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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

Is Facial-Recognition Technology a Threat?

8/16/2019
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Airlines and the TSA are starting to scan faces to get people through security and boarding faster, but does facial recognition at the airport come with unintended consequences? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:04:57

AI Boom Raises New Questions of Tech Expertise

8/15/2019
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Engineer.ai says it uses artificial intelligence to help automate app-development -- but staffers say it exaggerates these claims to attract customers and investors. The Wall Street Journal's Newley Purnell and Parmy Olson explain how startups have used the AI boom to inflate their tech expertise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:07

What CBS-Viacom Deal Means for Streaming

8/14/2019
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Now that CBS and Viacom have agreed to merge, what will the new streaming landscape mean for rivals? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:10

FAA's Timeline for Return of MAX 737

8/13/2019
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When the Federal Aviation Administration lifts the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet, will carriers have to make their way through a maze of tech requirements before flying passengers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:28

Can Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Help Struggling Market?

8/12/2019
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Will a larger battery, bigger screen size, and 5G help the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 attract customers in a struggling smartphone market? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:57

FBI and Facebook: At Odds Over Social-Media Monitoring?

8/9/2019
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To better monitor threats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is soliciting proposals from outside vendors for a contract to pull public data from social media. But does the effort to be more aggressive set up a clash with Facebook's privacy policies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:01

Hotel Apps (Finally) Get an Upgrade

8/8/2019
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Hotel chains are upgrading apps to check in customers, pre-order food, track shuttle vans and other services -- a move some say is long overdue. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:08

8chan's Struggle to Stay Online in Wake of El Paso Shooting

8/7/2019
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Online forum 8chan, used by the suspect in the El Paso, is facing concerted efforts to block its return. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:03

Huawei's Phone Sales Surge in China Despite U.S. Ban

8/6/2019
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Huawei's domestic smartphone sales have surged despite the U.S. ban on tech sales to the company. Has an outraged Chinese fan base gone on a buying spree? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:22

Can New U.S. Cyber Alert Prevent Hacking of Small Planes?

8/5/2019
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As the Department of Homeland Security issues a new cyber alert for small planes, have modern flight systems become too vulnerable to hacking? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:05

FCC Votes to Crack Down on Overseas Robocalls

8/2/2019
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The FCC voted on extending a ban on faking caller information for malicious purposes-which currently applies only to calls originating in the U.S.-to calls coming from abroad. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:23

Senators Grill FAA Over Boeing Max Tech Risks

8/1/2019
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Members of the U.S. Senate grilled Federal Aviation Administration officials on Wednesday about the Lion Air crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max in March. Was the FAA was too quick to approve Boeing's 737 Max airliner? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:30

Mapping App Mishaps and the Drivers Misled by GPS

7/31/2019
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Homeowners on the receiving end of addled smartphone navigation are increasingly grappling with lost drivers led astray by faulty algorithms. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:38

Facebook's New Privacy Checks

7/30/2019
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Now that the FTC has fined Facebook $5 billion for improperly managing user data, will stricter new oversight help protect our privacy? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:30

France's Digital Tax on Tech Giants

7/29/2019
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Last week, France signed into law a new digital tax on American tech giants like Google and Amazon. Will President Trump take "substantial reciprocal action" as promised? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:53

How Could a T-Mobile, Sprint Deal Impact Consumers?

7/26/2019
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The Justice Department is poised to approve T-Mobile's merger with Sprint under a plan designed to create a new wireless carrier by handing assets to satellite-TV provider Dish Network. But how soon will consumers see a change in their digital landscape? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:04:50

Will Facebook's Record-Setting Fine Send Message to Big Tech?

7/25/2019
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The record $5 billion fine and oversight conditions federal regulators imposed on Facebook for privacy violations put Big Tech on notice that any company failing to protect consumer information may now face greater legal risks than previously. Will the tech industry get the message? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:41

Amazon Strikes Deal With Real-Estate Giant Realogy

7/24/2019
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Real-estate brokerage giant Realogy launched a new partnership with Amazon in a fresh attempt at jump-starting the property firm's flagging business and tumbling share price. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:14

Anthem's Smartphone App Lets You Pay for Doctor Visits

7/23/2019
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Insurance giant Anthem is launching a new app that will help people schedule and pay for doctor's visits on their smartphones. The Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews says the healthcare app is available to consumers whether or not they're covered by Anthem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:55

FaceApp Ignites Privacy, Security Concerns

7/22/2019
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FaceApp, the free photo-editing app, has gone viral over the past week. But so have concerns about FaceApp tied to digital privacy and national security. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Needleman explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:33