Technology

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.

Tech Gifts for Grads and Dads

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With graduation and Father's Day on the way, we'll ask the experts about how to choose a new laptop, tablet, phone or fitness tracker, and explore other consumer gadgets that make great gifts.

Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The former chief of technology for the state of Virginia and then the the United States says technology and innovation can transform government.

The U.S. Criminal Hacking Case Against China

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday moved to charge Chinese military officials in an economic cyber-espionage case. Kojo chats with a man behind a report that provides evidence the U.S. government is using in the case.

Your Turn

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From commencement speakers scared off by student protests to a court battle over citizenship in the Cherokee Nation, it's your turn to join the conversation about these and other news stories.

Europe vs. Google: "The Right to be Forgotten"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The European Court of Justice ruled this week that Google must remove certain links in search results if people ask to have them taken down. The case involves the so-called right to be forgotten and a Spanish man upset that searches of his...

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