Downlocal

8 Homegrown Apps to Help You Navigate Life in Seattle

From dining to the dating scene.

03/15/2021 By Christy Carley

Out of Office

Microsoft's Redmond Campus Will Host a Coronavirus Vaccination Site

The company is making good on president Brad Smith's word.

02/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Titans

Jeff Bezos Just Crowned a New King of Seattle Tech

Introducing Andy Jassy, Amazon's soon-to-be CEO.

02/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Flex

A Seattle Startup’s AI Designs Your Workout

From the U.S. Department of Defense to a rugby team in Senegal, Volt Athletics users aren't just work-from-homers.

01/15/2021 By Erin Wong

Imposter Syndrome

How Among Us Became an Unlikely Mirror for 2020

In the year of QAnon and rampant disinformation, the video game from a Redmond studio went viral, reflected our weird year, and succumbed to subterfuge itself.

12/09/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Remote Link

What It's Like to Be a Virtual Seahawks Fan

Some lucky 12s offer a glimpse into participating in the “Fan Mosaic.”

10/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Inferno Year

Seattle Has a New, Old Reason to Stay Home: Wildfire Smoke

Seattle's air quality was worst in the world for at least a brief period yesterday.

09/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Remote Work

Microsoft’s Latest Teams Rollout Previews the Future of Video Conferencing

Simulated gatherings, more emojis, and fewer kid cameos in our increasingly virtual reality.

07/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Mindful Breathing

How Has the Coronavirus Shutdown Affected Air Quality?

A couple new studies show that, well, it’s complicated.

06/29/2020 By Stefan Milne

Tech Triumphs

Microsoft Wants to Cancel Reply-All Email Blitzes

A new feature will block extreme cases at first before expanding.

05/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Future Social Distancing?

NASA Awards Blue Origin a Moon Lander Contract for Our Next Big Lunar Trip

One giant leap for Jeff Bezos's Kent-based company.

05/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Climate Conscious

Flight Shame Gains Ground in Seattle

A Swedish concept has taken root among the city's most environmentally aware. But will it change others' travel plans?

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FAKING BAD

Can a New Think Tank Rescue Us from the Misinformation Age?

The struggle against deepfakes, conspiracy theories, and all your relatives’ bad memes is real.

02/25/2020 By James Ross Gardner

Going Viral

The Wuhan Coronavirus Just Reached Washington. Corona-what?

Here's what you need to know about the first documented U.S. case of the potentially deadly virus.

01/21/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Quote Unquote

Paleobiologist and Burke Curator Greg Wilson Digs the Past

“I wasn’t one of those kids who at three or four knew all the dinosaurs.” 

12/23/2019 By James Ross Gardner

FEATURE

The Octopus from Outer Space

Seattle’s most beguiling sea creatures were once feared and hunted—and even wrestled—for sport. But new research and a few surprising encounters are changing...

12/02/2019 By James Ross Gardner

WIRED

Washington’s Net Neutrality Laws Could Help Keep the Internet Fair

As the nation battles for the internet’s soul, Washington’s network neutrality rules can be a model for other states.

11/26/2019 By Rosin Saez

Tech Time Out

Does Your Kid Need a Digital Detox?

Kids’ fixation on digital devices shows no sign of powering down. Is it time for technological temperance?

11/26/2019 By Emily Alhadeff

Feature

Who Will Mourn the Tech Bro?

The subculture you love to hate is tough to define. It will be even tougher when it’s gone.

09/24/2019 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Ryan Snook

Desperately Seeking Somebody

Will a New Seattle-Specific Dating App Help You Find Love?

It launches today for the not-so-hopeless romantics out there.

09/19/2019 By Courtney Cummings