August 5, 2014
Politics might make strange bedfellows, but the NAACP has sided with Verizon over the issue of net neutrality. The group feels minorities could benefit from the oversight of the tech giants. We’ll learn more this hour, along with some news on Facebook’s new targeted advertising initiative, and the latest on a text-proof cell phone for the car.
July 29, 2014
Summer vacation is a glorious time for kids…until they have to spend 8 hours in the backseat of a minivan. This hour we’ll learn about the latest kids’ apps that will keep them entertained on road trips. We’ll also discuss the epic battle of online music streaming, and we’ll get a wrap-up of Comic-Con as well as the latest in gadgetry.
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.
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.
May 6, 2014
Cars that drive themselves and drones that bring us the news may seem like things you’d see in a science fiction movie, but they are very real in today’s society. On this week’s Tech Tuesday, we’ll look at how new technologies are standing up to established laws and catch up on the latest gadgets.