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

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
Bluefin robot submarine joins search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane in southern Indian Ocean
The Bluefin-21 robotic submarine undergoes tests in the Indian Ocean earlier this month (US Navy photo via EPA)
A Massachusetts-built robotic submarine has joined the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Bluefin-21 robot, made by Bluefin Robotics Inc. of Quincy, will use sonars to scour the ocean floor for the Boeing 777 aircraft, which went missing on March 7. The robot was deployed to Australia three weeks ago by the undersea salvage company Phoenix International. But because of the battery-powered robot’s slow speed and limited range, it could not be put to work until rescue workers had narrowed down the search area, Hiawatha Bray reports on bostonglobe.com.
Mind control
Teen invents an artificial hand that's controlled by the brain over Bluetooth
Shiva Nathan spends a lot of time thinking about a robotic arm. And when he does, the arm begins to move. A 15-year-old high school sophomore from Westford, Nathan has earned international renown — and a nice chunk of money — by designing an artificial arm that can be moved around by signals from a person’s brain that are transmitted over a wireless Bluetooth device. Read More