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Technology

University creates new tech hub.

University creates new tech hub.

Washington State already is a prime spot for high tech startups. Entrepreneurs are moving from Silicon Valley to Puget Sound to access mentoring, venture capital and the synergy of the robust tech community collaboration. Now the University of Washington has redeveloped a site on campus to create another cluster for early-stage startups providing shared office […]

| September 18, 2014
10 million+ expected to find their Destiny on Day 1.

10 million+ expected to find their Destiny on Day 1.

In case you’ve been in your own alternate universe, the biggest news in the gaming world is Destiny. Launching Sept. 9, Bungie’s new game takes gaming to an entirely new level. The sci-fi action game will draw players into an expansive, realistic virtual universe where they can explore and defend distant planets from alien hordes, […]

| September 8, 2014
Evolving security lighting with Evluma.

Evolving security lighting with Evluma.

Evluma brightens up dark and lonely roads with a new type of bulb that utilizes LEDs. It’s called the Clearlight Beacon and is an alternative to mercury vapor bulbs commonly used in rural areas for security lighting. The Evluma light is highly efficient using less energy and lasting longer, but shining just as bright. The company has also […]

| August 29, 2014
Gamers and UW scientists puzzle over Ebola cure.

Gamers and UW scientists puzzle over Ebola cure.

Finding a cure for a virus like Ebola is much like solving a puzzle. And, University of Washington scientists have turned to gamers playing the interactive puzzle solving game called FoldIt to help find weaknesses in the Ebola strain. Nearly 500 gamers used their skills and intuitions to find possible avenues of entry into the […]

| August 26, 2014
Making your shoes smart.

Making your shoes smart.

These days your phone is smart, your tv is smart, and even your glasses are smart. Following the trend, Boogio designed an insole sensor that monitors your movements. Not only does it track them, it analyzes and interfaces with apps that can tell the user anything from how to perform better or changes occurring in […]

| August 26, 2014
Tech solutions to city driving’s most vexing problems.

Tech solutions to city driving’s most vexing problems.

At the top of every urban driver’s frustration list is being stuck in traffic and not finding a parking place. A Seattle-based company, Airbiquity, provides wireless technology for the ‘connected’ car. Their in-car info system now partners with Inrix, a Seattle-based company providing real-time traffic data, and Parkopedia, a British mobile app that crowd-sources available […]

| August 21, 2014
A marketplace for algorithms.

A marketplace for algorithms.

There’s a market for everything but did you know there’s one for algorithms? A Seattle startup, Algorithmia, is working on an app store for algorithms so that anyone can find and use them as needed. Developers put their formula on the cloud platform and get paid whenever someone accesses them. The app allows developers to access […]

| August 20, 2014
Robot Turtles hit Target.

Robot Turtles hit Target.

So, what is Robot Turtles?  It’s a new board game created by Seattle entrepreneur Dan Shapiro to teach youngsters the fundamentals of computer programming. Designed for kids 3 – 8 it is easy to learn and fun to play while they are mastering computer operational and problem solving skills. Funded with a KickStarter campaign the […]

| August 13, 2014