VICIS inks deal with Oakley to create advanced eye shield for high-tech football helmet

The Vicis Oakley Prizm Shield. Vicis‘ football helmet just got more high-tech. The Seattle startup today announced a deal with sunglasses giant Oakley for a new “VICIS EDGE Shield” on its ZERO1 helmet that will be used in games by NFL and NCAA players this upcoming season. The shield uses Oakley’s Prizm technology that enhances detail […]

Got eclipse glasses? Here’s how to get ’em

GeekWire’s Cara Kuhlman, Clare McGrane and Chelsey Ballarte give their eclipse glasses a test drive. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) All of the continental United States and Canada will witness a solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but you’ll need eye protection to see the partial phase safely. This may be the event that turns solar-filter […]

Professional futurists converge on Seattle to pick up hints about what lies ahead

Glen Hiemstra, the Seattle-based founder of Futurist.com, basks in the red glow of a corridor at the Seattle Public Library during the Association of Professional Futurists’ gathering. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) Professional futurists are gathering in Seattle, for the second time in 15 years. But don’t expect to recognize them by their business cards. […]

Video: This basketball legend loves Redfin

Prolific scorer and Redfin app fan Diana Taurasi at the WNBA All Star game. (GeekWire Photos) Redfin is gearing up to go public on Friday, but the Seattle tech-powered residential real estate brokerage already has one big fan in its court. Diana Taurasi, the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history and three-time WNBA champion, likes […]

We rode along with Seattle PD to see how cops are busting drivers violating new distracted driving law

Officer Kevin O’Neill issues a warning to a driver using her cell phone. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg). On his Wednesday morning commute, a Seattle man did something we’re probably all guilty of from time-to-time. He checked his email while waiting at a long stoplight. Unfortunately for him, Seattle Police Officer Kevin O’Neill and I […]