Seattle’s electric vehicle paradox

If you live in the greater Seattle area and own an all-electric or hybrid car, congratulations!  You’re part of the vanguard that has made Washington…

Sex and the single back seat observer

Two uber-talented women climbed into my white, two-door Volkswagen Beetle in 1964, and spent the better part of three long days in my un-air conditioned…

Tech Scan: Successful vacationing without the tech bulk

The tech gear you take on vacation can enhance the pleasure of your time off — or be a nightmare.  Imagine watching the sun set on…

Tech Scan: How to watch the London Olympics here in Seattle

Watching the 2012 London Olympic Games on TV, now through Sunday, Aug 12, should be more fun, and less painful, than watching the Beijing events…

Tech Scan: A Netflix approach to online magazines

A new pay Internet service called Next Issue may do for magazine lovers what Netflix has done for the movies. Sign up for a monthly…

Tech scan: 7-inches is the new black

The hype over the emergence of 7-inch tablets is swinging into high gear this summer. The tech press rumor mill is agog over the possibility…

Weekend Tech Scan: To the Galaxy (phone) and beyond?

For those of you who think Apple has a franchise on introducing hot new technology, you will find either pleasure — or displeasure — with…

Weekend Tech Scan: The dark side of installing Windows 8

This week Microsoft unveiled the preview release of Windows 8, the new computer and tablet operating system that the company sees as its future in the…

Tech Scan: The Android Spring

What are the best of the best apps for getting the most pleasure from your Android device? I have a few ideas . . .…

Weekend Tech Scan: KING 5 TV gets useful new mobile app

The battle for Seattle TV station news supremacy has been upped a notch, albeit slightly, with the debut this week of a new mobile app…

Weekend Tech Scan: How to protect kids from tech overload

A new book by Jim Steyer, Stanford University professor and founder and CEO of Common Sense Media might well be at the top of the reading list for…

Mixing tech and belief: a Tugg toward activism

I don’t know what you’re doing on May 8 at 6:30 p.m., but maybe you’ll join me at the AMC Pacific Place 14 in downtown…

Weekend Tech Scan: A big NBC thumbs up: This time we’ll see every Olympic sport

For years, Seattleites had one advantage enjoyed by few others in the U.S: Being able to watch the Olympics on television without NBC’s unbecoming American chauvinism,…

Weekend Tech Scan: Good news for eBook lovers – an e-reader for night reading

Barnes & Noble has announced a most welcome innovation: an ebook reader with an illuminated screen that lets you read in the dark.  Called the…

Weekend Tech Scan: A tech marvel for Microsoft or the emperor’s new phone?

On Sunday (April 8), the new Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone goes on sale at AT&T stores throughout Seattle and the rest of the nation. It’s…