Monthly archives: March, 2018

Apple doesn’t understand what makes Chromebooks great

Apple announced a new iPad earlier this week at an education-focused event. Though it’s rare for the company to directly acknowledge its competition during presentations, it made no secret the new iPad was aimed at one rival in particular: Chromebooks. The ePad, as some call it, came in at the same $329 price tag as …

These clumsy robots prove AI is far from perfect

When a person screws up we call it human nature. So what does it mean when a machine that’s trying to imitate our intelligence makes a mistake? According to the doomsayers, it means robots could attack us because of faulty reasoning – and that’s scary. But, it’s hard to fear a machine that can be …

Cancer researchers report positive results for larotrectinib, a ‘tumor-agnostic’ drug

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Ted Laetsch is the lead author of a study focusing on how a drug called larotrectinib can be used to treat pediatric cancer patients. (UT Southwestern Photo) Two clinical studies have provided evidence suggesting that an experimental precision-medicine drug called larotrectinib can fight soft-tissue tumors regardless of the patient’s age or …

TLDR: April Fool’s comes early, new broadband service from SpaceX, Apple AirPods giveaway

[Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] Today’s featured stories ‘Fake news’ gets real: April Fool’s comes early with Smartshoephones, Brewolingo and much more ACLU urges local …

Startup Spotlight: Ganaz wants to connect farmers with millions of seasonal farmworkers

Hanna Freeman and Sri Artham bring a combined 22 years of experience at Fair Trade USA to Ganaz. (Ganaz Photo) Many farmworking jobs are seasonal, short-lived and tricky to find. Seattle-based startup Ganaz hopes to solve those challenges by connecting workers to employers through a platform that also tackles potential language barriers. “Having worked with farmers …