Tech Tuesday

Technology is defined as the application of scientific knowledge to the practical aims of human life. A broad definition, yes but one that underscores today's reality. No arena of life has escaped the impact of technology's revolution. Education. Health. Politics. Spirituality. Entertainment. Science. The list goes on. More...

Recent Shows

Clicking "Agree" Without Reading The Fine Print

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores what civil liberties could be getting lost in the "terms and conditions."

Music, Technology And Discovery

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how technology is changing our listening habits and affecting business of popular music sales sites.

The Computer Guys And Gal

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal are back to talk about who's watching us online, what's new in smart phones and what to do when people threaten each other on social media.

Book Buying In The Digital Age

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Can an algorithm ever really replicate the serendipity of stumbling across a new author in a book store?

Tech Tuesday: Preserving Family History

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Our most precious family history --old letters, home movies, photo albums--often end up in basements or attics--the worst possible place to preserve these materials. We explore high and low tech ways to protect and store family memorabilia, and the smartest way to migrate different materials to digital formats.

Reputations And Ratings Online

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Keeping tabs of your online presence may be pretty straightforward for most people, but a growing number of companies and public figures are outsourcing the task to tech and PR companies eager to meet the demand. We find out what "online reputation management" entails and get tips for managing your own online presence.

The Quantified Self Movement

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores the "quantified self," a movement to harness personal data to increase healthy living.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

How to keep your employees from stealing your data, which devices to pack in your beach bag and why new video apps are all the rage. The Computer Guys and Gal join Kojo to talk about the latest tech news.

A Masterwork On Your Screen: Museums Digitize Collections

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

As more museums digitize their collections, we'll explore how technology is bringing the public closer to art and if that changes how we experience it.

Tech Tuesday: New Findings On Distracted Driving

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new study says even voice-activated texting and hands-free phone calls are distracting when you're behind the wheel. Tech Tuesday examines distracted driving, and apps and guidelines to minimize it.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

If the government is going through Verizon phone records and tapping Internet servers at Google and Facebook, what does that mean for you? The Computer Guys and Gal discuss privacy, social media and the future of gaming.

Tech Tuesday: Health Datapalooza

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

It's the fourth annual gathering of techies, open data believers and health policy wonks. Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Datapalooza in D.C. and explores new ways to harness government data to improve our health.

Travel Technology

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

From booking flights and hotels to checking email at 30,000 feet to Google mapping tourist destinations, technology is changing the way we travel.

Free Speech And The Internet

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo looks at how private tech companies are sparking global debates about free speech.

Unplugged: Overcoming Our Digital Obsession

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech writer Paul Miller went offline for a year to see if it would make him a better person. We hear what it was like, and how you can take meaningful but less drastic steps to unplug.

About

Too often, mainstream media accepts a new technology, touts its benefits and moves on. Every Tuesday, The Kojo Nnamdi Show reverses this trend -- putting technology in context and assessing its relevance in your life.

We understand that technological accomplishments don't occur in a vacuum. Technology shapes society, and all the while, society is shaping technology. A typical Tech Tuesday always includes the political or social implications of any new innovation, and explores the unexpected ways in which change creeps (or steam rolls) into our lives.

Anchoring Tech Tuesday, on the first Tuesday of every month, are The Computer Guys. A staple on WAMU since 1990, PC expert John Gilroy joins former Mac-Genius Bill Harlow and IT Professor Allison Druin for a thorough yet humorous romp through today's tech world, keeping listeners abreast of the latest developments, and providing solutions to computer problems we all face.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.