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Reviews: 8

Greg
 Aug 5, 2019

Jeff Hindmarsh
 Jul 6, 2019
Excellent, engaging format with entertaining and deeply factual content. A devoted listener from Australia.

Evan
 May 19, 2019
very informative show, the host is great, miss the guest hosts, but still worth a listen every time

Jordan
 Jan 31, 2019

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 Aug 16, 2018

Description

TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.

Episode Date
Smart Talks with IBM: Tracking COVID-19
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Cameron Clayton, GM, IBM Cloud Ecosystem and CEO of The Weather Company, joins the show to talk about how artificial intelligence and cloud computing provide the horsepower needed to provide localized tracking tools for the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 07, 2020
The History of Laptop Computers
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From the very first 55-pound portable computer to establishing the clamshell form factor, we take a look at the history of the laptop computer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 06, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes on a Voyage
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What is the Voyager program? What systems are onboard the Voyager spacecraft? What is on the golden record on the Voyager spacecraft? Tune in and learn more with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 03, 2020
Sony Strikes Back with the PS4
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After the departure of Ken Kutaragi, Sony executives decided that the next PlayStation console wouldn't be as dramatic a departure as the PS3. And we look forward to what might be around the corner with the PS5. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 01, 2020
A Tough Start for the PS3
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The second PlayStation console exceeded all sales expectations, setting the bar for the PS3 incredibly high. But a change in processor architecture would mean the third PlayStation would have a tougher time getting traction in the market. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 30, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Stealthy
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How does radar work? How can stealth planes avoid radar? How many stealth vehicles are in active service in the US? Learn more about the science of stealth with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 28, 2020
Make Way for the PS2
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Sony built on the success of the PlayStation and launched an even more popular console: the PlayStation 2. We look at how the PS2 established itself as the best selling home video game console of all time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 25, 2020
Smart Talks with IBM: Project OWL
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In the first episode of the Smart Talks series, Jonathan talks with Bryan Knouse of Project OWL, winner of IBM's Call for Code, and Alisa Maclin of IBM, to learn about how mesh networks can help restore communications to areas devastated by natural disasters.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 24, 2020
The Birth of the PlayStation
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A failed collaboration between Nintendo and Sony would lead to the birth of one of the most popular video game consoles of all time: the PlayStation. This is the story of how that console was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 23, 2020
TechStuff Classic: The Riches People In Tech
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Who are the wealthiest tech billionaires? How did they get so wealthy? Which ones have been on the list a long time? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the life and times of the wealthiest people in the world of tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: The Phantom Zone
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In the early 2000s, a company called Infinium Labs promised to revolutionize gaming with a console called The Phantom. It never materialized. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: The World of eSports
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From professional streamers to full-blown championship tournaments, where did eSports come from and is it really that big a deal? We talk with representatives from Alienware and ELEAGUE about professional gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: The History of Podcasting
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From Internet Radio to the emergence of TechStuff, we look at the long and colorful history of podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: The Golden Age of Radio
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How did broadcast radio get its start? What were the challenges and controversies? And how did the golden age fade into history? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: How Lightsabers Work
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Jonathan and Chris discuss the most famous weapon in the "Star Wars" universe -- the lightsaber -- in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: Famous April Fool's Tech Pranks
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On April 1, pranks run wild in the tech sector. In this podcast from HowStuffWorks, the TechStuff guys tickle your funny bone with a list of famous April Fool's tech pranks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
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On October 1, 1982, EPCOT Center opened at Walt Disney World. But that Epcot wasn't the same thing as Walt Disney's initial vision. We look into the history of a futuristic community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: Tron: He Fights For the Users
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Steven Lisberger, writer and director of the 1982 film Tron, joins the show to talk about the tech of making the film and the mythology of Tron itself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: The Tech of Stranger Things
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Jess Royal and John Hilton drop what they're doing on Stranger Things to come by the studio and talk about what their jobs require. From Christmas lights to the upside down, we learn about what it takes to make a show work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
TechList: An Interview with the Creators of Homestar Runner
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The creators of Homestar Runner hop on TechStuff to talk about their pioneering work in web series production and how StrongBad is going to catch up on that huge email backlog. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Tech
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From factory shutdowns to canceled events, the novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc in the tech industry and beyond. In this episode, we explore some of the early consequences and consider what the long-term effects might be. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 18, 2020
The Artemis Program
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NASA is soliciting applications for its astronaut program in anticipation of sending men and women to the Moon. Learn all about the Artemis program, its goals and what comes next! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 16, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Experiments With Fusion
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What is fusion? Why is fusion power so challenging? What is cold fusion? Learn more about the challenges -- and potential promises -- of fusion power in this podcast with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 13, 2020
Seti Not at Home
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After 20 years, the Seti@Home program is going on hiatus. How did this project let the average computer user lend a hand in the search for alien intelligence? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 11, 2020
Time for TikTok
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It's a social platform. It's a meme generating machine. It's a . . . threat to national security? It's time to learn about TikTok. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 09, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Leaps Into Hyperspace
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Why does Han Solo's line about parsecs not make any sense? In the Star Wars universe, what exactly is hyperdrive? Why would hyperspace cause huge causality problems if it were real? Learn more about hyperspace with Lauren and Jonathan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 07, 2020
Rerun: What is gamification?
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Gamification is exactly what it sounds like -- adding an aspect of gameplay to an activity. So why would someone add a game layer on top of an application or service -- and how old is gamification, exactly? Join Chris and Jonathan to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 05, 2020
Rerun: Can we stop an asteroid from hitting Earth?
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Could we blow up an asteroid like in the movie Armageddon? Join Jonathan and Chris as they tackle what may become one of Earth's most important questions: What do we need to do to be better prepared for an asteroid impact? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 02, 2020
TechStuff Classic: How Napster Worked
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What was the purpose of Napster? Who created Napster? How is the Napster of today related to the original Napster? Join Lauren and Jonathan as the explore the rise of Napster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 28, 2020
Rerun: Eureka! Archimedes!
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Who was Archimedes, and what did he actually invent? Join Jonathan as he revisits this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 26, 2020
3D Printing and Tomography
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Scientists have created a way to 3D print small objects by using beams of light directed at special resin. It's all based off tomography and photopolymers. Here's how it works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 24, 2020
TechStuff Classic: How Segways Work
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What’s the history of the Segway? How does a Segway work? What are gyroscopes? Listen in and learn more about Segways with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 21, 2020
Internet Folklore and Misinformation
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Special guest Shea Lee joins the show to talk about Internet folklore, conspiracy theories and hoaxes and how platforms like Facebook and communities like 4chan can perpetuate misinformation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 19, 2020
When Secrets Aren't Secret
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The Washington Post published an article revealing that the CIA secretly owned and operated an encryption company for decades. How did that happen and what does it mean? And what lessons should we learn from it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 17, 2020
TechStuff Classic: How Refrigerators Work
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What’s the history of refrigerators? How is a refrigerator like an air conditioner? How does vapor compression work? Learn the cold, hard facts about refrigeration with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 15, 2020
Understanding and Detecting Radiation
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What exactly is radiation? How is electromagnetic radiation different from particle radiation? What is ionizing radiation? And how do Geiger counters work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 12, 2020
How Smoke Detectors Work
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Smoke detectors save lives, but how do they work? From photoelectric effects to nuclear radiation, we explore how smoke detectors let you know when there's a fire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 10, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Cleans Up After Digital Pets
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What is a digital pet? What was the first digital pet? Why did the digital pet craze fizzle out so quickly in the United States? Learn more about the rise and fall of digital pets in the U.S. with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 08, 2020
The Lighter Side of Tech
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How do lighters work? Jonathan explains the mechanics and chemistry behind lighters from their earliest forms to the type you can buy today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 05, 2020
Firestarter
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How were matches invented? From toxic chemicals to pee science, we learn about matches. And a fictional character stops by to irritate our host. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 03, 2020
TechStuff Classic: Tesla- The Man, The Myths, The Truth
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Who was Nikola Tesla, really? What did he invent? What are some of the popular misconceptions about Tesla and his work? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore Nikola Tesla: the man, the myths and the truth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 31, 2020
The State of Autonomous Vehicles
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Just a few years ago, optimism was running high that we'd have fleets of autonomous vehicles by early 2020. What happened? We learn more about autonomous cars and their limitations in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 29, 2020
How Smart Speakers Work
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How do all those smart speakers actually work? From basic speaker technology to the complicated science behind voice recognition and natural language processing, we find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 27, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff is Caught in a Tractor Beam
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What are tractor beams? How do photons normally react with matter? How are scientists using beams of light to pull microscopic objects? Listen in as Jonathan and Lauren explore the tech behind tractor beams. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 25, 2020
Rerun: How Ultrasound Works
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Ultrasonic waves let medical professionals see what's going on inside us without ever making an incision. But what makes sonography so effective? Join Lauren and Jonathan as they look into the history and amazing applications of ultrasound technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 22, 2020
Volkswagen Today
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How did Ferdinand Porsche's grandson reshape Volkswagen? And how did a scandal with diesel vehicles nearly break the company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 20, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Domestic . . . Robots
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What is a domestic robot? Why are today's domestic robots specialized? Why is it so hard to build a bipedal robot? Get the answers to these questions and more in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 17, 2020
Volkswagen: Beyond the Beetle
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What did Volkswagen produce beyond the iconic Beetle? From buses to Audi, we look at how Volkswagen evolved up to the 1980s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 15, 2020
The Dark Origins of Volkswagen
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This is the story of how Ferdinand Porsche, with the support of Adolph Hitler, created the Volkswagen company. We also follow the evolution of the Volkswagen Beetle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 13, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Enters the Singularity
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What is the technological singularity? How might the technological singularity come about? What do critics say about the idea of the singularity? Listen in as Jonathan and Lauren explore the technological singularity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 10, 2020
The Tech of 2014 to 2018
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This is part two of a retrospect on the last decade in tech. Jonathan looks at Apple in the post Steve Jobs era, protests at Google and Uber's worst year ever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 08, 2020
A Decade In Review (But Only 2009 to 2013)
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Jonathan begins his look back on ten years in technology, exploring how the tech landscape has changed from 2009 to 2013. Learn about Jonathan's bad predictions, Uber's missteps and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 06, 2020
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Remembers Aaron Swartz
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Aaron Swartz was a young tech genius who was defining RSS specifications at age 14. Who was this young man, what did he believe in and why was the US government determined to prosecute him? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 03, 2020
More Top Tech Stories of 2019
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We look back at some more of the biggest stories and themes in tech over the course of 2019. From planned obsolescence to missteps in tech, we look at how things shook out over the year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 01, 2020
Tech Stories of 2019 - The Bummer Episode
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Jonathan looks back at some of the biggest (and saddest) tech stories of 2019. From bankruptcies to data breaches, this one is kind of a bummer, but still important! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 30, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays with Carbon Nanotubes
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What is a carbon nanotube? What are the properties of carbon nanotubes? What are some of the potential uses of carbon nanotubes? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they break down the basics of nanotubes, along with their potential uses in future applications. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 27, 2019
The Dangers of Public WiFi
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Hacker extraordinaire Shannon Morse joins the show to talk about how you can protect your data when browsing the Internet. Is public WiFi off limits? Are VPNs reliable? What about Tor? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 25, 2019
Rerun: Augmenting Your Reality
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What is AR and how does it work? Learn about augmented reality's history and future! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 23, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Navigates Google Maps
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How did Google Maps get started? How does it work, and how has it expanded beyond its original functionality? Join Lauren and Jonathan as they explore the past, present and future of Google Maps. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 20, 2019
Rerun: Bad Computer Bugs
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Software bugs range from annoying to catastrophic. It's time to explore some of the most famous flaws in computer history! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 18, 2019
Human Centric Design and the Mazda CX-30
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Live from inside a Mazda CX-30 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jonathan talks about the concept of human centric design and why it's not as straightforward as you might imagine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 16, 2019
TechStuff Classic: Are we living in a computer simulation?
