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seattletimes.com — Originally published May 22, 2013 at 8:43 PM | Page modified May 23, 2013 at 10:14 AM Even after repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Maj. Robert Marshall, an Air Force Special Operations pilot from Mercer Island, has rarely been content to stay at home. Instead, he has hungered to climb mountains.
blogs.seattletimes.com — We'll have to see if Microsoft restores the traditional "Start" menu in the update coming soon to Windows 8. In the meantime the company is releasing a new computer mouse with a dedicated "Start" button, just behind its scroll wheel. The blue Windows button on the Sculpt Mobile Mouse launches the tiled home screen of Windows [...]
blogs.seattletimes.com — Microsoft's unveiling of the Xbox One console on Tuesday mostly showed off the system's entertainment capabilities. The next big Xbox event, on June 10 in Los Angeles, will be mostly about games. For a preview I buttonholed Phil Spencer, vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, on Tuesday.
blogs.seattletimes.com — The cornerstone of Microsoft's new Xbox One console is the dramatically improved Kinect sensor, which is more precise and forgiving than the initial version that debuted in 2010. Microsoft improved the sensor components and the software so it captures six times as many pixels and renders 1080p video.
blogs.seattletimes.com — You'd never guess that the video game business has slowed from the Microsoft campus, where the company unveiled its new "Xbox One" console in a high-voltage event designed to build anticipation for the system's release this fall. Unlike previous versions of the console that initially targeted game enthusiasts, the new version is designed from the start to be both a [...]
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blogs.seattletimes.com — Seattle ad venture HasOffers has cash in hand - $9.4 million in its first round of fundraising. HasOffers was started in 2009 by twins Lucas and Lee Brown and has grown to 79 employees building "attribution analytics" services. The company provides software that ad networks and agencies use to manage ad programs. The company also runs [...]
blogs.seattletimes.com — The video-game industry's health meter is blinking red, and its ammo belt is nearly depleted. Industry players are crawling through the darkness, frantically looking for first-aid kits and new weapons to get back into the action. Down one path a pulsing green light beckons, promising resuscitation, new capabilities and another round of fun.
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