Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest. Send tips or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. His column runs Monday, and his commentary appears all week in his blog.
Amazon Fire TV Stick fits into an HDMI port on a television set and provides access to online video services.
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.
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.
Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studio drives innovative games for the racing genre, timed for the release of new machines, such as the Xbox One, when the quality of racing simulation games helps people gauge how much the graphics capabilities have improved.
A a quirky L-shaped camera from HTC and designed in Bellevue may be a surprise holiday gift hit.
The new wearable computing device Microsoft introduced last week is more than a fitness tracker and activity monitor. It appears to represent a shift in how the company approaches the market.
UW computer-science faculty members Joshua Smith and Shyam Gollakota are starting a company to produce wireless, battery-free sensing devices that could go on sale within a few years.
Steve Ballmer and Tim Cook were both “business guys” who took over huge tech companies from brilliant founders who built unmatchable brands. And their approach to their businesses may have more similarities than many think.
Amazon’s new 6-inch Fire tablet is a cool device that works well for what it’s designed for, especially at its $99 price, but its future may be clouded by an expected surge of rivals that offer low prices and variety.
In Microsoft’s future, a subscription model may be inevitable.
Instead of dictating what a smartphone shall be, Apple is easing up and offering iPhone buyers a variety of choices.
As Commander Sulu in the old “Star Trek,” George Takei was part of a cast that inspired a generation of current space and technology figures. Now, Takei has become something of a technology advocate for older people.