WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Computer Guys & Gal

From glare-free e-readers and calorie-conscious watches to portable power supplies, we explore the best new gadgets for heading back to school or work. Plus, as we mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, we explore new websites and online tools that help us prepare for the unexpected and remember those we lost. The Computer Guys and Gal are back with the latest and greatest from the tech world.

Computer Guys And Gal Picks

Allison Druin

Back-to-school technology

  1. Who doesn't want a Paperwhite Kindle?

  2. Is Twitter killing French grammar?

  3. A must-have for school: The PowerBag! Prices run high, but other knock-off companies sell cheaper ones with more colors

  4. A binder insert case for your tablet

  5. Nike Fuel Band

Sept. 11 technology

  1. I Will... Technology for Sept. 11

  2. Tracking terrorism with Big Data

  3. The 9/11 Memorial online

  4. Teaching young children about being prepared for emergencies

Bill Harlow

Technology in the news

  1. Apple v. Samsung, pinch-to-zoom, and the supposed "rounded rectangles" argument

  2. Of course, Amazon released a range of new Kindles. They look great! Cheap, too!

  3. Terms of service

  4. 64 percent of teens use YouTube as a music service

  5. The art and science of password cracking

  6. Anonymous hackers allegedly breached the FBI and found 12 million iOS UDIDs on file

  7. The challenges of providing wireless internet to sports fans at the game (there are just so many of them!)

Apps for emergencies

  1. Emergency Radio - iOS

  2. Find My Friends - iOS

  3. Find My Friends - Android

John Gilroy

  1. Apple defers to Computer Guys and Gal air to announce new product: iPhone 5?

  2. 51 percent think “stormy weather” interferes with online cloud

  3. Last quarter, iPhone outsold ALL of Microsoft!!!

  4. Kojo to get Symantec antivirus for his Mini Cooper?

  5. When Tech Tuesday crosses over to Foodie Friday

  6. The “Big” three: Big Data & Big Brother & the Big Apple

  7. Best practices to lock down your Twitter account

  8. Why would Google do this?

  9. Revisit a topic from last month. Miss Digital Manners tells Bill to be polite online.

  10. Who knew? Facebook has 150,000 servers and spends $20 million a year on energy. Google spends $100 million. Lesson learned: “Free” Facebook has gotta change.

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