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‘An economic stimulus boon’: Local tech companies seek CHIPS Act money

As the federal government begins handing out massive subsidies to boost the US semiconductor industry, Massachusetts companies are well-placed to cash in.

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What is web3, and why are people talking about it?

While it’s one of the hottest topics in tech, real-world products and services based on web3 technologies are largely nonexistent and are probably years away.

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Stamp-size ultrasound patch could be a diagnostic game-changer

MIT engineers say their system allows real-time monitoring over an extended period of time.

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How to help your smartphone beat the heat

As temperatures approach triple digits, you might see an overheat warning on your phone, or even a notice that it’s shutting down to avoid permanent damage to the hardware. Don’t let it come to this.

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For more drivers to go electric, EV chargers must level up

It’ll take a lot more fast charging stations to persuade many people to consider going electric. But they aren’t being installed fast enough.

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Somerville startup brings the EV charger to you

SparkCharge created a smartphone app that will summon an electric van stocked with vehicle chargers.

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Could the fall of Roe v. Wade boost digital privacy?

Lawmakers and activists fear that if the decision is overturned, states that adopt tough abortion restrictions could use location data to track down those who obtain or perform abortions.

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MIT, Harvard scientists find AI can recognize race from X-rays — and nobody knows how

As artificial intelligence is increasingly used to help make diagnostic decisions, the research raises the unsettling prospect that AI-based health systems could generate racially biased results.