Marcus Womack of Evidence.com and Hadi Partovi, board member at Taser International, in the KIRO Radio studios. (Photo by Erynn Rose)

Q&A: How technology can help police departments, and make officers more accountable

Our guests on the latest GeekWire radio show were Marcus Womack, general manager of Seattle-based Evidence.com, which provides devices and services for police departments across the country; and Hadi Partovi, a technology entrepreneur and board member of Taser International, Evidence.com’s parent company. In light of the recent tragedy and controversy in Ferguson, Mo., we spent a lot of… Read More

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Mobile tech, social good: How these computer scientists are making an impact

Our latest episode of the GeekWire Podcast featured former Geek of the Week Yaw Anokwa. He’s a graduate of the University of Washington computer science program, the co-founder of the software startup Nafundi, and one of the computer scientists behind the Open Data Kit project (ODK), which provides smart forms for collecting data on mobile devices in rural areas, developing countries and other places with… Read More

Charles Brennick of InterConnection with one of the group's $149 refurbished laptops for low-income households.

Rewind: How to recycle those old computers in your attic

Our guest last weekend on the GeekWire podcast was Charles Brennick, the founder and director of InterConnection.  The nonprofit, located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, refurbishes donated PCs and distributes them around the world to humanitarian organizations, nonprofits and other deserving groups. We had a fun time catching up with Charles, joking about all of the used computers… Read More