Airing on Monday, June 15, 2015: Will this be the year that virtual reality takes it place in gaming? We’ll see when the E3 conference begins Monday. Plus, it's been three days since the FCC's Net Neutrality rules officially took effect. We'll talk to Brian Fung, technology reporter for the Washington Post, about what that means. And with 4 million current and former government employees receiving notifications that their personal information has been hacked, we take a look at why the fix is not as simple as issuing new social security numbers. ESET researcher Stephen Cobb tells us more.
Airing on Friday, June 12, 2015: First up, we'll talk with tech writer Paul Ford, who wrote ‘What is code?’ for Bloomberg Businessweek’s code issue, about whether or not everyone should understand how computer code works. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? It's time for Silicon Tally! This week, host Ben Johnson takes on Greta Johnsen, co-host of the Nerdette podcast.
Airing on Thursday, June 11, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Frank Gillett, Industry Analyst at Forrester Research, about Microsoft’s giant, Surface Hub tablet and why the company is manufacturing it in the U.S. Plus, Walgreens is making medical consultations for non-emergencies available by cellphone, tablet and computer. Just what can these doctors do for you, without you leaving the house? And Bob Wachter, Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, joins us to talk about Medtronic’s partnership with Glooko to do more with the diabetes data it collects.
Airing on Wednesday, June 10, 2015: First up, we'll talk with William McGeveran, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, about Apple’s emphasis on consumer privacy at WWDC. Etsy's shares are tanking, and we look at what's behind this, after the hype of their recent IPO. Their stock is down 50 percent from the trading price in April, and we look at possible explanations for what's gone wrong with the Brooklyn-based company.
Airing on Tuesday, June 9, 2015: First up, from the floor of Apple's WWDC, we'll talk with Adrien Sullivan, IT Specialist at the National Science Foundation; Chamara Paul, a software engineer for the shopping site Keep; and Claire Harrison, a mobile web developer for ATB Financial. And Jon-Paul Dyson, Director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong National Museum of Play, joins us to talk about the cultural influence of the video game DOOM.
Airing on Monday, June 8, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Marketplace’s Senior Tech Correspondent Molly Wood about why some new smartphone features look a lot like old smartphone features. We'll also talk to Robert Knake, Senior Fellow for Cyber Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and former Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council, about how cybersecurity and diplomacy mix when foreign hackers attack the U.S. Government.