Minnesota Public Radio features by Jon Gordon http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=23 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:49:06 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jon Gordon http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Minneapolis Public Schools cancels classes at more than two dozen sites There are no classes at more than two dozen Minneapolis public school sites that lack air conditioning for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29 and 30, according to Minneapolis Public Schools. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2013/08/minneapolis-public-schools-no-classes-at-more-than-two-dozen-sites-on-thursday/?refid=0 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:56:42 -0500 Chan Poling, the reunited Suburbs and the Kickstarter life Bypassing record labels probably wasn't a great option for The Suburbs when the Twin Cities band released its last collection of songs 27 years ago. It's legit now. The reunited band is recording a new album, and turning to fans to help pay for it. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/07/chan-poling-and-the-suburbs-use-kickstarter-to-pay-for-new-album/?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 06:20:16 -0500 How does the electrical grid work, and what happens when it breaks? Public radio veteran Alex Chadwick hosts a special report about the nation's electric distribution grid. http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2013/06/how-does-the-electrical-grid-work-and-what-happens-when-it-breaks/?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:15:02 -0500 Environmentalist McKibben on the "terrifying math" of climate change Bill McKibben is using math as a tool of persuasion in his fight against climate change. The author, educator and environmentalist is in the Twin Cities for a stop on his "Do the Math" tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/29/daily-circuit-bill-mckibben?refid=0 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:00:00 -0600 Military treating PTSD victims with virtual reality Virtual reality can be an effective therapy for military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to researchers. It's also being used to reduce symptoms and prevent PTSD in combat soldiers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/29/daily-circuit-virtual-reality-ptsd?refid=0 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:00:00 -0600 Get out there: 7 things to do in New Ulm, Minn. New Ulm tourism revolves around several annual music and cultural festivals, including Bavarian Blast and Oktoberfest -- but there are fun things to do any time of the year. With the help of recommendations by New Ulm residents in our Public Insight Network, we've assembled a list of seven thnigs to do in this city of 13,500. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/05/get-out-there-new-ulm?refid=0 Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:28:47 -0500 Reports of severe weather in Minn. Reports of severe weather are coming in from around the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/19/severe-weather?refid=0 Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:11:15 -0500 LIVE-BLOG: Minn. AG announcing anti-bullying legislation We're live-blogging Attorney General Lori Swanson's announcement of proposed legislation that would bolster Minnesota's weak bullying laws. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/Minnesota_attorney_general_announces_anti-bullying_legislation?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:47:33 -0600 Live blog: Debt downgrade reaction, Minnesota news In Minnesota, local governments are watching markets closely this morning to figure out if the downgrade in the national debt credit rating will affect them. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/LIVE_UPDATES_Markets_react_to_SP_downgrade?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 08:34:43 -0500 News Cut: Google pulls a Grinch and steals our fiber announcement Duluth and other Minnesota cities that applied to be home to a super-high-speed fiber network promised by Google are being forced to wait until next year for a decision. Google has concluded it got too many applications. /collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2010/12/google_pulls_a_grinch_and_stea.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:25:22 -0600 Jon Gordon on the Comcast DNS server outage Comcast customers in and around the Twin Cities, Chicago and Detroit should have had their internet access restored today. An outage that lasted about four hours last night kept people from getting online. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/06/gordon-comcast-dns-outage?refid=0 Mon, 06 Dec 2010 20:02:39 -0600 Comcast customers use social network to cope with outage Many Twin Cities customers of Comcast's Internet service found an effective workaround to a widespread outage that lasted about four hours Sunday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/06/comcast-outage-folo?refid=0 Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:57:00 -0600 A new voice on Future Tense Jon Gordon says farewell to Future Tense, and welcomes a new host. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/30/tech-report-a-new-voice-on-future-tense?refid=0 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Study: Liberal blogs more participatory, conservative more hierarchical Looking at the stylized differences among political blogs, and how that affects the readers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/29/tech-report-study-liberal-blogs-more-participatory-conservative-more-hierarchical?refid=0 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Study: Liberal blogs more participatory, conservative more hierarchical Looking at the stylized differences among political blogs, and how that affects the readers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/28/tech-report-study-liberal-blogs-more-participatory-conservative-more-hierarchical?refid=0 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 For the love of pinball Jon hits up a pinball museum (really!) in California. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/26/tech-report-for-the-love-of-pinball?refid=0 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 What the big Facebook changes mean to YOU Facebook's new changes are going to have a huge effect on how the site matters in the rest of the Internet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/23/tech-report-what-the-big-facebook-changes-mean-to-you?refid=0 Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Back to the Future Tense of 1996 It's the 14th year mark for our radio show, and Jon takes a look back at the humble beginnings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/21/tech-report-back-to-the-future-tense-of-1996?refid=0 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Eating the Google Way Google is famous for having a fun, lively campus setting. We chat with the founding executive chef on what's being served up for engineers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/20/tech-report-eating-the-google-way?refid=0 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 ACTA comes out of the shadows The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has long been kept under wraps, but the first draft recently surfaced. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/19/tech-report-acta-comes-out-of-the-shadows?refid=0 Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Library of Congress to harvest billions of Tweets The effect of Twitter on our culture is undeniable, and the Library of Congress is taking steps to archive its place in history. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/16/tech-report-library-of-congress-to-harvest-billions-of-tweets?refid=0 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 A massive asynchronous book club on Twitter Wasn't technology supposed to kill the book? One Twitter feed is hoping to change that. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/15/tech-report-massive-asynchronous-book-club-on-twitter?refid=0 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 The man behind WikiLeaks The man behind Wikileaks, the website famous for publishing submissions or leaks of sensitive documents, has been keeping his own profile under wraps. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/13/tech-report-man-behind-wikileaks?refid=0 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 U.K. cracks down on digital copyright scofflaws The U.K. is taking a hard stand against pirates of digital media. