- GeekWireFamily Gaming: Osmo for iPad blends physical and digital worlds to help kids collaborate and learn
At PAX East this year I got to demo Osmo—an educational accessory for iPads.
- GeekWireRedfin broker explains why Seattle real estate is so hot — and it’s not all on Amazon
Yesterday, we reported on Redfin's latest real estate stats, especially considering the Seattle area, which has an all-time record low number of homes for sale.
- GeekWireAlexa, did the Mariners win? Amazon Echo now serves up live sports updates
Alexa is suddenly sports-savvy. Amazon Echo, the company's voice-activated, voice-response intelligent speaker, now provides sports scores and schedules from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NCAA, and more.
- GeekWireGeekWire Radio: How a new startup movement is energizing Seattle’s Central District
Students in Seattle's Central District are adept users of technology, like teenagers everywhere.
- GeekWireDon’t let people Google your tax returns! Your 1040 is filed, but where is it stored?
It’s great that more folks are backing up their files using cloud-based services like Dropbox.
- GeekWireGeekWire Awards: Vote for CEO of the Year
Patton. Eisenhower. Bradley. Grant. Lee.
- GeekWirePowered by text messaging, this mobile ticketing startup is seeing early success with sports teams
Mobile apps may be what's hot in the tech world, but one startup has found early success using text messaging to help sports teams sell more tickets.
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Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.
Studies: Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers
One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia.
Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission
Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
New England Aquarium offering penguins 'honeymoon suites'
The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy.
Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions
A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods.
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots.
Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast
Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago.
Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred
a testament to the resilience of nature.
Q&A on the Gulf, resilient but scarred 5 years after spill
tumors, lesions and oil traces in internal organs -- in key fish such as red snapper, kingsnake eels and especially tilefish. Carcinogenic chemicals associated with oil appear to have gotten through the skin of these bottom-dwelling fish, he said.
Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over
California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.
Machinists withdraw request for SC Boeing union vote
The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it's withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference.
Don't plan to line up for Apple Watch next week
If you're planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don't expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week.
Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose
Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.