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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.

Podcast Episodes

Too Many Robocalls? FCC Offers New Hope

With hits running at a rate of more than 2.5 billion a month, technology advances continue to make robocalls cheap and easy to place. The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon talks the FCC's latest move to curb these unwanted calls.

Self-Driving Car Makers' Roadblock? Digital Mapping

The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks how restrictions on digital mapping by overseas firms in China present hurdles to non-Chinese vehicle and tech companies.

Hi-Tech Airport Screening: Hope for Faster Security Lines?

Two different airport-screening changes-one high-tech, one very low-show promise at speeding up security lines and improving accuracy at finding weapons. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney has the latest.

Tovala: The Oven Reinventing TV Dinners

The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler talks the new Tovala meal kit, which aims to reinvent the TV dinner by shipping meals to your home that are ready to cook in a special steam oven.

Google's Academic Influence Campaign: Paying Professors

Reporter Jack Nicas discusses the Wall Street Journal's report about Google's little-known program that harnesses the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy.

Microsoft's Tries TV 'White Space' to Close Digital Divide

The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene talks how Microsoft is pushing for "TV white-space technology," and why it may be the key to solving the digital divide between U.S. cities and rural areas.

Tesla Amps Up Service Ahead of Model 3 Roll Out

As Tesla readies for its first mass-market car, it's tripling its capacity to repair vehicles with new service centers and hundreds of maintenance vans. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the details surrounding its crucial strategy ahead of the Model 3 launch.

Apple's iTunes Falls Short in Battle for Video

As Apple's iTunes Store continues to struggle for music listeners, it's losing the battle for video viewers as well. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks talks how Apple aims to take on the rising competition.

The Key to Future ATMs? Your Smartphone.

As more big banks roll out ATM machines accessible via smartphones, the Wall Street Journal's Telis Demos talks the new use of biometric data, and the complexities of managing millions of customers' personal information.

Apple Bets Big on Cutting Edge Privacy Tech

As companies like Apple experiment with technology aimed understanding users without invading their privacy, the Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan explains how "differential privacy" tech gives companies a new way to analyze sensitive data.

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