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Seattle startup Tasso lands $100M for self-administered blood collection devices

Dec 17, 2021

Tasso-SST device for blood self-collection. (Tasso Photo) Seattle-based Tasso, which makes devices for the self-collection of blood samples, has landed $100 million in funding. Tasso’s devices work on the upper arm, drawing blood from a network of capillaries under the skin with the push of a button. People don’t need training to collect their own blood, taking healthcare providers out of the loop and enabling applications such as remote patient monitoring. The startup’s devices can c ...read more

The 83 best shows on Hulu right now

Dec 17, 2021

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. The great thing about Hulu is that not only can you select from a nice mix of original series and legacy shows in their entirety, but you can watch currently airing shows day and date that they air on their respective linear networks as well. From the hilarious new comedy Home Economics to the long-running sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as emotional medical dramas like New Amsterdam and Gr ...read more

Best online master's in computer forensics 2021: Top picks

Dec 17, 2021

To meet the demand of the growing cybersecurity industry, many top schools have introduced programs like the master's in computer forensics. Global Market Insights projects the cybersecurity market will exceed $400 billion by 2027, more than double the size of the 2020 market.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 33% growth in information security analyst positions 2020-30, making it one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. Graduating with a master's degree can further bo ...read more

Update those tech gifts before putting them under the tree. Here’s how

Dec 17, 2021

Lengthy setup can put a real damper on the joy of a cool gift—both on the giving and receiving end. Immediately running into updates after turning on a new tech toy can be a real bummer, and downloading files instead of participating in a holiday gathering isn’t so fun, either. There’s an easy fix, though: Handle all that work before you give a tech gadget. Not only is this advice tried and true, but it becomes even more relevant with each passing year. Companies keep l ...read more

AfterShokz Aeropex review: Impressive bone conduction headset with long battery life, solid performance

Dec 17, 2021

While I test a lot of headsets while running, I always go back to using bone conduction headsets so that my ears are open for safety reasons. With darkness surrounding me and the rain beating me down, bone conduction headsets are essential for my winter running sessions. For the past month, I've been running with the AfterShokz Aeropex and I've been extremely pleased with their performance. The Aeropex retail price is $159.95, but there is currently a $30 off sale, so the price is $129.95. Th ...read more

Level rides ‘Great Resignation’ wave and lands $7M for credit service used by independent contractors

Dec 17, 2021

Level employees in Seattle, left to right: Connor Adams, Dylan Higgins, David Edelstein, Jace Morrison and Janet Chen. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea Brader) The news: Seattle startup Level raised $7 million to fuel growth of its flexible credit service used by independent contractors who work for marketplace platforms such as TaskRabbit, Dolly, Housecall Pro, and others. The gist: Level offers workers flexible credit options that are only paid back when they earn. It allows contractors a ch ...read more

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Dec 18, 2021

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How to get shiny statues in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Dec 18, 2021

The best part of the current string of Pokémon remakes is how faithful they are to the originals. They give old school fans a nearly identical experience to what those classic games were, although, with some quality of life improvements and an obvious graphical upgrade that also allows new fans an easy way to experience some of the series' most beloved entries. The latest pair of remakes, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl , stick to that formula but have expanded on some features in ...read more

Seven small business tax deductions you need to know

Dec 18, 2021

Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that about 20% of small businesses fail within the first two years and nearly half fail by the end of their fifth year. There are nearly over 32 million small businesses in the United States that employ more than 61 million people, making a business' success not only important for the individual business owner, but for also for its employees' livelihoods. Tax deductions can go a long way toward helping a business survive those first few chaoti ...read more

How to move the taskbar in Windows 11

Dec 18, 2021

One of the big changes introduced by Microsoft in Windows 11 is a centered taskbar and Start menu. Instead of being off to the left side of the screen, it’s now in the middle, right where your eyes tend to go on your display and where MacOS users will be used to their own icons residing. If you have muscle memory from ghosts of Windows past, though, and really want to put the taskbar back to its original place, then we have some good news for you — it’s easily movable in just a few steps. ...read more

Frothy fundraising climate causes Madrona to raise $120M ‘extension fund’ for portfolio companies

Dec 18, 2021

The Madrona team earlier this summer. (Madrona Venture Group Photo) It’s a wild time in the venture world. Valuations, deal sizes, and investment funds have blown past records set in 2020. Many startups are raising two rounds within a year; mega deals of $100 million and higher are commonplace. The frothy market forced Madrona Venture Group to try something new: allocate more capital to an existing fund to help continue backing its portfolio companies and keep up with the dizzying amount ...read more

The best CPUs for gaming

Dec 18, 2021

Buying a processor for a gaming rig isn’t as hard as it used to be. Now that Ryzen 5000-series and Intel’s 12th-gen Core CPUs come with more performance and cores than ever before, it’s hard to buy a stinker these days—especially because most games favor graphics firepower over CPU oomph. All that said, there are specific chips that stand out from the horde as the best gaming CPUs due to their price, performance, or nifty extras. Whether you’re on a budget or w ...read more

Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: Should you upgrade?

Dec 18, 2021

Windows 11 marks a big departure from Windows 10 in terms of design, but the two operating systems are very similar under the hood. With the new OS now available on select devices — and rolling out at a quicker pace than Microsoft expected — comparing Windows 11 vs. Windows 10 has never been more important. Visually, the two operating systems can look quite different. But there are also key changes under-the-hood that set the next generation of Windows apart from the current generation. You ...read more

Best robot toys for kids: LEGO, Raspberry Pi, and other awesome STEM gift ideas

Dec 18, 2021

$277 at Amazon $100 at Wellbots $35 at Amazon $26 at Amazon $299 at Robosen Show More (6 items) All the signs were there. If my parents knew then what parents know now, they would have been prepared. But back in the 1960s and 1970s, the maker movement was still far in the future. Robots were something you only saw in movies and awesome TV shows (or as my Mom would often put it, "What in the world are you watching?"). Telling her th ...read more

Further embracing tech, Seattle Kraken to release NFT collection that captures ‘essence of brand’

Dec 18, 2021

Seattle Kraken players are all smiles after a goal in the team’s home opener at Climate Pledge Arena earlier this season. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) The puck has dropped and the first season of Seattle Kraken hockey is in full swing. Now the team is going to drop some NFTs to further engage with fans using technology. The Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena are partnering with Orange Comet, a Los Angeles-based non-fungible token and blockchain experience company, the team announced Monda ...read more