Category Archives: Technology

Wellesley High sophs get inside minds of hackers

Given the rate at which attackers are messing with computer networks these days, the world could use a few more ethical (“white hat”) hackers. It looks as if some Wellesley High School students are ready to answer the call. A team of five WHS sophomores recently competed in the U.S. Air Force’s CyberPatriot national computer security competition […]

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Wellesley producer intros kids and parents to Ruff ideas about social media, tech

Wellesley’s Bill Shribman, who runs the kids digital team at WGBH, has launched a new interactive web series for PBS Kids that explores the ever-changing world of media and technology (including the sorts of tech safety issues that have been the subject of presentations to students and parents in Wellesley this week). Starring a pear-shaped dog, […]

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Wellesley High grads’ bright computer lighting idea gets real

A startup formed by a crew of recent Wellesley High grads and now college students, who in June won a Boston hackathon, have now turned their idea for an easier-on-the-eyes computer experience into a tangible product. Antumbra on Thursday launched a limited beta sale of Glow, a small gadget that attaches to the back of […]

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Who’s Nextdoor in Wellesley?

A “private social network” app called Nextdoor is gaining in popularity across the United States, giving people an alternative to Facebook and other such networks for communicating with only those who live in their physical neighborhood (See “The anti-Facebook: One in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network”). According to the app, […]

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How Dana Hall School avoids cellphone distractions

Middle School students at Dana Hall School in Wellesley have a new routine before they get down to school work: They deposit their cellphones into these new and nicely decorated boxes, known as the cell phone station. According to Kelly Walsh, assistant director of the Middle School, this policy was implemented to encourage students to be present, […]

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A very special edition of WellesleyWeston Magazine

I’ve got a piece about the mobile app developers of Wellesley and Weston (“Incubating the next Instagram”)  in the fall issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine. Thanks so much to creative developers William Agush, Jen Looper and Frederick Lee for agreeing  to be interviewed for the story. And thanks to WellesleyWeston‘s editors for accepting my pitch. The […]

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Wellesley startup counting on crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing — think Wikipedia, Kickstarter and other efforts to solicit good information and great ideas typically via online crowds — is at the heart of a new Wellesley-based company called Yegii. I happened upon the startup recently at Babson College during a sort of coming out party for Yegii, which is led by Wellesley’s Trond […]

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Wellesley Students win at New England Regional Botball Tournament

Wellesley students took first and second place in the team competition at the New England Regional Botball Tournament on Saturday April 12 at UMass Lowell. 23 high school teams from across New England competed. Botball is a team-oriented robotics competition where teams design, build and program a pair of autonomous robots using a standardized kit […]

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