Bill Nye

August usually is a quiet time on the tech beat, but not this summer. We were busy keeping tabs on controversial remarks from a host of characters, from patent guru Nathan Myhrvold to venture capitalist Dave McClure to scientist Bill Nye.

So, in case you missed any of the action, here’s a look back at the top stories on GeekWire for the month of August. Thanks to everyone for tuning in.

Bill Nye back in spotlight, challenging skeptics of evolution (76 Tweets, 36 comments)

Dave McClure is ripping VCs again: They’re f***ing arrogant and stupid a**holes (414 Tweets, 54 comments)

Solavei raises $3.6M, touts $49 per month mobile service that rewards you with cash for signing on others (92 Tweets, 61 comments)

Apple patent filing looks a lot like Microsoft Surface (97 Tweets, 8 comments)

MS-DOS wasn’t stolen, new forensic analysis concludes (100 Tweets, 8 comments)

Winner of Microsoft reality show claims his prize — a job (88 Tweets, 15 comments)

How Carly screwed up AT&T’s $39B T-Mobile acquisition (48 Tweets, 24 comments)

Windows RT: Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Asus to help Microsoft challenge iPad (65 Tweets, 11 comments)

Toilet 2.0: Why Bill Gates wants to change how we poop (163 Tweets, 2 comments)

Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates check out new toliet inventions.

The vibrator of the future: Revel Body uses sonic tech to power new sex toy line (72 Tweets, 14 comments)

Farewell, Hotmail: Microsoft previews Outlook.com, ending longtime webmail brand (159 Tweets, 18 comments)

How Valve experiments with the economics of video games (695 Tweets, 24 comments)

Acer CEO warns Microsoft to ‘think twice’ about Surface (85 Tweets, 23 comments)

A feisty Nathan Myhrvold defends his quest for ‘Global Good’ (52 Tweets, 43 comments)

5 coolest features of the Samsung Galaxy S III (so far) (65 Tweets, 11 comments)

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