Stories tagged: Technology
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:01 a.m.
New Forest Service app puts more information at fingertips of Pacific Northwest adventurers
Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and there is a new way to plan your three-short days of freedom. The Pacific Northwest Forests app.
Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
WSU research off to space
Two remote-manned laboratories – expected to aid local research – are destined for the International Space Station and will launch into orbit Sunday.
Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:40 a.m.
Stocks jump as technology, industrials and banks rally
U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday morning as technology companies, banks and industrial companies rally. Companies including Delta Air Lines and BlackRock are rising after they reported strong results in the …
Sat., April 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: At WSU, sometimes appropriate tech bests high-tech
Walk into The Spark on the WSU Pullman campus and it’s clearly all about high-tech high-performance. Except the bathrooms.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Under Armour hit by data breach affecting 150 million users
Sports apparel merchant Under Armour has become the latest victim of a massive digital theft of sensitive information about tens of millions of customers.
Sat., March 17, 2018
The latest apps for home layouts, inside and out
Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home – or plants in your garden – used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
Female Microsoft workers file 118 gender-bias complaints in 7 years; firm finds only 1 was ‘founded,’ lawsuit plaintiffs say
Female Microsoft employees in technical roles filed 118 complaints of gender discrimination with the company between 2010 and 2016, according to court documents. Microsoft’s internal investigation unit concluded just one …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane explores publicly owned broadband network intended to open up internet services, drive down costs
Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs has proposed the creation of a working group that would explore the possibility of the city getting into the high-speed internet industry.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
UK unveils new technology to fight extremist content online
The British government is unveiling new technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to remove such …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked
Washington marijuana businesses are struggling after a data breach to the state’s online tracking system allowed hackers to access information on delivery vehicles, routes and approximate travel times.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Robert J. Samuelson: China and the global race for knowledge
China has become – or is on the verge of becoming – a scientific and technical superpower.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
What’s on center stage at the CES tech show? Your voice
What’s the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Friends make tactile Rubik’s Cube for visually impaired
Sasha Thomas, 18, and his friend Carson Mowrer, 17, are both big fans of solving Rubik’s Cube, and they had been talking for more than a year about ways to …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: Mountain temperatures have less to do with proximity to the sun and more about air pressure. Or lack of it.
Why is it so cold up in the mountains if heat rises and it’s closer to the sun?
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Smart homes not just for tech geeks anymore
NEW YORK – Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. Market …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
East Valley students in Spokane Valley embrace the use of take-home laptops
East Valley High School students use laptops to bolster education as district tries different way of leveraging technology spending.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 6 p.m.
Ten years ago, Amazon changed Seattle, announcing its move to South Lake Union
Ten years ago Thursday, Amazon announced it would move to South Lake Union, consolidating the company’s growing footprint into an 11-building campus and abandoning the former hospital building on Beacon …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe: How do refrigerators work?
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Technology leads U.S. stocks higher, following overseas gains
Stocks climbed around the world on Friday following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and a breakthrough in talks for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Tech is taking over our lives, and our 401(k) accounts
Surging prices for technology stocks around the world mean the industry is making up a larger proportion of global markets.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane takes step to become a ‘Smart City’ research center
A local public-private-university collaboration called Urbanova is using street lamps to shed light air pollution.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case
The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements through collection of their cellphone information.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?
WASHINGTON – Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It’s a nightmare …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Warm fall helps push larger-than-anticipated Washington apple harvest
A warm fall and new planting technologies gave Washington apple growers a larger harvest than anticipated this season.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Government won’t pursue talking car mandate
The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Why the explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more jobs
Automation has actually helped create jobs in e-commerce, rather than eliminate them, and stands to create more in the years ahead. By accelerating delivery times, robotics and software have made …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Everybody is exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll
Whichever word you prefer, recurring tiredness seems to be the new normal for a growing number of people. Causes range from illnesses such as anemia, depression, hypothyroidism, diabetes and heart …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Will your job be automated? 70 percent of Americans say no
Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Outdoor tech: Detailed waterways info and GPS in single smartphone app
Michael Gogal realized that a giving anglers and paddlers mobile access to waterway maps, GPS features and USGS flow information could make venturing out on rivers and lakes safer and …