Category: Tech News

Study: High-speed rail connecting Seattle to Vancouver BC would spur $355B in economic growth

Microsoft wants to make high-speed rail connecting Vancouver and Seattle a reality. (BigStock Photo) A high-speed train connecting the biggest cities in the Pacific...

That’s smart, and cute: Friends create stuffed animals to dress up Amazon and Google speakers

The lineup of crocheted Kenzie animals design to sit over the top of smart speakers from Amazon and Google. (Kenzie Photo) That smart speaker in your home could serve as...

Big Tech’s big week: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google on the hot seat in Washington, D.C.

Life-sized cutouts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the Capitol lawn before his testimony before Congress in 2018. (Flickr Photo / Joe Flood) Execs from four...

EU reportedly investigating Amazon’s treatment of third-party sellers, formalizing antitrust probe

(GeekWire Photo) As Amazon preps for a big antitrust hearing in the U.S., reports are surfacing that the European Union is launching its own investigation into whether...

50 years after Apollo 11, unsung heroes of Mission Control ponder past and future of the final frontier

Flight directors are on duty at NASA’s Mission Control Center during the Apollo 10 mission in May 1969. Gerry Griffin is seated in the foreground, Glynn Lunney is...

‘Game of Thrones’ rules all as HBO gets 137 Emmy nods; ‘Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘Fleabag’ power Amazon

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington in Season 8 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” (HBO Photo) On the strength of the final season of “Game of Thrones,” HBO reclaimed...

New guy on LinkedIn, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll races scooters during Microsoft ‘mindset’ training

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on the sidelines at CenturyLink Field. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Finally, an answer to what Seattle Seahawks head coach...

New video shows how crews ‘reverse engineer’ Seattle’s viaduct to demolish historic highway

Machines cut through and crush portions of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct. (WSDOT Photo via Flickr) Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct has been disappearing from the...

Veteran Seattle entrepreneurs raise cash for secretive advanced analytics startup Lamda

Brian Lent and David Bluhm, co-founders of Lamda. (Lamda Photos) Brian Lent and David Bluhm are teaming up again on another startup. The veteran Seattle entrepreneurs...

Microsoft launches Minecraft Earth private beta in Seattle and London

A view of Minecraft Earth on Seattle’s Burke Gilman Trail. (GeekWire Photo / Joe Bergin) The makers of Minecraft Earth launched a closed beta today in Seattle and...