Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Oct. 29, 2017.
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A camera positioned underwater near the Kermadec Islands, north of New Zealand, with the goal of capturing footage of sharks and other marine life, reeled in a big one recently when a great white took a special liking to the rigging. … Read More
UPDATE, Oct. 31: Production of Season 6 of the Netflix streaming television hit “House of Cards” has been suspended in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the show’s star, Kevin Spacey. … Read More
Jon Chambers was truly blown away. The Seattle dad who wanted to create something cool for his kids for Halloween ended up crafting the go-to attraction for Seattle and beyond with his driveway version of Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter book and film series. … Read More
An indoor farming startup backed by some of the biggest names in tech has arrived in Seattle, expanding its effort to change how people eat fruits and vegetables. … Read More
SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, neuroscientist Christof Koch has been searching for the seat of consciousness — a quest that has taken him deep within the brains of mice, and to the doorstep of the Dalai Lama. … Read More
An international team of researchers has detected a mysterious, previously unknown void deep inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid that may be as large as an art gallery space. … Read More
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold more than 1 million shares of company stock in the past three days, worth nearly $1.1 billion, according to a regulatory filing this afternoon. … Read More
Funko’s new era as a public company got off to a rough start Thursday as shares in the Everett, Wash.-based pop culture figurine maker dropped more than 40 percent on the company’s first day of trading. … Read More
As an American historian, University of Washington history professor Margaret O’Mara says she’s particularly interested in understanding “how did we get to now?” During a talk at the recent GeekWire Summit in Seattle, O’Mara discussed learning from the past to understand the future, and how the bigger story of American technology relates to American history. … Read More
Amazon launches augmented reality iPhone feature to see virtual products in real world before buying
Amazon is rolling out a new augmented reality feature for iPhone users, dubbed AR view, that lets customers place virtual versions of products into real-world scenes before buying, allowing them to see how that toaster or coffee maker will look on the kitchen counter when the real one arrives. … Read More