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Have We Reached The End Of The Line For The Conference Call?

Fresh Air tech contributor Alexis Madrigal considers why people still jump on frustrating conference calls. While tech startups aim to kill the PIN, he says, the phone bridges generations.

John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.

A Connected Life Means More Than Just Smart Appliances

Wim Elfrink, the executive vice president of Cisco, speaks to Robert Siegel about the Internet of Things and how Cisco plans to participate in this growing market.

With The Internet Of Things, 'The Jetsons Lifestyle Is Upon Us'

For more on the Internet of Things, Audie Cornish speaks with Alex Hawkinson, CEO of the startup company SmartThings, about the possibilities of this emerging space and technology.

Apple Makes A Play For 'Smart Homes' By Connecting Appliances

The tech giant announced it's working on putting technical intelligence inside our homes, getting us closer to the fabled Jetsons house where all our appliances are automated.

Google 'Courageous' For Admitting Diversity Problem, So What Now?

Tech giant Google recently owned up to a lack of gender and ethnic diversity amongst its staff. Host Michel Martin is joined by two members of the industry to discuss what it means for the tech world.
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Health Datapalooza: Self-Tracking for Good Health

Broadcasting live from Health Datapalooza, Kojo explores how keeping track of your own fitness, symptoms and medications and sharing the data with your doctor can help improve your medical care.

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Health Datapalooza: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Care

Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza, exploring how the release of Medicare and FDA data on hospitals, doctors and drugs could empower patients to make well-informed health care decisions.


A Sisyphean Task Begins As 'Forget' Requests Roll Into Google

Following a European court ruling, the search engine is taking requests to delete personal information. At one point on Friday, Google was getting more than 20 requests a minute.

Is There A Driverless Car In Your Future?

Earlier this week, Google debuted a fully functional driverless car — one built without a steering wheel or brake pedals. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Brad Templeton, who's advised Google on its car program, about what a future without drivers might look like.