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Technology

The cloud gathers major tech players in Washington.

The cloud gathers major tech players in Washington.

Small tech start-ups and long-time major players find it’s smart to move to the center of the cloud revolution in Washington State. Business legends Microsoft and Amazon Web Services pioneered cloud computing here in the northwest. Washington’s high powered tech talent and low-cost energy have made the state a mecca for software and hardware companies […]

| January 15, 2015
Waste to water.

Waste to water.

Global health institutions in Washington State are tackling tough problems and making lives better around the world. Sanitation has long been the source of diseases that devastate communities in the developing world. Janicki Bioenergy, a Washington State company, has designed a process for turning human waste into drinking water and generates electricity, too. From finding […]

| January 7, 2015
And, the weather report is brought to you by supercomputers.

And, the weather report is brought to you by supercomputers.

Predicting the weather is a lot more than letting us know if we need to take a bumbershoot when we leave home. Communities depend on accurate weather predictions to prepare for severe weather events, to have resources and aid on hand to help protect families and businesses. NOAA’s National Weather Service is ramping up their computer […]

| January 6, 2015
Smart phones talking to smart skis.

Smart phones talking to smart skis.

We have the smart phone, the smart home, smart shoes and now the smart ski. Seattle-based K2 Sports has been pioneering ski technology for over 50 years. Some of their latest models have an embedded RFI (radio frequency identification) chip in the skis. The benefit is two-fold. First, a sales person can use customized tablet software […]

| January 5, 2015
Track Santa’s flight in real time.

Track Santa’s flight in real time.

The countdown has started for the much anticipated tracking of Santa’s Christmas eve trek around the world. And again this year you can follow his flight on an interactive, 3D globe powered by Microsoft’s Bing. You can also follow Rudolph and his team of merry reindeer on your Windows phone while viewing facts and images […]

| December 23, 2014
Bringing the online shopping experience to brick and mortar retail.

Bringing the online shopping experience to brick and mortar retail.

Nearly as small as a grain of rice, RFID chip technology has been tracking things in warehouses for decades. Now, Seattle-based Impinj is applying this technology to give brick and mortar retail shoppers easy access to the same product info they would have if they were shopping online. This technology allows physical products themselves to […]

| December 22, 2014
The ‘internet of things’ is brewing at home.

The ‘internet of things’ is brewing at home.

Home heating systems you can control with your phone, body performance monitors in your clothing and the connected car have brought to life the internet of things. Now, with the cloud and the ease of interconnectedness we have robotic personalized brewing. A food scientist and two former Microsoft tech experts have created the PicoBrew for […]

| December 15, 2014
Washington State: convergence of tech and life sciences.

Washington State: convergence of tech and life sciences.

Washington State has a strong culture of collaboration, as well as robust technology and life sciences sectors. Tech accelerator Techstars, which has a large presence in Seattle, has launched a program to bring tech entrepreneurs together with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.  The partnership promises transformative results that could revolutionize the medical industry. Read more in […]

| December 10, 2014