In latest Reddit ‘AMA,’ Bill Gates talks COVID, farming, Bitcoin, what phone he uses and more

Bill Gates offering up proof that it’s really him on Reddit. (GatesNotes Photo) Bill Gates returned to Reddit for his 10th “Ask Me Anything” session on Thursday,…

Robots, automation, AI, and the Pirate Parrot: Insights from our return to the epicenter of robotics

The Pirate Parrot and GeekWire co-founder John Cook right before John found himself at odds with yet another Pittsburgh sports mascot. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) It’s…

Apple’s Upcoming 15-Inch MacBook Air: What We Know

Rumors suggest that Apple is working on a larger version of the MacBook Air, which is expected to measure in at 15 inches, putting it on par…

iOS 16: How to Disable Lock Screen Depth Effect

With iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple introduced a complete overhaul of the iOS Lock Screen, making it more customizable than ever and bringing widgets to the…

iPad Air 5 Reviews: Great Value With M1 Chip at $599 Starting Price

The new fifth-generation iPad Air will begin arriving to customers on Friday and, ahead of time, the first hands-on reviews of the device have surfaced. We’ve rounded…

Forecast for Amazon Prime Day is cloudy with a chance of consumer caution

Amazon Prime Day takes place July 12 and 13 this year. (GeekWire File Photo) Economic uncertainty, inflation, and the lingering effects of the pandemic are tempering expectations…

Microsoft signs ‘labor neutrality agreement’ with union representing Activision Blizzard employees

(GeekWire Photo) The Communications Workers of America announced Monday that it entered into a labor neutrality agreement with Microsoft that will apply at Activision Blizzard two months…

Buyers wanted: Exit opportunities for venture-backed startups sharply decline amid downturn

(Bigstock Photo) It’s getting harder for an early-stage company to find a buyer.  The exit value for U.S. venture capital-backed startups in the second quarter was the…

Stratolaunch lands its mammoth airplane early after a flight test that didn’t meet all of its objectives

Stratolaunch’s twin-fuselage Roc airplane gets ready for its sixth flight test. (Stratolaunch Photo) Stratolaunch says the sixth flight test of its super-sized Roc carrier airplane ended earlier…

Tech CEO lost his backpack, laptop, passport and more — but found a calling in Twitter storytelling

Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi. (Code.org Photo) In addition to writing code, Hadi Partovi should teach more people how to write suspenseful mysteries on Twitter. The Seattle-area investor…