Week in Geek podcast: From truck stops to elite dating, what’s next in technology

The League dating app held its Seattle launch party at the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper)

GeekWire reporters explored the frontiers of technology in some unusual locations this week — visiting a truck stop in North Bend, Wash., to learn about the future of logistics and transportation; riding along with a police officer enforcing the state’s new distracted driving law; and attending an elite party thrown by a technology-powered dating service that uses a highly-selective admissions-based model to screen potential users.

We discuss what they learned on this episode of the Week in Geek podcast, with GeekWire’s Monica Nickelsburg, Taylor Soper and John Cook.

Listen below, download the MP3 here, and continue reading for links to all of the stories we discuss on the show. Also listen for our final segment, the Random Channel, about everything from the new Game of Thrones season to the WNBA All-Star Game.

Be sure to catch our other GeekWire podcasts this week: our special show about Redfin’s IPO, our interview with Facebook Platform VP Deb Liu, and our Geared Up podcast about the revivals of the Samsung Galaxy Note, Nokia phones and Microsoft Paint.

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