Five bars for T-Mobile and Starlink.

Two juggernauts of Washington’s economy, T-Mobile and SpaceX, are combining forces to end those frustrating days of no bars and dropped calls. Starting next year, T-Mobile hopes to “bring cellphone connectivity everywhere,” including expanded coverage to the entire...

Reinventing caregiving.

-The caregiving system – the folks who care for children, the elderly and those who are sick or disabled – needs some intensive care itself. So says a new initiative being tackled by Pivotal Ventures, founded by Melinda Gates. The Kirkland-based company has launched...

A wireless telephone. In 1909?

We’d all love to think that the phone we carry in our pockets was a recent invention, but its roots can be traced all the way back to 1909. It was then that a little-known electrical whiz kid not only created the first device capable of sending voice wirelessly, but...

Across the finish line.

Rich in history, Pacific Raceways is about to usher in a new era in motorsports automotive innovation and technology. After nearly two decades of planning, officials have broken ground on a $200 million expansion of the facility, which will be known as the Pacific...

UW named most innovative for third time.

The Huskies football team may not be giving the University of Washington anything to brag about this year, but Reuters and Clarivate Analytics folks have given the university plenty to brag about. In their annual rankings of the world’s most innovative public and...

Washington’s new power couple.

Broadband access continues to be a problem in rural parts of the country. But Microsoft and the Chelan County Public Utility District may have just killed the proverbial two birds with one stone.The two organizations announced a unique partnership Friday where the PUD...

From trash to treasure.

Experts estimate that 28 billion pounds of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year. Some predict there could be more plastic than fish by 2050.The Million Waves Project hopes to turn some of that pollution into prosthetics. Approximately 40 million people in...

A labor of loaf.

Mmm, the smell of fresh bread. Just like mom used to make. The operative words here are “mom” and “used to.”A Washington company has unveiled a new breadmaking robot that can crank out 10 loaves of fresh bread an hour. No human required.Debuted...

Taking a quantum leap.

Quantum physics is a strange world indeed, but Boeing, Microsoft and others are exploring this new frontier to see how it can be applied to computer science. It’s so important, in fact, that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that along with artificial...