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Elections 2012
9:13 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Top Sites To Watch Tonight As Election Results Roll In

Be prepared for tonight's elections party.
Flickr Photo/LaMenta3 (CC BY-NC-ND)

Hanson Hosein, director of the digital media program at the University of Washington, recommends top websites  to watch for election results and commentary on election night.

Hanson's Top 10 Resources For Election Night:

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Technology
12:34 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Dishing With Urban Spoon Co-Founder Patrick O'Donnell

UrbanSpoon app interface.
Flickr Photo/Cyprien

Many people are using their phone to find restaurants, and when they do, often they’re using UrbanSpoon based here in Seattle. Ross Reynolds speaks with Patrick O’Donnell, co-founder of UrbanSpoon.

Microsoft
3:50 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Is Windows 8 The Future Or A Failure?

On the cusp of the release of Windows 8,  Ross Reynolds talks to New York Times personal tech columnist, David Pogue, about the latest software and the future of Microsoft. 

Web Forums
3:47 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Leafly: A Yelp For Medical Marijuana?

A new online Seattle startup called Leafly is targeting medical marijuana patients.  The website (and mobile apps) feature information about medical cannabis strains and dispensaries based on tens of thousands of patient-generated reviews.  Ross Reynolds talks with Leafly’s CEO Brendan Kennedy about how the site works.

Movie Reviews
10:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Canada, Culture And Commerce: Zombie Films And Tech News

Film poster for "White Zombie," a 1932 independent film.

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton talks zombie movies and zombie metaphors. Then, we’ll get a look at what's happening in tech with Geekwire’s Todd Bishop.

Books
8:42 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

“This Machine Kills Secrets:” Andy Greenberg On Wikileakers, Cypherpunks And Hacktivists

As information becomes more accessible and more easily distributed, are secrets becoming a thing of the past? Ross Reynolds talks with Andy Greenberg about his new book, “This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileaks, Cypherpunks, and Hactivists Aim to Free the World’s Information.” 

Digital Culture
8:11 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Alex Alben On How Digital Technology Rewrote Our Future

Alex Alben says while we have an illusion of connection online, people feel more alienated.
Yoyostring Media

Former RealNetworks executive Alex Alben says digital technology is leading to more connection and more alienation.  Alben talks to Ross Reynolds about what the rise of digital technology means for the future of America. 

History
6:02 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

1962: Cordless Phone And Other Tech Innovations Unveiled At Seattle World’s Fair

This was the cordless phone that was unveiled at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Harriet Baskas, courtesy of Seattle Museum of Communications

The 1962 Seattle World's Fair introduced technological innovations that seemed out of reach at the time, but would eventually become a part of every day life.  Some of the ground breaking gadgets unveiled included a pager, a cordless phone and something called a computer.

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Sociology
4:50 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

TED Radio Hour: The Power Of Crowds

TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour asks if technology-enabled collaboration draws us closer, makes us smarter and allows us to innovate through the wisdom of a crowd. A new wave of collaborative consumption is transforming consumerism and the rules of engagement. What is the true potential of 21st century collaboration? Is this a new phenomenon--or have we seen this movie before?

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