Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Episode Teaser Image 
Episode Description 
The price of natural gas has been dropping, and it's not just people turning off the heat for spring weather. It's cheaper and easier than ever to extract natural gas thanks in part to advances in controversial technologies like hydraulic fracturing. What does the next ten years of our energy consumption look like? And, a tale of middle school hackers.

Listen to more audio from this episode

Microsoft stock is up, but Windows is 'Blue'

Is Windows Blue an admission of failure or just an evolution for the new Windows 8 operating system?
Posted In: windows 8, Microsoft, tablets, mobile

The next 10 years in energy

It's cheaper and easier than ever to extract natural gas -- thanks in part to advances in controversial technologies like hydraulic fracturing. As technology advances over the next decade, will it stay that way?
Posted In: fracking, solar, energy

Students reinvent the locker to help a classmate in need

Students at a high school in Michigan develop a high-tech locker for a classmate with muscular dystrophy.
Posted In: high school, robotics, handicapped

Mozilla accuses governments of spying through its software

What happens when the government uses a non-profit as a cloak for surveillance?
Posted In: mozilla, spying, cybersecurity, Internet

Browse the show calendar