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ESPN is the centerpiece of Sling TV service.
Friday, January 30
Sling TV service lures with sports programming | Brier Dudley

In one major way, the new Sling TV service lowers the barrier for television viewers considering cutting the cable TV cord and joining the streaming video bandwagon. The big lure: sports programming from ESPN.

Wednesday, January 28

In Paul Allen’s world, these are the glory days | Brier Dudley

Seahawks owner Paul Allen, in the midst of his own winning streak, talks about his championship team, unique players and memories of his first Super Bowl win.

Sunday, January 18

Upgrading that old PC? options will surprise you | Brier Dudley

If you’re shopping for a PC, especially later this year, it’s likely you’ll meet a bewildering set of new technologies and terms. We sort that out for you.

Sunday, January 11

Sleeper hit at CES this year? The PC | Brier Dudley

Fitness sensors dominated the exhibit halls and robotic cars whizzed around a parking lot, offering a glimpse of the future. But I’d argue that this year’s sleeper hit was the personal computer.

Saturday, January 10

Oddities and interesting items at CES | Brier Dudley

A few oddities and interesting items that stood out at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Sunday, December 21

New versions of classic games helped Nintendo rally in 2014 | Brier Dudley

After several difficult years, Nintendo may be one of the comeback stories of the year. It has managed to reinvigorate itself with new titles featuring classic characters that appeal to now grown-up gamers who can play the games with their families.

Sunday, December 14

Zymatic brews beer at home with head in the cloud | Brier Dudley

I just spent a few weeks living with a PicoBrew Zymatic, the cloud-connected, robotic beer-making machine developed in Seattle by veterans of Microsoft and the food industry.

Sunday, December 7

Lots of tech freebies to grab for the holidays | Brier Dudley

Tech companies are offering a surprising amount of freebies this holiday season and handing out stuff that might otherwise cost hundreds of dollars.

Monday, December 1

Tableau software makes charitable move | Brier Dudley

Tableau Software in Seattle announces creation of foundation with assets of more than $20 million.

Sunday, November 23

Cheap gadgets a first step toward pricier online services | Brier Dudley

Giving someone a Fire Tablet or Fire TV device is not the same as presenting them with a cellphone that ropes them into a two-year, $1,500 wireless plan. But either way there are follow-on costs to these gifts.

Sunday, November 16

Syntonic’s ‘sponsored data’ stirs net-neutrality debate | Brier Dudley

The national debate on net neutrality can be viewed through the work of a Pioneer Square startup that’s building tools that help develop ways to cover the cost of data delivery.