Hiawatha Bray is a technology writer for the Boston Globe Business section. He has contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines including Wired, Fast Company and Black Enterprise. He received an Overseas Press Club award for his series on the Internet in Africa.
Other wearables measure your heart rate or the distance you’ve run. Pavlok does just one thing — it zaps you with a sharp electric shock to help you shake off bad habits. And when it comes to my nail-biting habit, Pavlok worked.More →
Since the first “Star Trek” television series took flight half a century ago, the science-fiction show and its many spin-offs have featured hundreds of characters–heroes, villains, comic relief, and even red-shirted extras who get killed in the first 15 minutes.More →
Concord-based Isabella Products Inc., maker of the Fable tablet computer for children, has acquired StarWalk Kids Media, of Great Neck, NY, a maker of electronic books for children. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.More →
Clear Ballot’s machines are based on Intel PC hardware and can be upgraded as processing speeds improve. The machine now needs about four seconds to scan each ballot, but faster chips could mean shorter lines at polling places.More →
At the annual International CES consumer electronics show, the ovens, refrigerators and washing machines on display here get a little smarter every year. After seeing the latest offerings from Whirlpool and Samsung, I’m thinking it’s almost time to start taking computer-controlled appliances seriously. More →
Massachusetts companies were well represented, including a surprising newcomer–Boston-based insurance company Liberty Mutual Group, which is promoting a smartphone app to track its customers’ driving habits.More →