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What is the philosophical argument about living in a computer simulation? What does the singularity have to do with it? How might we be able to tell if we’re in a computer simulation? Learn about the nature of perception with Lauren and Jonathan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 13, 2019
July 16, 1969 / “We Have Liftoff!” (An episode of 9 Days In July)
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Hi TechStuff listeners! Today, we wanted to introduce you to a brand new podcast we think you'll like. Nine Days in July is a new podcast documentary series that explores each of the nine days of the Apollo 11 Mission, day by day, in nine 60-minute-long episodes. The first episode of 9 Days in July is now available wherever you get your podcasts. Listen here.  9 Days In July, Episode 1: You think you know this story, but you don’t. As Apollo 11 prepares to launch into the history books, we wake with the astronauts and won’t leave their side until their course is set for the Moon. Take a ride with us on the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever created—the Saturn V. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 12, 2019
Rerun: Shh! How Soundproofing Works
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Producer Noel Brown joins the show to talk about the science, theory and practice of soundproofing. How does sound work? How can you protect a room from sound? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 11, 2019
Flying the Friendly Future (An Episode of The Restless Ones)
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Hi TechStuff listeners! Today, we wanted to introduce you to a brand new podcast we think you'll like. It's called The Restless Ones and is hosted by none other than Jonathan Strickland himself. Listen in to the first episode now and don't forget to subscribe to The Restless Ones here or on your favorite podcasting app, so you never miss an episode. The Restless Ones, Episode 1: From smart terminals and mobile apps, to hyper-connected passengers who expect their bandwidth to be as fast as their planes, and their flights as entertaining as their homes. These days running an airline is as much about technology as it is aviation, with connectivity at the heart of it all. 5G will enable airlines to provide experiences and efficiencies one could only imagine a generation ago. In this episode of The Restless Ones, our host Jonathan Strickland speaks with Ravi Simhambhatla, CTO of United Airlines, to discuss what steps are being taken today to build a connected airline in a 5G world.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 10, 2019
Rerun: How Tech Could Make Better Chocolate
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Temple University scientists have found a new way to improve chocolate and it involves electric fields. Learn about the technology and physics behind improving a nearly perfect food. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 09, 2019
TechStuff Classic: Social Media and You
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Is social media harmful to our real-world relationships? Is there evidence that social media helps us form stronger connections? Why are there so many contradictory studies? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the effects of social media. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 06, 2019
Hinge founder: I don't believe in “the one”
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Hinge founder Justin McLeod opens up about addiction, depression, and how his own epic love story fundamentally changed the mission of his company. Justin takes us along the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship that led him to create one of the most popular dating apps, and gives insight into how the tech company is looking to code vulnerability into a tech-addicted world of swipes and scrolling. Is data the new matchmaker? And why doesn't the founder of one of the world's most popular dating apps believe in "the one?" First Contact explores the fine line between success and failure in Silicon Valley, and how leaning into risk and uncertainty helped a company discover its core values. TechStuff Listeners if you would like to listen to more of First Contact with Laurie Segall click on the link below. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 05, 2019
Biofuel Bonanza
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What exactly are biofuels, and can they replace fossil fuels? In this episode, we take a critical look at the issues surrounding our energy needs and why it's so darn complicated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 04, 2019
Fake It Til You Make It
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In the world of technology, it's not unusual for startups to make big promises and then scramble to try and keep them. In this episode, we look at some big examples of this philosophy and how it can go wrong. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 02, 2019
TechStuff Classic: The Wonderful Wizard Named Woz
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Who is Steve Wozniak? What was Wozniak's role at Apple? What other ventures has Wozniak been involved in over the years? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the life and times of this iconic computer engineer and Apple cofounder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 29, 2019
Lighting Up the Holidays
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We look at the history of incorporating lights in winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah and how electricity changed things dramatically. We'll also dive into those over the top displays that sequence lights with sound and talk about why it was such a challenge for the electrician on Stranger Things to make lights blink a specific way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 27, 2019
Introducing: This Time Tomorrow, a New Podcast about 5G Innovations
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Hi TechStuff listeners, today we want to introduce you to a new podcast we think you'll like. It's called This Time Tomorrow, and it's all about the 5G revolution. In this new series from T-Mobile for Business and iHeartRadio, hosts Oz Woloshyn and Karah Preiss look closely at how 5G innovations will revolutionize the way we work, socialize and interact with the world. They'll explore how the 5G revolution has the potential to change everything from airline travel to manufacturing to sports to disaster relief, and what the next generation of wireless really means for the businesses that serve us. You can listen to more episodes here - and don't forget to subscribe for free so you never miss an episode! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 26, 2019
Blizzard Meltdown
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We look at what's been going on at Blizzard recently and how global politics have created a challenging situation for the company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 25, 2019
TechStuff Classic: How Motion Capture Works
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What does motion capture mean? What are the different systems used to capture a performer’s movements? Why do some animators consider motion capture cheating? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 22, 2019
Things Get Hot for Blizzard
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Riding high on some notable successes, Blizzard continued to make big waves in the world of video games. But now and again the company would find itself in a storm of criticism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 20, 2019
Winter is Coming: The Early Days of Blizzard
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Founded in 1991, the video game company Blizzard got its start not by creating blockbuster games of its own but by porting other companies' games to different platforms. This is the story of the founding of Blizzard. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 18, 2019
TechStuff Classic: The Firefox Story
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How is Firefox connected to Netscape Navigator? Are Firefox and Internet Explorer cousins? What is Mozilla? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the origin and growth of Mozilla. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 15, 2019
Media in the Stream
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Over the last decade, we've seen a gradual shift from hard copy media to streaming media. In this episode, we look at the history and tech behind devices designed to stream entertainment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 13, 2019
The Birth of the Electric Chair
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At the end of the 19th century, it seemed like there was nothing electricity couldn't do. So could it be used as a way to humanely carry out the death penalty? We learn about the invention of the electric chair and the dentist who dreamed it up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 11, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Takes the Ingress
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What is an alternate reality game? What is Ingress? How do you play the game? Join Jonathan and Chris as they introduce you to the world of Ingress and alternate reality gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 08, 2019
The Trials and Tribulations of the 737 MAX
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What happened with Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft and why did the CEO of the company appear before the US Congress? We learn about the flight control system that led to tragedy and the controversy surrounding it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 06, 2019
The Basics of Electricity
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What's the difference between voltage and current? What is resistance? What are the units of measurement associated with electricity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 04, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets MegaUploaded
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What was Megaupload? Why did the US federal government pursue Megaupload? Why is the Megaupload case so complicated? Join Chris and Jonathan as they shed some light on the Megaupload, from its origin to its ongoing court case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 01, 2019
Scams and Hoaxes
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The Internet can be a great place but it's also the host for some pretty sneaky scams out there. In this episode, we look at some common schemes to take advantage of unsuspecting victims and how you can avoid becoming a victim yourself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 30, 2019
The Shocking History of Electricity in Medicine
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For more than 200 years, doctors have experimented with using electricity to treat everything from liver disease to severe depression to varying degrees of success. We look at the history behind these practices and what's going on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 28, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Industrial Light and Magic
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What is Industrial Light and Magic, and when did it get its start? What is ILM's relationship to Pixar? What technologies did ILM pioneer? Join Jonathan and Chris as they shed some light on ILM. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 25, 2019
TechStuff ReRun: The Wonderful World of Audio Animatronics
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Jonathan is about to head to Walt Disney World (he'll be back by the time this publishes). But he doesn't want to leave you without an episode, so here's one about Disney's audio animatronics from the archive! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 23, 2019
Machine Consciousness
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Is it really possible for a machine to achieve consciousness? What does consciousness even mean? From philosophy to technological obstacles, we look at the problems and possibilities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 21, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Rides in Electric Cars
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How do electric motors work? Are electric vehicles a new idea? Why aren't there more electric vehicles on the road today? Join Jonathan and Chris as they power through the past, present and possible future of electric vehicles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 18, 2019
The Modern Submarine
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How did the modern submarine develop? What kind of technology is on a submarine? How do they navigate?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 16, 2019
TechStuff Dives into Submarines
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How do submarines work? When were they invented? In this episode, we explore the truths (and myths) about the origin of submarines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 14, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets an ESRB Rating
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What is the ESRB? What procedure does the ESRB follow to rate games? What do the different ratings mean? Join the guys as they demystify the inner workings of the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 11, 2019
TechStuff Takes a Gander at Propaganda
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The University of Oxford Computational Propaganda Research Project issued a report on how countries around the world are manipulating people with misinformation. What's YOUR country up to? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 09, 2019
TechStuff Looks through a Telescope
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From the physics of light to ingenious uses of a mirror, we look at the history of telescopes and how they work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 07, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Jumps From Space
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How did the Stratos jump work? What sort of technology was inside the capsule? How did Felix's suit work? Join Jonathan and Chris as they leap into the tech behind this groundbreaking jump. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 04, 2019
Introducing: Behind the Influence
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Pop Culture expert Tatiana Carrier introduces Behind the Influence, an interview series featuring the world’s most influential streamers, Youtubes, tech giants, and everything in between.  Listen now at: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-behind-the-influence-49377031/episode/behind-the-influence-trailer-49377033/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 03, 2019
The Rise and Fall of G4 TV
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A TV and movie producer thought that he could do for video games what MTV did for music videos. But the G4 channel would end up alienating the very viewers it sought to attract. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 02, 2019
The TechTV Story
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In the late 1990s, a new television channel aimed at the computer crowd launched. It would last six years before a merger would effectively end it all. This is the TechTV story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 30, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets a Bright Idea
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Who really invented the light bulb? What is the Draper point? How do fluorescent bulbs work? Join Chris and Jonathan as they shine some light on the fascinating story of light bulbs.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 27, 2019
How IBM and Red Hat Are Transforming IT
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IBM and Red Hat have some big plans when it comes to cloud computing. From open source to artificial intelligence, we find out what they have in store for the future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 26, 2019
Android Dumps Desserts
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We rejoin the story of Android to see how the operating system evolved from Ice Cream Sandwich to the most recent release. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 25, 2019
Android Ice Cream Sandwiches
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We look at the history of Google Android from its development to the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich. This is part one of The Android Story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 23, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff has Klout
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What is Klout? Does everyone have it? What is Klout good for? Join Jonathan and Chris as they get to the bottom of Klout in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 20, 2019
It's My Way or the Huawei
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Chinese telecom company Huawei went from startup to the largest phone manufacturer in the world in just 30 years. What's the story behind the company and why are so many governments wary of it today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 18, 2019
Why is Everything Made in China?
