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July 24, 2014 at 3:58 PM

SPD: Reports of drone strike on Space Needle greatly exaggerated

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of a drone strike on the Space Needle were greatly exaggerated. On Tuesday evening, several guests at the Space Needle reported seeing a small drone buzz the top of the landmark and possibly crash into an observation deck window, Seattle police said. The witnesses said they then saw the camera-equipped drone…

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July 6, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Sunday Memo: Tablet as laptop? … Pot for sale … That ‘peeping drone’

Can tablets with keyboard covers sub for a laptop? A reviewer tries out the Lumia 2520 and Surface Pro 3, both with covers that extend the value of the device. The retail sale of recreational pot gets rolling Tuesday and you may have questions about that, given that voters approved Initiative 502 some 20…

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June 23, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Did Peeping Toms use drone to spy on Seattle woman?

Have Peeping Toms gone high-tech? Seattle police are investigating a report that an unmanned aerial drone was used to peer into a woman’s downtown Seattle apartment. The woman told police she was looking out the window of her apartment near Terry Avenue and Stewart Street around 7:45 a.m. Sunday when she saw a drone hovering outside her building. The woman reported the incident to the building’s…

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