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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Google's answer to the Echo Show

CES created all kinds of news, from the groundbreaking to the just plain whacky. We go over everything you need to know on this episode of Geared up, including: The Google Assistant devices squaring off against the Echo Show; A toilet with Alexa built in; and an autonomous delivery vehicle. See more of our tech coverage at GeekWire.com and subscribe to our live behind-the-scenes videos at YouTube.com/GearLive

Monday, January 15, 2018

Steve Ballmer on basketball and the American dream

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hasn't exactly had a quiet retirement. His projects include being the owner of the LA Clippers, running his own philanthropy and founding USA Facts, a project that uses government data to inform how to improve the lives of American children. We talk to him about all those projects in this special interview. See more from the event and follow all our tech coverage at GeekWire.com

Friday, January 12, 2018

Our ping-pong robot overlords

We check in with GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. His highlight so far? Beating a ping-pong robot. In other news, one of Seattle's biggest private tech companies, Avvo, was acquired this week and tech startup funding reaches levels higher than the dot com boom. Plus, we don't talk about Oprah. Follow all our coverage and read this week's stories at GeekWire.com

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Live from CES: Voice assistant mania

Andru is live at CES in Las Vegas and he tunes in for a special report on what's going on at the world's biggest tech show: Voice assistant mania, giant 8K TVs and an apocalyptic rainstorm.  We're still giving away an Echo Spot to a Geared Up subscriber! Enter here: geni.us/WinEchoSpot

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Health Tech: Health's AI revolution

The health world faces a lot of challenges, and oftentimes it also knows the answer to those challenges -- it just needs some help putting the pieces together. That's where artificial intelligence comes in. On this episode of Health Tech, we dive into how health is using AI to solve some of its biggest problems. Follow all our health and technology coverage at GeekWire.com

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre explained

There are two fatal flaws in computer processors that hold up much of the tech world: Meltdown and Spectre. On this episode, we explain what these flaws mean for tech systems and devices and how worried people should really be. Follow all our enterprise and cloud tech coverage and read more about this story at GeekWire.com/cloud

Friday, January 05, 2018

Microsoft's giant health investment

Washington State is suing Motel 6 after the hotel chain shared customers' personal data with federal immigration authorities. Plus, Microsoft makes a big investment in an AI-fueled health test that could screen dozens of diseases at once. That and more on this episode of the Week In Geek. Follow all our coverage and read more about this week's stories at GeekWire.com

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The iPhone Battery Scandal

Apple is under fire after iPhone users discovered the company meddled with the device's performance as their batteries slowed down. Plus, a preview of all the tech and gadgets to watch for at CES and a chance to win a brand new Echo Spot. Follow this URL for details on how to enter the giveaway: http://geni.us/WinEchoSpot Follow more tech coverage at GeekWire.com and subscribe to our live behind-the-scenes videos on GearLive, youtube.com/gearlive

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Year In Geek

It's been a big year for the tech world. The industry endured repeated clashes with the Trump Administration and saw the rise of Amazon as the company made two of its biggest moves yet. We analyze the Year In Geek on this episode and also make some predictions about what's to come in 2018. Follow all our coverage and read more about this week's stories at GeekWire.com Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington's Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The best tech of 2017

We've seen it all this year on Geared Up, from super-powerful consoles to super-goofy camera glasses. On this episode, we celebrate our first full year as a podcast with a roundup of the best tech from 2017 — and a few of the worst flops. Follow all our tech coverage at GeekWire.com and subscribe to our live behind-the-scenes videos on GearLive, youtube.com/gearlive

Friday, December 22, 2017

Magic Leap revealed

Secretive, super-rich startup Magic Leap finally revealed its first product: An augmented reality headset that throws it into competition with Microsoft’s HoloLens. Plus, we explain the science behind a new “universal” flu vaccine and play a round with the new Echo Buttons. Follow all our coverage and read more about this week's stories at GeekWire.com Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

'Uncarrier' TV

T-Mobile has big plans, and right now they plan to completely disrupt the cable TV market. We dive into the details of their plan on this episode, along with our review of the Muse, a new in-car Alexa device, and an overview of the Echo Spot release. Follow all our tech coverage at GeekWire.com and subscribe to our live behind-the-scenes videos on GearLive, youtube.com/gearlive Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)

Monday, December 18, 2017

Our AI future

Artificial intelligence is threatening jobs and reshaping lives everywhere. What can we do about it? What will our AI future look like? We ask Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, whohas some creative ideas for handling challenges AI brings. Follow all our coverage and read more about AI and robotics at GeekWire.com Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Net Neutrality Showdown

The FCC voted to overturn net neutrality protections and Washington State is taking the decision to court. What does it all mean for the average person? Plus, T-Mobile is getting into the TV streaming business and we geek out over Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Follow all our coverage and read more about this week's stories at GeekWire.com Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington's Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Gates Foundation CEO on 'awesome' 2017

Natural disasters. Deep social divisions. Most people would say 2017 wasn't a good year. But Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says 2017 was "an awesome year" for global health and U.S. education. We hear why on this episode of the GeekWire podcast. Follow all our coverage and read more about this week's stories at GeekWire.com Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Shazam! Apple's $400M acquisition

Apple acquired Shazam for about $400 million, and they might have some ambitious plans for the company's tech.  Plus, Microsoft debuts the phone-like Always Connected PC and Alexa knows a new trick, plus some tunes. Follow all our tech coverage at GeekWire.com and subscribe to our live behind-the-scenes videos on GearLive, youtube.com/gearlive Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Seattle and Silicon Valley meet the UK

Andrew Whittaker is the British Consul General representing the United Kingdom in Northern California, Oregon, Washington and other portions of the Western United States. He has a particular interest in the technology industry, serving previously as Deputy Director of CERT, the UK’s national cybersecurity team. On a recent visit to Seattle, he sat down with GeekWire to answer questions about many of the pressing issues of the day: the impact of Brexit on U.S. companies doing business in the UK; the different regulatory approaches in the US and UK on issues including drones and net neutrality; the changes coming next year through the General Data Protection Regulation in Europe; the UK's approach to drone regulation, and much more. Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttl

Friday, December 08, 2017

Elon Musk's race to Mars

Is Elon Musk really going to shoot his Tesla Roadster into space? How is Space X's plan for global satellite internet going? And what does this week's Sunday Night Football game have to do with Galilean Transformations? That and much more on this episode of the Week In Geek. Follow all our coverage and read more about this week's stories at GeekWire.com Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

CVS, Aetna and healthcare's 'mass freak-out'

Amazon might start selling prescription drugs online — and it's causing a "mass freak-out" among the healthcare industry. One result: drugstore chain CVS brough Aetna, a health insurance company. We analyze the trends behind the deal and ask: Are they going to be good for patients? Thank you to our sponsor, Providence St. Joseph Health’s Digital and Innovation Group. Follow them at twitter.com/provinnovation

Monday, December 04, 2017

Tech at the symphony

Orchestras are built on technology that goes back hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years. How do you bring that tradition into the modern age? We go behind the scenes with Seattle Symphony's tech-powered multisensory performances, featuring stars like the Harry Potter movies. Follow all our tech coverage and read more about geek culture at GeekWire.com Thank you to this week's sponsors: Winshuttle (Winshuttle.com) Hughes Marino (hughesmarino.com) Kinects (kinectstower.com) And the University of Washington’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (foster.uw.edu/msentre)