Category: Tech News

Valve confirms ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ for VR, the first ‘Half-Life’ game in 12 years

Half-Life is back. Valve Software officially announced Monday that it is working on a new virtual reality game, Half-Life: Alyx. This marks a rare first-party release by...

Company backed by Bill Gates claims solar breakthrough, looks to replace fossil fuels in industrial plants

Heliogen’s commercial facility in Lancaster, Calif., was able to concentrate sunlight at a temperature high enough to replace fossil fuels in industrial processes....

Microsoft Teams hits 20M daily users, up 50% in 4 months — here’s how that compares to rival Slack

The free version of Microsoft Teams. (Microsoft Photo) Microsoft Teams now has more than 20 million daily active users, a 50 percent spike in four months that puts the...

Salesforce and Amazon double down on cloud partnership following surprising Microsoft alliance

Salesforce’s headquarters in San Francisco. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Amazon and Salesforce today strengthened their relationship with a new cloud partnership...

Amazon introduces $35 Fire TV Blaster to enhance voice control of TVs and entertainment systems

Fire TV Blaster. (Amazon Photo) Amazon today unveiled a new infrared device, the $35 Fire TV Blaster, that works with the tech giant’s other gadgets to give users more...

Spotify stock dips after Amazon expands free Amazon Music service to more devices

(Bigstock Photo) The news: Amazon expanded the free, ad-supported version of Amazon Music to the iPhone, Android devices, and Fire TV. The app was previously only...

Extra cheese, please: Restaurant tech startup Picnic lands $5M for pizza robot

Picnic’s robot assembles pizza at a rate of 300 per hour. (GeekWire Photo / James Thorne) Seattle startup Picnic, which makes robots for the restaurant industry,...

Why experts say the Pacific Northwest is a ‘perfect laboratory’ for autonomous technology

Madrona Venture Group founder Tom Alberg speaks while ACES Northwest Network Director Bruce Agnew (L) and INRIX President and CEO Bryan Mistele (R) look on. (Gregory...

Female Founders Alliance grad Give InKind raises $1.5M for social support platform

Give InKind CEO Laura Macolm. (Give InKind Photo) When people need support during big life events — whether it be a family member passing away, or a newborn baby —...

Big tech companies defend business practices in response to antitrust questions from Congress

DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim speaks at a 2018 roundtable on antitrust consent decrees. (DOJ Photo) The news: Tech giants fielding a bevy of antitrust inquiries...