Nick Cox

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Nick Cox is a freelance writer who lives in Somerville.

Articles By Nick Cox

They’ve raised over a million dollars in government grants, worked with City Hall to make Boston homes more sustainable, and helped found what has since become the city’s coolest startup incubator. And now, after five years under the radar, Embue is finally making its public debut – with a Kickstarter campaign.

Here’s what you should know about this dark horse of the “connected home” space.More →

In the spacious 11th floor of the Microsoft NERD Center, LJ Rich sat at a keyboard before a roomful of onlookers, all poised and waiting, with fragments of chocolate donuts in our hands.

On Rich’s cue, we popped the small confections in our mouths. As we chewed, Rich, who has “taste-chord” synesthesia, played arpeggios on the keyboard approximating what the taste of a chocolate donut sounds like to her: A pleasant major chord at first, moving into dissonance after a few seconds, before falling into the lower register and fading away.More →