RSS Feed

Star Wars Fans 'Use The Fourth' To Celebrate

Today is May 4, unofficially known as Star Wars Day — seemingly for the lone reason that it presents an opportunity for people to tell one another, "May the Fourth be with you." Fans of the George Lucas films are breaking out costumes and photos, and generally letting their Jedi flag fly.
WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys & Gal

Your Facebook friends may be bots and your Twitter followers could be fake. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to help you figure out what's real and what's not in the world of technology.


Of Flybots And Bug Eyes: Insects Inspire Inventors

Miniaturizing technology is really hard — gears, rotors, belts and pistons that work perfectly at human size just don't work very well at the small scale. So researchers are turning to insects for ideas about how to make tiny flying robots and cameras — and driving a new generation of gadgets.

Navy Launches Its First Drone Squadron

The squadron of both manned and unmanned helicopters will include Northrop Grumman's "Fire Scout" drone.

'Warren Is In The House,' Buffett Says As He Joins Twitter

The "oracle of Omaha" has joined Bill Gates and other like-minded billionaires in the Twitterverse. Watch for him to share his thoughts in a new way.
WAMU 88.5

Jaron Lanier: "Who Owns The Future?"

Companies like Google and Facebook are estimated to be worth billions of dollars. A technology pioneer on why the middle class has been left out of the boom.


Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave

New moms will now get 16 weeks of paid leave and will also receive $500 for expenses. Mayer was criticized over the winter when she prohibited workers from telecommuting.

Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?

Tough federal aviation rules and a public backlash against drones have raised worries that the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle industry will be left behind foreign competitors. Developers say the U.S. light drone industry is being overtaken by manufacturers in Israel and Australia.

When It Comes To Productivity, Technology Can Hurt And Help

With more employees working on the road and more distracting technologies in the office, some companies are creating new ways to improve efficiency. One software firm helps identify wasted time, while another makes it easier for co-workers to collaborate.