Stories tagged: Technology
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 …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Activists ask Oregon to allow online signing for initiatives
Some Oregon activists are pushing for the state to implement a system that would allow voter signatures to be gathered electronically for initiative petitions.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Samuelson: Pump the brakes on driverless cars
Driverless technologies are not to be coddled or promoted. Their development should be slow and sober.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Microsoft makes a ‘crazy’ bet on fuel cells to feed power-hungry data centers
In an industrial space tucked off a side street in Seattle’s Sodo District, Microsoft is trying to reinvent the data center.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glasses
Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Toshiba board decides on chip sale to Bain Capital group
Toshiba’s board signed off Wednesday on selling its computer chip business to a group led by Bain Capital Private Equity, but the deal’s future remains unclear as Toshiba’s U.S. joint …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Tech lobbyists join fight over DACA and immigration
Tech industry giants are beginning to mobilize their deep K Street networks to pressure lawmakers as Congress tries to address the legal status of undocumented immigrants who came to the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Cassini Spacecraft’s long tour comes to an end
Washington State University alumnus and professor emeritus at the University of Idaho David Atkinson talks about sentimental end of trip for the Cassini Spacecraft.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Russia condemns U.S. ban on Kaspersky Labs software
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia regrets a decision by the U.S. government to ban federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model
Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, testing how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Spectacular Cassini photo puts Earth in perspective
For a moment four years ago, the spacecraft Cassini watched Earth from 900 million miles away. The probe had ducked behind Saturn. There, shielded from the sun’s rays, the robot …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Thanks to Harvey, Snapchat’s Map went from being really creepy to really useful
When Snapchat first launched its Snap Maps feature, it was derided by parents and privacy advocates as a way to stalk people, particularly vulnerable teens. But there is another far …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
How Apple plans to change the way you use the next iPhone
Apple Inc. plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on
In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Iran’s drones pose rising threat to U.S. in Persian Gulf
High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone
Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking – and lower battery capacity.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes, studies show
Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
China to again have one of the world’s fastest bullet trains
After cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world’s fastest.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Facebook’s invisible Seattle team wrangles the digital deluge
More than 2 billion people log into Facebook every month. Every day, the social-media crowd uploads billions of photos, calls up hundreds of millions of hours of video, and fires …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
State Department email restored after worldwide outage
U.S. officials say the State Department has suffered a worldwide email outage affecting its entire unclassified system.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
France, Germany plan tax crackdown on U.S. tech giants
France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com to minimize taxes and grab market share …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Vendors may be selling ‘fake’ solar eclipse glasses. Here’s how to make sure yours are real.
If you’re going to watch a solar eclipse, you need to wear special glasses. There’s not anything different about the sun or its radiation during the eclipse – it’s just …