Nick Cox
Nick Cox
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Nick Cox is a freelance writer who lives in Somerville.

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embue's debut
Embue launched a Kickstarter campaign – Here's what else you should know about them
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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. Read More
Get well sooner
Mobile health care startup Wellframe raises $1.5 million seed round
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Boston mobile health care tech startup Wellframe announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Wellframe is a mobile platform that allows outpatients with serious medical issues to stay in close contact with their clinicians, such as nurses or coaches, in the difficult first months after returning home from the hospital. Read More
The smooth sounds of chocolate?
Music Tech Fest makes U.S. debut in Cambridge
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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. Read More
You Are My Sunshine
Faze1 aims to bring solar power to the masses
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Solar power, once a dream of utopian futurists, is quickly becoming a live possibility for many Americans thanks to dramatic drops in solar panel prices, which fell 60 percent in the past three years. But solar’s share of the U.S. energy supply remains minuscule: as of 2012, it commanded just over one tenth of one percent of the market. Coal, by comparison, claimed 37 percent. What gives? Read More