Microsoft Taking Big Gamble On Surface, Windows 8 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
Filed Under:

Microsoft Taking Big Gamble On Surface, Windows 8

Play associated audio
All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks with technology reporter Nick Wingfield of the New York Times about the upcoming release Windows 8. He says Microsoft's newest operating system is the company's most radical leap forward since the move from an arcane, text-based operating system to the icon-based one users are accustomed to today.
NPR

In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible

Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up — and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous.
NPR

Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.
WAMU 88.5

Democrats Push To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

Virginia's Tim Kaine and other Democrats are trying to overturn the ruling with legislation they say will protect female workers.
NPR

Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.