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Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.

Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.
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Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.

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Episodes

5 Ways Your Cellphone Location Data is Being Used

7/17/2018
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Mobile carriers said they would stop selling access to customers' locations to two companies-but other services rely on access to users' whereabouts to make money. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Krouse has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:12

Apple's $300 Million Clean Energy Fund for China

7/16/2018
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Amid trade tensions, Apple is set to invest in and develop clean energy projects totaling more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy in China. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:33

Facebook Gives 'Full Access' of Data to Researchers

7/13/2018
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Despite privacy concerns, Facebook is giving researchers "full access" to user data so it can learn about the effects of social media on democracy. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:04

Is It Smart to Install a Smart Lock?

7/12/2018
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Digital alternatives to keys have their advantages, but they're proving divisive. Joshua Fruhlinger, contributor to the Wall Street Journal's Off Duty, summarizes both sides of the debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:48

Can Microsoft's Surface Go Challenge Apple's iPad?

7/11/2018
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Microsoft is cutting prices on its Surface devices and introducing a $399 tablet to compete with Apple's least-expensive iPads. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:51

Voice Chat: The Future of Communication?

7/10/2018
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Tired of texting? The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce says voice chat might be the future of communication, as companies build walkie-talkie-type tools to address things people don't like about phone calls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:09

Sonos Goes Public in New Era of Smart Speakers

7/9/2018
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Sonos reveals its plans for an initial public offering, opening its books to show a company on pace to turn a profit this fiscal year. The Wall Street Journal's Maureen Farrell has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:08

Too Many Spam Calls? These Apps Help Block Them

7/6/2018
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Inundated with spam calls? Sara Clemence, former travel editor for the Wall Street Journal's Off Duty, breaks down how to stop annoying robo-callers with anti-spam apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:55

Facebook Probe Broadens With SEC, FBI

7/5/2018
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The SEC and FBI join the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission in probing how the political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica purchased data on 87 million users of Facebook without their consent. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:35

Facebook Discloses Special Access to Personal Data

7/4/2018
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Facebook disclosed it gave dozens of companies special access to user information, detailing for the first time a contrast with previous statements that it restricted data to outsiders in 2015. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has the latest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:10

Tech's 'Dirty Secret': App Developers Sift Through Gmail

7/3/2018
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Software developers are scanning hundreds of millions of Gmail users who sign up for email-based services. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:12

Sweeping Data-Privacy Bill Passes in California

7/2/2018
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California lawmakers have given consumers unprecedented protection for their data and imposed tough restrictions on the tech industry. The Wall Street Journal's Marc Vartabedian talks whether this will serve as a template for the rest of the nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:26

Amazon's Deep Dive Into Package Delivery

6/29/2018
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Amazon says it has to build out its own services to handle the surging number of online orders that UPS, FedEx and the Postal Service can't. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:47

Driverless Cars: Reshaping Urban Landscape

6/28/2018
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Self-driving cars could mean better public transit, more green space and less congestion -- but also urban sprawl and greater inequality. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks the challenges ahead of big cities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:37

Shop Online? Big-Ticket Items Could Cost More Now

6/27/2018
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Savvy shoppers lose a key perk now that the Supreme Court will let states collect sales tax from all online purchases. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:47

Tesla Beware? The New Wave of Luxury EVs

6/26/2018
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With luxury brands like Jaguar, Porsche, and BMW making electric plans, old school car makers are mounting a direct challenge to Tesla with their own premium EVs. The Wall Street Journal's William Boston has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:17

AT&T Unveils New Video Service

6/25/2018
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AT&T's new video service, WatchTV, aims to use a "skinny bundle" of channels to recapture some of the millions of cord-cutters who dropped cable and satellite-TV. The Wall Street Journal's Drew FitzGerald has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:11

Instagram's New Long-Form Video Hub

6/22/2018
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The Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin talks how Instagram's new video feature positions the image-sharing social media network to compete with the likes of YouTube and Snapchat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:47

Death of the TV Remote? What Now?

6/21/2018
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With the heavy adoption of voice command, we're on the verge of smashing the TV remote's hold on us. Will anyone miss it? Off Duty Gear & Gadgets editor Matthew Kitchen talks what's coming next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:42

Apple's Push to Upgrade 911 Infrastructure

6/20/2018
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As Apple teams up with a startup to help 911 operators locate cellphone callers, the Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse explains how smartphone makers are stepping in to help upgrade America's emergency response infrastructure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:25