A Delta smart faucet gave us nothing but trouble in Amazon's secret smart home lab in the Day One building.
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A Delta smart faucet gave us nothing but trouble in Amazon's secret smart home lab in the Day One building.
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The empty apartment that could shape your future home

Ghost apartments. Belated obituary do-overs. Awkward AI. SCOTUS arguments on DACA. And the Sounders take to the streets.

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Amazon apartment lab

Down at Amazon HQ, there’s a 30th floor apartment that’s furnished, clean – and empty. It’s an experimental lab: one that could help determine what your future home looks like. KUOW’s Joshua McNichols got the chance to go inside as cohost of the podcast Primed.

Mo Rocca, Mobituaries

We don’t all get the obituaries we deserve – people and inanimate objects alike. Enter comedian and correspondent Mo Rocca, with his new book Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving.

Janelle Shane, You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

Janelle Shane’s new book, You Look Like a Thing and I Love You, explores the phenomenon of AI that is intelligent but not smart, or clever, or human – yet.

Immigration lawyer Luis Cortes on DACA

Supreme Court arguments today could decide the fate of 700,000 young immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. One of those DREAMers will be an attorney at the table – Kent-based immigration lawyer Luis Cortes. KUOW’S Liz Jones spoke to Cortes in 2017 about his journey to becoming a lawyer.

Sounders MLS Cup

For the second time in its 10 years as a franchise, the Seattle Sounders have won the Major League Soccer Cup. KUOW reporter Casey Martin has a prime seat at the parade.