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In this episode, we explore the history of industrialization in China and ask why are so many electronics assembled there.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 16, 2019
TechStuff Classic: How Hand-drawn Animation Works
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What's the process of animating a film with hand-drawn animation? Who patented the process of cel-based animation? What was Disney's multiplane camera? Join Jonathan and Chris as they ink the answers to these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 13, 2019
The GE of Today
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Tragedies and financial crises turned what used to be General Electric's strengths into liabilities. In this episode, we learn how the once dominant company began to struggle and why some think its heading for insolvency. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 11, 2019
GE and the House That Jack Built
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After World War II, General Electric would grow rapidly to the point of bloat. Then a man named Jack Welch took over as CEO and made some big changes. What was Welch's legacy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 09, 2019
TechStuff Classic: How DNA Computers Work
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How can a DNA sequence represent digital information? How dense is the data storage with DNA? What could be the future of computers with DNA? Join Jonathan and Chris as they delve into the depths and future of DNA and computing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 06, 2019
GE Through World War II
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In its first few decades, General Electric would grow into an enormous company with incredible influence in the United States. In this episode, we see how that played out leading up to and through World War II. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 04, 2019
The Founding of G&E
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General Electric has been around for more than 100 years. It's recently been in a bit of a slump. How did this company get started? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 02, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Salty
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What is desalination? What are some of the methods used to get salt out of water? Why isn't desalination in wider use? Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore the tech behind desalination in this episode with Erik Hanson of General Electric. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 30, 2019
Shh! The Tech is Listening!
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Companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook have all admitted to using humans to listen to user audio for various reasons. But how far does this go? Is your tech actually eavesdropping on you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 28, 2019
Formula 1 - 101
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Scott Benjamin joins the show to talk about the history and tech behind Formula 1 race cars. What sets them apart? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 26, 2019
Techstuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Password Security
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Why should password security be a top concern? What can you do to make your passwords safe? What constitutes a strong password? Join Chris and Jonathan as they give you the tips and tricks you'll need to keep your passwords secure. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 23, 2019
Introducing: Hush Money
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Let’s talk about money — but not *boring* money. Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer and money expert Nicole Lapin go straight at the most taboo, awkward situations where money impacts our lives, relationships, and careers. In each episode they debate the trickiest questions, offering genuine financial advice about typically hush-hush issues. Then they bring in a celebrity judge to decide who’s right. Episode 1 of Hush Money is available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 22, 2019
Video Game Tech '89
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What was the cutting edge in video game technology 30 years ago? Jonathan arbitrarily chooses to talk about outdated video game tech.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 21, 2019
Update E Scooters
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A year ago, we talked about electric scooters and how they rapidly spread to several major cities with dockless sharing programs. What's the grumpy old man podcaster got to say about this? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 19, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at the LHC
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What does the Large Hadron Collider do? How large is it? What is the LHC looking for? Listen in and get the scoop on the Large Hadron Collider with Chris and Jonathan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 16, 2019
Can I Read Your Mind
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What is a brain-computer interface and how does it work? Why is Elon Musk interested in them? And is Facebook really going to read your mind? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 14, 2019
The Death of 3D Television
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For years, television manufacturers were pushing 3D features on TV sets. By 2017, all major companies had stopped trying. What happened with 3D TV? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 12, 2019
TechStuff Classic: More Data, More Problems
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How did journalist Mat Honan get hacked? What is social engineering? How can you protect yourself against hackers? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan examine how criminals can access your data -- and how to protect your information from hackers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 09, 2019
Odd, Silly and Unnecessary Inventions
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We can thank geniuses for the development of stuff like radios, television and electricity. But what about the pocket fisherman? We explore the lighter side of invention. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 07, 2019
Boeing and the Commercial Jet Age
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After introducing the 707, Boeing began to manufacture many more commercial jets. Some would become iconic in the aviation industry. And the 737 MAX would end up creating a huge problem for the company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 05, 2019
TechStuff Classic: Repurposing Tech for Developing Countries
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How are people using bicycles to create new machines for developing countries? What are MediKits? Why is e-waste recycling such a dangerous job? Join Jonathan and Chris as they look at the ways in which innovators across the world repurpose old tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 02, 2019
Boeing Really Takes Off
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World War II led to many contracts between Boeing and the United States military. In this continuation of the Boeing story, we learn about the aircraft Boeing designed and its first jet-propelled aircraft. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 31, 2019
Boeing Launches
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The aircraft manufacturer Boeing has been around for more than 100 years. In this episode, we look at the origins of the company at the dawn of the Age of Aviation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 29, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Hacks Into Music
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Are you bored by the usual musical instruments? Would you like to turn an Atari 2600 into a guitar, or translate shadows into sound? If so, then you may be a budding music hacker. Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore the wide world of music hacks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 26, 2019
Social Media and the First Amendment
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In July 2019, an appeals court upheld a ruling that says President Trump can't block people on Twitter because it's a violation of the First Amendment. We look at the tricky, complicated issue of the freedom of speech in the digital age. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 24, 2019
What is a Supply Chain?
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You hear a lot of stories about problems with supply chains, but what actually is a supply chain and why is it so complicated? John Bermudez of TraceLink joins the show to talk about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 22, 2019
Introducing: Bizography with Dana Barrett
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Whether they’re a current shining star, in the midst of a massive dumpster fire or settling into the dust heap of history, iconic companies allhave a past worth knowing. Hosts Dana Barrett and Nick Bean dive into their strange but true stories. Follow Dana on social media @TheDanaBarrett and learn more at www.bizography.show Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 20, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes Steampunk
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What is steampunk? What are the traits of the steampunk aesthetic? Who are some famous steampunk artists? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at steampunk. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 19, 2019
What's up with Facebook Libra?
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In June, 2019, the Libra Association published a white paper about an upcoming digital currency called Libra, with Facebook playing an important role. What makes Libra special? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 17, 2019
Outdated Tech Terms We Still Use
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From dialing a phone to making a mix tape, our language is filled with phrases spawned from obsolete tech. We take a look at some listener favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 15, 2019
TechStuff Classic: Printing Medication
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How has ink jet technology been used to dispense medication? How could a 3-D printer create medicine? In what other ways have printers been used to create medical treatments? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 12, 2019
TechStuff Gets in Touch with Touch Screens
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What is the history of the touch screen? What are the different ways inventors have designed to make the technology work?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 10, 2019
Is E3 Still Relevant?
