Image courtesy of Philips Although the debut of the cassette can be traced back to a 1963 Berlin fair, Philips dates the format’s official launch at the company’s headquarters in Amsterdam on Sept. 13th, 1963.
The technology of television is rapidly evolving, but the latest way to watch has raised legal questions about copyright. Aereo is a subscription service that lets viewers stream free-to-air TV live on mobile devices and computers. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Aereo chief Chet Kanojia about where the medium is headed next. Continue reading
When the 9/11 attacks occurred, Americans flooded the Internet to seek news and feel connected. Danny Lewin was a tech entrepreneur who had developed algorithms to ensure the Web wouldn’t crash from high traffic. He was also the first victim on Sept. 11. Molly Knight-Raskin joins Ray Suarez to discuss her new book about Lewin. Continue reading
Apple welcomed two new iPhones to its family today following a much anticipated media event in Cupertino, Calif. The iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S will officially launch on September 20.
Wireless devices let us control our household appliances through the Internet with ease, but do they also make it easier for hackers to disrupt our daily lives? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kashmir Hill of Forbes on a recent finding by the Federal Trade Commission of inadequate security protections for some products. Continue reading
Two big deals are shaking up the tech and telecommunications industry. Microsoft has bought Nokia’s smartphone business for $7.2 billion and Verizon announced it was buying out Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. Judy Woodruff talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about the long-term impact. Continue reading
Within the next three years, it is expected that nearly 65 million homes in the U.S. will have wireless smart meters. But some California environmentalists, liberals, Tea Party supporters and other activists are not enthused by this. At the heart of the debate is whether smart meters can cause illness. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
Law enforcement agencies use license plate readers to help track stolen vehicles and deter crime through behavioral profiling. Does creating databases of this information compromise citizens’ privacy? Jeffrey Brown gets two views from technology consultant Sid Heal and Catherine Crump of the American Civil Liberties Union. Continue reading
In a 2011 Making Sen$e report, we explored the slowing of innovation with “The Great Stagnation” author Tyler Cowen. Editor’s Note: The developed world enjoys the benefits of running hot and cold water, refrigerators and electric stoves, all of which … Continue reading
Jaron Lanier, the widely regarded father of virtual reality, recounts his early experience introducing virtual reality to Hollywood and how his vision of his own technology differed from what some people wanted. Our interview with Lanier about his book, “Who … Continue reading