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First, we hear from Andy Tatem, a researcher who looks at cell phone data to predict population movements, about how this kind of data could be used to predict and monitor the spread of Ebola. Then, Brian Tong, an editor at CNET and host of The Apple Byte, talks about the iPhone 6 rumors that are probably ...
First, we hear from Brian Blau, Research Director at Gartner, about why Amazon paid $970 million for a platform that lets people watch other people playing video games. Then, as the sharing economy continues to grow, companies are forced to determine what kind of insurance they need and how much liability ...
First, we look ahead to Microsoft’s unveiling of Windows 9. The OS is still an important cash cow to the company. Now that Satya Nadella has replaced Steve Ballmer as CEO, what will Windows 9 say about his vision? Then, Julie Äsk, Vice President at Forrester Research, talks about why so few people ...
First up, Sam Biddle, Co-editor at the Gawker news site ValleyWag, talks about Silicon Valley decamping to Burning Man. Then, we're joined by Shilpa Kannan, a business reporter for the BBC in Delhi, to talk about an anti-corruption hotline that lets people submit evidence of bribery using WhatsApp. ...
First up, more on the news that the ACLU is suing a school district in Massachusetts for letting only low-income kids take home their school laptops and other electronics. Other kids have to provide their own or do without after the school day is finished. We ask: how common is this practice, and could ...
First, Ben talks with Molly Wood, technology columnist for the New York Times, on Samsung’s partnership with Barnes & Noble to make a Nook/Galaxy tablet. Then, Ben talks with Marc Maron, host of the podcast “WTF,” about a settlement around podcasting patents between Adam Carolla and Personal ...
First up, Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of reviews at CNET, talks about news on the new Moto 360 smartwatch. Then, a report on the challenges of storing data from police dashboard and lapel cameras. Finally, David Carr, author of the Media Equation column for the New York Times, joins us to talk ...
First up, Kyle Wagner, a writer at Deadspin, talks about Steve Ballmer’s new gig as Clippers owner. Then, Claire Brennan, a technology reporter for the BBC, on the 20th anniversary of the first smartphone, the IBM Simon. Finally, we hear from Nico Nijenhuis, CEO of Clear Flight Solutions, about clearing ...
First up, we take a look at the San Francisco 49ers, who will soon play their first preseason games in their new stadium in Santa Clara. The stadium has been built with new forms of technology with the hopes of revolutionizing the football experience for fans. Plus, how well have you kept up with the ...
First up, Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard Law school and author of "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry & Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age," talks about the FCC’s plans to overturn state laws that prohibit cities from offering municipal broadband services. Then, Will Oremus, ...
First up, Erin Ryan, News Editor at Jezebel, talks about the challenges Jezebel staff are facing with graphic and violent images posted by anonymous contributors in the comments section, and what they’re doing to change that. Then, when startups launch, one of the first things any entrepreneur has ...
First up, John Brownstein, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and the co-founder of HealthMap, talks about using digital tools to track the Ebola outbreak. Then, Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of Reviews at CNET, joins us to discuss wearable technology for infants.
First up, we talk to David Furth, Deputy Bureau Chief for the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, about text-to-911 proposals. Then, Matt Zoller Seitz, TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, talks about Facebook’s plans to take Oculus VR to Hollywood. Finally, we take a look ...
First up, Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, talks about news from the Black Hat and Def Con security conferences in Las Vegas this week. Then, we speak to Carl Howe, Vice president at 451 research, on why Google's partnership with Barnes and Noble is an attempt to undercut Amazon's ...
First up, Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, talks about what a post-password internet would look like. Then, Kashmir Hill, who writes about technology and privacy for Forbes, joins us to discuss whether or not it’s common for security companies to charge for information about ...
Web traffic to Android is higher than iOS for the first time in history, showing that Android users are getting more engaged with their devices. Does this mean developers will ditch iOS in favor of Android? Or is it just a minor embarrassment for Apple? Then, Stephen Balkam, Founder and CEO of the Family ...
First up, Brian Fung, technology reporter for the Washington Post, talks about Comcast expanding its Internet Essentials program by offering debt forgiveness for low-income families with outstanding Comcast bills. Then, what does it take to turn your town into a tech hub? Sometimes, having a wealthy ...
First up, Chester Wisniewski, senior advisor at the online security firm Sophos, on the Black Hat security conference happening this week in Las Vegas. Then, Adriene Hill joins us from a student data conference looking at the uses of collected student information.
Maryellen Fullerton, professor at Brooklyn Law School, on Edward Snowden’s attempt to continue to live in Russia and any challenges he might face. Plus, Sam Harnett looks at the battle over business travelers from new ridesharing and home sharing services. Finally, how well have you kept up with the ...
First up, Leoneda Inge reports on Sony's earnings. Plus, Katie Notopoulos of Buzzfeed talks about her push to unfollow men on Twitter. Also, today's ambulance is based off a design from the 1970's and in dire need of a redesign. A fully outfitted ambulance can cost up to $160k. Budgets are tight, whether ...
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