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  • SniffSpot: App helps Seattle dog guardians find off-leash spots

    Seattle is considered very dog-friendly. But for many dog owners, finding an off-leash area can be very frustrating. Well, there’s an app for that. It’s called “SniffSpot” where it locates off-leash dog areas and even provides people an opportunity to earn some cash on the side. “It’s actually really hard to find quality dog parks in the Seattle area,” said SniffSpot founder David Adams. The idea of SniffSpot came when Adams, who lives in Seattle,  noticed that he was having […]

  • Amazon opens its giant glass ‘Spheres’ — a workplace like no other

    SEATTLE — After years of construction, the Amazon Spheres are open. And fitting of an event as grand a scale as this, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos during a ceremony earlier Monday, turned to Alexa for help. “Alexa! Open the Spheres,” commanded Bezos. And Alexa’s response, “OK, Jeff.” The Spheres — three of them interconnected — are a workplace unlike any other. “It’s primarily an office space for Amazon employees,” said John Schoettler, Amazon’s vice president of Global Real Estate and […]

  • Boeing unveils prototype of heavy-duty electric cargo drone

    SEATTLE — There is a race right now among several companies to come up with ways to deliver items in the air. Amazon, for example, has patented several drone ideas. Boeing is also putting a vehicle in this race with a prototype that could revolutionize air travel and transport in ways we have never seen before, they said. On Wednesday, Boeing unveiled a new unmanned electric vehicle vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype inside Boeing’s research lab near St. […]

  • UW students create conversational Amazon Alexa device

    SEATTLE — Amazon has sold more than 10 million Echo devices with the voice assistant called Alexa. But how well does your Alexa know you? Recently, Amazon held a contest to see if Alexa can have a conversation with you, other than the responses to typical commands. A team from the University of Washington showed us what Alexa can really say. At first glance, you know right away it is not your typical Echo device. When the team got the Echo […]

  • Seattle startup Blokable hopes to address housing crunch

    SEATTLE – Here in the Puget Sound, many people are asking themselves if they can afford to live here, as housing inventory fails to keep up with demand. A Seattle-based company is hoping to change that, with homes they claim are affordable and customizable at the same time. Q13 interviewed the CEO of Blokable to talk about his vision of housing. In order to understand that vision, you have to understand CEO Aaron Holm’s past. “I grew up with a […]

  • Dog walking, driving and retail: How holiday jobs have changed

    SEATTLE — As the holidays approach, many people are looking for extra work. According to Worksource Washington, there remains plenty of openings for holiday retail work. But more people are turning to becoming independent contractors to make extra holiday cash. Inside Seattle-based Rover.com, it’s a busy place. The company employs about 300 employees, who have their dogs sitting or playing with them nearby. But for this six-year-old company, right now it’s a busy place outside the office also. The company […]

  • Delta set to place huge order with Airbus instead of Boeing

    SEATTLE — In what would be a blow to American aerospace giant Boeing, Delta Air Lines is set to order around 100 jetliners from European rival Airbus, according to two people familiar with the deal. Atlanta-based Delta will announce a deal later Wednesday for the Airbus A321neo, the sources said. The agreement with Airbus maker will be accompanied by a planned purchase of Pratt & Whitney engines, they added. Spokespeople for Delta and Airbus declined to comment. Boeing did not […]

  • Are Grinch bots stealing Christmas?

    Are you having a tough time finding some of the top toys for the holiday season? You're not alone.

  • Work after war: Local veteran’s dream to open brewery comes true

    Life after the military can be difficult for some, especially when it comes to starting a new career.

  • Lynwood’s Kirio unveils ‘the smartest home on the market’

    Smart home technology continues to be on the transitional fast track from trendy to commonplace. With so many devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home on the market, many companies are competing to make your home the “smartest” it’s ever been. One of those companies is Lynnwood-based Kirio, which has developed a way to combine all of your smart home devices into one open-platform system, which the user completely controls through its app. “It makes the home more convenient. […]