More extremists are getting radicalized online. Whose responsibility is that?
The man accused of killing at least 50 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week seems to be, in many ways, the ultimate example of online radicalization. Researchers and social media experts have warned for years that there is a playbook for turning trolls into terrorists. Host Molly Wood .
If Tesla makes a less fancy SUV... can it make it faster?
Elon Musk has unveiled Tesla's newest vehicle, the Model Y, essentially an SUV version of the Model 3. Marketplace's Jed Kim .
After deadly crashes, added scrutiny for Boeing 737 software
The fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8s within the past six months have prompted a global grounding of the aircraft and questions about design. Demand for Boeing aircraft has put pressure on the Chicago-based aviation giant to churn out about 50 planes a month. How does the demand to deliver so many planes impact the design process and flight software development? Marketplace's Jed Kim . Correction (March 15, 2019): Previous versions of this episode misidentified the location of Boeing's headquarters. It has been corrected.
Friend or Foe? Facebook and the rise and fall of Oculus
Back in 2014, the virtual reality company Oculus was poised to revolutionize VR for gaming. The Oculus Rift headset was for gamers, by gamers. End of story. But then Facebook bought the company for about $2 billion. Facebook had a much bigger vision for virtual reality as the future of engagement: people hanging out in VR like they did on the news feed, having a good time and watching ads for hours. In 2019, that vision is still just a vision. In fact, the Oculus true believers never forgave the company. Host Molly Wood .
Oculus was supposed to bring virtual reality to the masses. What happened?
Virtual reality is the technology that keeps on promising. Over the last decade, the promise kept seeming so much closer. Facebook even dropped $2 billion on the VR technology company Oculus in 2014. Blake Harris is the author of "The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality." Host Molly Wood .