Technology

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From a White House report on online privacy to new rules on net neutrality, we explore policies and gadgets (like old Atari games buried for 30 years) in the world of technology.

Search, Seizure and Smartphones: The Future of the Fourth Amendment

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

The Fourth Amendment protects us from “unreasonable searches and seizures” by the government, but today's technology is introducing a whole new set of questions about what qualifies as “unreasonable.” Kojo looks at the future of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.

Mesh Networks and Spying Online

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

We learn about the potential uses for off-the-grid systems both overseas and in the U.S.

The Battle Over Broadcast TV: Aereo at the Supreme Court

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

A company that makes dime-sized antennas is challenging the business model for watching and streaming TV shows. Tech Tuesday looks at the Supreme Court case with implications for cloud storage and consumers' wallets.

Reading, Technology and...Still With Us? Attention Span

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As rapidly evolving technology changes how we read - taking us from page to screen and back again - our brains change and readers can sometimes find longer, denser texts more difficult to read over time. We consider how technology is changing our reading brains and how we might strike a balance between types of reading at different ages.

Seniors and Technology

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

They may be late adopters, but a new report says six in 10 seniors now go online. Tech Tuesday looks at how iPads and the Internet are changing older people's lives.

Protecting Against A New Online Security Threat

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

The newly-discovered but two-year-old Heartbleed software bug raises new concerns about collective security and personal passwords online.

Personal Banking Technology

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

A new report says half of all Americans haven't set foot inside a bank branch in the last month. Tech Tuesday considers the changing tools that allow customers to conduct their banking business on their own terms.

Michael Lewis: "Flash Boys"

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

American stock exchanges are designed to favor an elite group of high-frequency traders, at the expense of everyday investors. A new book by "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis tells the tale.

The Computer Guys And Gal

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

Facebook shocks the gaming world with its $2 billion purchase of virtual reality headset-maker Oculus and Microsoft introduces Office for iPad. The Computer Guys and Gal are here.

The Legacy Of Nuclear Power

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Kojo explores our historical love-hate relationship with the power, potential and peril of nuclear energy.

Behind The Scenes At Local Public Libraries

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Over the last decade, public libraries have changed and evolved rapidly to meet patron demand. Directors must balance the budget, find new ways to use existing space and manage collections that include books and resources, both tangible and virtual. We talk with directors of three local systems about the role of the library in our modern communities.

Bot Invasion: Automating The Web

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore the fascinating world of bots: tiny programs that automate tasks on the Web. We look at the legal, ethical and privacy questions bots raise, and find out how they're decoding formulas that companies use to pigeonhole us.

Choosing A Cell Phone And Mobile Data Plan

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A wave of new offers from cell phone carriers leaves consumers confused about data plans, phone upgrades and how to save money. We explore changes in the industry and how to find the best deal.

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal return for a fresh look at what's new in the world of tech.

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