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/09/tech-report-uk-cracks-down-on-digital-copyright-scofflaws?refid=0 Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Do you need a decision engine? The co-founder behind Flickr has a new online project aimed at helping you make decisions. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/08/tech-report-do-you-need-a-decision-engine?refid=0 Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Here come the iPad challengers Thanks in part to Apple's new iPad, tablet computers are on the rise. But which ones can actually compete? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/07/tech-report-here-come-the-ipad-challengers?refid=0 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Should you buy an iPad? It's easy to give in to the hype, so we talk to a couple experts to give their take on how necessary the gadget might be for you. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/02/tech-report-should-you-buy-an-ipad?refid=0 Fri, 02 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Giving users the power to customize proprietary software A new computer project is experimenting with using pixels -- not software source codes -- to create new features in programs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/01/tech-report-giving-users-power-to-customize-proprietary-software?refid=0 Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Coalition seeks to upgrade U.S. privacy law A group of technology companies and advocacy groups including Google and the ACLU believe the U.S.'s privacy laws are outdated. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/31/tech-report-coalition-seeks-to-upgrade-us-privacy-law?refid=0 Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Google fiber project results in some cheesy videos Towns all over the country are applying to take part in Google's broadband fiber network experiment, which can serve up to half a million people. Some of the proposals are quite outlandish. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/30/tech-report-google-fiber-project-results-in-some-cheesy-videos?refid=0 Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 When is it cool for doctors to Google patients? According to a new article, "patient-targeted Googling" is happening. How ethical is this? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/26/tech-report-when-is-it-cool-for-doctors-to-google-patients?refid=0 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Library Internet: What's it for? According to a new study, millions -- yes, millions -- of Americans are still using libraries for computers and Internet access. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/25/tech-report-library-internet-whats-it-for?refid=0 Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 MoMA adds @ to its collection Commonly used for email addresses and now on Twitter, the @ has found its cultural significance recognized by the modern art museum. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/24/tech-report-moma-adds-at-to-its-collection?refid=0 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Bloggers pause to honor Ada Lovelace Lovelace was one of the world's first computer programmers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/23/tech-report-bloggers-pause-to-honor-ada-lovelace?refid=0 Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 The tricky business of securing your online identity You're probably not the only one with your name in this world -- so how can you distinguish your online identity from the others who share your name? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/22/tech-report-tricky-business-of-securing-your-online-identity?refid=0 Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 What's next for the FCC's broadband plan The FCC has submitted its national broadband plan to Congress. What happens now? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/17/tech-report-whats-next-for-fcc-broadband-plan?refid=0 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Is there a privacy problem with smart grids? Smart electric grids can help consumers and power companies track energy use, but can they also be invasive to our privacy? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/16/tech-report-is-there-privacy-problem-with-smart-grids?refid=0 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Chatroulette users betray their locations Chatroulette has become a fast viral hit thanks to its sense of anonymity. One new website might be changing that. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/12/tech-report-chatroulette-users-betray-their-locations?refid=0 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Do consumers hunger for 3D TV? With the success of "Avatar" and other 3D films, television moves in on the new technology. But will you buy it, and can it succeed? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/11/tech-report-do-consumers-hunger-for-3d-tv?refid=0 Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Designer of Xerox Alto wins Turing Award The co-creator of the Alto personal computer and ethernet networking nabs the top prize in computer science. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/10/tech-report-designer-of-xerox-alto-wins-turing-award?refid=0 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Best free movies online Dan Colman has put together a list of where to watch the best movies online, and for free. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/05/tech-report-best-free-movies-online?refid=0 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Keeping text messages private A new smartphone app takes its name from the Tiger Woods scandal and sets a time limit on text messages sent and received. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/04/tech-report-keeping-text-messages-private?refid=0 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Bill would make U.K. libraries responsible wireless users' actions Many United Kingdom libraries and universities are crying foul over proposed legislation that could make them responsible for the actions of people using their wireless networks. The Digital Economy Bill, winding its way through the Parliament, includes a provision that would suspend Internet accounts of users accused of copyright infringement for the third time. The government has refused to provide exceptions for operators of public Wi-Fi hotspots, including Internet cafes, libraries and universities. http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/2010/03/legislation-thr.html?refid=0 Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:11:22 -0600 Legislation threatens public Wi-Fi in U.K. The U.K.'s Digital Economy Bill is supposed to be aimed at cutting down on Internet piracy, but could also put at fault that public Wi-Fi providers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/03/tech-report-legislation-threatens-public-wi-fi-in-uk?refid=0 Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Why Internet addiction is problematic Part two of a discussion on whether Internet addiction is just so -- an addiction -- or a mental disorder. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/02/tech-report-why-internet-addiction-problematic?refid=0 Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Will Internet addiction make it into the DSM? Internet addiction: should it be classified as an addiction, or has it become something more of a mental disorder? A debate rages on. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/01/tech-report-will-internet-addiction-make-it-into-dsm?refid=0 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Internet criminals attracted to social networks As easy as it may be for you to connect to others on social networks, it's just as easy for Internet criminals to scheme online as well. Twitter was the latest victim. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/26/tech-report-internet-criminals-attracted-to-social-networks?refid=0 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 How Google search adapts Technology journalist Steven Levy takes us into the process of how Google employs its search engine. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/25/tech-report-how-google-search-adapts?refid=0 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Inside the Google search algorithm How does Google's search work? The secret is well-kept, but one journalist gets an inside look. He tells us about the details. