The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Tech Tuesday from WAMU

The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Tech Tuesday from WAMU

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New Concerns Over Net Neutrality

We take it for granted: the Internet as the great equalizer. We can read email, visit websites and watch videos without any one activity getting preferential treatment in the way its data is delivered to our computers. But a recent court ruling involving Verizon and the FCC and a deal between Netflix and Comcast are raising fears that so-called net neutrality could be in danger. Tech Tuesday explores the reality behind the headlines and the landscape for Internet service providers.

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Douglas Rushkoff On "Generation Like" And "Present Shock"

Corporate America benefits from an army of advertisers who work for free, such as teens on social media who click "Like" or Tweet about products to impress friends or win prizes. And smart phones have created an army of adults who work non-stop — in thrall to always-on devices. Tech Tuesday explores whether we use digital technology to promote the needs of the marketplace rather than the needs of people.

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Do Brain Training Games Work?

An explosion of brain training games and apps has people spotting patterns, adding numbers and remembering sequences in hopes of boosting their mental fitness. A new study finds that a modest amount of brain training can improve cognitive speed, reasoning and memory, with effects lasting as long as a decade. But skeptics say many of the claims we hear are largely hype, and that even if you grow more proficient at a specific game or task, there's no larger benefit. We explore the popularity of brain games and the questions about their effectiveness.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Michael's craft store and Yahoo join the list of companies whose customer data has been hacked. Apple celebrates 30 years of making computers and more. And your router or "smart" refrigerator could be linked to a malicious botnet sending out spam. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to explore the latest news in technology.

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Deep Learning: Teaching Computers To Think Like People

It's the holy grail of computing: teaching computers to think the way humans do. The pioneer of "deep learning" says the key is to mimic the brain's system of neural networks. Now Geoffrey Hinton is taking his work inside Google to help improve Android's voice search and work on advancing language interpretation so computers can begin to interpret our musings and ramblings online. Tech Tuesday explores how computers learn and where the next breakthroughs will be.

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