WSJ Tech News Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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Stay informed on the latest in technology during your weekday commute. Our journalists cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends, personal technology, app features, start-ups and more.

Episode Date
Rise of the Software 'Robots'
508
After years toiling in obscurity, startups have suddenly hit the jackpot in a corner of the enterprise-software market sprinkled with artificial intelligence. The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 19, 2018
Apple iOS 12: A Review
699
The latest iOS 12 software from Apple is coming to your iPhones and iPads. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains why you should upgrade -- especially if you have an older device. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 18, 2018
Elon Musk's SpaceX Signs Up First Moon Tourist
542
Elon Musk's SpaceX announced that it had signed up the first private passenger to fly around the moon. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor has more on the future of space tourism. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 17, 2018
Apple Watch's Heart-Monitoring Sparks Health Debate
528
Apple's smartwatch added heart-monitoring and fall-detection applications that could help detect medical conditions but also trigger false alarms. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 14, 2018
Apple's Biggest, Priciest iPhone Lineup Ever
788
Apple is making a bet that larger screens can persuade millions of iPhone owners to not only upgrade to a new device but also fork over more money. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2018
Google Fights 'Right To Be Forgotten' In EU Court
432
The European Union's executive arm joined Google and a group of free-speech advocates to oppose expanding the bloc's "right to be forgotten" beyond European borders. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has more from Luxembourg. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 12, 2018
5G Race: China and U.S. Fight For Domination
593
As the next era of 5G approaches, a battle is on to determine whether the U.S. or China will dominate. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2018
Take Your Toddler Skiing in an Extreme Stroller
657
Companies have upgraded strollers and carriages with high-tech designs, enabling parents to take their kids along for the ride on a rugged trail ... or down a ski slope! More from Wall Street Journal contributor and freelance writer Jonathan Welsh.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 10, 2018
Apple's Next Big Thing: Wearables
631
After PCs and the iPhone, Apple's third act could be as a wearable technology company. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims says devices like the Apple Watch and AirPods, combined with Apple's services, could make wearables the next big growth driver for Apple.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 07, 2018
How Does Twitter Police Content On Its Platform?
471
Twitter has typically relied on users to report abusive content. But sources have told the Wall Street Journal that CEO Jack Dorsey has weighed in some high-profile decisions. The Journal's Georgia Wells has more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2018
Cities Take Out Cyber Insurance Against Hackers
623
With hackers looking to target major U.S. cities, municipal governments are taking out cybersecurity insurance. The Wall Street Journal's Scott Calvert talks about what cyber insurance covers and how much it costs. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2018
How Your Email Address Can Hurt Your Job Prospects
594
Finding a new job or freelancing gig is hard enough. But the Wall Street Journal's Chris Kornelis says a poorly conceived email address can seriously harm your career prospects. He runs down some rules you should consider when changing your online handle.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 04, 2018
Can Tech Fix Your Golf Swing?
611
New devices can measure the velocity and distance of your stroke and help determine which club to pull out next. But is all this new data actually helpful, or just another expensive golf trend? The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce aims to find out. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 03, 2018
How Companies Use AI to Boost Customer Engagement
463
Corporations have increased their use of artificial intelligence to improve customer interaction. The Wall Street Journal's Steven Norton talks about how AI has helped TGI Fridays target its customers more efficiently.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 31, 2018
Smart Home Security -- Without a Creepy Camera
673
Want simple, DIY home security without a camera spying on your family? The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce breaks down which ones work best. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 30, 2018
Toyota's $500 Million Pact With Uber
487
Toyota is investing about $500 million in Uber as part of an deal to work jointly on autonomous vehicles aimed at improving safety and transportation. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2018
Tesla Buyout: Inside the Unraveling
685
As his team hustled to put form to his idea, lining up investors willing to put up tens of billions of dollars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was having second thoughts. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 28, 2018
Google, Facebook Target Accounts Linked to Iran
551
America's biggest tech companies are zeroing in on Iran, scrubbing their online networks of fake accounts, videos and social-media posts by the rising cyber adversary aimed at spreading misinformation. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 27, 2018
Apple AirPods: Cultural Statement, Visual Shield
465
Apple's white wireless earphones transmit music and conversations, but some users wear them all day as a shield, a secretary and a hiding place. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Dolan has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 24, 2018
Facebook Shuts Down Accounts From Iran, Russia
516
Facebook dismantled a new set of influence campaigns originating in Iran and Russia designed to sow division in global politics, part of the social-media company's broader purge of bad actors on its site. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2018