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/24/tech-report-inside-google-search-algorithm?refid=0 Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Does the Internet foster freedom & democracy? Can the Internet really empower democracy in a dictatorial regime? It seems possible, and many believe it can. One diplomatic fellow at Georgetown begs to differ. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/23/tech-report-does-internet-foster-freedom-democracy?refid=0 Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 What makes Internet content go viral? With an innumerable amount of new content going up on the Internet every day, how does one catch on and become a viral hit? Author Bill Wasik has some ideas. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/22/tech-report-what-makes-internet-content-go-viral?refid=0 Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Windows Phone 7 Series: bad name, good phones? Microsoft has just unveiled its new generation of mobile phones, and it looks nothing like iPhones or Android phones. So how good will they be? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/19/tech-report-windows-phone-7-series-bad-name-good-phones?refid=0 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 What Kevin Smith incident tells us about state of PR The filmmaker took to his website, podcast and Twitter to voice his complaints about an incident with Southwest Airlines -- do celebrities even need publicists anymore? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/18/tech-report-what-kevin-smith-incident-tells-us-about-state-of-pr?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Dante scholar considers new video game based on the Inferno That's right, a video game based on the hellish world of Dante's Inferno. Will gamers get serious and look into the real story, or just focus on the bloody affair? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/17/tech-report-dante-scholar-considers-new-video-game-based-on-inferno?refid=0 Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 The United States of Facebook Data analysis of Facebook shows that the U.S. is comprised of seven distinct regions. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/16/tech-report-united-states-of-facebook?refid=0 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Americans nominate their towns for Google fiber Google's new fiber-optic Internet service can provide service for up to half a million people. Communities are trying to rally support to get their chance to use it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/12/tech-report-americans-nominate-their-towns-for-google-fiber?refid=0 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Treats await Internet viewers of Vancouver games The 2010 Winter Olympics offer a variety of options, including HD video, for its Internet fans. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/11/tech-report-treats-await-internet-viewers-of-vancouver-games?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 An age of magic computing Part two of our interview with Dwight Silverman, in which we discuss the question, What is a computer? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/10/tech-report-age-of-magic-computing?refid=0 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Just what IS a computer anyway? A question of identity arises when one has to consider whether or not an iPad is a computer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/09/tech-report-just-what-is-a-computer-anyway?refid=0 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Seeking medical opinions by text message A startup company has developed a way for you to contact verified physicians through text message, but it's not made for patients. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/08/tech-report-seeking-medical-opinions-text-message?refid=0 Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Preparing to fix ipads A repair shop prepares itself to be at service once customers come in to repair their iPads. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/04/tech-report-preparing-to-fix-ipads?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Time for an Internet do-over? Do we need a parallel Internet to solve our security problems? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/03/tech-report-time-for-internet-doover?refid=0 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Russian cybercriminals, government deeply connected A new book by Financial Times reporter Joseph Menn reveals a deep connection between mob-controlled Russian hackers and the government. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/02/tech-report-russian-cybercriminals-government-deeply-connected?refid=0 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Frontline takes on big questions of digital society PBS show Frontline asks people to ponder where technology is really taking us. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/01/tech-report-frontline-takes-on-big-questions-digital-society?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 How will Microsoft respond to Apple iPad? Microsoft has released tablet computers in the past, but they never caught on. What will the company do now in the wake of the iPad's popularity? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/29/tech-report-how-will-microsoft-respond-to-apple-ipad?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 iPad: Revolutionary or merely a luxury product? How big of an impact will the Apple iPad have? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/28/tech-report-ipad-revolutionary-or-merely-luxury-product?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Feds propose new restrictions on robocalls Those recorded automated sales pitches you get on your phone may be restricted soon. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/27/tech-report-feds-propose-new-restrictions-on-robocalls?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Amid Apple tablet hype, who actually wants to buy one? The hype for the new Apple tablet computer rumored to be announced next week is strong, but does that mean anyone will actually buy it? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/22/tech-report-amid-apple-tablet-hype-who-actually-wants-to-buy-one?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Why Google stands alone in dispute with China Google revealed last week that its systems had been attacked by China, and that the attack hit more than 30 companies. But none of those companies seem to be speaking out with Google in its dispute with China. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/21/tech-report-why-google-stands-alone-in-dispute-with-china?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 We're number 18! (in broadband) The U.S. is lagging behind 17 countries in average Internet speed. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/20/tech-report-were-number-18-in-broadband?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Textisms and writing skill Using "textisms" -- abbreviations, acronyms, intentional misspellings -- can affect one's formal and informal writing skills. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/19/tech-report-textisms-and-writing-skill?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Are e-books a privacy threat? How much privacy are you ceding when you read electronic books? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/18/tech-report-are-ebooks-a-privacy-threat?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Disaster relief by text message In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, people were enabled by new technology to donate money by text message. But that doesn't mean all online donations aren't scams. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/15/tech-report-disaster-relief-by-text-message?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Teaching the iGeneration People born in the 1990s and 2000s have been subject of rapid technological change and media saturation. What does that mean about the way they learn? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/14/tech-report-teaching-the-igeneration?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Google considers exit from China After an attack on GMail accounts of Chinese dissidents, Google considers leaving the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/13/tech-report-google-considers-exit-from-china?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Is DARPA ethical? Looking into the Defense Dept.'s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/12/tech-report-is-darpa-ethical?