20 episodes

Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

    Nuclear Fusion: The Future of Energy or Just an Investor Fad?

    Nuclear Fusion: The Future of Energy or Just an Investor Fad?

    Scientists have been working for decades to replicate the sun's nearly limitless energy on Earth through nuclear fusion. Now investors are pouring billions of dollars into startups working to make it happen on a commercial scale. WSJ energy reporter Jennifer Hiller joins host Zoe Thomas to explain why the holy grail of energy has been out of reach for so long, and why money for its development is pouring in now.
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    • 13 min
    How One South Korean App Is Helping Asia Embrace the Metaverse

    How One South Korean App Is Helping Asia Embrace the Metaverse

    SoftBank is investing in Zepeto, a South Korean app popular with young women, where they can buy their 3-D avatars virtual versions of luxury fashion items. It's a sign that while the metaverse may not be fully here yet, opportunities for users and investors are starting to take shape. Wall Street Journal tech reporter Jiyoung Sohn joins WSJ Tech News Briefing host Zoe Thomas to discuss the app and why the Asian market may be faster at adopting apps for the metaverse.
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    • 14 min
    Tech Gifts Sold Out? We've Got Your Backup Plan

    Tech Gifts Sold Out? We've Got Your Backup Plan

    The perfect tech gift might not be easy to come by this holiday shopping season, thanks to supply-chain issues and shipping backlogs. WSJ personal-tech reporter Dalvin Brown joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss some last-minute tech gift alternatives.
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    • 12 min
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Is Leaving. What Legacy Does He Leave Behind?

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Is Leaving. What Legacy Does He Leave Behind?

    Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is stepping down as CEO. WSJ Heard on the Street columnist Laura Forman joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the reasons behind his departure and what it could mean for the company.
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    • 12 min
    How NASA Plans to Defend Earth: Crash a Probe Into an Asteroid

    How NASA Plans to Defend Earth: Crash a Probe Into an Asteroid

    NASA is testing a system designed to protect the Earth from a massive meteor strike. WSJ science writer Robert Lee Hotz joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how the technology works and what to expect from the test run now underway.
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    • 14 min
    Best Gadgets and Tech Gifts for the Holiday Shopping Season

    Best Gadgets and Tech Gifts for the Holiday Shopping Season

    The Wall Street Journal's personal tech team has compiled a list of their favorite gadgets to give as presents this year, beyond laptops, gaming devices and smartphones. Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman, Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen and Personal Tech Reporter Dalvin Brown join host Zoe Thomas to discuss the gear that stood out to them in 2021.
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    • 15 min

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