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Microsoft: Xbox One backward compatibility expanding to original Xbox games

June 30, 2017 - 12:17 pm in Life

Now there’s a logo you wouldn’t have expected to see at Microsoft’s 2017 Xbox E3 press event. That’s the original Microsoft Xbox logo, dating back more than 15 years to 2001. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, used that throwback logo to set up a surprise…

Utrip partners with JetBlue to combine AI and human expertise in airline’s trip-planning portal

June 26, 2017 - 12:10 pm in Life

(JetBlue Vacations screen grab)Planning a vacation with the help of artificial intelligence just got a boost thanks to JetBlue and its new partnership…

It’s business, and it’s personal: How Amazon Web Services decides to enforce non-compete contracts

June 18, 2017 - 11:38 am in Life

Employees at Amazon’s Seattle Headquarters. (Photo via Commercial Property Executive / Amazon HQ)Career decisions are always stressful, but employees…

How this tech startup is helping 7 homeowners join forces to sell their properties at a premium

June 17, 2017 - 11:42 am in Life

Owners of the seven properties outlined in red are selling together for a premium. (CityBldr Photo)In November, Jane and Andy Freeman received an unexpected letter in the mail. CityBldr CEO Bryan Copley wants to ‘build smarter cities.’ (Photo by Business…

GeekWire Awards FAQ: What to know if you’re going to our sold-out celebration of Northwest tech

April 23, 2017 - 2:39 pm in Life

We can’t wait to see more than 800 of you for Thursday’s big GeekWire Awards bash. Here are some important details as you prepare for this one-of-a-kind celebration, honoring the very best in the Pacific Northwest tech community. A big thanks to all of…

Pop culture powerhouse Funko to open giant flagship store in new Everett headquarters building

April 2, 2017 - 1:36 am in Life

The future world headquarters of pop culture merchandise makers Funko, in downtown Everett, Wa. (GeekWire Photo / Tim Ellis)Funko, makers of pop culture figurines and much more, is growing so rapidly that it needs more space for its headquarters in Everett,…

We’ve Discovered How to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Booze

December 5, 2016 - 4:12 pm in Life

Carbon dioxide will probably the death of humanity. Not too long ago we crossed the critical 400ppm global CO2 threshold. Meaning that unless we figure out how to pull CO2 out of the […] Source: Science - Geek.com

How to Properly Maintain Your Home’s Attic

September 17, 2016 - 11:51 am in Life

Getting a smart thermostat to control the heating and cooling in your house can potentially save you money depending on how you use it, but a thermostat isn’t going to save you money all by itself. Your home also needs good airflow and insulation, and the…

Great indie games you missed while standing in line at PAX West 2016

September 16, 2016 - 12:40 am in Games, Life

Even with four days to take it all in, it’s impossible to experience everything that PAX West has to offer. That’s especially true if you spend hours at a time waiting in line for a taste of the upcoming triple-A games. Rather than burning all day at PAX…

Study: Here’s how to beat the stereotypes that keep women out of computer science

August 15, 2016 - 5:17 pm in Life

Image via ShutterstockFor computer science to grow, its most persistent stereotype has to fade. That’s the takeaway from the work of a group of University of Washington researchers that’s showing just how easily the image of the geeky, socially awkward…