Technology

U2, Apple And The Value Of Music In The Digital Era

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Millions of smartphone users were surprised to learn this month that the rock band U2 had not only made a new album available to them for free, but that it was already loaded into their iPhones. Join Kojo for a Tech Tuesday conversation about the intersection of technology and music.

Your Turn: NFL's Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

On the show where you set the agenda, Kojo examines the latest child and domestic abuse scandals in the NFL, the Scottish independence vote, spying and cellphones -- and anything else on your mind.

Internet Creeps: Privacy, Protection and Bad Behavior on the Web

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The release of nude celebrity photos online, as well as recent incidents of abusive language on Twitter, have renewed debate about civility online, privacy and the role websites play in hosting objectionable content. Kojo explores bad behavior on the web, its evolving role on the Internet, and how companies use legal and moral guidelines to keep it in check.

Beefing Up Photo, Cloud and Online Security

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

The recent theft of digital celebrity photos is prompting a new look how secure our picture and documents are online and in the cloud. One expert says it's time for everyone to turn on two-step verification. Tech Tuesday explores the options.

Facebook Uses Algorithmic Curation. Is Twitter Next?

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Many Americans get their news through social media. But the stories that surface on our Facebook news feeds are heavily curated by an unseen force...

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Amazon bets on video games as spectator sport, paying $1 billion for Twitch. Apple reportedly plans to announce a new phone and smart watch this month. And we examine back to school gadgets. The Computer Guys and Gal are here.

The Future of Personal and Photo Drones

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Personal drones with cameras attached are increasingly popular with everyone from filmmakers to hobbyists. We explore the evolving legal and social norms for flying them.

Virtual Assistance

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A proliferation of apps, online services, gadgets and tools are now available to act as our virtual personal assistants. We find out how these existing technologies help us cross off items ranging from grocery shopping to waiting for the cable guy off our to-do list and learn about devices bringing us closer to the promise of the 'Internet of Things.'

Planning Parties and Marking Milestones with New Technology

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Invitations go out online, ideas for favors and games are sourced via Pinterest, the cake is ordered for delivery through a bakery website and moments captured by guests on cell phones posted instantly to social media. Websites, apps and innovative software platforms keep legwork to a minimum and help streamline the party planning process. We consider the pros and cons of deploying tech ahead of and during milestone events.

Smartphones, Food Photography and Dining Etiquette

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo examines how smartphones are affecting menus and dining etiquette.

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Amazon opens a 3D printing store, experts warn that USB devices can be an entry point for malware and Apple tests a new operating system. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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.

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