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It's a question the gaming industry has been asking for a while, fueled partly by some dramatic disagreements within the Entertainment Software Association. Is the E3 trade show still relevant or is it a waste of time and money? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 08, 2019
TechStuff Classic TechStuff Hacks the Kinect
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How does the Microsoft Kinect work? What's Microsoft's position on hacking the Kinect? What are some of the most creative hacks? Join Jonathan and Chris as they break down the astonishing potential of the Kinect. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 05, 2019
Time to Kick Some Asteroid
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In June, 2019, the OSIRIS-REx satellite entered an orbit less than 2,500 feet above the asteroid Bennu. In a few years, we might be mining asteroids. How will we do it, and why? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 03, 2019
The Story of HowStuffWorks
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From its founding in the 90s as a site to demystify the universe to the complicated, present-day structure, we look at Jonathan's employer.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 01, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Tests the Emergency Broadcast System
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What was the Emergency Broadcast System? What did it have to do with the Cold War? How is the Emergency Alert System different from the old EBS? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explain the origin of the EBS and the EAS. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 28, 2019
The End of iTunes
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There's no doubt that iTunes changed the fortunes of Apple. So why did the company announce in 2019 that it was discontinuing the venerable program? We learn about how feature creep and a changing marketplace spelled the end of iTunes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 26, 2019
The Creation of iTunes
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Apple first unveiled iTunes in 2001, setting it and the company on an incredible journey. In this episode, we learn how iTunes came to be up to the debut of the iTunes Music Store in 2003. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 24, 2019
Techstuff Classic: Spotlight on Dennis Ritchie
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Who was Dennis Ritchie? Why did Ritchie create the C programming language? What is the story of Ritchie’s involvement with UNIX? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris delve into the life and work of Dennis Ritchie. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 21, 2019
AMD Up To Today
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Picking up where we left off, this episode about AMD looks at its more recent history and how it has played a role in tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 19, 2019
The Early Days of AMD
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Listener Stephen asked that I cover AMD a long time ago, and so this is the start of that company's history. We explore the founding of the company through its early years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 17, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Solid State Drives
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What is a solid state drive? How are they different from magnetic storage devices? How do SSDs erase data? Join Jonathan and Chris as they break down the nuts-and-bolts of solid state drives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 14, 2019
The Evolution of Virtualization
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Virtual machines open up a lot of options for information infrastructure. Where did the idea come from and how did it evolve over time? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 12, 2019
Three Approaches to AI Policy
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Oz and Karah from Sleepwalkers join the show to talk about how different parts of the world are looking at developing, regulating and legislating artificial intelligence. From the US to the EU to China, we look at very different approaches and what they might mean for our future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 10, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Supercomputers
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What is a supercomputer? What was the first supercomputer? How fast is the fastest supercomputer? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan add up the facts about the world's fastest, most powerful computers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 07, 2019
AI and Misconceptions: A Conversation with Sleepwalkers
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Oz and Karah of the Sleepwalkers podcast join the show to talk about artificial intelligence, the challenges we face and some of the misconceptions around the terminology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 05, 2019
How Planes Work
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What are the physics behind flight? We demystify the concept of lift and explain how many sources get the explanation wrong. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 03, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Arms Itself with Non-lethal Weapons
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How do pain rays work? What is the Portal Denial System? How does the Taser shotgun shell work? Join Jonathan and Chris as they introduce you to a new world of excruciating -- but, theoretically -- non-lethal pain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 31, 2019
The YouTube Adpocalypse
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What was the YouTube adpocalypse and why did it happen? Is another on the way? And where do creators turn to when their careers are at stake? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 29, 2019
Addicted to Tech
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Is technology addictive? In this episode, we look at how some psychological studies in the mid 20th century would form the foundation for app design. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 27, 2019
Introducing Ephemeral
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Lost materials, dropped threads, forgotten stories. Ephemera in the way that it’s intertwined in our lives. All those things, tangible and intangible, that you wish you could take just one more look at before they vanish into the past. Listen wherever podcasts are found and learn more at www.ephemeral.show  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Clicks on Web Ads
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How does Web advertising compare to traditional advertising? What do the terms CPM, CPA and CPC mean? How do affiliate programs work? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the nuts and bolts of online advertising. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 24, 2019
All Broken Up About Facebook
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On May 9, 2019, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times calling for the US government to break up Facebook into three smaller companies. What's the story behind this and is Hughes right? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 22, 2019
The Black Box Problem
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A black box in tech is something that hides how it works away from view or understanding, and it can cause big problems. This episode is about critical thinking and unrealistic expectations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 20, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays the Slot Machines
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How did the earliest slot machines work? How do modern slot machines use random number generators? Where are you more likely to find slot machines that pay out frequently? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explain the science behind slot machines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 17, 2019
Behind the Jargon of the Film Industry
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What's the difference between a Gaffer and the Best Boy? What do all the roles on a movie set actually mean? We look at the tech and terminology of film sets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 15, 2019
How Google Won the Search War
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Before Google, there were half a dozen search engines to choose from. What happened to them? How did Google pass them by to become a multibillion dollar company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 13, 2019
TechStuff Classic:TechStuff Mines Some Asteroids
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Why would we want to mine asteroids? How might we manage the mining operation? What is Planetary Resource's plan? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore mining asteroids. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 10, 2019
Droning about Drone Regulations
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Recently, Alphabet company Wing received FAA approval for Air Carrier status. What does that mean? And what are the regulations about drones? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 08, 2019
Introducing Sleepwalkers
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Introducing SleepwalkersThis is Sleepwalkers. With secret labs and expert guests, Oz Woloshyn and Karah Preiss explore the thrill of the AI revolution hands-on, to see how we can stay in control of our future. Sleepwalkers starts on May 2nd. Subscribe here. For more information, check out the Sleepwalkers Instagram here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 07, 2019
The MP3 Revolution
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Digital files would become the biggest disruption to the entertainment industry since the dawn of recorded media. From piracy to a shift away from personal ownership, we look at how the mp3 and other digital file formats have changed the world of entertainment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 06, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Investigates Operation Ghost Click
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How does a Domain Name Server work? What are rogue Domain Name Servers? How can you tell if you have the DNSChanger malware? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 03, 2019
Blu-ray vs HD DVD
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When companies settled on the DVD standard, they avoided a format war. But the high-definition market wasn't going to be so lucky. Sony and Toshiba faced off to see whose format would win out in the end. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 01, 2019
Rise of the CD
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The compact disc was a big hit for the music industry. Cheap to produce with a high profit margin, the CD promised to deliver high fidelity sound to an eager audience. Here's the story of how the CD hit the big time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 29, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes for a Google Drive
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What is Google Drive? How does cloud storage work? How does Google Drive compare to other online storage properties? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan take you behind the wheel of Google Drive in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 26, 2019
Tracking Changes in Media: VCRs and CDs
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While the audio cassette was changing the music industry, the videocassette was wreaking havoc with Hollywood. And a new player, a CD player, was in the wings waiting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 24, 2019
Making Media Personal: Mix Tapes
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The development of the magnetic recording process changed the entertainment industry. In this episode, we look at the rise of tape, including the 8-track and the compact cassette. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 22, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes on Autopilot
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Who invented autopilot? How can autopilot maintain control of an airplane? What happens if the autopilot system fails? Join Chris and Jonathan as they answer these questions and more in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 19, 2019
Media Madness: TV Challenges Film
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In the second part on our series of media and tech, we look at how the rise of television forced the film industry to change. We also learn about the rise of cable television and the further evolution of the recording industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 17, 2019
Media and You: From Records to Film
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In this first episode in a series, we look at how media, business and consumption has changed as technology has evolved, starting with early records and film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 15, 2019
TechStuff Classic: Tech’s Biggest Acquisition Stories
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What were some of the most successful tech acquisitions? Which acquisitions failed to make any headway? How much did each user of Broadcast.com cost Yahoo? Learn more about tech acquisitions with Chris and Jonathan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 12, 2019
RERUN: Hacking for Dollars
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It's time for another classic episode. In this one, Shannon Morse of Hak5 joins the show to talk about how hackers make a living by slinging code around. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 10, 2019
RERUN: What was Web 2.0?
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In this classic episode, we look back at the concept of Web 2.0. What did it really mean? Why were sites that followed a Web 2.0 philosophy more likely to survive?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 08, 2019
TechStuff Classic: The Internet of Things
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What is the Internet of things? What sort of devices could be linked to the Internet? Could the Internet of things eliminate privacy? Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore a future wherein common objects may communicate with the internet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 05, 2019
RERUN: How LIGO Works
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A couple of years ago, a facility made headlines when it detected a previously theoretical phenomena, that of gravitational waves. This classic episode explains how it worked. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 03, 2019
Turboencabulators and Technobabble
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Is your panametric fan misaligned? Are the hydrocoptic marzelanes rattling around? TechStuff dives into the odd world of the Turbo Encabulator and technobabble! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 01, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Conjures Up Brian Brushwood
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How did Brian get his start in stage magic? What is the Afterlyfe.me project? How do the worlds of technology and stage magic overlap? Join Chris and Jonathan as they interview Brian Brushwood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 29, 2019
RERUN: How Solar Towers Work
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What are solar towers? How do they generate electricity? What's the future of solar power? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 27, 2019
The Spotify Story
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Where did Spotify come from and how did it change the way we listen to music? In this episode, we look at the origin and evolution of Spotify. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 25, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Counts Some Number Stations
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What is a number station? What is shortwave radio? What could these numbers mean? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan dive into the murky, mysterious world of number stations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 22, 2019
The Facebook Privacy Problem
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On March 6, 2019, Mark Zuckerberg published a long essay about privacy and social media. Does this indicate a change in philosophy for Facebook or is something else going on? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2019
What is WebAuthn
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The W3C and FIDO recently adopted the WebAuthn specification as a standard. What is WebAuthn, and will it replace passwords? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 18, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Ballistics
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How can you determine if a gun fired a particular bullet? What is rifling? How do forensics experts test weapons? Join Jonathan and Chris as they draw a bead on ballistics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 15, 2019
TechStuff Flies on the Concorde
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From 1976 until 2003, the Concorde provided a fast option for air travel if you happened to have enough cash for a ticket. How does supersonic air travel work and what happened to Concorde? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 13, 2019
What is 5G?
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The future is 5G. So what the heck is 5G? It's a big, confusing topic but by the end of this episode you'll understand it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 11, 2019
TechStuff Classic: Was Ada Lovelace the first computer programmer?
