Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts.At the 2010 census, the total population was 743,159, making it the third-most populous county in the state, and eightieth-most populous in the country.It is part of the Greater Boston area (the Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH Metropolitan Statistical Area).The largest city in Essex County is Lynn. MIT Technology Review is a magazine wholly owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and editorially independent of the university. It was founded in 1899 as The Technology Review, and was re-launched without "The" in its name on April 23, 1998 under then publisher R. Bruce Journey. In September 2005, it was changed, under its then editor-in-chief and publisher, Jason Pontin, to a ...