July 22, 2014
A dull news article may feel like it’s been written by robots, and thanks to new technology, it’s a real possibility. This hour we’ll talk about where robot journalism is popping up. We’ll also learn about some gadgets essential to having a fun and expeditious summer, and what’s new in the world of home help robots, gaming, and clothes drying.
July 15, 2014
For those who want to be really close to technology, Google recently introduced Android Wear, a line of wearable software, including a smartwatch that brings a ton of apps from your phone to your wrist. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also talk about crypto-anarchists creating ungovernable weapons, and get the latest in gadgetry.
July 8, 2014
It might be logical to think that playing violent video games could anesthetize a person’s conscience, but a new study finds that gamers who shoot and steal on screen may feel heightened moral sensitivities. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also talk about the dangers of an increased trust of the internet, and get the latest in gadgetry.
July 1, 2014
We all may have been subjects in a big Facebook experiment. Results of a mood manipulation study by Facebook were recently published, but some are questioning the ethics of the company’s methods. We’ll get the details this hour. We’ll also learn about Android and Apple’s race to get into the driver’s seat, and the latest gadget news.
June 24, 2014
How do you come across online? Spunky? Narcissistic? This hour we’ll talk about a new app designed to tell you what your personality is based on everything you’ve posted on Facebook. We’ll also talk about how computer coding and computational thinking aren’t just for tech nerds, and we’ll get the latest on Amazon’s new Fire phone.
June 10, 2014
Laundry’s such a drag. There’s the sorting and the hauling, and the oddballs who hang around the laundromat…but now, there’s an app for that. This hour we’ll talk about a new app that connects reluctant launderers with willing ones. We’ll also talk about the ebb and flow of app excitement, and get the latest from the E3 video game expo.
June 3, 2014
Apple just released a slew of tech devices and software changes at its Worldwide Developers Conference. This hour we’ll talk about what’s new and where the company’s headed. And now that school’s out, we’ll get the latest educational kids apps to stave off boredom and keep kids sharp this summer. Plus, we’ll review the latest gadgets.
May 13, 2014
Ready, set, recycle! The US and China throw away the most electronics of any countries on earth–21 million metric tons, collectively. This hour we’ll learn about a competition to see which nation can present the best ideas for reducing e-waste. We’ll also discuss how Africa leads the way in electronic payment, and get the latest gadget news.
April 29, 2014
Most people know hackers can steal bank numbers and personal information, but what about hijacking your morphine pump or defibrillator? We’ll discuss a new study finding lax hospital security is imperiling patient safety. We’ll also talk about new rules regarding net neutrality and its effects on users. Plus we’ll get the latest in gadgetry.
April 22, 2014
Mormon missionaries have a history of traveling globally to do their work. But they’ve started embracing a method that doesn’t involve leaving home: online evangelism. We’ll talk about how Mormons are using the internet to expand their faith. We’ll also discuss Americans’ attitudes toward the future of technology, and get the latest in gadgetry.