Wed October 31, 2012
All Tech Considered

The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 11:55 pm

Walter Cronkite (right) listens as Dr. J. Presper Eckert (center) describes the functions of the UNIVAC I computer he helped develop in the early 1950s.


Mon October 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Competing With Apple, Google Announces Three New Devices

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 12:34 pm

The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

Small, medium and large. That's basically what Google announced today: That they will now offer touch-screen devices in three different sizes.

Like Apple — which has the iPhone, the iPad Mini and the iPad — Google now has the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

The 4 is a smartphone, the 7 is a medium-size tablet and the 10 is a large tablet.

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Mon October 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Tracking Hurricane Sandy: Handy Maps And Apps

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 12:35 pm

NASA Earth Observatory

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast of the U.S., bringing sustained wind, heavy rain, and flooding that's forcing roads, bridges and mass transit systems to close from New York City to Washington. We're following the storm's progress and its impacts here on The Two-Way .

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Sat October 27, 2012

Week In Tech: Microsoft's Big Gamble



Big week for Microsoft. The company introduced Windows 8, its new operating system, and entered the ever-expanding tablet market. These are major steps for a company that has been perceived as lagging behind Apple and Google in innovation. We're joined now by NPR's Steve Henn in Silicon Valley.

Steve, thanks for being with us.

STEVE HENN, BYLINE: Oh, my pleasure.

SIMON: Why is Windows 8 considered such a defining moment for Microsoft?

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Wed October 24, 2012