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Washington Researcher Is Developing Breath Test For Pot

OPB |Dec. 05, 2014 12:30 p.m.

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 12:15 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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 12:25 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:20 p.m.

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 12:43 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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 12:35 p.m.

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 12:40 p.m.

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 12:15 p.m.

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 12:40 p.m.

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

Northwest Technology Update

Aug. 13, 2013 12:25 p.m.

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

Culture Club

June 19, 2013 12:45 p.m.

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the moment.

Amber Case Talks About "Cyborg Anthropology"

Jan. 03, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Amber Case says that our relationship to technology is changing who we are — and that we need a new set of terms to understand it.

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