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 Dec. 8, 2019.
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Like warm beers around the campfire, the saga involving the infamous Kickstarter project Coolest Cooler took another sad turn over the weekend as the company announced it was shutting down operations and won’t be fulfilling orders for thousands of backers. … Read More
The design and power of the new Xbox Series X captured the attention of the internet in the wake of Microsoft’s surprise reveal of the next-generation console Thursday night. … Read More
The cheers seemed louder than the motor when Harbour Air’s all-electric seaplane made its first flight over the Fraser River today, marking a milestone for zero-emission propulsion. … Read More
Microsoft seems to have rebooted a holiday idea from last season and is bringing back some “ugly sweater” soft-wear that pays homage to its classic software. … Read More
Microsoft revealed the name and look of its next Xbox console on Thursday night, unveiling the new Xbox “Series X” with a hardware design that quickly drew comparisons to a mini PC tower. … Read More
The so-called “iBuyer” movement is still young, but a new report sheds light on its growing impact on real estate. … Read More
Security company Nyotron recently announced that it found a new vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows 10 that could be used in ransomware attacks. … Read More
Boeing helps Disney put X-Wing fighters into the air for dedication of ‘Star Wars’ thrill ride in Florida
Boeing’s heavy-duty drones, dressed up as X-Wing fighters, flew in for a cameo at last week’s dedication of Disney’s new “Rise of the Resistance” thrill ride in a Star Wars theme park. … Read More
The new owner of Stratolaunch, the space venture started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is Steve Feinberg, a secretive billionaire with close ties to President Donald Trump. … Read More
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is counting down to today’s uncrewed flight test of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, with a cargo manifest that should warm kids’ hearts for the holidays. … Read More