- GeekWireMicrosoft’s new NYC superstore is huge, though not quite as iconic as Apple’s flagship retail site
NEW YORK — Microsoft's new flagship store along New York City's famed Fifth Avenue is certainly massive, though significantly less jawdropping than Apple's iconic location just five blocks away.
- GeekWireT-Mobile’s Legere: We may carry the new Windows phone if Microsoft would stop sucking up to AT&T
Updated below with Microsoft comment. T-Mobile and Microsoft are just down the road from each other in the Seattle region, but their relationship is starting to seem less than neighborly.
- GeekWireAmazon releases the 100 sci-fi and fantasy books you should read in your lifetime
Amazon's book editors have been busy assembling collections of the 100 books everyone should read in their lifetime — and today they took on the world of science fiction and fantasy.
- GeekWireAmazon’s first bookstore? What we glimpsed inside this mysterious Seattle retail site
Yellow bins, tall shelves, and an assortment of books line the floor of a mysterious, yet-to-be-opened store in an upscale Seattle shopping center. Is it possible that Amazon, the company with a reputation for killing off small booksellers, could be preparing to open a physical bookstore of its own?
- GeekWireThe battle for Seattle: Is the tech scene turning the city into another San Francisco?
Another week, another story about how Seattle is losing the battle for its "soul." Today, the New York Times posted a lengthy piece on how the tech scene is changing Seattle, touching on all the critical points that we live with every day — rising housing costs, traffic woes and a loss of diversity.
- GeekWireSears acquires WallyHome sensor technology from startup SNUPI, creates second Seattle office
Sears Holding Corp. has acquired the WallyHome sensor technology from Seattle startup SNUPI Technologies.
- GeekWireInside the Seattle Police Department’s new real-time crime center
The Seattle Police Department has a new high-tech crime center that it hopes will help officers, investigators, and analysts solve crimes more efficiently and effectively.
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ZomBee Watch helps scientists track honeybee killer
While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don't know the scope of the problem.
California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego -- but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.
Mexican site yields new details of sacrifice of Spaniards
Excavations at the site of one of the Spanish conquistadors' worst defeats in Mexico are yielding new evidence about what happened when the two cultures clashed -- and a native people, at least temporarily, was in control.
Beyond 'Like:' 6 ways you might soon emote on Facebook
Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?
High-tech firm's plans to make drones in NY spark questions
A plan to manufacture solar-powered drones at a suburban New York site that once made fighter jets for the U.S. military is sparking questions about whether the aircraft will be used to beam Internet service. So far, company officials are staying mum.
Monarch butterflies begin entering Mexico on migration
Monarch butterflies have begun entering Mexico on their annual migration from the United States and Canada.
California grooms utility giants to compete against Big Oil
California wants more drivers to dump the pump.
Idaho nuclear lab director eyes new generation of scientists
Idaho's federal nuclear facility can become the nation's premier energy security lab while also bolstering the region's economy, the new director says.
Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1
Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming.
Study: Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago
Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago.
Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon
Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.
Study: Highway runoff kills salmon but filters can help
New research says highway runoff is killing adult coho salmon in Puget Sound but simple filtering methods can help fish survive.
VW may compensate owners of diesel cars for loss of value
Volkswagen could compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that emit high levels of pollutants, possibly by paying them for the lost value of their vehicles, the company's top U.S. executive said Thursday.
Blue sky and red ice at Pluto, NASA spacecraft discovers
The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue.
Rocket with secret payload launches from California coast
A rocket carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast.