Geoffrey Fowler

technology columnist for the Washington Post

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Personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal

Geoffrey Fowler on KCRW

While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, picture this: You’re scrolling through your social media on your phone, and suddenly a notification pops up that says you have been exposed to…

iPhones and Androids can send COVID exposure alerts. But that tech isn’t being used everywhere

While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, picture this: You’re scrolling through your social media on your phone, and suddenly a notification pops up that says you have been exposed to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

CES in Las Vegas displays a lot of toys, but it can also be a window into the future of how we’ll live with smart tech.

CES: Cuddle robots, self-driving suitcases, and other gadgets

CES in Las Vegas displays a lot of toys, but it can also be a window into the future of how we’ll live with smart tech.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There has been a lot of talk about smart gun technology, but little action because of industry resistance.

Smart teenager creates smart gun

There has been a lot of talk about smart gun technology, but little action because of industry resistance.

from Design and Architecture

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the confiscation of electronic devices from Rudy Giuliani’s home and office, and more.

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LSD and Ecstasy were once the hippy-trippy illegal substances for concerts, raves, and parties.

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Tonga Hut was closed for 14 months during the COVID pandemic, but thanks to help from community members, it's set for a grand reopening on May 14.

from KCRW Features

A stroll through Hollywood history reveals over 100 years of boulevard branding.

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Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

from To the Point

Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges joins Robert Scheer to discuss the WikiLeaks founder’s plight as he languishes in a British prison.

from Scheer Intelligence

Native Californians used fire to fight fire for thousands of years, but the cultural burning was virtually banned when settlers arrived.

from To the Point

Seward Johnson’s, 26-foot tall, 2011 sculpture “Forever Marilyn” depicts the truly iconic Marilyn Monroe mid-subway breeze from that famous scene in “The Seven Year Itch” — face…

from Greater LA

Gaylord Wilshire was a land speculator, billboard tycoon, failed politician and inventor.

from Greater LA