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 DARPA merging humans, machines A look into DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/11/tech-report-darpa-merging-humans-machines?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Will Apple repeat historical mistake against Google? By insisting "on selling fully integrated hardware and software devices, instead of focusing on low-cost, widely distributed software," Apple could be making a huge mistake, again. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/07/tech-report-will-apple-repeat-historical-mistake-against-google?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Children face barriers to successful Internet search A new survey concludes children stumble when trying to retrieve information from the Internet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/06/tech-report-children-face-barriers-to-successful-internet-search?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Most disruptive tech of 2009 What were the top seven technological disruptions in 2009 to how we live? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/30/tech-report-most-disruptive-tech-of-2009?refid=0 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Technology and airplane security Some in-flight security rules have been eased, according to the Associated Press. How does this affect our security on planes? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/29/tech-report-technology-and-airplane-security?refid=0 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Top tech stories for 2009 Recapping the year in tech stories. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/28/tech-report-top-tech-stories-for-2009?refid=0 Mon, 28 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 HOPE + aims to be online version of Peace Corps A political activist has launched a portal site designed to connect worthy projects in the third world to those who would like to help. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/24/tech-report-hopeplus-aims-to-be-online-version-peace-corps?refid=0 Thu, 24 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 On being watched in Las Vegas Nowhere in America are you watched more closely, perhaps, than in a Las Vegas casino. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/23/tech-report-on-being-watched-in-las-vegas?refid=0 Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Tablets as breakout gadgets of 2010? Apple's rumored tablet computer put the gadget on the top of the hot list to come for 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/22/tech-report-tablets-breakout-gadgets-of-2010?refid=0 Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Listeners respond to Facebook privacy changes You -- the listeners -- weigh in on the new changes Facebook has made. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/21/tech-report-listeners-respond-facebook-privacy-changes?refid=0 Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Privacy groups file FTC complaint against Facebook Complaints come in about Facebook's recent changes to its privacy settings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/18/tech-report-privacy-groups-file-ftc-complaint-against-facebook?refid=0 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Using smart phones to detect and mitigate chemical disasters Can the iPhone be used to detect pollution in the air? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/17/tech-report-using-smart-phones-to-detect-mitigate-disasters?refid=0 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 How common is sexting? Sexting -- or sending suggestive text messages over mobile phones -- has made its way into popular culture. But is it really that common, or just something seen on TV? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/16/tech-report-how-common-is-sexting?refid=0 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Blogosphere goes nuts over Google phone Why is everyone raving about the Google Nexus? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/15/tech-report-blogosphere-nuts-over-google-phone?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Wi-Fi at the airport Google is set to sponsor free Wi-Fi at several major airports around the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/14/tech-report-wi-fi-at-airport?refid=0 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Can life be a little more like the Jetsons? Where are our flying cars? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/11/tech-report-can-life-be-little-bit-more-like-jetsons?refid=0 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Where does AOL go from here? The company once known as America Online and which depended on dial-up Internet service -- now long outdated -- starts over. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/10/tech-report-where-does-aol-go-from-here?refid=0 Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Who's up to date on your Facebook updates? Facebook updates its privacy features, but how private is your information really? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/09/tech-report-whos-up-to-date-on-your-facebook-updates?refid=0 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 9/11 as told by pagers The website Wikileaks has posted over 500,000 messages that came through pagers on that day, reportedly from officials of the Pentagon and FBI, as well as citizen New Yorkers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/08/tech-report-9-11-as-told-by-pagers?refid=0 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 GPS users map the nation's most congested cities The Tom Tom GPS company has ranked 30 U.S. metropolitan cities in order of their traffic congestion rates. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/07/tech-report-gps-users-map-nations-most-congested-cities?refid=0 Mon, 07 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Tech that really grinds our gears Technology offers easy convenience, but it can also provide easy annoyances. Consumer Reports looks at what annoys us most. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/04/tech-report-tech-that-really-grinds-our-gears?refid=0 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 What are the basics of computer literacy? What are the essential bits of information you need to know about computers to navigate our digital world? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/03/tech-report-what-are-basics-of-computer-literacy?refid=0 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 E-book readers: lousy gifts? Is the Kindle really the ideal holiday gift? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/02/tech-report-ebook-readers-lousy-gifts?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Using Twitter to stop gang violence Gangs -- just like everybody else -- are reportedly using Twitter to conduct their business, but one Harlem pastor may been trying to use the social networking site to stop them too. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/01/tech-report-using-twitter-to-stop-gang-violence?refid=0 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Best free movies, movie sites online The Internet is a great source for watching free entertainment. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/25/tech-report-best-free-movies-movie-sites-online?refid=0 Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Why free phones are expensive Future Tense talks to PCMag's Sascha Segan. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/24/tech-report-why-free-phones-are-expensive?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 The problem with Android The Android phone is growing in popularity fast -- maybe too fast. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/23/tech-report-problem-with-android?refid=0 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Chrome OS shines a little brighter Google gets set to unveil its new Chrome operating system. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/20/tech-report-chrome-os-shines-little-brighter?refid=0 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Unfriend vs. defriend smackdown (plus more big Internet events of the decade) Do you "unfriend" or "defriend" someone on Facebook? The debate over the terminology gets clarified. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/19/tech-report-unfriend-defriend-smackdown-plus-more-big-internet-events-of-decade?