Science & Technology

How I Got Here

How Shyft Could Solve Hourly Workers’ Scheduling Issues

Brett Patrontasch launched the app in Seattle at the height of the secured scheduling debate.

09/01/2016 By Kade Krichko

Feature

With Virtual and Augmented Reality, Seattle Is Inventing the Future. Again.

The pioneers of VR may just represent the emergence of the most powerful creative community this city has ever seen.

08/24/2016 By Ryan Boudinot

Books & Talks

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Coming to Ruin Your Favorite Movies

When he isn’t busy heading the Hayden Planetarium or hosting StarTalk and Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson transforms into his diabolical alter ego—Hollywood’s Wet Blanket.

08/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

How I Got Here

Godwin Gabriel Is Changing the Way Africa Uses Smart Phones

Here in Seattle, he wants to find you a ride to your next appointment.

07/20/2016 By Stefan Milne

Explainer

Here's How an Acoustic Gunshot Locator Works

And how it might help curb gun violence in Seattle.

07/18/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Electronic Sports

Should College Students Get a Scholarship to Play Video Games?

UW's Washington Gaming Association thinks so.

07/18/2016 By Darren Davis

Appy Meals

Seattle’s Food App Boom Turns Restaurant Meals into Spontaneous Flings

"If a restaurant meal is romance by candlelight, these apps might be the Netflix and chill of dining."

06/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Explainer

What Is White Nose Syndrome and What's Being Done About It?

When hikers in North Bend found a sick bat in March, they made what to wildlife experts was a shocking discovery: White nose syndrome, which has ravaged bat populations in the eastern U.S. for a decade, had jumped to this coast. Here’s why it's so scary.

05/30/2016 By Matthew Halverson

I'm New Here

Brian Schlenker Is a Tech Transplant

Meet one member of Amazon’s rapidly expanding horde.

08/20/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Quiz

Amazon Celebrates 20 Years

Twenty years ago this July, Amazon sold its first book from Jeff Bezos’s garage. Since then it’s gotten slightly bigger. How well do you know Seattle’s e-tail behemoth that will one day swallow the world?

07/13/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Facebook and the End of Self Reinvention

What will come of the generation that will never lose touch with each other?

06/08/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

How I Got Here

Patrick O’Donnell’s Path to Spare5

The app developer traces his path from databases to data sharing.

04/01/2015 By Sandy Blake

Back Fence

Can a Video Game be Real Therapy?

SinaSprite makes its case.

01/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Local Business

Taking the Pulse of Biotech

With the loss of biotech giant Amgen, what’s next for the industry?

10/01/2014 By Hanna Brooks Olsen

Rainmakers

Long Live the Stylus

A Pioneer Square company is doodling its way to the future.

10/01/2014 By Allison Williams

The Ultimate 12th Man Guide

The Biggest 12

How the Russell Investments Center lit up the Seattle skyline with 12th Man spirit—and how it’ll do it again this year

09/01/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Rainmakers

The Space Rock Race: Mining Asteroids

A Redmond company uses amateur astronomers and stargazers to train its spaceships on asteroids for their valuable resources, such as water—and a larger store of platinum than has ever been mined on Earth.

09/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Mudroom

Attack! Of the Exceedingly Helpful Robots

Seattle is a world leader in robotics and A.I. research, but don’t worry: The enslavement of mankind won’t start here.

07/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Mergers

The Marginally Scandalized Seattleite’s Guide to Recent Tech Mergers

Taser’s purchase of a local photo-sharing startup is weird, but it isn’t the weirdest.

12/01/2013 By James Ross Gardner

The Big Idea

Porch Takes On Angie’s List

The Seattle-based startup looks to knock other review sites off their home remodeling pedestals.

11/01/2013 By Angela Cabotaje