Stories tagged: Technology
Thu., March 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
Each fall and winter, I’m blessed to use the home of snowbird friends as a writing retreat. When they left Spokane in September, they left behind a new member of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:27 p.m.
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs.
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
A jury has decided Apple should pay $31 million in damages for infringing on patents for technology owned by mobile chip maker Qualcomm that helps iPhones quickly connect to the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:59 p.m.
Young Seychelles researcher makes surprise first dive to depth in nation’s uncharted waters.
Sun., March 3, 2019
Spokane-based electronics manufacturer Tate Technology is relocating to Spokane Valley.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
California-based startup Snappr, an on-demand professional photography service, is expanding into the Spokane market with an official launch Monday.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 4 p.m.
A new defense intelligence assessment lays out U.S. concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring worries that Beijing could decide it has the ability to attack Taiwan and win.
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
A public-service appeal came Thursday morning from Spokane Police Officer Toby Bryer, who told an advanced engineering class at Sacajawea Middle School that the public could use their help.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Nancy Grace Roman, who was celebrated as a trailblazer for female scientists and a driving force behind advances including the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, died Dec. 25 at …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases – but a new poll shows they’d draw the line …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
The Washington D.C.-based startup, Progressive Shopper, has set out to mine political spending from hundreds of major brands. The site shows shoppers what percentage of a company’s political spending went …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
The fledgling fourth-grade robotics team at Ness Elementary in the West Valley School District won first place in strategy and innovation at a recent First Robotics competition.
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
With almost every American teenager now reporting they have access to a smartphone, concerns have risen from researchers, parents and schools that the physical effects of compulsive device use could …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington’s behest and demanded Washington cancel …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Twenty-nine years ago, instructional media services researchers at the University of Idaho received an eerie phone call.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
The agreement by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on a cease fire on tariffs postpones the threat of more disruption for China’s exporters and their Asian …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
The Mead School District has been using a smartphone app to keep connected with parents for the last two years.
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
The head of one of the world’s leading technology companies, and an adviser to and daughter of the nation’s president came to Idaho on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
It’s the first time the small developer Cyan Worlds has collaborated to release a title with another developer, though the relationship isn’t a new one. Chuck Carter, a former Spokesman-Review …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double slaying – now they want Amazon to turn her over
Alexa might have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death in the kitchen of the Farmington, New Hampshire, home where Sullivan lived with …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
Spokane has added telecommunications company Verizon to it’s list of partners for a smart city project, which will add technology to improve air quality monitoring, save light energy and potentially …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 5 a.m.
How much input workers have as new technologies are introduced is among the core issues for the nearly 8,000 workers that have walked off their jobs at Marriott hotels from …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy.
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018
Proposal to ban drones in Spokane Valley parks raises concerns among hobbyists, commercial operators
As drones gain popularity among hobbyists and commercial operators, the Spokane Valley parks department is grappling with how to balance their use with public safety and privacy.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Driverless technology is already here. The first sector to really use it is the shipping industry, with its American fleet of two million tractor-trailers.
Mon., July 23, 2018, 10 a.m.
The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
To understand why the United States and China stand on the brink of a trade war, consider the near-death experience of American Superconductor Corp.
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
The Washington Women’s Foundation gave a grant of $100,000 to Spark Central, a Spokane nonprofit, on Wednesday. The money will go toward teaching innovative technologies like programming, robotics and media …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
This summer is shaping up to be a big one for Blokable, the Seattle construction technology company that hopes to upend the market for new affordable housing.
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
The governor said in a wide-ranging podcast interview this week that Washington needs to continue to do more to bring high-speed internet to far-flung areas of the state. The Democrat, …