FROM Geoffrey Fowler
Smart teenager creates smart gun There has been a lot of talk about smart gun technology, but little action because of industry resistance. But an MIT freshman named Kai Kloepfer has presented what he believes is a viable working model of a fingerprint-enabled smart gun. Geoffrey Fowler of the Wall Street Journal has been reporting on the project's development and believes Kloepfer could "disrupt" the gun industry.
A Virtual Gravestone for Your Loved Ones As the personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal , Geoffrey Fowler usually writes about smart phones and other digital devices. But earlier this month after unexpected e-mail "knocked the wind out" of him with the news that an old friend had passed away, he began surfing the net in a search for options for online memorials.
Everything Is Illuminated at the Consumer Electronics Show So far, the most talked about moment at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was a malfunction -- a human one -- when Tranformers director Michael Bey walked off the stage at a Samsung event because his teleprompter wasn't working properly. Here to talk about that and some of the stuff that is working at the show is Geoffrey Fowler, personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.