The End of Airport WiFi?

An interesting battle is going on in Boston over airport WiFi. If one side wins it may spell the end to WiFi in airports — at least those not operated by the airport itself. The Boston Globe reports that Logan International Airport officials’ ongoing quest to ban airline lounges from offering passengers free WiFi Internet services …

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How to be a Inventor

The Boston Globe writes about Ron Magers, a toy designer for the past 28 years. It’s no game: Magers’s shop produces 20 prototypes per year; there have been years when he has sold none. His average is one to two toys per year, and there is a storage area filled with things that never sold. Included …

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Problems With The Ex/Kids/Chicken? Gmail Knows

Just how intrusive are the contextual ads in Gmail? Not a new question, I know, but there are some stories appearing that seem to belie Google’s claims that emails would not be mined for more sensitive subjects. Take the following examples I received from one friend: Emailing a friend about a chicken dish she’d just …

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