston expansion

After weeks of legal threats from CBS and Fox, Aereo pre-empted any potential attempt by the broadcasting incumbents to stave off its planned expansion to Boston on May 15 by filing a lawsuit against CBS today.
Home Theater

Aereo launching in Boston on May 15

Aereo is about to break out of its base in New York City and debut its live TV streaming and cloud DVR service to customers in Boston on May 15, which will be the first market as part of expansion plans the company announced a few months…

Live streaming police scanners and mainlining Twitter during the Boston manhunt

Well before the national media mobilized, #watertown and #MIT provided a late night source of information for one Massachusetts native in search of news about the Boston Marathon bombers. And when a local police scanner was found streaming…

Digital Public Library of America launches April 18, API hacks welcomed

The Digital Public Library of America is a free, online portal to all the print books, manuscripts, magazines and digital texts that are currently in partner libraries across the country. Google, eat your heart out.