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.
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Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.