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Inside the intense world of COVID-19 science, and unexpected findings from Seattle researchers

donderdag 10 december 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

If the Keanu Reeves’ pedal-to-the-metal thriller “Speed” had a COVID-19 sequel, James Heath would be a worthy candidate for a lead role. As the president of Seattle’s Institute for Systems Biology, Heath has been working at a breakneck pace to tease…

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Amazon Web Services to offer macOS on-demand in the cloud, in new appeal to Apple developers

dinsdag 1 december 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Amazon Web Services will provide software developers with access to macOS on-demand in the cloud for the first time, promising to speed up the process and reduce the cost of making software for Apple’s computers and devices. Announced on the eve of …

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Leaks reveal new iPhone 12 images just before Apple’s big device event — here’s how to watch

dinsdag 13 oktober 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

All eyes are on Apple today as the tech giant gets ready to unveil its highly-anticipated new iPhone 12. The event starts at 10 a.m. PT — you can watch at Apple’s website, in Apple TV, or on YouTube. Well-known leaker Evan Blass posted leaked iPhone…

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Microsoft digs at Apple with 10 principles for app store fairness, but they won’t apply to Xbox

donderdag 8 oktober 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Microsoft published and committed to following a list of 10 principles in its treatment of third-party apps on Windows, capitalizing on the ongoing backlash against Apple over the iPhone maker’s revenue sharing policies and restrictions on cloud str…

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GeekWire Podcast: Snowflake, Madrona and a giant IPO; Bill Gates Sr.’s legacy; Apple Watch and COVID

zaterdag 19 september 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week: Snowflake, the data warehousing company, came out with a bang this week in its public debut, raising $3.4 billion in the largest software IPO ever. It reignited a debate over the the…

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Can a watch detect COVID-19? Here’s how Apple and the University of Washington plan to find out

woensdag 16 september 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

The blood oxygen measurement feature in the newly announced Apple Watch Series 6 will provide one of the key inputs for a study seeking to determine if the device can detect early signs of acute respiratory infection such as the flu or COVID-19. App…

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Apple tweaks App Store rules to allow game streaming services but Microsoft still isn’t satisfied

zaterdag 12 september 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Apple will allow cloud game streaming services on its App Store, but its new guidelines are still not good enough for Microsoft. Services such as Microsoft’s xCloud and Google Stadia can now exist on iOS or iPadOS, but they must submit each streamin…

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Microsoft slams Apple in new statement about xCloud and App Store policies

vrijdag 7 augustus 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Microsoft issued a statement Thursday evening calling out Apple for its App Store policies amid a controversy over the Redmond, Wash. tech giant’s new cloud gaming service. Microsoft terminated its xCloud game streaming test on iOS on Wednesday afte…

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Apple wins early support from its ‘friends at Microsoft’ in transition to new Mac processors

maandag 22 juni 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Apple confirmed plans to shift its Mac lineup to its own processors, moving its notebook and desktop computers away from Intel chips after 15 years, and said Microsoft and Adobe are already updating their software for the new architecture. Microsoft…

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WWDC roundup: Top news and best tweets from Apple’s big developer conference

maandag 22 juni 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Apple rolled out a bevy of new product features today at its annual WWDC event, held virtually for the first time due to the global pandemic. Here’s what you need to know, with selected commentary. Watch the full presentation below. My sleepy self j…

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GeekWire Podcast: Apple’s App Store under fire; IPOs go crazy; and the quest for a better inbox

zaterdag 20 juni 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week. Not everyone loves Apple’s App Store, it seems. This week, it became a target of criticism for its arcane rules and business practices. Even Microsoft President Brad Smith got into i…

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Secrets of successful strategies: How Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others make winning bets

dinsdag 16 juni 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Twenty-five years ago, more than a decade before the debut of the iPhone, a different piece of technology had people lining up outside stores around the world: Microsoft’s Windows 95. “Everything was mayhem,” recalls Brad Chase, the former Microsoft…

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GeekWire Podcast: Uber, Grubhub and Seattle; Amazon on ’60 Minutes’; Surface Earbuds first take

zaterdag 16 mei 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Here’s what we’re talking about this week on the GeekWire Podcast. Word leaked out this week that Uber is considering buying food-delivery service Grubhub, and it turns out there are many Seattle connections behind the possible deal, including links…

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Big Tech’s reputation is rising as governments tap the industry in coronavirus response

donderdag 23 april 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

The coronavirus crisis quickly became an unexpected life raft for the technology industry’s image as even its biggest critics enlist Big Tech’s help. The scale of large technology companies — seen as a liability just a few months ago — offers unique…

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Is Alexa always listening? New study examines accidental triggers of digital assistants

maandag 24 februari 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

The listening capacity of digital assistants like Alexa and Siri has become a major privacy sticking point in the last year. A group of researchers out of Northeastern University and Imperial University of London have been studying smart speakers fo…

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Microsoft Surface revenue falls short of expectations after Earbuds delay, as AirPods lift Apple results

donderdag 30 januari 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Microsoft’s Surface hardware business reached an all-time high of nearly $2 billion in revenue for the December quarter, but the company indicated that the result would have been higher if not for unspecified “execution challenges” in the consumer s…

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Report: After acquisition, Apple nixed Xnor.ai’s work on Pentagon’s Project Maven

woensdag 29 januari 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

The Information reports that Seattle-based Xnor.ai played a role in the Pentagon’s controversial Project Maven, but that Apple ended Xnor.ai’s involvement in the project after acquiring the startup. Project Maven is aimed at using artificial intelli…

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More privacy, better battery life, AI everywhere: What Apple’s Xnor.ai deal says about its ambitions

dinsdag 21 januari 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Speaking on stage last year about the rise of artificial intelligence on devices, Arm Holdings CEO Simon Segars touted the capabilities of the chip giant’s Cortex-M4 processor to help identify objects using image recognition technology. But the circ…

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GeekWire Podcast: Apple acquires Xnor.ai; Microsoft’s bold climate plan; Seattle startup trivia

zaterdag 18 januari 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

This week on the GeekWire Podcast: Apple doubled down on artificial intelligence and boosted its presence in Seattle with the acquisition of Xnor.ai, an Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence spinout with roots at the University of Washington, …

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Seattle AI startup drew interest from Amazon, Microsoft, Intel before selling to Apple

donderdag 16 januari 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Apple wasn’t the only tech giant eyeing Xnor.ai. GeekWire broke the news on Wednesday that Apple acquired Seattle startup Xnor.ai, paying around $200 million for the three-year-old company that specializes in low-power, edge-based artificial intelli…

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Why Amazon got smacked by Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes jab at Apple over labor practices

maandag 6 januari 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

With Apple CEO Tim Cook in the audience and a recent report on labor violations in the news, it’s no surprise that Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais took a swing at the company during his opening monologue, but he didn’t stop at one tech giant. “Appl…

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