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Top Internet events of the decade The Webby Awards give their take on the biggest Internet moments from the past decade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/18/tech-report-top-internet-events-of-decade?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Unfriend is Oxford Dictonary's word of the year Social media gets a big call-out from the Oxford Dictionary with its pick for word of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/17/tech-report-unfriend-oxford-dictionary-word-of-year?refid=0 Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 New evidence points to benefits of online social networks Obviously, social networking is great for keeping in touch with friends and the like, but a new study shows that it may also be good for your mental health. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/16/tech-report-new-evidence-points-to-benefits-of-social-online-networks?refid=0 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Cough into cell phone, get a diagnosis The Gates Foundation funds a project that could help diagnose ailments like pneumonia or influenza based on coughing into a cell phone. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/13/tech-report-cough-into-cell-phone-get-diagnosis?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Google to caffeinate search results Google is about to launch a new search technology that will produce faster, more relevant results -- and it's called Caffeine. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/12/tech-report-google-to-caffeinate-search-results?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 How to get Windows 7 at a discount Purchasing the new Windows can be expensive, but you might be able to avoid paying the full price. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/11/tech-report-how-to-get-windows-7-at-discount?refid=0 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 A trip through the Future Tense archives Looking back at the past ten years of Future Tense. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/10/tech-report-trip-through-future-tense-archives?refid=0 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 No link between Internet, social isolation A new study finds that the Internet does not lead to social isolation, and rather, people who spend a lot of time online have fuller social lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/05/tech-report-no-link-between-internet-social-isolation?refid=0 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Open-sourcing the vote A group is hoping to produce a publicly-owned, open source election system. They're in the second year of an eight-year plan. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/04/tech-report-open-sourcing-the-vote?refid=0 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Cyber war: Scary, or scare-mongery? How much should we really worry about a cyber attack on U.S. computers? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/03/tech-report-cyber-war-scary-scare-mongery?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Report: Zero threat of major cyber attack against U.S. A new report reveals that there is no chance other countries or terrorist groups will launch an Internet-based attack on the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/02/tech-report-report-zero-threat-of-major-cyber-attack-against-us?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Microsoft markets crud-free computers Microsoft has begun selling new computers with no extra software from outside companies like Dell or Sony. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/30/tech-report-microsoft-markets-crud-free-computers?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Will Droid succeed against iPhone? Verizon and Motorola are set to unveil their new Android phone today. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/28/tech-report-will-droid-succeed-against-iphone?refid=0 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Apple, Microsoft trade jabs in new TV ads The two tech giants duke it out in new commercials. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/27/tech-report-apple-microsoft-trade-jabs-new-tv-ads?refid=0 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Microsoft moves to commercialize SenseCam; memory augmentation is first market The specialized digital camera is designed to worn around the neck and can take still images throughout the day, whenever motion is sensed or people come into view. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/26/tech-report-microsoft-moves-to-commercialize-sensecam-memory-augmentation-first-market?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Netbooks: A plague? Betanews reporter Joe Wilcox isn't a fan of netbooks, believing that they are "cannabilizing Windows PC sales." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/23/tech-report-netbooks-plague?refid=0 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Warning: Security warnings often fake Rogue security software is becoming a huge and growing problem. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/22/tech-report-warning-security-warnings-often-fake?refid=0 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The age of e-book readers? "More hype than reality" As Barnes & Noble releases its Nook, the e-book industry continues its growth. But the publishing industry says not to believe the e-hype. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/21/tech-report-age-of-ebook-readers-more-hype-than-reality?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Wi-Fi Direct seeks to increase flow of conversation between devices Wi-Fi Direct aims at easing the flow of information between your tech gadgets. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/20/tech-report-wi-fi-direct-seeks-increase-flow-conversation-between-devices?refid=0 Tue, 20 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Five best things about Windows 7 Windows 7 arrives this week -- here's what to look forward to. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/19/tech-report-five-best-things-about-windows-7?refid=0 Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 What do we give up with technology that's just good enough? Part two of a conversation with Wired's Robert Capps on technology that we settle for. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/16/tech-report-what-do-we-give-up-with-technology-thats-just-good-enough?refid=0 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Technology that's good enough When we settle for convenience instead of quality, we become part of a "Good Enough Revolution." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/15/tech-report-technology-thats-good-enough?refid=0 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 People still using weak passwords Passwords are supposed to protect us from theft or worse, but many of us are still using predictable and common codes for our confidential information. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/13/tech-report-people-still-using-weak-passwords?refid=0 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 International hacker force a dangerous idea Part two of a conversation on the U.S. position in cyber-warfare. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/12/tech-report-international-hacker-force-a-dangerous-idea?refid=0 Mon, 12 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Going on the cyber-offensive to stop shooting wars A discussion about the U.S. strategy on cyber-warfare. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/09/tech-report-going-on-cyber-offensive-to-stop-shooting-wars?refid=0 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 What does FTC ruling on blogger payola mean to Internet users? The Federal Trade Commission this week announced new guidelines that would penalize bloggers for failing to disclose when they receive money for endorsing products. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/07/tech-report-what-does-ftc-ruling-on-blogger-payola-mean-to-internet-users?refid=0 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Will 2010 be year of the tablet computer? With Microsoft and Apple looking to unveil tablet computers in the next year, will the mini-computers become the next big trend? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/05/tech-report-will-2010-be-year-of-tablet-computer?refid=0 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Did Apple abuse its software update tool? When tech blogger Ed Bott ran Windows 7 last weekend, he got a software update from Apple that he says violated a sacred trust. