Category: Technology

Thousands line up to grab burgers as Shake Shack pops into Seattle for special preview event

Burger, crab melts, beer and more were on the menu at a special Shake Shhack pop event at Canlis restaurant in Seattle on Saturday. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) A line of people stretched down Aurora Avenue and into the neighborhood below Canlis, the famed Seattle fine-dining establishment, as it played host Saturday to a pop-up event previewing Shack Shack,…

‘The Expanse’ co-author Daniel Abraham tells the inside story about sci-fi books, TV … and politics

Daniel Abraham, co-author of “The Expanse” book series, gives a reading at Seattle’s University Book Store. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) There’s more to Daniel Abraham than “The Expanse.” To be sure, the science-fiction saga about our future fractious solar system has been very, very good to Abraham and his co-author for the book series, Ty Franck. Writing under the…

Does Facebook know enough about us to play cupid?

When Facebook announced that it would be launching a dating app, shares in Match group (which owns Tinder), immediately plunged by 22 percent — later to recover after its positive profit announcement. Clearly, investors — as yet — are undecided on whether users are going to abandon the likes of Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and Happn in favor of the world’s…

Fast food is the best use case for technology

Today, I want to talk about air sausage. Earlier this week, our team was made aware that respected hot dog creator, Oscar Mayer, not only has a WienerFleet, but in order to celebrate summer’s start, is launching the Super Hotdogger, a JetPack-powered vehicle. It included “raw footage of Super Hotdogger flying over Southern California’s scenic water” — all in order…

Scientists in Ghana want to fight child pneumonia with beads

Ghanaian scientists have designed beads to educate mothers to accurately monitor children’s respiratory rates and diagnose signs of pneumonia. According to the WHO, in 2015 pneumonia accounted for 16 percent of child deaths below the age of five, with Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia bearing the greatest burden of the disease among children. Children with pneumonia experience a range of…

Week in Geek Podcast: Amazon health partnership’s CEO pick offers new clues about ambitious venture

Dr. Atul Gawande. (Center for American Progress Photo via Flickr) Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have finally picked a CEO for their ambitious health venture. Unlike most healthcare executives, Dr. Atul Gawande is a doctor before anything else, and he has some big ideas about how to reform the healthcare system. Plus, a lawsuit over a moving app could…

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, ‘book stuffing,’ and the darker side of being a digital content consumer

Amazon promotes a wide selection of available ebooks to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. (Amazon Image) Convenience. Portability. Access. All are reasons that consumers, including me, have embraced digital content. The ability we have to rapidly find an unimaginable variety of reading, viewing and listening material, and easily take it with us, has propelled non-physical media. Quality. Ownership. Persistence. All are drawbacks,…