Technology | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Technology

RSS Feed
NPR

Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.
NPR

On Smartphones, The Power Of Voice Can Be Used Against You

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Yuval Ben-Itzhak of AVG about the vulnerabilities of the voice-activated personal assistants — like Apple's Siri — on smart phones and the possibility of voice hacking.
NPR

Upstart Challenges Facebook On User Privacy

Ello is a new social network — one that requires an invite to join. But Facebook dominates the market with a billion users, and it's tough for competitors to survive. So what does it take to make it?
NPR

Tech Week: Who's Offline, How Hong Kong Connects, How Google Works

Also in this week's tech roundup, America's biggest bank says 76 million households were affected by its summer hack.
NPR

JPMorgan Chase The Latest Big Target In Cyberattacks

A summer cyberattack on the world's biggest bank was among the largest corporate hacks ever discovered. JPMorgan Chase revealed on Thursday that 76 million households were hit in the data breach.
NPR

GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Scientists hyping synthetic biology say it may one day give us biofuels, drugs and organisms that will solve hefty global problems. But synthetic biology food is already here, and causing controversy.
WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys And Gal

Microsoft unveils its new Windows 10, Apple fans snap up two bigger -- and allegedly bendable -- iPhones, and hackers burrow into 76 million accounts at JPMorgan Chase. The Computer Guys and Gal explore the month's tech news.

NPR

U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead

A century ago, U.S. manufacturers were building a mountain of wealth that unskilled workers could climb. Today, economists see U.S. factories flourishing but say workers will see fewer opportunities.
NPR

JPMorgan Chase Data Breach Exposes Millions Of Households

Accounts for 76 million households and 7 million businesses were compromised. Hackers got personal contact information such as names and email addresses, but not passwords or Social Security numbers.
NPR

Why 4.4 Billion People Still Don't Have Internet Access

More than half the global population has never been online. But Silicon Valley giants are trying to change that.

Pages