Technology

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.

New Concerns Over Net Neutrality

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With the soaring popularity of video streaming, a deal between Netflix and Comcast raises new questions about net neutrality and the future of equal access on the Internet.

Maryland's Troubled Health Care Exchange

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

After months of technical and other glitches with Maryland's health care exchange website, state health officials this week terminated their contract with the company that built the site, echoing a move in January by the federal government.

Diversity In Video Games

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

With more women and minorities playing video games, Kojo looks at why most games don't seem to reflect this growing diversity in their content.

Douglas Rushkoff On "Generation Like" And "Present Shock"

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

Tech Tuesday explores how our devices are running our lives, turning teens on social media into an army of advertisers and trapping us all in the present moment.

Do Brain Training Games Work?

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

An explosion of brain training games has people using apps and software programs to improve memory and reasoning. One study says the positive effects can last a decade. Skeptics disagree.

The Struggle To Boost Government Efficiency

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

After the rocky launch of Healthcare.gov, there's a renewed focus on how to boost government efficiency. We explore the challenges of making federal offices run more effectively.

Computer Guys And Gal

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Apple celebrates its 30th birthday, Yahoo becomes the latest company to be hacked and your "smart" refrigerator may be sending you spam. The Computer Guys and Gal are here.

Deep Learning: Teaching Computers To Think Like People

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The pioneer of "deep learning" explains how computers can learn to think by mimicking the brain's system of neural networks, and how Google and others are using that ability.

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