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Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language?

OPB | March 30, 2015

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted towards foreign language requirements for public school students.

Talking Business

OPB | Feb. 09, 2015

MONDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Washington Researcher Is Developing Breath Test For Pot

OPB | Dec. 05, 2014

FRIDAY: A research team at Washington State University is working on a device that would measure THC in someone's breath, similar to existing alcohol breathalyser tests. 

New App Aims To Help Black Drivers Know Their Rights

OPB | Dec. 01, 2014

MONDAY: The "Driving While Black" app seeks to assist African-American drivers when they're pulled over. 

Our Computers, Ourselves: Technology and Wilderness

OPB | Aug. 28, 2014

THURSDAY: In the third installment of our tech series, we'll ask if the capacity to access the internet almost anywhere diminishes our ability to enjoy wilderness.

Our Computers, Ourselves: Mapping

OPB | Aug. 22, 2014

FRIDAY: In the second part of our tech series, we'll discuss how the ubiquity of GPS and Google maps has shaped our knowledge and sense of our surroundings.

Annual TechfestNW Celebrates Innovation

OPB | Aug. 15, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll discuss the future of technology on day one of a two-day festival celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Portland.

Our Computers, Ourselves: Instant Information

OPB | Aug. 05, 2014

TUESDAY: In the first installment of our tech series, we'll discuss the pros and cons of having any so much data instantly available.

Why Hasn't Uber Come To Portland?

OPB | July 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll look into why Uber's car-sharing service is available in more than 100 cities across the world -- but not in Portland.

Are Smart Phones Changing Professional Photography?

OPB | July 17, 2014

THURSDAY: Corvallis-based professional photographer Kat Sloma recently ditched her traditional camera in favor of an iPhone.

Beaverton Schools Want iPads For All Students

OPB | April 24, 2014

THURSDAY: If Beaverton's school bond measure passes in May, the district will use some of the money to get a device into the hands of every one of its students.

What Would Google Fiber Bring To Portland?

OPB | March 04, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland is one of nine metropolitan areas where Google hopes to introduce super-fast internet. We'll hear what that could mean.

What's On The Docket For Oregon's New CIO?

OPB | Feb. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Alex Pettit started as the state's chief information officer on Jan. 6. He's in charge of overseeing all of the IT projects in the state, including Cover Oregon.

Intel Bets On Wearable Technology

OPB | Jan. 09, 2014

THURSDAY: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote address at this year's Consumer Electronics Show introduced a shift in focus for the PC microprocessor giant.

Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 09, 2014

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

Portland Social History? There's An App For That

OPB | Nov. 19, 2013

TUESDAY: Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) has launched a new mobile app that takes people on a guided, multicultural history tour of downtown Portland.

Oregon Tech Education

OPB | Nov. 18, 2013

MONDAY: A recent survey of Oregon technology industry executives indicates a growing concern over the quality of tech education at the state's universities.

Biometric Security Comes To Your Smartphone

OPB | Sept. 24, 2013

The new Apple iPhone 5S's fingerprint scanner has generated a flurry of interest in biometric security features on mobile electronic devices, but are these new systems really more secure?

Artists Using 3D Printers

OPB | Sept. 23, 2013

How does 3D printing technology change the way an artist works?

Northwest Technology Update

OPB | Aug. 13, 2013

Local tech industry insider Rick Turoczy weighs in with the latest news from the Silicon Forest.