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/02/tech-report-did-apple-abuse-its-software-update-tool?refid=0 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Microsoft Security Essentials: Good enough? Does Microsoft's new free security software package do the job? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/01/tech-report-microsoft-security-essentials-good-enough?refid=0 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Tech elite get to play with Google Wave today Google Wave premieres for 100,000 people today, hoping to entice users to use its collaborative social network. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/30/tech-report-tech-elite-get-to-play-with-google-wave-today?refid=0 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Google, Microsoft battle for Los Angeles The rival tech companies are competing for a multi-million dollar contract to provide email and office software for the offices of the City of Los Angeles. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/29/tech-report-google-microsoft-battle-for-los-angeles?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Video recommendations Some interesting video picks for your perusal. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/28/tech-report-video-recommendations?refid=0 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Par-tay down with Windows 7 Microsoft is giving away copies of Windows 7 to help promote release parties to show off the new program. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/25/tech-report-partay-down-with-windows-7?refid=0 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Secret questions can be easy answer for malicious hackers Are you as safe as you think online? A new scholarly paper says those secret questions may not be secure. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/24/tech-report-secret-questions-can-be-easy-answer-for-malicious-hackers?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Soviet doomsday machine revealed Soviet scientists had designed a device in the mid-1980s to retaliate against a nuclear attack in the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/23/tech-report-soviet-doomsday-machine-revealed?refid=0 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 FCC proposes new net neutrality rules The Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules that would require Internet service providers to treat all Web content the same. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/22/tech-report-fcc-proposes-new-net-neutrality-rules?refid=0 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Bounty of mp3 players With a wide variety of options, it's a good time to be in the market for a new portable music player. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/21/tech-report-bounty-of-mp3-players?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Libraries and the unemployed Libraries are taking a recession-induced hit even as they become more important for people seeking their way out of economic hard times. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/18/tech-report-libraries-and-unemployed?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Why the Internet will NOT tear apart colleges A rebuttal from yesterday's show, arguing that students of the next generation will continue to head to college campuses despite the presence of online education. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/17/tech-report-why-the-internet-will-not-tear-apart-colleges?refid=0 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Will Internet make college campuses obsolete? A law professor believes that the Internet will push people away from attending traditional colleges and more toward online education. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/16/tech-report-will-internet-make-college-campuses-obsolete?refid=0 Wed, 16 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Future threats against our information infrastructure The threats of a cyber attack on U.S. computer systems from foreign enemies are growing. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/14/tech-report-future-threats-against-information-infrastructure?refid=0 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The failure of anonymized data One of our key protections against privacy invasion, the stripping of personally identifiable information from databases, is not working. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/11/tech-report-failure-of-anonymized-data?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The cyberchondriac problem Self-diagnosis for health problems using the Internet leads many Americans to conclude they have a rare illness. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/10/tech-report-cyberchondriac-problem?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Online TV ascendant A survey by the nonprofit Conference Board shows that nearly a quarter of households in the U.S. now watch television programs on the Internet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/09/tech-report-online-tv-ascendant?refid=0 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Making computer music more expressive Scientists are working on a different kind of encoding that can make sound files 1,000 times smaller than mp3s, and may be more expressive. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/08/tech-report-making-computer-music-more-expressive?refid=0 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Oxford dictionary studies Twitter The Oxford English Dictionary takes a closer look at the writing patterns on Twitter. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/07/tech-report-oxford-dictionary-studies-twitter?refid=0 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Apple fans gear up for new goodies What we can expect from the next Apple announcement. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/04/tech-report-apple-fans-gear-up-for-new-goodies?refid=0 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Does the Singularity make sense? Part 2 of our interview with Patrick Tucker of The Futurist magazine about the merging of humans and machines. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/03/tech-report-does-singularity-make-sense?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The Singularity explained Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes advances in technology will make it possible for humans and machines to merge in this century. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/02/tech-report-the-singularity-explained?refid=0 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Is Craigslist an important company, or just an unusual one? Part 2 of our conversation with Gary Wolf of Wired on what makes Craigslist popular -- and weird. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/01/tech-report-is-craigslist-an-important-company-or-unusual-one?refid=0 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Why is Craigslist so weird? Craigslist is a unique entity in and of itself. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/31/tech-report-what-makes-craigslist-so-weird?refid=0 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Attacks on social networks increasing There's an increasing number of attacks targeting social networking users. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/27/tech-report-attacks-on-social-networks-increasing?refid=0 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Sony's Kindle killer? Sony has unveiled a new electronic reading device designed to compete with the Amazon Kindle. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/26/tech-report-sonys-kindle-killer?refid=0 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Snow Leopard to appear this week Apple's latest operating system -- Snow Leopard -- is set to arrive in stores this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/25/tech-report-snow-leopard-to-appear-this-week?refid=0 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 USDA: Rural broadband fuels economic growth The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says broadband Internet leads to more and higher-paying jobs in rural areas. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/21/tech-report-usda-rural-broadband-fuels-economic-growth?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 U.S. teens nearly on par with adults in cell phone use New data finds young people aged 12 to 17 have adopted cell phones at nearly the same rate as adults. