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.
Apple Inc. made its long-awaited entry into the moribund smartwatch market on Monday, showing off a new wrist-mounted device it hopes will become the first such gadget to become a mass-market hit.
The new Apple Watch features a sleek design that looks far more elegant than many rival smartwatches. It also features an upscale price tag -- $349 for the least expensive model, rising to $10,000 or more for an elite version crafted from solid gold.
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Your digital music player is hiding something — the true sound of your favorite songs. So says Worcester native Phil Baker, who’s joined forces with rock legend Neil Young to create Pono, a digital player designed to deliver every note with extraordinary accuracy.
A robot chef called Cooki stirred up a lot of attention at this year’s International CES. Cooki is a cross between the Jetsons and Jenny Craig — an automated meal preparation system that uses ingredients that are mailed to your home. Read MoreLookSee's look changes in secondsAt CES, E Ink bracelet makes fashion statement
When scientists in Cambridge invented the E Ink display technology, I doubt they had jewelry in mind. But at International CES in Las Vegas this week, San Francisco startup LookSee Labs demonstrated a surprisingly elegant bracelet that uses E Ink to make a fashion statement.
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While on the CES floor yesterday, I encountered John Soibatian, the president of the LA-based company IO HAWK, which has created a Segway-like device, only this thing doesn't need a handlebar and costs just $1,800. It works, too. I've ridden it. I actually think this could be a major mass market hit, if the company comes through on its plan to get the price down to $700.
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In a world full of shoot-’em-up computer games, a team of local software developers have created a radical alternative--a digital write-’em-up where players win by telling the best stories.
Two independent game makers, Dejobaan Games of Watertown and Popcannibal of Cambridge, joined forces to create Elegy For A Dead World, which went on sale Wednesday for $15 at the online videogame marketplace Steam. Read MoreLegal LossCourt tosses Skyhook’s suit against Google