One of the Bay State's biggest game-development studios is leaving the 'burbs for downtown Boston this Friday. GSN Games, which creates Web-based and mobile games like Bingo Bash and GSN Casino, had been based at the Meditech/Adobe building on Route 128 in Waltham, but is heading to 100 Summer St., a short walk from South Station. GSN Games, previously known as GSN Digital, is part of the Game Show Network, whose owners are DirecTV and Sony Pictures. Many of GSN's most popular games pay out cash prizes to players.
Read MoreThe Brigham hosts a mental health hackathon for women this weekend
A hackathon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital this weekend is unlike a hackathon in all kinds of wonderful ways.
It's a code session for women, by women, and the focus will be mental health issues like anxiety, depression and anorexia that women are more susceptible to. Together, they encompass a fantastic intersection of the Venn diagram in the hacking space that almost no one has yet to touch.
Read MoreSome positive parking newsFuturistic Somerville is the first local city to green-light a parking app
On a brisk fall morning last week, I was pedaling the streets of Cambridge in my own personal Tour de France. Ordinarily, I am a pokey cyclist, but now I was tearing down Brookline Street at 18 miles an hour, without huffing or feeling the burn. On the bike’s rear wheel, hidden inside a plastic case, were $800 worth of sensors, batteries, and a motor that augmented my leg muscles.
Read MoreJust for you99Degrees collects $400,000 in funding to deliver custom clothing faster
Brenna Schneider sees customization as the future: when you order a hoodie or a pair of kicks, you should be able to make the design your own. But one of the big limitations, Schneider says, is the long wait. Since most of the products are made overseas, it can take several weeks to get what you ordered. "And of course, the e-commerce world has no tolerance for weeks," she says. "There's pressure for quicker turnaround on custom orders."
Aereo, the upstart television technology that aimed to take on cable, revealed today that they are officially shutting down operations. The company announced that effective November 12, the company is shuttering its Boston office and laying off its 43 local employees (while others will stay until the operations officially close). Read MoreThis drop, that oceanYou can send money to the Ebola effort on Facebook