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/20/tech-report-us-teens-nearly-on-par-with-adults-in-cell-phone-use?refid=0 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Should British government apologize to Alan Turing? Alan Turing is considered to be the father of modern computer science, but during his life, he was prosecuted by Great Britain for homosexual acts. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/19/tech-report-should-british-government-apologize-to-alan-turing?refid=0 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Pogue's cell phone annoyances Part two of our interview with the New York Times' David Pogue on today's technology. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/18/tech-report-pogues-cell-phone-annoyances?refid=0 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Pogue claims some success with Take Back the Beep campaign The New York Times' David Pogue is urging phone servicers to end the 15-second voicemail instructions automated on most phones. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/17/tech-report-pogue-claims-some-success-with-take-back-the-beep-campaign?refid=0 Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 U.S. residents pay more for mobile phones than most of rest of the world Consumers in U.S. are among the countries who spend the most money on mobile phone services. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/14/tech-report-us-residents-pay-more-for-mobile-phones-than-rest-of-world?refid=0 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Middle East, N. Africa governments tighten Internet clamps A new study finds rising government censorship in a number of Middle Eastern and North African countries. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/13/tech-report-middle-east-north-africa-governments-tighten-internet-clamps?refid=0 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 In praise of minimal computing Blogger Patrick Rhone believes people should give a closer look at the hardware and programs we have and consider whether we really need them. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/12/tech-report-in-praise-of-minimal-computing?refid=0 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 This report is full of FAIL The Internet's latest buzzword is "fail." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/11/tech-report-this-report-is-full-of-fail?refid=0 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 I choose Android Jon finally picks a new phone. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/10/tech-report-i-choose-android?refid=0 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The social media scene in China Despite widespread censorship in China, 92 percent of Internet users there use social media. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/07/tech-report-social-media-scene-china?refid=0 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Spotify aims to crack U.S. market The hot European music streaming service looks toward the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/06/tech-report-spotify-aims-to-crack-us-market?refid=0 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Obama's cybersecurity initiative stumbles President Obama's cybersecurity initiatives have been so delayed, a top interim official has recently resigned. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/05/tech-report-obamas-cybersecurity-initiative-stumbles?refid=0 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Apple and Google, from friends to frenemies The departure of Google CEO Eric Schmidt from the Apple Board of Directors highlights the growing competition between the two companies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/04/tech-report-apple-google-from-friends-to-frenemies?refid=0 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 iPhone security: SMS vulnerability and jail breaking Considering the security of iPhones. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/03/tech-report-iphone-security-sms-vulnerability-jail-breaking?refid=0 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Living without smartphones In the final part of our series on mobile phone choice, we hear from a woman who gave up her iPhone, and a man who says he loves iPhones but would never actually buy one. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/30/tech-report-living-without-smartphones?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Talking me out of an iPhone Jon talks to Android fans in his decision to get a new smartphone. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/29/tech-report-talking-me-out-of-iphone?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 iPhone, Android phone, or dumbphone? Jon is in the market for a new smartphone. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/28/tech-report-iphone-android-phone-or-dumbphone?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The future since 1995 Today we feature part two of our interview with Lawrence R. Samuel, where we discuss Al Gore, Ray Kurzweil, and Steve Martin. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/27/tech-report-future-since-1995?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Futurism at a low ebb Taking a look at futurism, and how it's done in the past 15 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/24/tech-report-futurism-at-low-ebb?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 What we can learn by tracking trash Researchers at the MIT plan to electronically track thousands of pieces of trash to give people a greater sense of their impact on the environment. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/23/tech-report-what-we-learn-by-tracking-trash?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Corporate profits linked to social networking? A new study finds a correlation between profit growth and how companies engage customers via social media. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/22/tech-report-corporate-profits-linked-to-social-networking?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Why Pandora covets your car Part two of our interview with Pandora's Tim Westergren about the future of radio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/21/tech-report-why-pandora-covets-your-car?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Pandora wants radio stations to pay up Webcasters have traditionally fought against royalties to pay music performers and record labels, but Pandora is urging Congress to make terrestrial radio kick in for royalties too. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/20/tech-report-pandora-wants-radio-stations-to-pay-up?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Spammers still find plenty of easy targets A new survey finds 12 percent of Internet users still open messages known to be spam. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/16/tech-report-spammers-still-find-plenty-easy-targets?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 iPhone App Store hits 1.5 billion downloads It's going to be difficult for others to catch up to the popularity of the Apple app store. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/15/tech-report-iphone-app-store-hits-1point5-billion-downloads?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 A conversation with Microsoft chief strategist Craig Mundie Microsoft's Craig Mundie talks about Office 2010 and the future of Windows and Chrome OS. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/14/tech-report-conversation-with-microsoft-chief-strategist-craig-mundie?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Google's new OS: Too soon to hype? Future Tense's Jon Gordon talks with analyst Michael Cherry about how Microsoft will be affected by Google's proposed new operating system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/08/new_google_os?