Technology

Robots & Pop Culture

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

We consider the role of robots - whether cyborg, android or operating system - in our culture and what they tell us about ourselves.

Travel Tech for a Great Vacation

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We ask travel and tech writers to share their favorite apps, websites and devices for a great summer vacation.

Hashtag Diplomacy

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's gory and militant tweets, we explore how social media are changing international communications.

Teaching Computers to Understand Sarcasm

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Marketers, diplomats and even the FBI are trying to teach computers to understand the avalanche of Tweets and Facebook posts. We explore the exploding field of sentiment mining.

Predicting the Future with Phone Data and Tweets

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

What if data from your phone, email, GPS, tweets and even movie downloads could be used to predict your every move? We explore the predictive possibilities of big data.

Facebook's Psychology Experiment: Ethics and Emotion

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Facebook sparked an outcry when it published a study revealing that it manipulated user's emotions without telling them. We explore research ethics and the growing interest in emotional contagions.

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Google plans to update its Android mobile operating system and push it out to new places: your wrist, car and TV. The Computer Guys and Gal explain your options.

Nigerian-Americans Respond to Boko Haram Violence

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Nigerian government's inability to rescue hundreds of abducted school girls has prompted worldwide outrage. Kojo talks with a local Nigerian-American activist about the situation.

Supreme Court Rulings on TV Viewing and Cell Phone Searches

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court ruled today on two technology cases, handing a victory to TV broadcasters and cable companies and a defeat to police who want to search cell phones without a warrant. Kojo explores the twin decisions.

When Are Online Threats Illegal?

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

When does a Facebook post about killing your wife cross the line from rap lyric to illegal threat? The Supreme Court will tackle that question in a First Amendment case involving digital communication. Tech Tuesday explores the legal and personal issues involved.

Coding and the Computer Science Conundrum

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores local and national efforts to boost computer science competency, and learns how educators are revamping computational learning to give it relevance far beyond the classroom.

Job Hunting in the Digital Age

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Online social networks are becoming ever more important in the job hunt, but both opportunities and pitfall abound. We explore the evolving nature of job seeking in the digital age.

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Apple unveils new operating systems, California okays tests of driverless cars and Facebook wants to listen in when you post a status update. The Computer Guys and Gal area here.

Health Datapalooza: Self-Tracking for Good Health

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Broadcasting live from Health Datapalooza, Kojo explores how keeping track of your own fitness, symptoms and medications and sharing the data with your doctor can help improve your medical care.

Health Datapalooza: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Care

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza, exploring how the release of Medicare and FDA data on hospitals, doctors and drugs could empower patients to make well-informed health care decisions.

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