- GeekWireFilings reveal new Amazon ‘Prime Now’ hub near downtown Seattle
Amazon plans to convert a former auto dealership just north of downtown Seattle into a hub for its Prime Now one-hour delivery service, according to planning documents filed with the city of Seattle.
- GeekWireAmazon launches free same-day delivery for Prime members in 500 U.S. cities, including Seattle
Amazon is launching free same-day delivery today for more than 1 million items across a major swath of the U.S., covering 500 cities and towns.
- GeekWireLet’s talk about sex, baby: This sex history calculator will give you the lowdown on your number
Hey, it's Friday. If you're not already planning on cocktails on a sunny patio, where you can gleefully swipe through Tinder and avoid eye contact with real human beings, you might want to read this.
- GeekWireBill Gates’ greatest fear for humanity is absolutely terrifying — and likely to happen
Holy moly. When one of the world's smartest men puts the likelihood of a major catastrophe happening at "well over 50 percent" in his lifetime?
- GeekWireBill Gates vs. Steve Jobs: Steve Wozniak talks about Nat Geo’s new show ‘American Genius’
The road to genius superstardom is hardly paved with daisies and chocolate.
- GeekWireRenowned inventor Dean Kamen: Innovation is about finding the right problem
Even for Dean Kamen, inventor of groundbreaking products like the Segway, the IBOT wheelchair, the first drug infusion pump, a water purifier, robotic arms, and more, it's quite difficult to talk about and define innovation.
- GeekWireAmazon Prime’s musical commercial racks up over 3M YouTube views in a month
Have you seen one of Amazon's latest commercials for Prime?
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Coast Guard: There were boots on the ground after oil spill
The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were boots on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches.
APNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed
Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
Amazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxes
Amazon has selected Ohio as a major Midwest hub for its cloud computing operations, a decision the governor hailed Friday as a victory for the high-tech future of a state whose legacy was built on heavy manufacturing.
Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought
The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act
Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.
This has been a month of extreme weather around the world
Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.
Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown
A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.
Physicist's Nobel Prize sells for $765,002 in online auction
A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist now facing memory loss and potential medical bills has sold for $765,002.
Russia: Rocket failure was due to vibrations
Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage.
New tech is changing the restaurant reservations game
think table auctions and a digital concierge -- could mean more seats for eager diners and fewer empty tables for restaurants.
New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand
Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch.
Authorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beaches
Crews scouring 7 miles of Southern California beaches had scooped up truckloads of mysterious oily goo Thursday and the area might be clean enough to reopen for the weekend, authorities said.
Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy
Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse -- but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other.
Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks
Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.
Fossils of previously unknown beaver species found in Oregon
A fossilized skull and teeth from a newly described species of beaver that lived 28 million years ago have been unearthed in eastern Oregon.