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Best Phone Apps for Hiking and Camping

Your smartphone may be your best tool outdoors when deep in the Cascades or on a lonely Olympic beach—and not just for the camera.

05/25/2022 By Allison Williams

This Month in Seattle Tech

Google Bets Big on a Kirkland Campus

The tech company's new digs in the Seattle suburbs, accompanying a South Lake Union expansion, aren't built for a remote work world.

04/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

Seattle’s Worker Revolution Is Bigger This Time

From union drives to requests for remote work, employees are reminding their employers who is really essential.

04/28/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Seattle in the Movies

Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi Holds a Mirror Up to Seattle

The picture revealed in the HBO Max movie, filmed in Seattle and starring Zoe Kravitz, is one of a dystopian metropolis ruled by evil tech corporations.

02/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Explainer

What Was Up with 5G and All Those Flight Cancellations?

Why a wireless rollout from AT&T and Verizon affected air travel at Paine Field and Seattle Tacoma International Airport in January.

02/07/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

GIFT GUIDE 2021

10 Tech Gifts for Anyone on Your List

Custom Xbox controllers, a bring-everywhere phone charger, a really nice-looking air purifier, and more.

11/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Coronavirus Chronicles

How Does Covid Vaccine Verification Work at King County Businesses?

A new policy for restaurants, bars, Kraken games, and large outdoor events takes effect on October 25 in Seattle. This is what you need to know.

10/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: A ‘Genius’ Debuts a Personal Assistant App

The rollout of Yoky Matsuoka's new wellness company, Yohana, and robot food delivery at Sea-Tac highlight Seattle tech news this September.

09/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Artificial Irrelevance

Could Coders Automate Away Their Own Work?

Microsoft now has a program with code that “writes itself.” A Microsoft vice president and a University of Washington data scientist weigh in.

09/20/2021 By Stefan Milne

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: Bezos Goes to Space and Jassy Takes Over

Plus: Photos that move, and a Google-Microsoft “cease-fire” ends.

07/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Downlocal

8 Homegrown Apps to Help You Navigate Life in Seattle

From dining to the dating scene.

03/15/2021 By Christy Carley

Bot Spot

Robots Give This Seattle-Area Gym a Lift During the Pandemic

Lynnwood's Jekel Strength Club uses tech to preserve a personal touch and social distancing.

02/24/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

Exercise Entrepreneurs

This Seattle-Area Couple Has Built a Virtual Fitness Giant from Home

Daniel and Kelli Segars fashioned Fitness Blender out of their garage.

02/04/2021 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

Beam, Science

Seattle Innovators Harness a Coronavirus Kryptonite: UVC Light

A UW program and Bothell-based startup use ultraviolet radiation to disinfect items.

11/25/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Forget Frogger

A New Game Allows You to Redesign Seattle Streets

But can it help direct the future of Seattle transit and traffic?

09/28/2020 By Sophia Gates

Coronavirus Chronicles

Amazon's Work from Home Policy Extension Heightens Downtown Distress

The tech giant's plan to stay remote through early 2021 will hit Seattle's core the hardest.

07/16/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

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