Category: Tech News

Seattle Mariners turn ahead clock, again, to 2027 and the fun is in the geeky, futuristic details

(Twitter Photo / Seattle Mariners) The Seattle Mariners went back to the future on Saturday night with a celebration rooted in the past. In honor of the 20th anniversary...

Special Olympics open in Seattle with celebration of inclusion; Microsoft CEO applauds athletes’ spirit

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses the crowd at the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Sunday. (GeekWire Photo /...

Week In Geek podcast: Under the hood of Amazon’s surprising new delivery service and $1B acquisition

Amazon SVP of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark in front of a new Amazon last-mile delivery van. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) This week, like so many, was filled with...

From virtual reality to ebooks, the future of digital media in schools is a total toss-up

Robots were more visible than a single digital content trend for schools. (GeekWire Photo / Frank Catalano) The future of content in education is … robots? Well, not...

Lessons in artificial intelligence from Nest, Audi and a cockerel

(Wikimedia Photo) The most important thing to get right about AI is what you are trying to optimize. For all the hype that exists around the smart home, self-driving...

We asked GeekWire readers which Amazon HQ2 city they would live in — and it’s not what we expected

Raleigh, North Carolina. (Wikimedia Photo / Mark Turner) More than 2,000 GeekWire readers told us which of the 20 cities in the running for Amazon’s second...

AI2 taps University of Washington researcher to lead $125M ‘common sense AI’ initiative

University of Washington computer science professor Yejin Choi will take the reins of AI2’s Project Alexandria. (University of Washington Photo) The Allen Institute...

Litesprite, maker of games that treat mental health, wins inaugural TRAILS healthcare competition

The Litesprite team accepts the top prize for the inaugural TRAILS competition at Cambia Grove, along with the competition organizers and judges. (Cambia Grove Photo)...

‘Defining moment’ for Seattle as Microsoft, Amazon, others support Special Olympics USA Games

Michel Kozoris raises his arms after competing in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2011. (Photo via Special Olympics) Seattle-area tech companies are making a...

Seattle-based cloud telecom company Flowroute to be acquired by West Corporation

In a move to expand its existing service technology, Omaha, Neb.-based telecommunications company West Corporation announced Friday that it agreed to acquire...