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Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon’s ‘war cloud’

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first “war cloud” computing system. But Amazon’s early hopes of a shock-and-awe …


House call: Technology can be good for your health

You probably use technology at work to make your job easier. Why not do the same with your health? There are websites,


‘Uber for lawn care’ app expands to Spokane

Nashville-based startup GreenPal is aiming to make lawn care easier for Spokane homeowners by connecting them with local landscaping professionals. GreenPal, described as the “Uber of lawn care,” by co-founder …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

Apple buys more self-driving car technology in latest deal

Apple buys struggling self-driving car startup as it continues to explore the potential of robotic vehicles.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Survey: Owners having problems with driver-assist systems

As auto companies continue to fix buggy touch-screen infotainment systems, a survey of new-vehicle buyers has found there’s a different technology posing problems: driver assist systems such as automatic emergency …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

Stay Alfred’s founder, CEO named an EY Entrepreneur of Year for Pacific Northwest

Stay Alfred founder and CEO Jordan Allen has been named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Pacific Northwest region.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Raytheon and United Technologies to create a defense giant

Raytheon and United Technologies will join to create a massive aerospace and defense company in a sector that is already rapidly consolidating.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

King County judge rules Comcast violated state consumer protection law, orders restitution for Washington customers

A King County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that Comcast violated Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act by misrepresenting its service protection plan to customers, according to state Attorney General Bob …


Gonzaga grads’ web-based startup OddJobbers links college students to area residents needing stuff done

Two Gonzaga University graduates have lauched the web-based startup OddJobbers, which connects college students with residents needing work done, such as yard maintenance, pet sitting, moving furniture, snow shoveling, house …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 12:43 p.m.

German chipmaker Infineon to buy Cypress for $10 billion

German chipmaker Infineon is buying U.S.-based Cypress Semiconductor Corp. for more than $10 billion.


Waymo bringing self-driving trucks to Phoenix area freeways

Waymo announced Wednesday that its self-driving tractor-trailers will start driving on freeways this week and will expand to more routes over time.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

SpaceX has launched 60 tiny satellites, the first of hundreds and even thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.


China criticizes U.S. action against Huawei

China vows to ‘resolutely safeguard’ companies after Washington imposes export controls on tech giant Huawei.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Stay Alfred picks former Itron executive as new president

Spokane Valley-based Stay Alfred announced Monday it has named former Itron executive Steve Helmbrecht as its new president and chief financial officer.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Drone used to aid 3D remake of Japanese internment camp

A University of Denver team is using drone images to create a 3D reconstruction of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 1:34 p.m.

Feds target robocalls on your phone

Officials are pointing to new federal regulations that they say will stop the proliferation of “spoofing,” where caller ID displays the wrong local information about the source of a phone …


From building to selling and buying, technology’s impact on housing market widespread

Technology is revolutionizing the real estate industry by making it easier for consumers to buy and sell homes, take virtual tours of properties, compare prices or obtain a home loan.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

Is that banana starting to bruise? Walmart uses thousands of cameras to track what’s going on in stores real time.


Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Black holes may finally be ready for their close-up

The Event Horizon Telescope is a network of 10 radio telescopes on four continents that collectively operate like a single instrument nearly the size of the Earth. The scientists behind …


Stock indexes waver on Wall Street after a wobbly start

Stock indexes veered between small gains and losses in early trading Wednesday on Wall Street as the market cooled off after posting solid gains a day earlier.


McDonald’s $300 million tech deal will revolutionize menus

McDonald’s, in its largest acquisition in 20 years, is buying a decision-logic technology company to better personalize menus in its digital push.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

‘Myst’ makers Cyan Worlds turn to Kickstarter once more to fund virtual reality game ‘Firmament’

The Mead-based company that developed the seminal 1990s adventure game is crowdsourcing its next adventure, with a goal of raising $1.3 million in a month to make “Firmament.” The company’s …


Front Porch: ‘Rosie’ has writer warming to robotic ways

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.

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’

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.

Jury rules Apple owes Qualcomm $31M for patent infringement

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 offered surprise, historic dive

Young Seychelles researcher makes surprise first dive to depth in nation’s uncharted waters.


Tate Technology relocating to Spokane Valley

Spokane-based electronics manufacturer Tate Technology is relocating to Spokane Valley.


Photo startup Snappr to start bookings here

California-based startup Snappr, an on-demand professional photography service, is expanding into the Spokane market with an official launch Monday.


Defense intel report fuels worries of China attack on Taiwan

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.