Archives: steven levy

Tech Tuesday: Spiral of Silence, Tech-Guru-In-Chief, Gadgets

A recent poll found that despite all the uncensored comments on the internet, people are less comfortable having controversial conversations on social media than in person. We’ll learn more about the “spiral of silence” this hour. We’ll also discuss Todd Park’s plans now that he’s stepping down as Chief Tech Officer, and get the latest in gadgets.

Tech Tuesday: Family Apps, Surveillance, Consumer Electronics

As a kid, family game night likely meant finding a place on the floor to spread out Twister. But there are hundreds of game apps that require only a tablet or smartphone, and a little discernment. We’ll tell you which ones are family-friendly. We’ll also learn how the NSA imperiled the internet as a whole, and get the latest from the CES conference