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This charity wants to provide clean water for impoverished children, and then disappear

Eric Stowe’s mission to give impoverished children clean drinking water started 12 years ago inside the back of a McDonald’s in China.

IBM plans $3B Internet of Things push, lures The Weather Channel away from AWS

IBM is betting big on the Internet of Things ? the idea that connected devices (everything from refrigerators to toasters to automobiles) will be able to provide real-time data that makes our lives easier.

Microsoft rolls out ‘Wi-Fi on steroids’ in shadow of Space Needle: Seattle Center gets upgraded free network

Bumbershoot attendees, festival lovers or those who just like to splash around the International Fountain are about to get a dose of high-speed Internet ? Seattle style.

Amazon’s new plastic Dash Button lets you instantly restock items for the home

Amazon wants to let you restock items like laundry detergent, baby food, paper towels and more with a simple press of a button.

Premera’s family credit monitoring offer plagued by bugs of its own

Premera Blue Cross is offering free credit monitoring from Experian to help protect customers from a sophisticated online attack that potentially gave hackers access to personal information from up to 11 million of its members.

Report: Seattle one of the worst U.S. cities for traffic congestion, tied with NYC

An additional 23 minutes a day spent in traffic may not sound like much, but when it adds up over a year it becomes 89 hours.

Microsoft’s new Surface 3 tablet runs an Intel chip and full Windows

Microsoft just unveiled the latest version of its baseline Surface tablet, the Surface 3 ? switching to an Intel Atom processor, and leaving behind the ARM-based processors that powered the first two versions.