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Parking in Kendall Square – The Insider’s Guide

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Features | 0 comments

If you want to street park in Kendall Square, you need a few things: Luck Perseverance Timing I’m going to tell you everything you need to know – where the spaces are, how you can park almost all day (for free!), and how to avoid getting tickets. First, where is the parking? Here’s a map to get you oriented. I’ve focused on minimum 2 hour parking, since that’s really the most useful. Blue lines – Two hour parking, one side Purple lines – Two hour parking, both sides Red Line – Super secret all...

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A Lesson From KITT

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Features | 0 comments

A Lesson From KITT

We’ve noticed something… That the world is becoming interactive with newer and better technology. The Internet has transformed newspapers into giant chatrooms, allowing anyone to comment on the news of the day. Kid’s toys are no longer inanimate tools of the imagination but talking, emotive furbys. With Siri you can now ask your iPhone almost anything (although you may not get the answer you want).  Talking cars can help people solve crimes-wait, what? While we have not been able to re-create Knight Rider, the 1980′s TV...

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Happy National Trivia Day!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Features | 0 comments

Happy National Trivia Day!

In honor of National Trivia Day I thought I would share a few mentions of great sources of trivia. These are true experts in their field and I appreciate how dedicated they are to their craft. They helped us quite a bit in understanding the trivia world and have helped make Holiday Rider a success http://bit.ly/HolidayRider Happy National Trivia Day! www.Triviachamp.com. I have had the pleasure of chatting with Jane, who manages this expansive site for her dedicated fans. Most popular trivia according to Jane (in no particular...

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Revving Our Engines for 2013

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

Revving Our Engines for 2013

Earlier this month we announced Holiday Rider, our first app designed for use in the car. Available Here: http://bit.ly/HolidayRider Timing of our launch could not have been better as many people were hitting the road to visit family and friends. What a great way to put Holiday Rider to the test! The response has been fantastic so far, and I have included a few quotes from our first users. If you’ve experienced Holiday Rider, tell us about it! We are excited about what 2013 holds in store for our fans and drivers everywhere. We have plans...

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SANTA JUST BROUGHT YOU A BETTER DRIVE

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

HOLIDAY RIDER is Available Here: http://bit.ly/HolidayRider I am thrilled to introduce Holiday Rider, a fun, interactive audio trivia game just in time for road trips to Grandma’s house. With Holiday Rider we guarantee there will be no more “Are we there yets”. We’ve stayed committed to getting an app out to you this winter and while it took a lot of late nights and a several big favors, we were successful in creating an app we think everyone can enjoy. Holiday Rider is live in the app store. Please show your support, download and...

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At the Intersection of Traffic and Twitter

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

I think it is generally understood that social media is a great tool to, not only keep up with friends and family, but to talk to people from all over the world.  What may not be as well known is using social media as a place to vent frustrations. As the Social Media Marketing Manager for BRIGHTdriver, I’ve been able to take advantage of both these facets of social media, specifically on Twitter. I’ve never been more aware of all the real time traffic around the world. I’ve also never realized how painful it can be to sit in traffic and...

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18 Years of Cruising – A Pictorial History of My Rides

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

The First Love – 1977 Volvo 244DL. Rust Brown. Purchased in 1996. Sold in 1997. The Pimp Daddy. 1987 Cadillac Sedan Deville. Black. Purchased in 1998. Scrapped in 1999 (Hit while parked). The Bandit. 1979 Pontiac Trans-Am. Black. Purchased in 1999. Sold in 1999 (I moved to NYC).  The Rough Rider. 1997 Mazda B-2300. Green. Purchased in 2002. Sold in 2005. The Commuter. 1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6. Purchased in 2005. Sold in 2006. The Weekender. Porsche 911. Rented in 2006. The Junior Executive. 2007 BMW 328XI. Graphite....

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My Story – Why Games in the Car Changed My Life!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

I have something to tell you – I was a dangerous driver. No, I didn’t text and drive (that much). I didn’t tailgate (unless you were going the speed limit). I didn’t eat cereal in the car (but fries with ketchup for dippin’, yes) I was an aggressive driver, and this is my first meeting for Autos Anonymous. Back in late 2011, when the idea of BRIGHTdriver was just in its formative stages, I had this crazy idea. Actually, some people keep telling me it’s crazy, until they hear this story. The crazy idea was...

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Wow! The things that people do while driving.

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

Over the last week I’ve been popping up on different parts of Boston’s highway system to survey the traffic and share the BRIGHTdriver story. My first observation is that the traffic is terrible. Whether its the stretch of 93S coming through Boston or inbound on the Mass Pike; cars move at a snail’s pace. However,  If anyone ever needs a pick-me-up in the morning I recommend heading to your local overpass and start waving at drivers in traffic. Many folks, whose eyes have glazed over with boredom are thrilled to have something else to...

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First Review: Whats it like using BRIGHTdriver?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

Many folks ask whats it like using BRIGHTdriver? We’ll here is your first look! Melissa from Pennsylvania is an early tester of BRIGHTdriver through several iterations of our product. Here is the experience in her own words. Thanks for sharing Melissa! I have really enjoyed playing BRIGHTdriver!  I felt safe using it in the car, and did not find it distracting because it gives you lots of time to respond, it’s easy to pause, and it responds mostly to audio cues.  I think the voice of Holly is friendly without being overbearing....

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