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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Connected Seattle: When the world is your phone charger

The ins and outs of using public outlets to charge your phone in the Emerald City.

SEATTLE TIMES

Amazon will unveil a pre-Christmas smartphone

"Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumored smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company's plans."

REUTERS

Job hunting? Paul Allen's personal tech advisor out

Former Amazon exec Parag Garg, the billionaire's personal and professional tech advisor, was hired in November. It is unclear whether he was fired or resigned.

REUTERS

Skagit Valley to use drones for elk survey

"Unmanned aircraft will scout a section of state-managed forest land north of Hamilton next week on the lookout for elk — a known hell-raiser in eastern Skagit Valley."

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD (MOUNT VERNON)

Jet lag? Now there's -- you guessed it -- an app for that

A University of Michigan researcher says full adjustment to a new time zone can be cut from 12 days to four.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

NSA said to have exploited Heartbleed for years

Sources "familiar with the matter" have told Bloomberg's Michael Riley that the NSA knew about and exploited Heartbleed, further exposing consumers, for at least the last two years.

BLOOMBERG NEWS

A guide to the Heartbleed bug: how to protect your information

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug has "quietly" exposed sensitive account information (passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years. Here's Mashable's guide on what to do now.

MASHABLE

Not an Onion article: Comcast VP 'deeply disappointed' in Comcast service

Comcast Executive VP David Cohen told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the company is "deeply disappointed as to where we are ..."

ARSTECHNICA

Dealing with the problem of men in technology

Women are adapting various strategies to make a place for themselves in a sexist workplace culture. Or they are just getting out.

NEW YORK TIMES

Is Mozilla CEO's anti-Prop 8 donation a good reason for a boycott?

A dating site is calling on people to avoid using Firefox.

GIZMODO
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