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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

    Virgin Hyperloop's Jay Walder on the Future of Transportation

    Virgin Hyperloop's Jay Walder on the Future of Transportation

    On this special episode of Tech News Briefing, we bring you a conversation between Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman and Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder from WSJ's recent Future Of Transportation live event. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts.
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    • 19 min
    Best Tech Gifts 2020: WSJ's Favorite Gadgets of the Year

    Best Tech Gifts 2020: WSJ's Favorite Gadgets of the Year

    Every year, our Personal Tech team compiles a list of the best gadgets of the year, separating out the truly useful from the overhyped. This year, the list includes some very 2020-specific additions. Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern and Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen join host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss their favorites.
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    • 15 min
    Some Tech Workers Who Left Silicon Valley Are Also Changing Jobs

    Some Tech Workers Who Left Silicon Valley Are Also Changing Jobs

    Tech workers have been leaving the San Francisco Bay Area in droves, setting up camp in lower-cost locales to wait out the pandemic. Now some workers are also changing jobs, and taking a chance on opportunities outside of Silicon Valley. Reporter Katherine Bindley joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss.
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    • 12 min
    GM to Use Data on Your Driving to Sell Car Insurance

    GM to Use Data on Your Driving to Sell Car Insurance

    Connected cars are on the rise, and automakers are looking for ways to use the data they collect on how you use the vehicles. Now General Motors says it will offer car insurance that will determine customers' rates using data from its OnStar connected-car service. Reporter Mike Colias joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss.
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    • 12 min
    The Tech Behind the Leading Covid-19 Vaccine Candidates

    The Tech Behind the Leading Covid-19 Vaccine Candidates

    As coronavirus case counts continue to surge in the U.S., all eyes are on two promising vaccine candidates from drug companies Pfizer and Moderna. Both use a promising new gene-based technology called messenger RNA. Reporter Peter Loftus joins host Amanda Lewellyn for a look at how it works. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts.
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    • 13 min
    Apple Cuts Developer Fees for Smaller App Makers

    Apple Cuts Developer Fees for Smaller App Makers

    One of the biggest tech battles this year has been the fight over developer fees, the 30% cuts that Apple and Google take from transactions in their App Store. In the latest development, Apple says it will cut that fee in half for smaller developers. Reporter Tim Higgins explains how the action fits into the larger battle. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.
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    • 11 min

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