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Photos: Celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who

  Yesterday was the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who — the iconic and award-winning British sci-fi TV show which first aired in 1963. There were parties happening all over the world on Saturday, so I dropped by the Scarecrow Video bash and the EMP celebration in Seattle. The line to get in to EMP… Read More

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Sci-fi nerds look to open new museum in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. has museums devoted to art, aerospace, history, and even, textiles. So, what about the futuristic worlds of science fiction? Well, a new effort is in place to bring a Museum of Science Fiction to the nation’s capital, establishing a “permanent center for the science fiction community and culture.” In fact, screenwriter Greg Viggiano,… Read More

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Seattle vs. Portland: Oh yeah, it’s game time

If you didn’t hear, there’s a little soccer match taking place Sunday. Yep, 67,000 screaming fans are expected at a sold out CenturyLink Field in Seattle for an epic Sounders-Timbers match that has all sorts of story lines: The first home match for U.S. soccer stud and newly-signed Sounders midfield Clint Dempsey. Possible playoff implications…. Read More

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The coolest photo ever of Seattle’s skyline is going viral

I slept right through it, but many in Seattle didn’t. The epic thunderstorm that rolled through Seattle the other night awoke many, including our dog Henry who, according to reports from my wife, was scratching at the floor downstairs seeking shelter from the noise. Luckily for those who missed the action, Seattle photographer Anthony May… Read More

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Beyond coffee and rain: These geeks want to make an awesome short film about Seattle’s tech community

Seattle is one of the most vibrant technology ecosystems in the world — home to tech titans like Amazon, Expedia and Microsoft as well as tons of up-and-coming startups in industries ranging from gaming to biotechnology to aerospace. And then there are all of the Silicon Valley giants — Facebook, Google, eBay, Salesforce.com, Splunk, etc…. Read More

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Why this tech company thrives on the color orange (even for the toilet paper in the bathrooms)

Some tech companies are known for their openness or work-life balance or design-oriented products. At Avalara, the culture is defined by the color orange. Orange? Yep, the Bainbridge Island company, which is in the rather mundane, but fast-growing business of making sales tax automation software, embraces the color orange like no other. On the wardrobes… Read More

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Twitter mystery: The strange case of Lockerz and the Ethiopian supermodel

Lockerz, the heavily-funded Seattle social commerce startup backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DAG Ventures and others, is going through a transition with executives departing; products changing and assets being sold off. And now something funky is going on with the company’s Twitter account, which up until a few days ago boasted more than 600,000 followers on… Read More

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Kim Thompson, 1956-2013: Fantagraphics co-publisher helped shape the comic book industry

Kim Thompson, the pioneering comics publisher who along with Gary Groth helped define the comics book industry though their Fantagraphics publishing house, has died of lung cancer at the age of 56. “Kim leaves an enormous legacy behind him,” said Groth, who worked alongside Thompson for 36 years. “Not just all the European graphic novels… Read More

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Video: Star Trek’s ‘Data’ checks out Google Glass for first time: ‘How do I reset?’

Follow up: Q&A: Star Trek’s ‘Data’ on autism, space travel and the link between humanity and technology Google Glass is the type of futuristic gadget you might see on Star Trek. So, what does Lieutenant Commander Data — also known as actor Brent Spiner — think of the futuristic eyewear? Spiner got a first-hand look today when… Read More