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In this episode, Jonathan and Chris discuss Ada Lovelace, daughter of the infamous Lord Byron and widely considered to be the first computer programmer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 08, 2019
TechStuff Pumps the Brakes
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How do car brakes work? From the earliest wooden block brakes to anti-lock brake systems, we learn about the science of coming to a stop. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 06, 2019
Techstuff Throws Rotten Tomatoes
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In 1998, a web designer launched a movie review aggregator site. A couple of decades later, it has changed the film industry. This is the story of Rotten Tomatoes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 04, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Stares at OLEDs
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What is an OLED? How do OLED displays work? How do they compare to other display technologies? Join Chris and Jonathan as they break down the nuts and bolts of OLED displays in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 01, 2019
Social Networks that Didn't Make It
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For every Facebook and Twitter, there are half a dozen failed social networks that didn't survive to today. We look back on a few of them. Myspace Not Included. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 27, 2019
Quicktime
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Before there was YouTube, there was Quicktime. How did a project inside Apple become a dominant standard for computer-based video playback and more? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 25, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Spies on the U-2
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Why did the United States develop the U-2? What connection does the U-2 have to Area 51? Why hasn’t the U-2 been retired yet? Join Chris and Jonathan as they put themselves in the minds of master spies in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 22, 2019
How Clean Coal Works
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Is there such a thing as clean coal? In this episode, we look at the technologies designed to reduce the environmental impact of burning coal and ask if it makes sense to use coal at all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 20, 2019
TechStuff Does the Robot
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Adam Doud of Android Authority joins the show to talk about the robots he saw at CES 2019.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 18, 2019
Research Revealed at Think 2019
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At the 5 in 5 presentation at Think 2019, five presenters talked about how technology can improve practically everything about the way we grow, process, deliver and consume food. From harvests to recycling, we learn how technology can make us more responsible and efficient. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 17, 2019
Being Open at Think 2019
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What does open source mean and why would IBM's strategy revolve around it? From the acquisition of Red Hat to supporting humanitarian hacking efforts, we look at why IBM is embracing open source. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 16, 2019
Cloudy With a Chance of IBM Think 2019
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Cloud computing can be a confusing topic. It gets even trickier when you start talking about hybrid clouds. What's going on with cloud computing and how is IBM positioning itself to lead the way? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 15, 2019
AI at IBM Think 2019
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IBM has a long history with artificial intelligence competing against human beings. Deep Blue mastered Chess, Watson scored big on Jeopardy and now Project Debater is arguing against human champions. We look at some of IBM's latest AI efforts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 15, 2019
Thats So Project Raven
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What is Project Raven? We look into the spy program from the United Arab Emirates and how it employed ex NSA agents. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 13, 2019
The Ose CES Controversy
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Stuff Your Mom Didn't Tell You host Anney Reese joins the show to talk about a controversy during CES 2019. A sex toy called the Ose received an innovation award but then the Consumer Technology Association rescinded the award and banned the product from CES. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 11, 2019
TechStuff Classic: Sets its VCR
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When was the VCR invented? Who opposed the VCR? When did the VCR die? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explore the origin, opposition to and death of the VCR. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 08, 2019
The Epic Story of Fortnite
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In 2011, Epic Games teased a new video game called Fortnite. Six years later, the game finally emerged from development and took the world by storm. What's the story behind Fortnite? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 06, 2019
RCA and its 100th Year
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We say that it's RCA's 100th anniversary, but is the company of today the same as the one that debuted in 1919? We look at how RCA has changed dramatically since the mid 1950s.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 04, 2019
TechStuff Classic: Old Tech Never Dies
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What is legacy technology? Why do we still have old technology that should be obsolete? Will the fax machine ever die? Join Chris and Jonathan as they investigate the strange cases of technology that never seems to die. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 01, 2019
RCA and Color Television
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RCA and CBS were in a race to define the standard for color television. CBS won. Or did it? How did RCA and David Sarnoff push a different approach to color television? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 30, 2019
RCA During World War II
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Before the United States entered World War II, RCA was developing an electronic television. How did TV work and what did RCA do while the country was at war? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 28, 2019
TechStuff Classic: How Image Sensors Work
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How important is a digital camera’s image sensor? What are the two main types of image sensors? Which type of image sensor is best? Tune in as your favorite tech gurus (that's Jonathan and Chris) answer these question and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 25, 2019
The Birth of RCA
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RCA is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. How did this company get started and how did it dominate radio for years? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 23, 2019
Breaking Up AOL is Hard To Do
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The AOL Time Warner arrangement was doomed not long after it was formed. What led to AOL splitting off and where is the company today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 21, 2019
TechStuff Classic: How Helicopters Work
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How do helicopters work? Why does a helicopter need a tail rotor? What is a quadrocopter? Join Jonathan and Chris as they look at the quirky contraptions called helicopters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 18, 2019
AOL and the Very Bad Business Deal
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When AOL acquired Time Warner, people worried that the new mega company would become an unstoppable force. Instead, the relationship became known as the worst merger of all time. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 16, 2019
The Birth of AOL
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What did the Atari 2600 have to do with the birth of America Online? We look at the company's origins and how it helped usher in the online age. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 14, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays with Plasma
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What is plasma? How do plasma cutters work? Are plasma weapons possible? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris break down the basics of plasma, along with its potential applications. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 11, 2019
CES 2019 Overview
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Jonathan gives a bird's eye view on CES 2019, with a hint of the old, the new, and the just plain view. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 09, 2019
Working with the Large Hadron Collider
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Jonathan is joined by Daniel Whiteson of Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. Daniel works in the field of experimental particle physics and conducts research using the LHC.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 07, 2019
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Overclocks a CPU
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What is overclocking? What is a clock cycle? Why would you want to overclock a computer? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan explore the pros and cons of overclocking computers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 04, 2019
TechStuff's Wishlist for 2019
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Instead of making predictions for 2019, Jonathan decided to create a show about what he hopes will happen over the next 12 months. From video games to corporate policies, here's his wish list. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 02, 2019
2018 Predictions Scorecard
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At the end of 2017, TechStuff made some predictions for the following year. Now it's time to find out if Jonathan is really a time traveler. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 31, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Radio Telescopes
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What is a radio telescope? How can we “see” with radio waves? Why are radio telescopes so large? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the nuts and bolts of radio telescopes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 28, 2018
The Top Tech Stories of 2018
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We reflect on some of the biggest tech stories to emerge in 2018. From scandals to giant business deals, how did tech impact the world? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 26, 2018
The Amazon HQ2 Decision
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After months of speculation (not to mention outlandish competition), Amazon finally announced the location of HQ2, its second headquarters. What's the story behind the decision and how might Amazon change Arlingon and Long Island? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 24, 2018
Introducing The Brink
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A geeky smartwatch company launched three of the five most successful Kickstarter campaigns in crowdfunding history. So how did Pebble lose its way to go out of business? Catch The Brink every Monday wherever podcasts are available. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 22, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays with R/C
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How do radio-controlled toys work? What frequencies do RC toys use? Why do some toys interfere with each other? Join Jonathan and Chris as they break down the nuts and bolts of radio-controlled toys. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 21, 2018
A Critical Examination of The Singularity
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When people talk about the Singularity, what do they mean? How far off might it be? Or is it even a realistic notion at all? We look at the arguments for and against the idea. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 19, 2018
Is Autonomous The Way To Go?
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Concluding our episodes on driverless cars is a look into the arguments for and against the technology. Does it make sense? Is it ready? What are the different levels of autonomy and how far along are we? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 17, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes to RAMing Speed
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What is RAM? Why do computers need RAM? How is RAM different from ROM? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at the nuts and bolts of RAM. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 14, 2018
Driverless Cars from 2007 to Today
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In the wake of the 2007 Urban Challenge, several companies began to pour some serious money and effort into developing driverless car technology that could roll out onto real-world roads. From Google to Uber, we take a look at some of those projects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 13, 2018
The 2007 Urban Challenge
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How did the 2007 Urban Challenge differ from the two earlier DARPA Grand Challenges? And how did that set the stage for where autonomous cars would go next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 12, 2018
The DARPA Grand Challenges
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In the mid 2000s, the Department of Defense R&D agency DARPA sponsored competitions in an effort to kickstart autonomous car technology. This is the story of the 2004 and 2005 challenges. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 11, 2018
Driverless Cars: The Early Concepts
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Wouldn't it be awesome if your car took you where you needed to go without you having to touch the wheel? In this episode, we look at the history behind the driverless car concept. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 10, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks for Abandonware
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What is abandonware? Can you acquire abandonware legally? What does copyright law have to do with abandonware? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris break down the basics of abandonware, how it occurs and what it means for software users. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 07, 2018
Time After Time Travel
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If there were a time traveler among us, how would we know? Jonathan takes a look at various strategies to catch that pesky time traveler who may be meddling with your life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 06, 2018
TechStuff Visits Mars
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There's no doubt about it: Mars is trying to kill you. It's just not very good at ranged attacks. But get close enough? BAM! What challenges will we have to overcome if we ever visit Mars? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 05, 2018
InSight into Mars
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On November 26, 2018, NASA engineers and scientists celebrated upon receiving confirmation that the Martian lander InSight had touched down successfully. What does InSight do and what will it tell us about the Red Planet? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 04, 2018
TechStuff Enters the Wasteland
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Where did the Fallout series of games come from and how have they evolved? From its origins as a game engine experiment from Interplay to the newly released online game Fallout 76, we take a look at this popular franchise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 03, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff withdraws from an ATM
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Who invented the automated teller machine? How do ATMs keep track of your money? What is an ATM skimmer? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a deeper look at the past and present tech of ATMs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 30, 2018
TechStuff Gets Scooting
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It seems like electric scooters are everywhere and dockless scooter businesses are becoming the next big thing. Where did these companies come from and why have some cities pushed back? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 29, 2018
TCP and its History
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We look at the history of the Transmission Control Protocol and why the next version of HTTP won't be relying upon it. What does TCP do and how does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 28, 2018
Is E3 Still Relevant?
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In mid November, 2018, Sony dropped a bombshell - the company would not attend the 2019 E3 conference. Has the video game trade show outlived its usefulness? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 27, 2018
Heigh-Ho Hydrogen
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Hydrogen is the most plentiful substance in the universe. Could it also be the fuel of the future? In this episode, we look at the challenges and opportunities related to a hydrogen economy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 26, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Night Vision
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What are the two main types of night vision? How can you see heat? Why do some night vision systems only display in monochromatic green? Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore the tech behind night vision. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 23, 2018
Facebook's Accountability Problem
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A piece in the New York Times examined how Facebook navigated a tricky situation through questionable strategies in the wake of multiple scandals. What did the journalists find out and how has Facebook responded? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 22, 2018
The History of Cyber Monday
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What is Black Friday, and how did it spawn Cyber Monday? From business trends to marketing schemes, we take a look at the history of holiday shopping online. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 21, 2018
How AI Can Make You Look Like a Better Dancer
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Today, it's possible to manipulate photos and videos in ways that were unthinkable just a few years ago. We look at a research project that uses computers and AI to map the movements of professional dancers to the images of people who have two left feet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 20, 2018
The Boring Podcast
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How do tunneling machines work? We look at the science and tech behind burrowing under the Earth.       Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 19, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Adjusts the Thermostat
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What are the parts of a thermostat? How do bimetallic thermometers work? What is a mercury switch? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan break down the mechanics of thermostats. Tune in to learn what happens when you flip that mysterious switch on the wall. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 16, 2018
DARPA in the 1970s
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How did DARPA navigate the choppy political waters in the wake of the Vietnam War and the rise of the counterculture movement? From a re-branding to a new focus on stealth technology, we look at DARPA's work in the 1970s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 15, 2018
DARPA and Vietnam
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As the situation in southeast Asia deteriorated, DARPA would conduct numerous research programs in an effort to get a better understanding of war and weapons capabilities, to varying degrees of success. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 14, 2018
DARPA's First Projects
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From weather satellites to horrifying herbicides, we explore some of DARPA's projects during its first years of operations. How was this agency meant to counteract missile attacks and insurgent uprisings? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 13, 2018
The Origins of DARPA
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How did a Soviet satellite kickstart the R&D branch of the US Department of Defense? We look at how DARPA was founded and the problems it was meant to solve. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 12, 2018
TechStuff Classic: The Story of Rim
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What is Research in Motion? What did the company do before inventing the Blackberry? Why do so many people direct criticism at RIM today? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris answer these questions and more in this long-awaited episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 09, 2018
Robots are People Too?
