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How to preserve Seattle's special places and embrace change? Avoid apathy

Mark Peterson, principal of a technology and media PR firm, calls for community engagement on all sides: activist, techie, or whoever you may be.

GEEKWIRE

Seattle Tech Meetup celebrates five UW-related startups

The Seattle Tech Meetup held its second annual special event at the UW campus on Tuesday and featured five startup founders who "have connections to the University of Washington."

GEEKWIRE

Tired of upgrading your phone? Google has an answer

Google's new modular phone has working, user-interchangeable components that might save you from ever having to buy a new device again.

WIRED

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
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