Technology | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Technology

RSS Feed
NPR

Kids Unplugged: Summer Camps Ban Electronics

A decade ago, many summer camps nationwide instituted a no-tech policy. Technology has changed since then, and social media threatens to distract kids' attention more than ever. But while kids are kept from their gadgets, behind the scenes, technology is enhancing their safety.
NPR

Texas Teen Jailed For Sarcastic Facebook Comment

A Texas teen who made a Facebook comment about "shooting up a school full of kids" is in jail on a felony charge for making terroristic threats. "These people are serious. They really want my son to go away to jail for a sarcastic comment that he made," says the teen's father.
NPR

Hear the #NPRAspen Education Chat

Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest education conversations happening in the Twitterverse.
NPR

Listeners Join The Aspen Conversation

Host Michel Martin checks in again on Twitter's latest online conversations about education.
NPR

Little By Little, 911 Centers Receive Emergency Texts

In some parts of the country, you can text 911 if you have an emergency. But that technology is taking a long time to roll out. It's among the difficulties of adapting old systems to new technologies. Renee Montagne talks with Trey Forgety of the National Emergency Numbering Association about the challenges and opportunities for texting to 911.
WAMU 88.5

NSA Revelations Reverberate Through Europe

This weekend, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency has been spying on citizens and officials across the European Union. We explore the fallout.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys & Gal

How to keep your employees from stealing your data, which devices to pack in your beach bag and why new video apps are all the rage. The Computer Guys and Gal join Kojo to talk about the latest tech news.

NPR

Q&A: On The Death Of Google Reader And The Future Of Reading

As Google Reader gets put to rest, we talked with Andrew McLaughlin, CEO of the relaunched Digg, about the way we consume media now and how to make sense of content overload.
NPR

Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, backs energy technologies that are too risky for investors, but offer a potentially huge payoff — if they work. The agency has gambled on flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, even wind-energy kites.
NPR

U.S. Army Restricts Access To 'The Guardian' Website

The British newspaper was the first to publish recently leaked information about top secret U.S. government surveillance programs.

Pages