Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest. Send tips or comments to email@example.com. His column runs Monday, and his commentary appears all week in his blog.
Kindle Fire TV is a small box that easily brings online video to a television set.
Overall Amazon.com’s $99 Fire TV is not that different from numerous other streaming adapters that do essentially the same thing, including some that cost half as much.
The products and services Microsoft introduced at its Build developers conference last week clearly bore the stamp of its new CEO, Satya Nadella — and show why his selection to the top spot made sense.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has pledged to grant a longstanding wish of CenturyLink and make it easier for the company to put refrigerator-like utility cabinets on parking strips in front of homes, purportedly to improve residential broadband service.
The Seattle City Council’s proposed regulations for UberX, Lyft and Sidecar aren’t unreasonable, and the companies should stop insisting the debate is over embracing the new technology of mobile-app ride services, writes Brier Dudley.
Not everyone wants to have a little computer on the wrist or head. But there may not be much choice in the future, under new insurance laws that invite companies to scrutinize their employees’ health and fitness.
Microsoft has a better chance of winning over an important audience — developers building and using Microsoft software — by rebooting the company and replacing its business-oriented boss with Satya Nadella, an engineer who worked his way up from the trenches.
A Microsoft executive may be the next CEO of the company, but of more concern are reports that the board is considering replacing Gates as chairman.
The whole business of wearable computers is one of tech’s hot spots these days, and the Google Glass is its glamour product. But is it ready to deliver on its promise? Maybe not yet.
If things at CES had an air of familiarity this year, it may be because the ideas behind much of what attendees saw have come up in the past — from what many may think is an unlikely source: Microsoft.
Among the thousands of new products on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, here are a few that caught my eye because they are kind of fun, aren’t too outrageous and seem to represent emerging trends.
A little game to play that looks back and ahead at some of the puzzling things in the tech world.