Technology

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.

Using Facial Recognition Software

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

What you should know about facial recognition software that links your name and photo and stores them in a database for Facebook friends and the police.

Climate Services

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how government planners, farmers, energy companies and a range of other businesses use climate and weather data for short and long-range planning.

Storytelling In The Digital Age

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Many new technologies shorten our attention spans. But New York Times technology reporter Matt Richtel says e-books are breathing life into an old genre: short stories.

Social Media At Work: Is A Facebook "Like" Protected Speech?

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:43 p.m.

Facebook users post more than 50 million "likes" per day. Now federal courts are trying to figure out whether all those clicks are a form of constitutionally protected speech.

Virtual Prison Visits

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The DC Department of Corrections recently announced a shift to video-only visits for prisoners with family and friends. We look at the benefits and potential drawbacks.

The Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal go for team gold in technology.

The Future Of Neighborhood Communication

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way people communicate with family and friends. But tools like LISTSERV and Yahoo! Groups dominate at the neighborhood level.

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