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An ongoing debate in Europe concerns whether or not we should extend the concept of personhood to robots. Why would we do such a thing and what would it mean? And why are many computer scientists opposed to the idea? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 08, 2018
Goodbye, Kepler Telescope
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NASA launched the Kepler telescope in 2009 to stare out into space. In October, 2018, the telescope "retired." What did we learn from it and how did it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 07, 2018
John von Neumann and the Bomb
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We continue our story about John von Neumann, the mathematical genius. From his work on the Manhattan Project to creating what we now call von Neumann architecture, we learn how his work changed the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 06, 2018
Who was John von Neumann?
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The Hungarian-born mathematician John von Neumann made numerous contributions to mathematics, computer science and more in his relatively short life. In this episode, we learn about his meteoric rise in academia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 05, 2018
TechStuff Classic: How Metal Detectors Works
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What are the three types of metal detectors? How do metal detectors use electromagnetism to detect stuff? What kind of stuff can create interference when using a metal detector? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explore the technology behind metal detectors. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 02, 2018
The Complicated Story of an AI Artist
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In October, 2018, a portrait created by an artificial intelligence program sold at auction for more than $400,000. But there's controversy surrounding the story - did the team that created the work of art steal the artist? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 01, 2018
TechStuff's Spooky Halloween Spectacular!
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In celebration of Halloween, we take a look at an article from HowStuffWorks titled 10 Scary Modern Technologies. From drones to voices coming out of thin air, we peek under the big scary bed that is technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 31, 2018
The Trials of MakerBot
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What happens when a company abandons its core philosophy? MakerBot went from embracing open source to incorporating proprietary technology, alienating makers and shedding co-founders as a result. Here's what happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 30, 2018
How MakerBot Was Born
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MakerBot is known as the company that brought 3D printing into the consumer market. We learn about how the company was spawned from a project intended to turn the manufacturing world upside down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 29, 2018
TechStuff Classic: How Theremins Work
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So what exactly is a theremin? It's got an unmistakably unique sound, and it's one of the world's first electronic musical instruments. Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore all things theremin, from the story of its inventor to playing techniques. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 26, 2018
Sleepy Time Tech
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What happens when sleep and technology meet? From sleep trackers to the world's first "sleep robot," we look at the science behind sleeping and the tech that tries to exploit it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 25, 2018
Powerful Lasers and Their Uses
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How do lasers work? What are the most powerful lasers out there today and what do they do? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 24, 2018
E-Waste and What To Do With It
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What is electronic waste? What makes it so problematic? And what's the best way to deal with it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 23, 2018
AI Gone Rude
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Science fiction authors have thoroughly explored what could happen if we implement artificial intelligence irresponsibly. But they didn't predict that Microsoft would have to rein in a rogue, foul-mouthed chatbot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 22, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Stares at Laser Eye Surgery
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How does laser eye surgery work? How does the human eye work? What types of eye problems can laser eye surgery correct? Join Jonathan and Chris for a closer look at laser eye surgery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 19, 2018
Could we make a sarcastic supercomputer?
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As we develop more advanced natural language systems, will we ever reach a point where a computer can detect not just what we say but what we actually mean? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 18, 2018
More Space Planes
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In this episode, we learn about more recent and proposed space planes. What happens when they transition from experimental aircraft to practical vehicles? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 17, 2018
Planes in Spaaaace
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What is a space plane and how does it work? From the Space Shuttle to the super secret X-37B, we look at the designs and proposals for reusable spacecraft. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 16, 2018
Voting and Technology
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Bob Sullivan of the Breach Podcast joins the show to talk about the intersection between tech and voting. Is there a sweet spot? And do voting machines make the process more or less secure? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 15, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Ponders an Enigma
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What was the Enigma machine? What is a cipher? How did the Enigma machine work? Join Chris and Jonathan to learn more about cryptography. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 12, 2018
Death of the Amiga
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The Amiga computers had a reputation for being incredibly powerful, particularly for video applications. But numerous problems at Commodore meant the system was living on borrowed time. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 11, 2018
The Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000
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Following the somewhat disappointing performance of the Amiga 1000, Commodore released two new computers to try and capture both the high-end market and the budget computer customer. We look at these two legendary systems and the politics that interfered with them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 10, 2018
Building the First Amiga Computer
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Jay Miner and his team of engineers were hard at work building the components for the Amiga 1000. Meanwhile, Atari and Commodore were maneuvering against each other and putting Amiga in the middle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 09, 2018
The Birth of Amiga
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TechStuff listener Matt wanted to know more about the Amiga line of computers. We take a look at how an engineer from Atari took a big leap in order to achieve his goal of building the best home computer of the early 1980s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 08, 2018
Introducing: Daniel & Jorge Explain the Universe
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Daniel’s a particle physicist who conducts research using the Large Hadron Collider. Jorge’s the cartoonist behind PhD comics, one of the web’s geekiest (and funniest) comics! And with their powers combined, they’re on a mission to Explain the Universe! Join them as they discuss in this episode if science fiction movies get time-travel right and if it will ever be possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 06, 2018
TechStuff Classic: What does NASA's Mission Control Do?
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Reaching space is difficult, and returning safely is even trickier. Luckily for astronauts, Mission Control follows each shuttle launch in minute detail, and they're on standby to tackle any imaginable problem. Tune in to learn more about exploring space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 05, 2018
TechStuff Gets a MoviePass
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Susannah asked that I do an episode about the company MoviePass. Where did it come from? What impact did it have on the entertainment industry? And does it have a future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 04, 2018
The Podcast Patent Problem
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How did a patent filed in 1996 cause huge headaches in the podcasting industry? And how did a decision in 2018 finally put the matter to rest? We look at the case of Personal Audio LLC versus podcasting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 03, 2018
What is Apple's Neural Engine?
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Listener Dan wanted to know more about Apple's "neural engine." What exactly is it, and what can it do? We explore how a system on a chip can power machine learning in a smartphone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 02, 2018
The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
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On October 1, 1982, EPCOT Center opened at Walt Disney World. But that Epcot wasn't the same thing as Walt Disney's initial vision. We look into the history of a futuristic community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 01, 2018
TechStuff Classic: The Tech of Firefighting
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Firefighters are an invaluable part of every community, but how does firefighting work? What tech will you find on a fire truck? Join Jonathan and Chris as they look at the technology behind firefighting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 28, 2018
How Game Engines Work
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What exactly is a game engine? What are the notable game engines out there today? And how do they work? A request from listener Tongki. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 27, 2018
The Worst Video Games of All Time . . . Since 2011
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Back in 2011, we asked listeners what they thought the worst video games of all time were. In this episode, we look at games that received some of the worst reviews since 2011. What makes a bad game so awful? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 26, 2018
Netflix to Today
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Netflix has shifted focus to streaming video, though it still operates a DVD rental service. What were some of the challenges and roadblocks the company encountered over the past few years? And what the heck was Qwikster? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 25, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster
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Netflix has faced many competitors, but none gave the company as much trouble as Blockbuster. In this episode, we continue Netflix's story and how Blockbuster almost came from behind to topple Netflix's DVD rental service. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 24, 2018
TechStuff Classic: Can we stop an asteroid from hitting Earth?
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Could we blow up an asteroid like in the movie Armageddon? Join Jonathan and Chris as they tackle what may become one of Earth's most important questions: What do we need to do to be better prepared for an asteroid impact? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 21, 2018
Netflix's Early Years
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In our continuation of the story of Netflix, we look at how the young company changed dramatically over the first few years of its existence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 20, 2018
The Netflix Story
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Listener Kevin wants to know the story behind the company that buried Blockbuster. In this episode, we look at the early years of Netflix and how it weathered some rough times to get a foothold. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 19, 2018
The Nvidia Story So Far
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We continue our look at the company that created the term GPU. How did Nvidia rise to dominance after such an uncertain start? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 18, 2018
Graphics and Nvidia
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Nvidia is a company perhaps best known for its graphics processing units. Where did it come from and how has it impacted computing? A request from listener Matthew. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 17, 2018
Techstuff Classic: Eureka Archimedes
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Who was Archimedes, and what did he actually invent? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at the works of Archimedes -- including his historically famous, controversial death ray design. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 14, 2018
TechStuff Goes Dark
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What is the dark web? What is its purpose? What sort of stuff is on there? We shine the light on a dark topic, as requested by listener Tyler. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 13, 2018
The Cambridge Analytica Scandal
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In early 2018, the data analysis and marketing firm Cambridge Analytica came under fire in both the United States and the United Kingdom for different reasons. What exactly happened and how have things changed as a result? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 12, 2018
The Founding of Cambridge Analytica
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Cambridge Analytica made headlines multiple times during its relatively short history. Where did the company come from and what did it have to do with Facebook? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 11, 2018
Silencing the Echo Chamber
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We've changed the way we get information, and that has changed our perceptions of the world. How have echo chambers formed through tech and what can you do to make sure you're not just getting the information that confirms your perspective? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 10, 2018
TechStuff Classic: What are QR Codes?
