Tag: Technology
June 17th, 2011

Malware. Botnets. Hackers. Phishing scams. It’s a lot for the average Internet user to think about. Blogger Tamika Thompson talks to an information security expert who puts the threats into perspective.

Airdate: March 23, 2011

Twitter co-founder and creative director discusses the monetary and social value of the site, which turns five this week, boasts 200 million accounts and employs 400 people.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Photo courtesy: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 23rd, 2011

Twitter turned five this week, and co-founder Biz Stone sat down with Tavis to discuss the ups and downs of the microblogging site. I wish we could have predicted it,” says Stone in the clip below and on the show tonight. “Because we weren’t ready for the growth.” The growth that Stone is referring to […]

Airdate: March 3, 2011

Founder-director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self and author of Alone Together explains the consequences that people face in creating a culture of constant interruption.

Airdate: February 3, 2011

Award-winning personal tech writer and host of NOVA‘s ‘Making Stuff’ explains materials science and describes the current image crisis affecting science.

Airdate: February 3, 2011

Consumer Electronics Association president-CEO argues against overtaxing innovators and creating policies that discourage creative businesses from operating in the U.S.

Airdate: July 6, 2010

Best-selling author of The Big Switch talks about his latest—The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

A clown performs during the traditional march through central Kiev to mark April Fools' Day on April 1, 2010.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 1st, 2010

If you intended to Google your pesky neighbor this morning only to find that you were forced to “Topeka” his name, then you fell for an April Fools’ prank. LOL! Here’s a quick round-up of all things foolish so that you won’t get caught off guard again. 1) See here, here and here for explanations […]

Phoenix Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire during the Nov. 25th game that led to his fine.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 30th, 2009

Social Media Rule #18,526: Don’t tweet while playing in an NBA game. If you do tweet while playing in an NBA game, Amar’e Stoudemire (@amareisreal) and Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler), the NBA will fine you $7,500 each.

Black Friday shoppers carrying bags up Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 27th, 2009

If you were among the throngs of Americans out shopping and buying a bunch of items marked down from their original marked-up prices, then you might have missed these news items that are (arguably) interesting but have little-to-no impact on your life. 1) The FAA released the recordings from Northwest Flight 188. If you recall, […]

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