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    States claim Trump’s new firearm rules will allow spread of 3D printed gun blueprints online
    <img width="1240" height="828" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Washington state plans to sue the federal government over a proposed change that Attorney General Bob Ferguson warns will lead to the proliferation of blueprints for 3D printed guns online. Ferguson announced Monday that he plans to lead a 21-state lawsuit over a proposed rule that would transfer regulation of certain firearms from one department to another. It’s the 55th time that the state has sued the Trump administration. The federal government released a rule Friday that would transfer regulatory authority of 3D printed guns and other firearms from the State Department to the Department of Commerce. The rule change… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Did he swipe right? NFL quarterback shows he nose a unique way to use the Microsoft Surface
    <img width="478" height="441" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>That’s snot the play we drew up! But, face it, there’s more than one way to swipe across the screen on a tablet. During the AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, sideline cameras picked up Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill on the bench, bundled against the cold temperatures. With his hands covered with gloves, Tannehill showed us all a new trick for the Microsoft Surface, using his nose to swipe sideways and then up on the device. CBS broadcasters Jim Nantz and Tony Romo got a laugh out of Tannehill’s technique and the video was shared on… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Ada Developers Academy’s new CEO looks to expand coding bootcamp’s impact on tech diversity
    <img width="1152" height="736" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Seattle-based Ada Developers Academy in December named Lauren Sato as the new CEO of the tuition-free, software development boot camp for women and underrepresented sexual, gender and racial minorities. The 7-year-old program started as a project of the Technology Alliance before becoming a standalone nonprofit organization in 2015. It runs two 48-person cohorts per year and has graduated 380 students. In recent years, 91 percent of the grads have found full-time jobs in technology within six months of leaving Ada. While women’s numbers in tech roles still lag well behind men — roughly one-quarter of professional computing occupations in the… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Seattle-based early-stage investment firm SeaChange raises $5.8M for its fifth fund
    <img width="214" height="320" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>SeaChange just raised $5.8 million for its fifth fund as it looks to put more dollars behind Pacific Northwest startups. It’s the largest fund yet for SeaChange, formerly known as Seattle Angel Fund, and will be used to make early-stage investments in the range of $200,000 to $900,000. Investors in the fund mostly hail from the Pacific Northwest and have a mix of backgrounds — longtime Amazon and Microsoft execs; CEOs of smaller companies; family offices; and more. The firm is market neutral, but a majority of its investments are in tech startups working across a variety of industries. Portfolio companies include… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Here’s how Amazon’s rumored pay-by-hand tech could work
    <img width="900" height="675" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>A new report sheds light on Amazon’s thinking about the rumored plan to let customers pay for purchases by scanning their palms. The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon may sell pay-by-hand kiosks to other businesses. Previous reports linked the technology primarily to Amazon’s own retail stores, including Whole Foods and Amazon Go. Amazon plans to pitch the terminals to businesses with a lot of repeat customers, such as coffee shops and fast-food restaurants, according to WSJ. Customers would use the terminals to link their palm print to a credit or debit card. Customers could establish the link between their… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Jeff Bezos’ India trip features an electric delivery rickshaw — along with protests and controversy
    <img width="980" height="720" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Jeff Bezos is having quite a trip in India — but not everyone is pleased with his first visit in more than five years. The Amazon CEO is hanging out with Bollywood stars (see video above), meeting local entrepreneurs, driving electric rickshaws, and making a series of announcements as the Seattle-based tech giant continues to invest heavily in one of its key international markets. But protests from local retailers and criticism from lawmakers have turned the trip into a “public relations nightmare for Amazon,” Reuters reported. Just landed in India and spent a beautiful afternoon paying my respects to someone… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    SpaceX aces fiery rehearsal of worst-case scenario for Crew Dragon spaceflights
    <img width="635" height="376" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Falcon 9 booster blast"><br>With a fiery flash and volleys of cheers, SpaceX and NASA today rehearsed something they hope will never happen: a catastrophic rocket failure at the worst time in the launch of a crewed mission to the International Space Station. Fortunately, the closest things to crew members on today’s in-flight abort test of the Crew Dragon spaceship were two test dummies, sitting on sensors in the seats that will tell engineers how flesh-and-blood fliers would have weathered the aborted trip. If the results of the test look good, that should take care of the final major hurdle before two actual NASA… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 12, 2020
    <img width="1200" height="630" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="GeekWire Week in Review"><br>See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 12, 2020.… <a href="">Read More</a>

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