Uber has announced that it’s just settled two class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts for a cool $84 million. And for that princely sum, Uber gets to keep its drivers as contractors, rather than employees.
I’m covered in flop sweat, my hands are shaking, and an itchy flush in my cheeks hints that tears are just moments away. While the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is a mere 20 miles from the Providence Amtrak station, I’ve been lost for 30 minutes and it feels like a bad sign.
If you find yourself wander a strange city in the middle of the night, something is probably wrong. But if you stop and take all in, the urban landscape is somewhat surreal at night, when all of the people are sleeping. Photographer Paul Puiia captured that uncanny feeling so well, I don't think I'll ever look at…
Cape Cod, Massachusetts tends to attract a lot of vacationing New Englanders during the summer months, but its seal populations are known to attract a toothier class of visitor: great white sharks.
The December 24, 1900 Boston Globe included an article that imagined what Boston would look like in the year 2000. Written by Thomas F. Anderson, the article was titled "Boston at the End of the 20th Century." Anderson envisioned a city with moving sidewalks, pneumatic tube delivery of everything from food to…
Electric cars may not be the vehicle du jour of U.S. roads just yet, but that hasn't stopped their respective filling stations from spreading out like a negatively charged virus.
Technology may be a pivot for many of our lives, but it's not exactly infallible. A Massachusetts man learnt that the hard way, after his driver's license was flagged as a fake on the police system, due to a facial-recognition error.
Waltham, also known as the Watch City, "Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution," and "a place where I've lived" is getting a steampunk makeover. Like, the whole city!
"Hey, I know an easier way to clear up all that snow in the frontyard! Mick, you got any explosives?" The only surprising thing about this story is that the Massachusetts man got away with it for so long.
Verizon has announced that it reached almost 1 gigabit download speeds during a recent FiOS trial. A subscriber was able to attain throughput of 925 Mbps with currently deployed equipment—barely shy of a gigabit, but still really fast.
A Massachusetts couple has restored this Victorian-era house into the greatest example of a steampunk home you'll ever see. Everything, from the doors to the fireplace, to the telephone and the TV wall-unit, have been lovingly taken back in time.
Back in 1922, a mechanical engineer began building his summer home in Rockport, Massachusetts, out of paper. Originally used just as insulation, Elis Stenman soon began to make furniture and decorations out of paper as well. What resulted was Rockport's Paper House, which is remarkably still standing after 80 years.…
David Bruemmer and Douglas Few, engineers at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Lab in Idaho Falls, have put together an unlikely use for the Wiimote—they've hacked the remote so it can control a bomb-disposing, landmine-detecting, machine gun-carrying robot.
MSNBC is running a report on the impending likelihood of legalized marital relations with robots. They have word from a leading researcher at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, Dr. Levy, who seems to think peeps will be getting freaky with their robots by 2012, with marriage following by 2050. One thing…
Diebold, everyone's favorite manufacturer of easily hacked voting machines, wasn't happy when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts decided to go with one of their competitors when purchasing voting machines for the disabled. In fact, their feelings were so badly hurt by the snub that they've decided to sue the state.