Clark Stinks; Waze carpool app is a game changer
Top lawmakers sent a stinging letter to Google over its handling of a data vulnerability that affected hundreds of thousands of users of its Google+ social media service. The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon has the details.
Obamacare premiums going down; Google security breach; Stock market troubles
Google unveiled two new Pixel smartphones, a Chromebook that acts as both tablet and laptop, and a smart display designed for kitchens and bedrooms. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce has the details.
We salute humankind’s long history of stargazing by checking in on what will be our planet’s largest telescope.
Facebook is launching a pair of video-chat devices that will give it a deeper connection to what users do in their homes -- even as it faces intense scrutiny over its handling of user data. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more.
Paying off a LOT of debt; New timeshare scam; Bank cyber attacks increasing
Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network and then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has the details.
Retail rewards; not going to college; E sim cards
In our "Always On" world, colleagues text and email us at all hours, expecting a quick response. But certain strategies can happily keep you out of reach -- and not out of a job. The Wall Street Journal's Matthew Kitchen has more.
SPECIAL: Clark and his 13 year old son Grant talk tech advice
Clark Stinks; Micro hotels work for Millennials
It's NASA's 60th birthday! On October 1st, 1958 NASA began operations. We provide the audio equivalent of looking at the space program's baby pictures as we explore its origin story
With Honda investing $750 million in GM's self-driving car unit, the Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts talks about how car makers and tech giants scramble to plant stakes in a landscape swiftly being reshaped by technology.
Solar in Puerto Rico; Ticketmaster ripoff; Cell phone plan changes
Holiday hiring; Moviepass mega bungle; Suze Orman makes silly retirement remarks
The Dean of space policy, John Logsdon, returns with stories and a new book of original documents that shaped the US space program from the birth of NASA to SpaceX
The world's cybersleuths are investigating a new mystery: Who is behind an anonymous effort to expose China's hacker army? A group called Intrusion Truth has published online messages and blog posts about hacking campaigns. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has the details.
Facebook data breach; Bogus travel insurance; Amazing food tracking techniques
Thawing credit getting easier; Spam cell phone calls; Great online banks
Amazon opens a new bricks-and-mortar store that will feature a selection of goods curated partly by local consumers' online shopping habits, part of its efforts to reshape the way people shop. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.
Food robots; budget deficit; Robo advisors
Google CEO Sundar Pichai plans to appear at a meeting of top GOP lawmakers Friday, responding to new scrutiny of the its work with China and alleged bias against conservatives in its search results. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has a preview.
Building with shipping containers; Tuition insurance; Asking for a raise
A mostly SpaceX episode as the ambitious company provides updated details regarding its huge new rocket and introduces its first astronauts
USB security keys; fiduciary reneging; Products for elderly are booming market
Apple wants to make scripted shows for streaming -- but it doesn't want to risk its pristine brand image by including violence and risqué story lines common to cable, Netflix and Amazon. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.
New driving app; Tech support scam; Retiring early
With a large number of customers coming out for the store debut of Apple's new iPhones on Friday, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle explains how customer turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year.
Clark Stinks; Credit freezes are free now!
In a bid to control the smart home of the future, Amazon is offering makers of electronics a small chip that would let people use their voice to command everything from microwaves to room fans. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more.
Another Google technological breakthrough; Food fraud; Great place to buy used cars
Helping Florence victims; Teenage big rig drivers?; DNA testing concerns
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.
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.
Clark reflects on the 9/11 anniversary; Rx cash drug prices; Longevity of appliances
Debit card fraud; Non competes suppress salaries; Cost of car ownership
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.
Clark Stinks; A millennial landlord horror story
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.
Wait to buy new iPhone; Addictive video games; Flood insurance
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.
NFL free streaming; P2P car sharing services; Booking Thanksgiving travel
Mat Kaplan’s Huntsville, Alabama trip wraps up with a tour of the historic and history-making Marshall Space Flight Center
New Medicare cards; Free flights scam; Net neutrality
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.
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.
Meatless burger that actually tastes good!; DIY investing
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.
Clark Stinks; Walmart adds inexpensive install service
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.
Clark's brother lives like a nomad; Car warranty scam; Jobs for veterans
Amazon selling tires; Paying someone to do your dirty work; 401k and your student loan debt
Host Mat Kaplan begins a two-episode visit to Huntsville and the Marshall Space Flight Center, recorded this week at the US Space and Rocket Center
Doorbell cameras cause problems; Scammers target college students; Personal loans proliferate
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.
Clark Stinks; The perils of working too hard
Is college for everyone?; Facebook wants your banking info; SIM card hacking
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.
Beware certified pre-owned cars; Hacker ring busted; Neighborhood grocery stores
Pluto passed in front of a star on the evening of August 14. Mat Kaplan joined pro and amateur astronomers on a mountain to observe this rare event.
Farfetch, the latest tech company to seek a U.S. listing, specializes in selling expensive items online. The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Wilmot explains why the online luxury market isn't as unique as it would have investors believe.
Following a scammer trail; Elon Musk should sleep; New 3% down mortgages
Home internet prices; Credit scores on the rise
Google CEO Sundar Pichai responds to criticism over reports that Google would tailor a search product to meet China's strict censorship laws. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has the details.
Clark Stinks; How to prevent your car from being stolen
Best Buy looks to invest more in tech that meets the needs of older Americans, agreeing to buy GreatCall Inc., the maker of senior-focused Jitterbug mobile phones, for $800 million. The Wall Street Journal's Robert Barba has the details.
Solar power prices; Neighborhood girl busted for selling cookies; Vanguard's dim view of economic future
Federal regulators have subpoenaed Tesla, ramping up an investigation into whether Chief Executive Elon Musk was truthful when he tweeted last week that he had secured funding to take the electric-car maker private. The Wall Street Journal's Emily Glazer has the details.
Millennials eat out too much; Why to avoid auto-pay; Aldi organics
We have so much to learn about Venus, says JPL scientist Sue Smrekar
DNA breakthrough; CFPB is Clarkrageous; Returning to work after extended absence
Password manager Dashlane has new tools that keep you safe online --- and free you from the relentless hassle of typing your passwords. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains why it makes browsing easier.
Housing market decline; "Vomit fraud"; Military lending oversight weakens