GeekWire Radio: Apple and Microsoft aim to reinvent the computer for a new era
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GeekWire Radio: Apple and Microsoft aim to reinvent the computer for a new era

This week on the GeekWire radio present and podcast: We analyze the large unveilings this week from Apple and Microsoft, every representing a new try to reinvent the conventional computer. First, we delve into the new MacBook Pro, which has a “Contact Bar” constructed into its keyboard. The bar morphs to serve completely different makes use of when completely different apps are getting used.

We additionally communicate with GeekWire reporter Nat Levy, who’s on the street in New York this week for a Microsoft Windows 10 event aimed toward revitalizing the PC. The corporate unveiled a new Surface Studio desktop PC and the Surface Dial accessory, as well as to the Windows 10 Creators Update. Nat provides us his first-hand impressions of those new merchandise, all of them primarily aimed toward artistic work, a large departure for the historically enterprise-focused firm.

Plus, we talk about Amazon’s unbelievable development. The corporate revealed this week that it now employs more than 306,000 people worldwide, virtually thrice as many individuals as Microsoft.

Beginning in the second section, we’re joined by Seattle journalists Mónica Guzmán and Anika Anand, speaking about their new enterprise: The Evergrey, a every day publication centered on information, occasions and the way forward for Seattle. Guzmán and Anand have watched Seattle’s group develop into extra and extra splintered over the previous couple of years as the metropolis continues to develop. They based The Evergrey as a approach to get Seattleites extra concerned in and enthusiastic about their metropolis. The venture is a part of media firm WhereByUs, which runs a related outlet in Miami.

Pay attention to the present above or download the MP3 here, and additionally take a look at our extended interview with Guzmán and Anand.

Editor’s observe: Need to take a look at a dwell recording of the GeekWire Podcast? Join GeekWire founders Todd Bishop and John Cook from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the GeekWire Podcast at the Fred Hutchinson Analysis Heart in Seattle. Particular visitor can be Dr. Jim Olson, the pioneering scientist whose scorpion venom-derived Tumor Paint expertise “lights up” cells to extra simply determine most cancers. Tickets and particulars here.

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