- GeekWireHTC joins forces with Valve for new ‘Vive’ virtual reality headsetHTC announced a surprise partnership with Valve this morning, unveiling a new virtual reality headset called Vive during an event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The HTC Vive will deliver “the first room-scale experience,” said Jeff Gattis, HTC executive director of global marketing. The device uses 70 sensors for 360-degree tracking. The device sets “a new benchmark for performance and comfort,” he said. ...
- GeekWireLed by two brothers, this startup turns smartphones into microphones at events and big meetingsMESA, Ariz. ? During a session on Thursday at Phoenix Startup Week, an investor advised entrepreneurs in the crowd that founders within the same family may have a harder time raising money for their company, let alone building a successful business. Two brothers inside a small garage in Mesa are proving that theory wrong. Sean and Tim Holladay are the co-founders of CrowdMics, a two-year-old startup that lets audie...
- GeekWireConfirmed: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 comes with Microsoft apps pre-installedSkype, OneNote and OneDrive are all preloaded on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 devices being shown by the smartphone maker at Mobile World Congress, according to multiple reports out of the event today in Barcelona, Spain. The sightings confirm earlier reports indicating that Microsoft worked out the pre-installation as part of the patent settlement announced between the two companies. Official specs for the Galaxy S6 and new Galaxy S6 Edge also no...
- GeekWireSamsung unveils Galaxy S6, shows off Apple Pay competitor with ‘Samsung Pay’At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung today unveiled two new smartphones, a new virtual reality headset, and a mobile payment system that will compete with Apple Pay. The tech giant showed off the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, successors to the Galaxy S5 that feature new metal casings. Both are quite similar in specs and looks, but the Edge has a curved design on each side of the device. The devices, which have a 16-megapixel r...
- GeekWireApp of the Week: Bond helps you stay in touch with friends and familyEven with all the communication tools at our disposal, it can be hard to remember to stay in touch with people we love and care about. We live busy lives, and that means sometimes forgetting to call, text or email just to check in. Enter Bond: an iPhone app designed to keep you in touch with the important people in your life. The app connects with several different communication and messaging services, and reminds users to keep in touch with t...
- GeekWirePedal carts, skate parks, and giant slides at GoDaddy’s new Tempe engineering centerTEMPE, Ariz. ? Less than two minutes after entering GoDaddy’s new engineering center in Tempe, I was taken aback when an employee whizzed down a slide from the second floor into the cafeteria. Then, once arriving upstairs, I was riding a green and black pedal cart around the outskirts of the office. A half hour later, I basked in the Arizona sun on the concrete basketball and sand volleyball courts. Yes, this does seem like a pretty fun...
- GeekWireGeekWire Radio: Envisioning the future of work, and life, in 5-10 yearsThis week on the GeekWire radio show, we get a glimpse of the future, going behind the scenes of Microsoft’s new “Productivity Future Vision” video with one of the people responsible for the project. The video presents a vision of work and communications in 5 to 10 years ? with 3D holograms annotating the world around us; bendable, fluid displays that adjust depending on who’s viewing them; intelligent virtual age...
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Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high
The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.
NASA spacecraft nearing its second stop _ dwarf planet Ceres
A NASA spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.
Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle
For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle.
Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
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Q&A on Samsung's new mobile pay: Here's what's we know
Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones -- at least the ones it makes.
New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show
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Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles
Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.
No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370
The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the earth's crust.
Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize
Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation.
AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster
From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.
Study finds 7,500 marine mammals in lower Columbia River
An aerial survey of marine mammals in the lower Columbia River found spring Chinook salmon will have to make it past more than 6,000 hungry harbor seals, 1,500 California sea lions and 100 Steller sea lions.