Items tagged with Boston

Here we go folks; buckle up and enjoy the ride! Bethesda has posted the first trailer for Fallout 4, which as we previously told you will be set in an alternate timeline Boston. If the screenshots and images of the retail box images were enough to raise your pulse, the trailer below is likely to give Fallout fans heart palpitations: For now, we’ll just have the trailer to hold us over until Bethesda’s “E3 Showcase” which will take place on Sunday, June 14 at 7PM PST (it will be streamed live via YouTube and Twitch).... Read more...
Connected, smart devices of various types are big business these days, with virtually all the major wireless carriers getting into the retail mix, peddling tablets and notebook, as well as smartphones. It makes sense, since often times these devices need service plans for full portability and connectivity on the go. But does it make sense for the major carriers to expand the offering to a broader swath of the IOT (Internet of Things)? Verizon Wireless, seems to think so and the company is opening a number of flagship "Destination Stores" across major US markets in an effort to showcase cutting-edge... Read more...
There was a time when 2-day shipping felt like magic, and next-day shipping was pretty much wizardry. But, as it so happens, even that wasn't good enough for some. So, same-day shipping options were born, and now outfits such as Amazon and Google are testing drone-based deliveries to get more products into more hands in less time. For now, we're still using flesh and blood citizens to make super speedy deliveries happen, and if you live in Boston, instant gratification is en route. Google has announced that its Google Express service will become available this week in parts of Boston, Brookline,... Read more...
Sometimes, you just never know where technology is going to wind up next. Walking through a park, would you ever expect that a simple bench would be able to charge your phone? That's a reality that's soon to come to some Boston parks, thanks to "Soofas", solar-powered benches. Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh greatly supports the initiative, saying, "Your cellphone doesn’t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats?" He goes on to praise Boston's entrepreneurs who are "thinking creatively about sustainability and the next generation of amenities for our residents". At this point,... Read more...
As if you needed another reason to camp out at Starbucks and write your novel or do homework dink around on Facebook, the coffee chain is rolling out a trial of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations in 17 Boston-area stores. "We're building the Powermat technology into some of the tabletops, just to get a sense for how our customers will react, compared to having to plug their mobile devices into the wall”, Starbucks chief digital officer Adam Brotman told Boston.com. If you don’t have a device or accessory that enables wireless charging, Starbucks will have a few to loan out,... Read more...
As many of you know, some of us on the HH Staff hail from one of the greatest cities on earth, Boston Massachusetts.  As such it give us great pride to congratulate the WORLD CHAMPION BOSTON RED SOX for their second World Series victory in 4 years! Boston Red Sox - World Series Champs Mike Bauman of MLB.com put it best... "The Boston Red Sox are the first team to win two World Series in the new millennium. They have won two World Series in the last four Octobers. And they currently possess an eight-game World Series winning streak. For baseball in the era of increased parity, this... Read more...
With all of the recent Sony battery problems, this just might be a step in the right direction. Battery technology is slow to advance, Lithium Ion having only quadrupled since its introduction 15 years ago. The new battery seems to have the support of many OEMs and Texas Instruments is already producing and delivering charge circuits for it. Boston-Power came out of stealth mode today (Nov. 6) to say it has garnered $8 million in first-round venture financing. The startup plans to deliver a novel lithium ion battery for notebook computers in the... Read more...