Turkey, beer, and sleep

For Thanksgiving, sit back, relax, and let our tech overlords take the wheel


Thanksgiving is upon us once again. And whether you will be nursing a hangover from your 15th high school reunion the night before, sweating out who to play on your fantasy team with all the NFL games, or just sick and tired of doing the pie-baking/turkey-basting thing, you are probably looking for a way to seize the inherent laziness of the day and do as little as possible. Read More


One card to rule them all?

My pre-Black Friday spending spree with LoopPay’s mobile wallet device

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I've been on a little warmup spending spree this week, in advance of Black Friday. But instead of purchasing iPad Minis and scented candles for my family, I've been buying coffee and tacos around town to test a new mobile payment device from Burlington-based LoopPay. LoopPay touts its technology as "the most accepted mobile wallet on the planet," and the fantasy is appealing: stash all of your credit cards, debit cards, and gift cards in digital form on your phone, and then leave the physical versions — and perhaps your wallet, too — at home. Here's the reality. Read More

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Women Speak out

For women in tech, ‘Visibility means opportunity’


As the founder of Boston-based Mass Innovation Nights, Bobbie Carlton knows all about hosting conferences and giving entrepreneurs and their products visibility. And she knows women aren’t getting nearly enough of it. Read More