04/28/2017: You can now get a White House tour from Barack Obama (through virtual reality)
Apr 28, 2017

04/28/2017: You can now get a White House tour from Barack Obama (through virtual reality)

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It's been a busy past few days in the tech world, so we're going to kick off the show by playing "Silicon Tally" — the game where were try to stump people with numbers from the week's tech news. Our guest this Friday: Melissa Kirsch, editor in chief of Lifehacker. Afterwards, we'll look at virtual reality's strong presence at the annual Tribeca Film Festival, and then chat with researcher Molly Sauter about the laws governing cyber crime.

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A demonstrator, and supporter of the group Anonymous, rests during a protest against corrupt governments and corporations in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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It’s been a busy past few days in the tech world, so we’re going to kick off the show by playing “Silicon Tally” — the game where were try to stump people with numbers from the week’s tech news. Our guest this Friday: Melissa Kirsch, editor in chief of Lifehacker. Afterwards, we’ll look at virtual reality’s strong presence at the annual Tribeca Film Festival, and then chat with researcher Molly Sauter about the laws governing cyber crime.

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