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Name that Tech Tune: Do you know this bootup sound?

This week’s Name that Tech Tune contest features a bootup sound from a specific version of a widely used product. Up for grabs: Two pairs of tickets to the next GeekWire Meetup & Elevator Pitch event, coming up this Tuesday Oct. 23 at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle. Listen to the sound below, and if… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune to win GeekWire Meetup tickets

Updated below with answer and winners. We’re trying something a little bit different with this week’s Name that Tech Tune contest — technically, we’re not asking you to name the tune this time around. That’s too easy, and in fact, I’ll just point out that the song is “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Instead,… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune: Do you know this classic song?

Updated below with answer and winner. This week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge will bring back memories for many of you. It’s a great little song that accompanied hours of enjoyment for some of us back in the day. If you think you know the answer, send it to contest@geekwire.com. From the pool of correct answers,… Read More

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Name That Tech Tune: Do you know this sweet little song?

Sometimes we pull out the classics for our Name That Tech Tune contest, as in last week’s challenge. This week we’re changing it up with a great little tune that happens to be a little more contemporary. Here’s the question: Can you identify the product associated with this theme song? If so, send your entry to contest@geekwire.com. If… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune: Classical solo inspires iconic sound

Updated with answer and winners below. The subject of week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge is a classical guitar solo. The question: Which company’s iconic sound was inspired by this song? If you’ve never played before, here’s how it works: Listen to the sound below, and if you know the answer, send it to contest@geekwire.com. Here’s… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune: ID the instrument playing this song

Update 10/14: Answer and winner below. We’re back with another installment of our Name that Tech Tune challenge, with a different twist this time.  Rather than naming the song, your challenge is to identify the type of instrument playing the tune. If you’ve never played the contest before, here’s how it works: Listen to the sound… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune: Test your music and tech knowledge

[Updated below with answer and winner] Our Name that Tech Tune contest is back this week with a special compound challenge, requiring you to use your knowledge of both the Seattle music scene and the technology community to come up with the answer. And we’ve got a great prize to give away to the winner… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune: Do you know this mobile device?

Updated below with answer and winner. Time for another installment of our Name that Tech Tune contest … with an especially good prize this week. This week’s sound was chosen by Frank Catalano, tech consultant and GeekWire’s Practical Nerd columnist, who filled in admirably as guest co-host on the latest edition of the GeekWire radio… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune: Can you identify this Windows sound?

[Update: The answer is Windows 2000. (We also accepted Windows ME or Windows Millennium Edition.) Thanks to everyone who played and congrats to our winner Rahul Manekari, who not only knew those answers but also knew the various beta releases and internal Windows projects in which the sound was used.] This week’s Name that Tech… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune: Can you identify this very brief clip?

Our latest Name that Tech Tune contest is one of the shortest ditties we’ve ever offered up — about 10 rapid-fire notes lasting less than three seconds. If you’ve never played the contest before, here’s how it works: Listen to the sound below, and if you think you can identify it, send your answer to contests@geekwire.com. From… Read More