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jul 2009 13:00:00 -0500 Watchdog site crowdsources stimulus spending President Obama is promising to use the Web site Recovery.gov to track spending under the economic stimulus bill passed by the U.S. House and being considered by the Senate. But that site hasn't been built yet. Until then, you can follow requests for stimulus money coming from local governments on Stimulus Watch. The new site relies on public contributions - a process sometimes called "crowdsourcing" - to help monitor stimulus spending. http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/2009/02/watchdog-site-c.html?refid=0 Fri, 06 Feb 2009 09:50:18 -0600 Blackberry users across the U.S. go dark People who depend on their wireless Blackberry devices may have felt uncomfortably "out-of-the-loop" today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/11/blackberry?refid=0 Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:40:48 -0600 To take on Google, Microsoft bids $44.6B for Yahoo After two years of on-and-off talks and speculation, Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for $31 per share, or $44.6 billion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/01/yahoo?refid=0 Fri, 01 Feb 2008 12:45:29 -0600 Texting, not talking Mobile phone text messaging has spawned a lexicon of its own. These tools have also led to ever-shorter communiques. Future Tense host Jon Gordon considers how this style of communication affects the English language. http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/?refid=0 Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:31:20 -0500 Private medical records exposed on Internet How safe are electronic medical records? Future Tense host Jon Gordon has discovered that detailed, personally identifiable medical records of thousands of Colorado residents were viewable on a publicly accessible Internet site for an unknown period of time. http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/?refid=0 Wed, 23 May 2007 09:48:06 -0500 Daylight savings time: a mini-Y2K? Daylight saving time arrives earlier this year, on March 11. And experts say that could mean trouble from everything to stock trades to airline schedules, from voice mail to Microsoft Outlook. http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/2007/02/15.shtml#009798?refid=0 Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:23:13 -0600 Twins sweet season comes to bitter end The Twins' surge at the end of the regular season, giving them the A.L. Central Division championship, didn't last through the first round of the playoffs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/06/twinsout?refid=0 Fri, 06 Oct 2006 17:49:51 -0500 Hewlett Packard's snooping reveals workplace truth: there are no secrets Although it's making headlines now, workplace spying is quite common -- and usually legal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/02/snoop?refid=0 Mon, 02 Oct 2006 15:25:54 -0500 Population explosion returns to the Internet The Internet population is growing again after a period of stagnation, according to a new poll from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/27/internet?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2006 11:12:42 -0500 In San Francisco, the Giants went private for their stadium With the prospects for a new publicly-subsidized stadium fading yet again, the financing puzzle for the Minnesota Twins remains unsolved. It's much the same position the San Francisco Giants found themselves in. But after voters rejected public financing four times in the 1980s and 1990s, the Giants financed their new park largely on their own. Since 2000, Barry Bonds and the rest of the Giants have played to a consistently packed house in one of baseball's premier parks. But that doesn't mean San Francisco's privately-financed stadium honeymoon will last forever. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/14_gordonj_sanfranpark/?refid=0 Fri, 14 May 2004 15:00:00 -0500 The Blaster worm explained The computer worm Jeffrey Parson is accused of releasing represents just one of several attacks Internet users have been alerted to in recent weeks. Parson's creation wasn't even an original. But computer security experts say even as a variant of the Blaster worm, it had plenty of potential to frustrate computer users. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/29_gordonj_virussidebar/?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2003 17:00:00 -0500 Internet sports broadcasts may compete with TV The quality and reliability of video broadcasts on the Internet have improved to the point where they can compete with television. Increasing numbers of consumers are watching news, music videos and sports on their computers. The latest example: A new service from Major League Baseball. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/04/02_gordonj_mlbtv/?refid=0 Tue, 08 Apr 2003 14:25:00 -0500 'Contraction kids' will play for pennant Not only are the Minnesota Twins here to stay, now they're going home - to open a most unlikely AL championship series. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200210/07_gordonj_twinsgame5/?refid=0 Mon, 07 Oct 2002 12:00:00 -0500 Twins are kin to A's The Minnesota Twins open the postseason on the road this afternoon agaist the Oakland A's. Game time is 3 o'clock. Sure, one team's from the Midwest, the other from the West Coast. One is in the playoffs for the third straight year, the other hasn't tasted baseball's post-season since 1991. But the Twins and the A's have a lot in common. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200210/02_gordonj_game1/?refid=0 Wed, 02 Oct 2002 12:00:00 -0500 Twins crawl back to post first-game win in playoffs A.J. Pierzynski had four hits, and Corey Koskie homered and drove in three runs as the Twins overcame an early deficit and fielding blunders to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-5 Tuesday in the first game of the AL division series. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200210/02_gordonj_game1results/?refid=0 Wed, 02 Oct 2002 12:00:00 -0500 Oakland spanks Twins to even series The Minnesota Twins, who have lost only one post-season game in the Metrodome, return home Friday for game three of the division playoff with the Oakland A's. The challenge will be great: Twins batters will face one of baseball's best pitchers in Barry Zito. The young lefty hopes to keep the momentum going for the A's, who scorched the Twins by the score of 9-1 yesterday. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200210/02_gordonj_game2results/?refid=0 Wed, 02 Oct 2002 12:00:00 -0500 No wires - no security http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200112/10_gordonj_wireless/?refid=0 Mon, 10 Dec 2001 12:00:00 -0600 Apple comes to Mall of America Apple Computer hopes to boost market share by opening stores. The newest opens in the Mall of America this weekend. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200108/09_gordonj_apple/?refid=0 Thu, 09 Aug 2001 12:00:00 -0500 Ventura Says He Could Run for President, But Won't In a speech on his California tour, Governor Jesse Ventura said he could appear on the Presidental ballot in all 50 states, but that he won't. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200006/13_gordonj_ventura/?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jun 2000 12:00:00 -0500 The Cell Phone Backlash Increasingly, public places are banning pagers and cell phones. Wireless technology is developing faster than social rules to govern their use. So, what can de do to get along? http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200001/10_gordonj_cellphone/?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jan 2000 12:00:00 -0600 Game Time for Y2K Do you know where your bottled water and ramen noodles are? Your money? Do you know how to keep your computer happy? There are some things you can try to ward off the millennium bug, but you just might beat it by doing nothing at all. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199912/20_gordonj_y2k/?refid=0 Mon, 20 Dec 1999 12:00:00 -0600 Redneck Software? You don't have to get up at three in the morning and squeeze into a pair of long-johns to go deer hunting anymore. Hunters are now stalking deer and other animals on their computers. A Twin Cities' software company leads the way in virtual hunting and fishing. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199909/29_gordonj_redneck/?refid=0 Wed, 29 Sep 1999 12:00:00 -0500 Lost Memory With the world going digital, our ability to save our history is passing. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199908/09_gordonj_archive/?refid=0 Mon, 09 Aug 1999 12:00:00 -0500 The Price of Privacy New software can guarantee your privacy on the Internet. The problem is it can also be used to commit new crimes via computer. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199908/02_gordonj_privacyfreedom/?refid=0 Mon, 02 Aug 1999 12:00:00 -0500 A Book-selling Jungle Independents struggle to stay in business in the wake of Amazon.com's success. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199904/20_gordonj_books/?refid=0 Tue, 20 Apr 1999 12:00:00 -0500 The Changing Net Mergers shaping a new landscape for the Internet. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199902/03_gordonj_merger/?refid=0 Wed, 03 Feb 1999 12:00:00 -0600