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.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.