Dec 21, 2012 What would it take for us to become a completely cashless society? Marketplace's Queena Kim takes us on a test drive of the Google Wallet app and talks about the efficacy of technology that's designed to make paper money a thing of the past.
Mar 31, 2014 Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Dec 10, 2012 The U.S. spent a lot of money to fly Mexican detainees back to the interior of their country, instead of dropping them off just south of the Mexican border. Did it work?
Nov 15, 2012 The president has reportedly signed a directive that could change the way the government could fight cyber terrorism. Also, cell phones that can get a charge from a good shake, and climate change's impact on satellites.
Nov 14, 2012 One of the father's of modern anti-virus software, John McAfee, is a suspect in a Belize murder. Jeff Wise discusses the exclusive story on McAfee he recently wrote for Gizmodo.
Oct 1, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill over the weekend that would have made it harder for police use cell phones to track suspects' locations. Similar debates about protection versus privacy are happening around the country.
Sep 27, 2012 In a digital twist on the age-old practice of paying people to do odd jobs for you, new smartphone apps like TaskRabbit and Postmates allow you to hire your own personal assistants -- to say, clean your home, buy your groceries or run errands.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 16, 2012 Big retailers join the race to develop payment systems for mobile phones. But will consumers pay with smartphones instead of credit cards?
Jul 30, 2012 After years of legal skirmishes around the world, the smartphone battle royale finally comes home today to Silicon Valley. Samsug and Apple are going to court over charges of stolen design and functionality features.