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October 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Don’t spoil the smartwatch: A better direction for our most personal device

The watch my husband’s grandmother gave him has a blue face, a silver metal band, and very little time left. There’s a good chance, some people think, that Apple’s new “smartwatch” will help end the 500-year reign of the mechanical timepiece when it’s released next year, strapping to our wrists the 24/7 digital universe…

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Comments | More in Column, Gadgets, Health, Tech Devotion

September 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Born famous: How Seattle’s geekiest YouTuber wants to bring up baby ‘Jedi’

It’s dark, but you can make out Chris Pirillo’s face in the hospital room. He’s crying. “I’m a daddy,” he says to his video camera. And cut. Pirillo, one of the region’s earliest and best-known bloggers, has built a business out of sharing his geeky personality with hundreds of thousands of followers over dozens…

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September 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM

We are not a mob: A call to share responsibly

“By the way, this is off the record, Monica.” The corporate director looked right at me, and I almost laughed. Is he serious? We were a small group of young Seattleites expecting to hear candid advice on leadership, not sensitive, newsworthy information. But that’s not what was funny. What was funny is that he said this only to…

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August 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Off the treadmill? Seattle’s Waldorf high school defies tech’s sweep

It’s almost too fitting that if you look for the computers at Seattle Waldorf School’s new high school campus at Magnuson Park, you’ll find them in a room once used for munitions storage. It’s not that this tiny school with a $21,300-per-year tuition believes technology is dangerous. Not quite. But at a time when…

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