It was the first day of freshman year at Rainier Beach High School and everyone had first day jitters. The first period bell rang: computer science class. It wasn't a good experience for 16-year-old Ifrah Abshir.
"I could never get it right," Abshir said. "Everything just kept crashing. Nothing worked, and I got mad, and I'm short tempered!"
A national hospital chain says it suspects Chinese hackers breached its computer system earlier this year. Patients whose doctors work with any of five hospitals in the Northwest might have had financial data stolen.
Jeannie Yandel speaks with entrepreneur and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer about what investors look for when scoping out new projects.
Startup accelerator TechStars just started its fifth installment in Seattle, after having chosen ten startup companies out of a pool of 600 for a three-month crash course on development and pitching in the University District.
Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 5:57 am
From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.
Conventional wisdom says that women in engineering face obstacles such as the glass ceiling, a lack of self-confidence and a lack of mentors. But psychologists who delved deeper into the issue with a new study found that the biggest pushbacks female engineers receive come from the environments they work in.
Ross Reynolds and Todd Bishop of Geekwire discuss the latest tech news. Amazon is in a battle with Hatchete over books and with Disney over the pre-order option on movies yet to be released. Also, data from an app suggests that, yes, there does appear to be a "Seattle freeze."
It's getting easier for the average civilian to own drones.
The word may bring to mind million-dollar jets that carry bombs, but a drone is any aircraft that doesn't have passengers or a pilot onboard. Some look like sophisticated remote-control helicopters and model airplanes.
They're available online and in stores, some for less than $100. But whether and where owners are allowed to fly those drones falls in a legal gray area.
Ross Reynolds speaks with political science professor Michael Alvarez about why less than 30 percent of eligible voters in Seattle voted in the August 5 primary. They discuss how to better engage the average voter, which includes something suspiciously like OKCupid.
Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 12:28 pm
You know how frustrating it is when you can't catch your waiter's eye? He may be thinking the same thing about you.
Diners distracted by their phones have become a real pain in the restaurant business, interfering with the flow of transactions and generally slowing things down.
"I would say probably 7 out of 10 people play with their phones throughout their meals," says Catherine Roberts, general manager of Hogs and Rocks, a ham and oyster bar in San Francisco's Mission District. "People are definitely on their phones excessively. It does gum things up."