WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Computer Guys and Gal

Some employers demand Facebook passwords along with resumes from prospective job applicants. Ford sends thumbdrives out to 300,000 disgruntled car owners to fix software problems in new cars. And no, this is NOT an April Fools episode. The Computer Guys and Gal are back to explore surreal news from the world of tech, and take your questions.

Computer Guys And Gal Picks

What were they watching this month?

Allison

  1. Employers asking job candidates for Facebook passwords?

  2. Ford Fails UI Test

  3. How To Tell Good Websites From Dangerous Ones

  4. Integrating E-Books Into Classrooms

  5. Report-It-Now App

  6. Turning Your E-Waste Into Crafts

  7. Gate Guru
    What's available in your airport terminal? This app will tell you.

  8. Kayak
    For planning your spring vacation

  9. iExit Interstate Exit Guide
    Similar to Gate Guru, this app tells you what's coming up at the next exits on your road trip.

John

  1. If you dropped your iPhone, never fear - maybe you can repair it yourself

  2. Code Lessons For Youngsters

  3. The "Personal Cloud"

  4. Is Windows 8 the new Frankenstein?

  5. iPad Still King Of The Tablets

  6. Point And Counterpoint On iPad

  7. Is There A Monetary Value For a "Like?"

  8. Malware: From Desktop to Mobile To Tweets

  9. What Does Your Gaming Console Know About You?

  10. [The Downsides Of Hyperconnectivity](http://www.economist.com/node/215499040

  11. The Rise Of Mobile Banking

Bill

  1. An App For iCreeps?

  2. Ads Killing Android Battery Life

  3. Could Facebook Sue Employers Who Demand Employees' Passwords?

  4. Google's Retro April Fool's Prank

  5. General Entertainment Overtakes Online Gaming On Xbox 360

WAMU 88.5

Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

NPR

'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries — with culturally specific adaptations. The U.S., for instance, gets shorter noodles, because Americans don't slurp them up like the Japanese.
WAMU 88.5

Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

NPR

Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

To cap its 12-year scientific voyage, the Rosetta spacecraft will take a final plunge Friday. Scientists will signal Rosetta to crash into the surface of a comet — and gather data all the way down.

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