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"Reverse Brain Drain"

We examine why the flow of intellect and skilled labor from poor to rich nations is reversing, and find out how it's impacting our area.


Looking Back On 2012 Election Technology

The country knew who its next president would be late in the evening of Election Day. But despite a nationwide push to electronic voting, some municipalities took days longer to finish counting their votes. Larry Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice looks at technologies and systems that worked during this year's election, and at voting processes that fell short of the mark in counting the vote.

#Gaza: Fighting In Cyberspace?

Cross-border violence escalated between the Israeli military and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. But there's also a messaging war taking place on Twitter, with both sides live-tweeting their military operations. Host Michel Martin discusses the implications with NPR's senior strategist Andy Carvin and Greg Myre, NPR digital editor for international news.

Shortage Of Nintendo's New Wii U Expected

Linda Wertheimer talks to Daisuke Wakabayashi, who covers the tech industry from Tokay for The Wall Street Journal, about the new Wii U videogame console, which hits the market this weekend. Many stores, however, have already sold out of pre-orders.
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Tech Gadgets For The Holidays

The shopping-est day of the year is almost here. Our tech experts offer tips for stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for the young and the less-young on your list.


Computer Issues May Complicate Launch Of Health Insurance Exchanges

State insurance regulators learned recently that an electronic system most insurers will use to submit their policies for state and federal approvals won't be ready for testing next month. The unexpected problem could delay work on the exchanges by three months.

Israel, Hamas Battle Becomes A Twitter War

In a marriage of social media and warfare, Israel announced its military operation in the Gaza Strip via Twitter. Shortly afterward, Israel released video footage of a deadly air strike. Hamas, meanwhile, has been commenting on its rocket attacks against Israel.