August 1, 2010 The U.S. government's website got a face lift in the beginning of July. Want to find out how to renew your passport? Apply for debt relief? Buy national park tickets AND find the closest alternative fuel station? It's all there. Host Liane Hansen talks with David McClure of USA.gov about the site's new features.
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August 1, 2010 The world will run out of IP addresses by mid-2011. Internet Service Providers and some Internet-based businesses have been slow to gear up to switch to a new system, and that could cause problems. Host Liane Hansen speaks to John Curran, president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, about what's being done.
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August 1, 2010 Angela Benton is working to help fill one online void with Black Web 2.0, a website designed for African-Americans engaged in technology and new media. Benton hopes to grow the site's multicultural audience. She is one of this year's recipients of the National Urban League's Woman of Power award.
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July 31, 2010 Even Wikileaks is unlikely to penetrate the secrecy surrounding Def Con 18. That's not some Department of Homeland Security designation; it's the 18th annual convention of hackers going on this week in Las Vegas. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent and senior writer at Cnet.com, about the conference.
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Staff members at the Army Experience Center in Philadelphia demonstrate the Humvee interactive simulator in 2009.
July 31, 2010 A controversial Army Experience Center in a Philadelphia shopping mall will soon close its doors after a two-year pilot program. With regard to its military outreach efforts, the multimillion-dollar facility has declared "mission accomplished," but critics question the Army's version of reality.
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July 30, 2010 Research in Motion plans on unveiling its own tablet computer to compete with the iPad.
When you think of Wookiees, you think of Chewy, don't you?
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July 30, 2010 Using the WikiLeaks story as inspiration, 'Star Wars' fans have been using Twitter to imagine what secrets might be leaked from the rebel forces and the Empire.
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Smart bandages, including this one from Corventis, can transmit cardiac data in real time from a patient's body to a doctor.
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July 30, 2010 A new generation of wireless medical sensors mounted on an adhesive strip can call a doctor and transmit key data when they detect a problem. But federal regulators, who want to make sure the technology is safe, have yet to iron out regulations for these devices.
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July 30, 2010 Tell Me More guest host Rebecca Roberts and Lee Hill, the program's multimedia producer, comb through listener feedback and offer important news updates to recent conversations heard on the program. Hear reaction to a recent debate over marijuana legalization and its anticipated effect on black communities in California. Also hear what New York City has agreed to pay the family of Sean Bell, the unarmed 23-year-old who was shot and killed in 2006 after police fired 50 bullets into his car.
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The question is: How much in taxes should the city get if you book this online?
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July 30, 2010 Online travel companies such as Orbitz and Expedia don't believe they need to collect taxes on the full amount they charge for hotel rooms. This has led to a big lobbying fight in Congress and dozens of lawsuits nationwide.
On his Pogobat YouTube channel, Brown's "Dan 3.0" project is about to launch.
July 29, 2010 In "Dan 3.0," the popular video blogger will ask his Web viewers what he should do with his life. And every day for the next year they'll be able to vote on the suggestions. "I have no freaking idea," what will happen, he says.
July 29, 2010 On YouTube a pair of video game "sportscasters" have more subscribers than ESPN. It begs the question, are we entering the era of virtual spectator sports?
July 29, 2010 Video blogger Dan Brown has answered a lot of questions about his Dan 3.0 project. Here are 10 more.
July 29, 2010 A vice president at Amazon says the new e-reader, which will become available at the end of August, fits in a coat pocket or a relatively small purse.
July 28, 2010 Ivy Bean had become an online celebrity for her embrace of microblogging at such an advanced age. She had accumulated about 57,000 Twitter followers and maxed out at 5,000 friends on Facebook. Her tweets ranged from the mundane to the gossipy.
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