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How do QR codes store information? What’s the difference between a QR code and a barcode? Why did it take so long for QR codes to take off? Join Chris and Jonathan as they break down QR codes in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 07, 2018
Three Nuclear Disasters
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What happened at the nuclear power plants at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima? What did we learn from those disasters? And how bad were they? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 06, 2018
The Hot Take on Cold Fusion
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Cold fusion would transform our world in ways we can't even imagine. Is it really possible? Jonathan explores the science to find the answer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 05, 2018
How a Fusion Reactor Would Work
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Nuclear power can generate a lot of electricity, but fission brings with it some drawbacks. What if we used fusion? We look at the difference between the two processes and learn about attempts to harness the power of the stars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 04, 2018
How Nuclear Power Plants Work
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How does a fission-based nuclear reactor work? What are some of the proposed modifications of this technology that could potentially make it a more attractive way to generate electricity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 03, 2018
TechStuff Classic: How Sonar Works
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Sonar uses sound to gauge the distance between objects. Although most people associate sonar with submarines, humans use sonar for a lot more than underwater navigation. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris take a look at the mechanics behind sonar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 31, 2018
The Decline and Fall of Pebble
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Just a few short years after it burst on the scene with an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, the Pebble company fell apart. What happened and what did we learn? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 30, 2018
The Origin of Pebble
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Where did the Pebble Smartwatch come from? We look at the story behind one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 29, 2018
Web Analytics and Your Data
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How much of your personal information gets collected on the Web? Can you protect your information from prying eyes? And should you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 28, 2018
How Web Analytics Work
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How do web analytics companies gather data? How much could these companies know about you? How hard is it to identify a person based off their browsing history? Get paranoid in this episode requested by listener Raff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 27, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Tests the Emergency Broadcast System
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What was the Emergency Broadcast System? What did it have to do with the Cold War? How is the Emergency Alert System different from the old EBS? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explain the origin of the EBS and the EAS. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 24, 2018
How Fender Changed After the Acquisition
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When CBS bought Fender guitars, the new bosses had some big changes in mind. How did that turn out and how is the Fender of today different from the company that helped spawn new genres of music? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 23, 2018
TechStuff Shreds on Fender Guitars
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What's the story behind Fender Musical Instruments? From the iconic Stratocaster to today's company, we take a look at this iconic name in American musical history. Request by listener Greg. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 22, 2018
Making Tech Accessible
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Listener Kenn wanted to know about the process of designing assitive and accessible technologies. Technology has the potential to assist people with disabilities. But designing such tech requires a lot of consideration. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 21, 2018
TechStuff Builds a Sound System
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What are the different components in a high-tech sound system and what does each one do? TechStuff gives a rundown on audio equipment. Request by Karl-Ludwig. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 20, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Curious About Mars
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What is the success rate for sending missions to Mars? What made the Curiosity rover mission so special? What would it take to get people to and from Mars safely? Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a closer look at the latest Mars mission. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 17, 2018
The Death of Blockbuster
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The once mighty franchise has dwindled down to a single location. What led to the downfall of Blockbuster? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 16, 2018
The Birth of Blockbuster
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TechStuff listener Paul wanted to know the story behind the company Blockbuster. How did this franchise emerge to threaten mom and pop video rental stores? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 15, 2018
The Cutting Edge of Forensic Technology
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We continue our look at forensic technology. What sort of cutting edge tech do investigators use? And how close is it to Hollywood's version? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 14, 2018
TechStuff Investigates Forensic Technology
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We've seen the Hollywood version of forensic scientists, but what sort of tech do real forensics experts rely upon when conducting an investigation? From fingerprints to digital surveillance, we take a look at the tools of the trade. A request by listener Hakeem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 13, 2018
TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Listens in on Sound Files
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What do sound files do? Why are there so many different kinds of sound files? What's the difference between uncompressed, lossless and lossy formats? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris explain the differences between all those sound files. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 10, 2018
TechStuff Boards the Space Shuttle Program
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The Space Shuttle program in the United States was a story filled with triumph and tragedy. We take a closer look at the technology of the space shuttle, as requested by listener Lim. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 09, 2018
It Is, In Fact, Rocket Science
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Recently, I covered a lot of early spacecraft. But how did we get those darn things into space in the first place? In this episode, I trace the history of rocketry and look at some of the launch vehicles that slipped the bonds of Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 08, 2018
More Apollo and The Soyuz Spacecraft
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We conclude our look at the Apollo space program and climb aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, which are still used to this day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 07, 2018
The Apollo Missions
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The Gemini project was a stepping stone to what seemed like an impossible goal - put astronauts on the Moon and return them to Earth safely. The Apollo spacecraft would be the vehicle to take on the challenge. We look at the triumph and tragedy of the early Apollo program. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 06, 2018
TechStuff Classic: The MMORPG Story
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What is an MMORPG? What was the first MMORPG? Who coined the term MMORPG? Get online with Chris and Jonathan as they explore the massive, multifaceted world of MMORPGs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 03, 2018
From Voskhod to Gemini
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We continue our episodes about early spacecraft. This time, we go beyond the Vostok and Mercury missions and take a look at what came next.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 02, 2018
The First Manned Spacecraft
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From the Vostok to the Mercury, we take a look at some of the spacecraft responsible for keeping astronauts and cosmonauts safe as they entered the final frontier. And we also take a moment to reflect upon Laika, the first Earth organism to go into orbit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 01, 2018
Cisco Systems Today
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We continue our look into Cisco Systems, a huge company responsible for key technologies that make the stuff you use work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 31, 2018
The Origins of Cisco Systems
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TechStuff listener Gage wanted to hear about the company Cisco Systems, which went from a startup in 1984 to one of the biggest corporations in the US. This is its origin story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 30, 2018
TechStuff Classic: How Nuclear Weapons Work
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During this classic episode, Chris and Jonathan explore one of the world's most dangerous technologies. How do nuclear weapons work? Why are uranium and plutonium important components? What’s the difference between a fission and a fusion bomb? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 27, 2018
More on NLP and where voice assistants come from
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We conclude our investigation into what makes natural language processing tick and explore the history of assistants like Siri, Alexa and Cortana. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 26, 2018
The challenge of natural language processing
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TechStuff listener Nate wanted to know about natural language processing. How can computer scientists teach machines to understand human language and why is it so hard to do? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 25, 2018
I'm sorry, what did you say?
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We explore the history and evolution of speech recognition, one of the foundational technologies behind voice assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 24, 2018
Phishing, Spear Phishing and Whaling
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What exactly is phishing and how does it work? From corporate espionage to political manipulation, we explore how people leverage old, deceptive strategies in the digital age. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 23, 2018
TechStuff Classic: Slow Motion Film and High Speed Photography
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How does film work? What are the basic parts of a camera? How can you take a photo of a high-speed subject and get a clear picture? Tune in as Chris and Jonathan break down the tech behind slow motion and high speed photography. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 20, 2018
How ASIMO Worked
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Superfan Kat asked for an episode all about Honda's robot ASIMO, which was recently retired. Learn all about the bot meant to interact with human beings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 19, 2018
Scams, Hoaxes and Technological Flim Flam
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about some of the biggest shams, hoaxes and flim-flam in tech. Put that skepticism to work! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 18, 2018
How Critical Thinking Works
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In the 1000th episode of TechStuff, Jonathan explores the concepts of skepticism and critical thinking and why they are important not just in the world of tech but everywhere. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 17, 2018
The State of AI
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In June 2018, Ian Hogarth and Nathan Benaich released a report on how far AI has advanced over 12 months. We take a look at artificial intelligence, where we are and where we're heading next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 16, 2018
TechStuff Classic: Anonymity
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Is it possible that privacy is becoming less of a social norm? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan explore how the internet and online social networks have influenced changing attitudes about personal privacy. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 13, 2018
Over Hill and Over Dell (Dell Story Part Two)
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After Dell Computers' meteoric rise, the company hit some rough waters. In this episode, we learn what happened, how Michael Dell was able to buy back the company he created and what he plans next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 12, 2018
Dude, You Got a Dell
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Michael Dell founded his company when he was a teenager. In this episode, we learn how he took a good business idea and turned it into a billion-dollar company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 11, 2018
What exactly is GDPR
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Legisliation from the European Union has forced many companies to scramble to comply to new rules and regulations. What exactly is General Data Protection Regulation? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 10, 2018
TechStuff Update Grab Bag
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Sometimes, after I cover a topic, stuff keeps happening. It's pretty rude. But this episode is all about following up on recent tech stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 09, 2018
TechStuff Classic: Say My Name
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Who was Heisenberg? What was his contribution to quantum mechanics? What is the uncertainty principle? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 06, 2018
The Best and Worst of Crowdfunding
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Crowdfunding and platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGogo have changed the way people get funding for projects, including big tech projects. In this episode, we look at examples of some of the best and worst tech-related crowdfunding campaigns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 05, 2018
TechStuff Moments with Mr. Lincoln
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The Disneyland attraction Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln originally started out as a World's Fair attraction before taking up residence in the Happiest Place on Earth. We look at the history, technology and evolution of this popular Disney attraction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 04, 2018
Vaporware: The Software Edition
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From computer games that never made it out of development to entire operating systems, we look at some of the greatest software that never made it to users. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 03, 2018
Go Go Gadget Vaporware!
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In this episode, we round up some examples of promised gadgets that never delivered. From a self-adjusting belt to a pair of camera glasses promoted by Lady Gaga, this episode is all about vaporware. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 02, 2018
Techstuff Classic: What about (Microsoft) Bob
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What was Microsoft Bob? What was the major security flaw in Bob? Why did Bob flop? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the rise and fall of Microsoft Bob. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 29, 2018
What is Microsoft up to Today?
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From mixed reality to political controversy, we explore the recent activity of the world's largest software company: Microsoft. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 28, 2018
An Update on Microsoft
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TechStuff listener Rob asked "What has Microsoft been up to since you recorded The Microsoft Story Part 2 in 2013?" We find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 27, 2018
Defense against the Dark DDoS Arts
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We take a closer look at different DDoS strategies as well as how cyber security experts try to handle attacks. Is there anything you can do to help limit DDoS attacks? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 26, 2018
DDoS Attacks 101
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What exactly is a denial of service attack? And what makes one a distributed denial of service? In this episode, we learn more about the basics of DDoS attacks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 25, 2018
Techstuff Classic: Techstuff Talks to Rooster Teeth
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What is Rooster Teeth Productions? What is machinima? How did Red vs. Blue get started? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris interview Burnie Burns, the pioneering founder of Rooster Teeth Productions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 22, 2018
Frequency Hopping
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We finish our story about Hedy Lamarr and look at how frequency hopping works and is un underlying technology for many modern communications systems. And then we have some fun talking about celebrity inventions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 21, 2018
Hopping with Hedy Lamarr
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Classic film star Hedy Lamarr was celebrated for her appearance but what many people didn't know was that she also co-invented a method of communication that underlies many technologies today. We learn more about Hedy Lamarr and frequency hopping. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 20, 2018
How to Make a Podcast
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Podcasting has become increasingly popular over the years. What do you need to know to start your own? We give tips on how to go about creating your very own podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 19, 2018
Caught up with eBay
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What has eBay been up to over the last few years? We catch up with the company and bring our story up to the present day. As long as that present day is in 2018. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 18, 2018
Open vs Closed: A TechStuff Debate
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What are the benefits of each type of system? What are the drawbacks? Who won the debate? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explores the respective pros and cons on each side of the great debate between open and closed systems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 15, 2018
eBay Goes Corporate
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Meg Whitman's tenure at eBay changed the company's culture dramatically. Why did eBay buy Skype, and why do some people say that was a huge mistake?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 14, 2018
Stuff Younger than TechStuff
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We look at some more companies and services that launched after TechStuff became a show back in 2008, including some stuff that didn't get the chance to stick around. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 13, 2018
TechStuff is Older Than...
