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Robert Kraft helps local school program Breakthrough get Chromebooks
Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Breakthrough Greater Boston has been operating an out-of-school academic advancement program for underserved children in Cambridge since 1992, and more recently in Boston. As technology has been becoming ever more important in education, programs like Breakthrough have found it a challenge to offer students technologies that are standard at more well-funded private organizations. Read More
Institute of notoriety
The MIT ties to Google’s delivery drone program, White House CTO front-runner
With any major tech news, chances are you'll find a connection to MIT, whether or not it involves Boston. And that's the case with two of the tech stories circulating today — Google's disclosure of a program to use drones for deliveries, and the White House's top candidate for a new chief technology officer. Read More
Read, Set, Drive
Department of Transportation getting ready to disrupt the way you drive
Department of Transportation
A new publication by the Department of Transportation outlines how Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology can help cut down on accidents — and possibly pave the way for self-driving cars. The study indicates new regulations requiring the technology, which combines GPS with short-wave radio communications, could come as soon as 2020. Read More