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China summons U.S. envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

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.

Former University of Idaho staff recalls project related to Bush surgery

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.

China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

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.

Mead School District smartphone app enhances communication with parents

The Mead School District has been using a smartphone app to keep connected with parents for the last two years.


Amid political turmoil, Ivanka Trump attempts a quiet swing through Idaho

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.

Mead-based ‘Myst’ creators to publish new virtual reality game ‘ZED’ early in 2019

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 …


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 to partner with Verizon on Smart Cities project

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 …


New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

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.

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

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.


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.

Getting There: Driverless technology is closer than you might think

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.


Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

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.

Why they fight: US and China brawl over high technology

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.

Spark Central nonprofit receives $100,000 grant

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 …


Blokable builds on idea

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.

Gov. Jay Inslee pushes rural broadband access, slams Trump on net neutrality and immigration

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, …


Review: Wearable tech is a body-horror nightmare in not-so-futuristic ‘Upgrade’

What makes “Upgrade” work is the tangible realities and fears that it plays on – we all wear FitBits – how long until criminals are getting functional guns implanted in …


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.