In this episode of our weekly Technology Podcast, you’ll get an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the whistle-blowing site Wikileaks. We’ve assembled a group of respected netizens to help us better understand what the Wikileaks phenomenon, and the backlash against it, means. Download MP3 (32:26)
Australian Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks. These days, he also happens to be on Interpol’s most wanted list. Earlier this week, WikiLeaks released more than 250,000 US State Department cables. In this edition of our weekly Technology Podcast, you’ll hear about the supposedly secure Intra-net system, called SIPRnet, that held those files, and about the one man who allegedly accessed them, and then gave them to WikiLeaks. (Photo: Espen Moe) Download this episode (25:48)
The Stuxnet computer worm has made waves worldwide since it was discovered back in June. Global teams of computer forensics experts have been trying to determine more precisely what the worm’s targets were, and who might have created it. You’ll get an in-depth journey into that computer code in this week’s Technology Podcast. Download this episode (34:39)
The new full-body scanners being used by the TSA have certainly ruffled some feathers of late. Are they a vital part of keeping the skies safe, or are they the latest scene in what some have called “security theater?” We’ll get the skinny from two seasoned travelers on this episode of Talking Travel.(Photo: Ralf Roletschek)
Can playing a visual video game like Tetris help ease the effects of trauma? Some researchers at the University of Oxford are trying to answer that question. You’ll hear from them in this week’s technology podcast.Download this episode (19:55)
In this episode of our travel podcast, we ponder some seriously scary Halloween destinations. We’ve got haunted castles in Transylvania, Mexico’s Day of the Dead, and even a major Halloween festival in Hong Kong. Listen in to find out where in the world to get spooked this Halloween. (Photo: Craig Heimburger)
British Royal Navy logbooks from World War I hold the kind of raw weather data that climate scientists need to run their climate modeling programs. Now, a new project is enlisting the help of citizen scientists everywhere to digitize that information. Plus, you can learn about some really cool history in the bargain. All that and more on this week’s Technology Podcast.
Imagine going to sleep as your train leaves Oslo, Norway, and waking up north of the Arctic Circle! Yes, the overnight train trip is alive and well in Europe, and in this episode of our Talking Travel podcast we’ll explore some of the best ones your money can buy. We’ll also talk about the joys, and pitfalls, of traveling as a couple.
Chewing gum – an international scourge so terrible that Singapore doesn’t even allow people to partake. But now, some British chemists have developed Rev 7, a “removable confectionary chewing gum” made from polymers that supposedly allow for easy removal. We’ll have that vital tech story, and a whole lot more, on this week’s Tech Podcast!
The Internet, the late Senator Ted Stevens famously quipped, is “just a series of tubes.” Well, now this set of fat data pipes has its very own nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Will it win? We’ll talk about the chances on this month’s podcast round-up of great global technology stories.
This is Shera, mascot for the Commonwealth Games, which have started in Delhi. There have been major problems with venues leading up to the Games. Some countries even threatened to boycott. But, the Games are underway, and in this episode of our travel podcast, we’ll find out what’s to see in Delhi (besides netball and lawn bowls, of course).
On this week’s technology podcast, we’ll have an update on Hossein Derakhshan, aka Hoder. Widely considered to be the “godfather” of Persian-language blogging, Hoder is now in an Iranian prison. Reports from his family inside the country say he may be facing the death penalty. We’ll have that story, plus a whole lot more global tech goodness.
They say that everything old is new again. But that doesn’t always ring true with tech. Betamax, anyone? Still, the Optical Organ, or Optigan, is once again catching the ears of practicing musicians. You can find out more about the instrument in this week’s podcast. We’ve also got a story on biometric data in Iraq, and we celebrate video-game hero Mario’s 25th birthday. (Photo: PMDrive1061)
On this week’s technology podcast, we take a look at how spending time online might be altering our brain circuitry. We’ll bring in a real neuroscientist to help sort out fact from fiction. Also, we’ll hear about solar power in Tanzania, things that can speak for themselves, and the world’s fastest texter.
Yep, Episode 300 of The World’s Technology Podcast. For five and half years, we’ve tried to bring you the best in global technology. We’ve also tried to eschew gadgets and gizmos in favor of tech stories that have some meat on their bones. Join us for this Tech Roundup episode, with help from Jonathan Fildes of the BBC, and Cyrus Farivar from Deutsche Welle.