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

Tracing Your Digital Footprint On The Web

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Think the contents of your email account are private? Think again.

Tech Gadgets For The Holidays

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The shopping-est day of the year is almost here. Our tech experts offer tips for stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for the young and the less-young on your list.

3-D Printing: Revolutionizing Manufacturing

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Many technologists believe 3-D printing technology will revolutionize manufacturing. We explore the future of 3-D printing and possible intellectual property battles looming on Capitol Hill.

Computer Guys And Gal

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The candidates have made their pitches, now the people will decide: Who will win the battle for tablet computer supremacy? And will Windows 8 prove to be a revelation or a train wreck?

Satellites And Storm-Tracking Technology

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

U.S. government polar satellites provided 84 percent of the data used by American storm researchers to forecast Hurricane Sandy's path. But those satellites are aging rapidly. Tech Tuesday explores the science -- and politics -- behind polar satellites.

Green Energy And All Things Tech With Alexis Madrigal

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with journalist and author Alexis Madrigal about putting today's tech stories in context and what energy entrepreneurs can learn from the past.

Headphones, Technology And Culture

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

Kids And The Internet: New Privacy Rules?

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

As Web marketers increasingly target young audiences on the Web, new changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act present promise -- and perils -- for safeguarding young users.

Computer Guys And Gal

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal are back to explore the latest triumphs and fail's in the tech world.

News And The Evolution Of the Social Web

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday talks with Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda, founder of Slashdot and current chief strategist at WaPo Labs, about the evolution of the social web and the future of news.

Creativity And The Patent Wars

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Last month, Apple won a landmark patent case against Samsung that sent shock waves through the market for mobile devices. But it's just the first round in an intellectual property fight that will determine how companies design and manufacture products to compete with Apple. We consider the effect of the ruling and what it means for the future of the mobile market.

The Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal are back with the latest and greatest from the tech world.

Mining New Political Data: Music And Politics

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

As Election 2012 enters its final stretch, both parties are experimenting with new data sources -— like music preferences or web searches -- to glean insights about potential voters.

Mobile Mobilizing For Election 2012

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

More than 80 percent of American adults own a cell phone. Today's campaigns are scrambling to find new ways to engage voters and donors through their handheld devices.

Election 2012: What's At Stake In Tech

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:40 p.m.

People in the technology business have a lot riding on this year's elections. We connect with a technology reporter to learn more about the technology issues shaping elections this fall.

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.