Technology

Read our coverage of the technology sector in Seattle, the Puget Sound area and Northwest. We follow startups and venture capital in fields such as cloud services, on-demand markets, supercomputing, enterprise software, gaming and virtual reality. Topics include Uber, Zillow, Redfin, Avvo, Vive, Oculus, Tableau, Zillow, Expedia, Cray, T-Mobile, Valve, Inrix, and of course Microsoft and Amazon.

Amazon wants to review your sleep. (No, thanks.)

The Halo Rise, a ring-shaped alarm clock with a built-in sleep tracker, in Oakland, Calif., Nov. 28, 2022. Tech companies say their wearables and apps that study your body as you snooze can help you get a better night’s rest – but many sleep experts, and the companies themselves, say technology itself is to blame when you don’t sleep well. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

The new Halo Rise studies your body and breathing and rates your restfulness, from “Poor” to “Great.” Why are we adding more tech to our sleep routine?

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