Technology | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Technology

RSS Feed
NPR

#AppleWatchEvent: Apple Reveals Its Much-Anticipated Smart Watch

The cheapest one will cost $349 and prices go all the way up to $10,000 for one that is gold plated. For that, you can use your Apple Watch to make calls and check your heart rate.
NPR

App Aims To Track Engrained Corruption In Lebanon

A Lebanese lawyer has come up with a smartphone app that lets people anonymously report government corruption. It's helping shed light and might changes bad habits.
NPR

As Apple Watch Launches, Taking Stock Of Competitors And Possibilities

The tech titan's latest device/platform drops into a busy gadget niche that has a big gender gap among early adopters. Still, analysts are expecting more than 10 million sales in the first year.
NPR

In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide

Kansas City boasts one of the fastest, most competitive Internet service markets. But people are still trying to figure out what to do with all that speed — and some neighborhoods aren't being served.
NPR

Cyberpsychologist: Online, 'Every Contact Leaves A Trace'

Mary Aiken, who examines digital fingerprints to help solve crimes, is the real-life inspiration for the lead investigator on CSI: Cyber. She says she works where "humans and technology collide."
NPR

Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

As virtual reality becomes more lifelike and the technology more consumer friendly, developers continue to push it as the new heart of the video game and movie experience.
NPR

DARPA Explores New Ways To Secure Our Lives Online

The Defense Department has asked DARPA find a better way for computers to ID the humans using them. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with project head Angelos Keromytis about a future without passwords.
NPR

In Vermont, A Hyper-Local Online Forum Brings Neighbors Together

At a time when many are connected to hundreds, if not thousands, of people on social media, a company called the Front Porch Forum is building smaller networks.
NPR

Grace Hopper, 'The Queen Of Code,' Would Have Hated That Title

Gillian Jacobs, known for her role as Britta Perry on Community, directed a short documentary on the computer programming pioneer. She says Hopper wasn't fond of the hype over her accomplishments.
NPR

U.S. Aims To Speed Up The Internet For The Disabled

The Americans with Disabilities Act was a watershed piece of legislation. As we approach the 25th anniversary of the ADA, advocates want to fold another facet of daily life into the law: the Internet.

Pages