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

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

It's the first Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means...

Technology and Accessibility

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We'll explore the progress and roadblocks in making the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

Cyber Security and Your Internet Identity

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

When it comes to online transactions, how do we KNOW you are who you SAY you are?

The Vagaries of Battery Life

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

It's a problem that stumps even gadget gurus: batteries that suddenly decline in capacity, or die altogether. Was it charged correctly, and what is the right way to charge a particular type of battery? Could it be the mysterious phenomenon...

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

It's the first Tech Tuesday of the March, and you know what that means...time for your monthly fix of the intelligent and irreverent Computer Guys.

Gaming Your Google Search

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Online retailers engage in intense competition to climb the ranks of search results for "dresses" or "area rugs." And some turn to underhanded, "black hat" tactics to game the system. We learn more about how it works.

A Revolution in Tech Jobs? The Murky World of Online Labor

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Need help tweaking or expanding your website? You could hire a techie you already know. Or you could hire a "web worker" you'll never meet through online marketplaces like Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gals are back.

Digital Afterlife: Passing On Your Passwords

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

What happens to your Facebook, online banking, email, and countless other Internet accounts after your death? We explore estate planning in the digital age.

Online Privacy and the Mobile Web

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We examine new debates about privacy on the Web, and learn about data collection over smart phone apps.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

It's the first Tech Tuesday of the month (and of the year, and of the decade) and you know what that means. . . they're back!

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

Taking Your "TV Room" High Tech

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

With so many options and so many companies vying for your entertainment dollar, buying a TV can be overwhelming. We cut through the confusion just in time for holiday shopping.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

It's the first Tech Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means...

The End of Email and Other Tech Prognostications

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Will social networks render email obsolete? Will eReaders kill the printed word? Tech Tuesday peers into the future, as imagined by tech giants like Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook.


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.