Technology

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.

The Dark Art Of Debate Dodges And Spin

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for the second presidential debate, we examine the dark art of debate dodges and spins.

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.

Free Speech: A Global Debate

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

An Internet video insulting the Prophet Muhammad sparked riots, but also an international debate about the limits of freedom of speech.

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.

"The Victory Lab"

Both major political parties are running high tech, data-driven experiments -- and you're the guinea pig.

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.

Convention Tech: Preparing For 50,000 Smartphones

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.

With more than 50,000 visitors expected at the RNC -- many of them wielding data-hogging smartphones -- wireless providers are racing to expand bandwidth.

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