Hiawatha Bray
Hiawatha Bray
Globe staff
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.

Stories by Hiawatha Bray

The IO Hawk is like a Segway — but better
Photo via IO Hawk
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 'Elegy', the best writer wins
Indie videogame features words, not weapons
Elegy For A Dead World is videogame about creation. (Photo: Dejobaan Games)
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 More