Technology

Pages

Driverless Cars
12:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

In The Future, Cars Will Drive You!

One of Google's self-driving cars in Mountain View, Calif., May 2012.
Eddie Codel Flickr

Drunk drivers, speeding tickets and parking could be a thing of the past. Google is developing driverless cars that use sensors to transport people safely and efficiently to any location. They claim driverless cars will reduce traffic accidents by 90 percent. Does it sound like something from science fiction? Ross finds out by talking to Forbes Magazine contributor Chunka Mui.

Future Of Books
11:02 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Are Traditional Libraries In Jeopardy?

Do you think libraries have a future?
emdot Flickr

Thousands of librarians are gathering in Seattle for the annual ALA Midwinter Meeting, and they've got a lot to talk about. Ross Reynolds spoke with ALA President Maureen Sullivan about the future of libraries and how they survive in a digital age.

Read more
Privacy
12:20 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Identity Theft: Protection In The Age Of Information

marc falardeau Flickr

The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2011, there were 4,853 complaints of identity theft filed in Washington state. Some of the victims included elderly citizens, medical patients, and even foster children. And the FTC complaints don’t include online data theft.

Read more
Dreamliner Fire Hazard
5:56 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Battery At Heart Of Safety Review Was "Key" In 787 Development

The National Transportation Safety Board released this photo of the battery involved in the Japan Airlines 787 fire last week.
NTSB Photo

The Boeing 787’s lithium-ion batteries are now the subject of intense scrutiny. The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded the entire 787 fleet in the US until it can get to the root cause of a fire hazard involving the batteries.

Read more
International News
10:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Canada, Culture And Commerce: B.C. Migration Case And Top Tech Startups

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left, and Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs talk about various Windows based products that utilize Qualcomm technology during Jacobs' keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Credit AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada, film critic Robert Horton joins us with a look at the movies, and Geekwire's Todd Bishop talks Windows 8, Amazon's new mp3 offer and the region's top tech startups.

The Future
11:48 am
Thu December 27, 2012

How To Create A Mind

Author and inventor Ray Kurzweil, 56, sits in front of a music mixing board in his office, in Wellesley, Mass., Jan. 12, 2005.
Steven Senne AP Photo

Futurist and author Ray Kurzweil thinks we’re headed for a future where machines will become more like people, people will integrate computers and machines into their bodies, and we will live longer — much longer. Ross Reynolds talks with Ray Kurzweil about his latest book, "How to Create a Mind."

Read more
Pedestrian Safety
11:16 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Distracted Walking: How Your Smart Phone Could Be Your Literal Downfall

A woman walks down the street while enjoying a conversation on her phone. October 2011.
UltraSlo1 Flickr

According to a new study nearly 1 in 3 pedestrians is distracted by a mobile device like a smart phone when walking into high-risk intersections. Only 1 in 4 looked both ways before crossing the street.  

David Hyde talks with Dr. Beth Ebel who was the lead author on the study. She directs the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research center at the University of Washington.

Technology
2:49 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Seattle: Welcome To The Internet Fast Lane

Seattle is launching a pilot project to bring ultra high-speed broadband service the city. The city is working with the University of Washington and the tech company, Gigabit Squared, to launch the new service.

There will be 12 “demonstration fiber projects” in neighborhoods around the city. Ross Reynolds talks with Ed Lazowska, who holds the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in computer science and engineering at the UW, about the pilot program.

Investing
12:20 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Venture Capitalists Nick Hanauer And Richard Barton

Richard Barton (left) and Nick Hanauer aren't afraid of risks.
LinkedIn profile photos

Ross Reynolds interviews two prominent Seattle investors about business and politics.  Nick Hanauer was the first non-family investor in Amazon.  He’s currently a venture capitalist with Second Avenue Partners and a major Democratic donor and activist involved with a variety of causes.  Richard Barton is a former Microsoft executive and the founder of the travel website Expedia and the real estate site Zillow.  He also supports a number of philanthropic causes, in part through the Barton Family Foundation.  

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
10:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Canada, Culture And Commerce: BC Coal And Robot-Assisted Shopping

Geekwire's Todd Bishop speaking at an Ignite Seattle event.
Credit Flickr Photo/Randy Stewart

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada, film critic Robert Horton looks at actors and directors who did well for themselves in 2012, and Geekwire’s Todd Bishop reviews the latest in tech, including a new Seattle men's store that wants to use technology to change the way you shop.

Marijuana and Marketing
1:29 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Seattle Web Entrepreneur's Efforts To Re-Brand Marijuana

Leafly.com has several features, including a color-coded chart that links different marijuana strains to specific diseases and symptoms.
Credit courtesy/Leafly.com

Marijuana has been historically cast as a dangerous drug for outcasts and societal dropouts. But with the passage of I-502, marijuana is going mainstream. A Seattle web entrepreneur is building tools for the masses to bring marijuana – and its users – into the 21st century.

Read more
Technology
10:00 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Canada, Culture And Commerce: Tablets, E-Readers And Remaking "Red Dawn"

Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer at KUOW.
Credit KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton surveys the new crop of Thanksgiving movie releases (including a remake of 1984's "Red Dawn"). Geekwire’s Todd Bishop reviews e-readers and tablets with the holiday shopping season in mind.

Elections 2012
9:13 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Top Sites To Watch Tonight As Election Results Roll In

Be prepared for tonight's elections party.
Flickr Photo/LaMenta3 (CC BY-NC-ND)

Hanson Hosein, director of the digital media program at the University of Washington, recommends top websites  to watch for election results and commentary on election night.

Hanson's Top 10 Resources For Election Night:

Read more
Technology
12:34 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Dishing With Urban Spoon Co-Founder Patrick O'Donnell

UrbanSpoon app interface.
Flickr Photo/Cyprien

Many people are using their phone to find restaurants, and when they do, often they’re using UrbanSpoon based here in Seattle. Ross Reynolds speaks with Patrick O’Donnell, co-founder of UrbanSpoon.

Microsoft
3:50 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Is Windows 8 The Future Or A Failure?

On the cusp of the release of Windows 8,  Ross Reynolds talks to New York Times personal tech columnist, David Pogue, about the latest software and the future of Microsoft. 

Pages