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Code Forward, one of MSNBC's online-only shows, covers hot-button issues in technology, from GamerGate to Girls Who Code.  The show also looks at the tools that make life easier and the world better.  Catch up on past episodes here.

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'The Matrix' becomes a reality - kind of

'The Matrix' becomes a reality - kind of

05/14/15 07:34PM

Nellie Bowles explores the hottest tech stories of the past week, including a revolutionary new car, a Matrix-esque virtual reality project, and how a new website lets you drop some serious hip-hop beats without ever leaving your cubicle. watch

A different 'glass ceiling' in Silicon Valley

A different 'glass ceiling' in Silicon Valley

05/14/15 07:29PM

Janet Wong, an executive advisor at "Ascend," joins to discuss the issue of discrimination and under-representation of Asian-Americans in management-level positions in Silicon Valley, and what is being done to change this. watch

Can you treat depression with an app?

Can you treat depression with an app?

05/07/15 04:16PM

A slew of apps aimed at treating symptoms of anxiety and depression have flooded the market...but do they work? Clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere joins to discuss the pros and cons of these apps. watch

Taking on Periscope's piracy problem

Taking on Periscope's piracy problem

05/07/15 04:05PM

Sean O'Connor, Assistant Dean of Law at the University of Washington, joins to discuss the precarious legal situation surrounding the mass live-streaming of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight by Meerkat and Periscope users. watch

‘With technology I didn’t have to sell my...

‘With technology I didn’t have to sell my body'

05/05/15 07:00PM

As a openly trans woman of color, Angelica Ross says her only options were to work as a showgirl or sex worker. Instead, she taught herself technical skills. Now she’s created an internship program to mentor other trans people who similarly feel they... watch

Transgender activism in the tech world

Transgender activism in the tech world

04/30/15 04:23PM

Angelica Ross, CEO of creative design firm TransTech Social Enterprises talks about her struggles overcoming adversity as a transgender woman and how she is helping others do the same. watch

How should we regulate tech?

How should we regulate tech?

04/30/15 04:10PM

Nellie Bowles sits down with Pando Daily's Dan Raile and Buzzfeed's Caroline O’Donovan to talk about Air bnb's battle with the city of San Francisco and the regulation of tech companies in today's economy. watch

The cyber security debate

The cyber security debate

04/30/15 04:01PM

Recode's Nelly Bowles talks with security analyst Vinny Troia and the ACLU's Gabriel Rottman about how President Obama's emails ended up in the hands of Russian hackers and about the new Cyber Security bill that just passed in the House of... watch

Obama thanks Japan for emojis

Obama thanks Japan for emojis

04/29/15 12:42PM

While welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during an arrival ceremony, President Obama good-naturedly thanked Japan for karate, karaoke, anima and emojis. watch

Should we regulate the sharing economy?

Should we regulate the sharing economy?

04/23/15 03:42PM

The Federal Trade Commission has decided to look into the billion dollar "sharing" industry. Nellie Bowles talks with The Washington Post's Andrea Peterson about what that means for customers of Uber and Airbnb. watch

Uber sued for discrimination

Uber sued for discrimination

04/23/15 03:27PM

A judge in California is allowing a group that represents blind Americans to sue the ride-sharing company Uber for discrimination. Nellie Bowles sits down with Consumerist's Mary Beth Quirk to discuss the suit and what it means for the popular cab... watch

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