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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 at Amazon Web Services face an additional source of anxiety when evaluating new opportunities: am I about…

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…

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…

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…


How to be a tech security Jedi: 5 lessons from the original ‘Star Wars’ movies

June 20, 2016 - 11:54 am in Life

Photo via Shutterstock.A short time ago, in a city not far from Seattle, I began frantically encouraging (forcing) my pre-teen daughter to watch the original Star Wars trilogy. This, of course, was in preparation for the newest film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.…


How Harrison Ford’s injury improved Star Wars: The Force Awakens

April 23, 2016 - 12:07 am in Life

The Force Awakens is a part of cinematic history now with the Blu-ray release in the rear view mirror. Disney and JJ Abrams are gearing up for the next installment in a few […] Source: News – Geek.com