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TechStuff has been a podcast for 10 years. In that time, several companies and services have launched. In this episode, we look at some familiar names that were unknown back when TechStuff first aired. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 12, 2018
TechStuff's 10th Anniversary Spectacular!
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TechStuff launched in June, 2008. What has changed in tech over that decade? Jonathan looks back at 10 years of the biggest hits, flops and stories in tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 11, 2018
Techstuff Classic: The Sad Tale of Hitchbot
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What was HitchBot all about and what happened to it? From hitchiking across Canada to a violent end in Philadelphia, we tell the robot's story. Scott Benjamin guest hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 08, 2018
eBay Makes Billionaires
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It only took a couple of years for eBay to go from a hobby to a multi-million-dollar corporation. In this episode, we trace eBay's journey to its initial public offering, which turned its founder into a billionaire overnight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 07, 2018
The Early Days of eBay
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TechStuff listener Niel asked that we take a look at eBay. How did a Mac programmer get the idea for the auction web site? What was the first thing sold? And how did it take off? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 06, 2018
TechStuff Gets on the Radar
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Several TechStuff listeners have asked me to do an episode about radar. In this episode, we take a quick look at several of the people responsible for the design and deployment of radar and how it works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 05, 2018
Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions
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After producing two critically acclaimed but low-selling games, what did Tim Schafer and his Double Fine Production company do next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 04, 2018
Techstuff Classic: The Mythology of Area 51
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Area 51 factors into stories about everything from weather-control devices to aliens. Ben Bowlin joins the show to look at the mythology of Area 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 01, 2018
Tim Schafer: From Monkey Island to Brutal Legend
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TechStuff listener Juan asked that we talk about Tim Schafer, a computer game designer famous for making clever, quirky adventure games. In this first episode, we look at his years working for LucasArts games and the early days of his own Double Fine Productions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 31, 2018
Demystifying WiFi
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Where did the WiFi standard come from? What are the differences of the various flavors of WiFi? And why should you care? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 30, 2018
Instagram Gets Big
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Shortly after Instagram launched, Facebook moved to acquire the company for a billion dollars. What made the photo sharing service so valuable and what's happened to it since? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 29, 2018
The Birth of Instagram
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Listener Nelly asked me to look into the story of Instagram. In this episode, we learn about the co-founders and the abandoned app that ended up spawning the popular photo-sharing service. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 28, 2018
Techstuff Classic: The Max Headroom Incident
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How did hackers take over a television signal in the late 1980s? Stuff You Should Know's Chuck Bryant joins the show to talk about the Max Headroom Incident. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 25, 2018
TechStuff Profile: Robert N. Hall
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Dr. Robert N. Hall died in 2016 at the age of 96. The New York Times published an obituary two years later. What were Dr. Hall's contributions to technology? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 24, 2018
Engage the Cloaking Device
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A popular gadget in science fiction is the cloaking device, a technology capable of rendering entire vehicles invisible. Recently, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania created what some call a cloaking device. What's going on? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 23, 2018
What is Project Maven?
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A project dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence into military operations in a real combat theater has prompted more than a dozen Google employees to resign and 4,000 more to sign a petition urging the company to get out of the project. What's going on? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 22, 2018
How LORAN Worked
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Alfred Loomis created the long range navigation system called LORAN. How did it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 21, 2018
Techstuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Flushed
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How do toilets work? What's the secret behind using a Japanese toilet? And can you enter a toilet race? Josh Clark joins the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 18, 2018
TechStuff Profile: Alfred Loomis
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Listener Kris asked that I do a profile on Alfred Lee Loomis, an inventor and philanthropist who had a huge impact on world history and the funding of scientific research. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 17, 2018
TechStuff at the Bat
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Listener Carter asked us to take a look at the technology behind the humble baseball bat. Is it just a stick or is there more to it? From manufacturing to the regulations that define a bat's performance, we find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 16, 2018
The Rise and Fall of Nokia
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A century after its founding, the Finnish company Nokia entered the world of electronics. How did Nokia come to dominate the cellular phone industry and why did it lose enough ground to sell off its mobile division to Microsoft? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 15, 2018
The Origins of Nokia
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Marcus asked me to look into Nokia, and so this episode is about how the company started and grew over several decades. Did you know Nokia is more than 100 years old? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 14, 2018
Techstuff Classic: The Sewing Machine
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Holly Frey from Stuff You Missed in History Class joins the show to talk about the sewing machine and how it shaped patent law. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 12, 2018
Why did Gibson Declare Bankruptcy?
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By the 1960s, Gibson was well established as a premier electric guitar manufacturing company. But the following decades brought strife to Gibson, and in 2018 the company declared bankruptcy. What went wrong? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 11, 2018
The Birth of Gibson Guitars
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From a humble luthier in Kalamzoo michigan to the introduction of the Les Paul signatue guitar, we take a look at the early days of Gibson. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 10, 2018
How Speakers and Amplifiers Work
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How does a speaker generate sound? What does an amplifier do and how does it work? We learn more about the science and tech behind our audio equipment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 09, 2018
The History of Loudspeakers
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Where did the loudspeaker come from? How did we go from acoustic horns to electronic speakers? We learn about the inventors who made speakers possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 08, 2018
Death Star Weaponry
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How did the Death Star's superlaser work? Is such a weapon even possible? And what the heck was up with that ventilation shaft? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 07, 2018
Techstuff Classic: Mars Simulation Takes to the HI-SEAS
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Recently, a year-long isolation experiment simulating a mission to Mars concluded. What were the results? And why did it happen in Hawaii? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 05, 2018
Death Star Support Systems
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From its propulsion systems to artificial gravity, we explore the greatest weapon in the galaxy. May the 4th be with you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 04, 2018
The Story of Oracle: Part Three
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In part three of our series, we explore what kept the database software company called Oracle busy between 2000 and 2018. Learn about the acquisitions, the executive shuffling and the controversies! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 02, 2018
The Story of Oracle: Part Two
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In the early 1990s, Oracle found itself teetering on the edge of disaster. What nearly sunk the company and how did it recover? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 01, 2018
The Story of Oracle: Part One
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Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison has earned himself a flamboyant reputation among the tech elite. How did a self-taught programmer help start the second-biggest software company in the world? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 30, 2018
Techstuff Classic: How MP3 Compression Works
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How does a computer program decide which bits of an audio file to keep and which to ditch during compression? We learn about the mp3 algorithm and Jonathan talks about math a lot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 28, 2018
The NetSuite Story
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Where did NetSuite come from and what does it do? We look at the story behind the world's first cloud computing company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 27, 2018
Two Turntables and a TechStuff Episode
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TechStuff Listener Gellert asked that I cover DJ tech in an episode. That includes a lot of stuff, so today's episode is specifically about turntables. Where did they come from and how have they changed? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 27, 2018
Cloud Computing Overview: Part Two
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What are some of the modern uses for cloud computing? How safe is it? And who owns all that data anyway? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 26, 2018
Cloud Computing Overview: Part One
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What exactly is cloud computing? We trace the development of cloud computing from the days of mainframes to the modern Internet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 25, 2018
The Birth of the Turntable
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From phonautographs to the early record players, we take a look at the birth of the turntable as an entertainment device.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 25, 2018
End to End Encryption Services
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An anonymous listener wanted to know more about end to end encryption. How is it possible to encrypt information across the Internet so that only the right person can read it? We explore the world of cryptology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 24, 2018
Techstuff Classic: The Dirt on Digital Audio
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How is audio recorded digitally? In this first episode on a series about mp3 and digital audio, Jonathan breaks down how we convert sound into 0s and 1s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 21, 2018
Getting MIDI With It
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What is MIDI and how does it work? We answer a request from listener Jesse and take a look at the history and evolution of MIDI and what it is (and is not).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 20, 2018
Listener Grab Bag
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Sometimes, I get requests for topics that aren't quite robust enough for a full episode. Here I'll cover several requests and give shortish answers to them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 18, 2018
The Nintendo Story: Part Four
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It's been two years since we last detailed the course of Nintendo. What has the company been up to since April 2016? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 13, 2018
Send in the Clones: The IBM PC Story
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IBM was known for its business-to-business operations. So when the corporate giant decided to get into the home computer market, people took notice. How did IBM establish the PC as the de facto standard in home computing? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 11, 2018
How Apple Survived the PC Wars: Part Two
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After introducing the Macintosh computer, Apple struggled a bit to ensure its future. As it continued to rely upon the sturdy Apple II platform, the company tried to forge a new path. How did it go? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 06, 2018
How Apple Survived the PC Wars: Part One
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In 1976, two Steves got together and created a startup company called Apple. Their computers ushered in an era of home computers. But the journey didn't always go smoothly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 04, 2018
The Computers That Time Forgot
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We know about Macs and PCs, but there used to be a lot of other personal computers on the market. This is an episode about those machines and what happened to them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 30, 2018
What was Stuxnet? Part Two
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How did investigators unravel the truth behind Stuxnet? And exactly how clever was this piece of malware? We take a closer look at the first documented evidence of a cyber warfare weapon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 28, 2018
Three Cool Talks at Think2018
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Learn about the presentations Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku and Tanmay Bakshi gave at IBM's Think2018 conference. From space to artificial intelligence to using chatbots as therapists, these talks dive into cutting edge ideas and technologies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 28, 2018
Quantum Computing 101
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What exactly is quantum computing? How does it relate to quantum mechanics? And what sort of problems could quantum computing solve in the future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 27, 2018
The Journey To AI
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We have simple forms of AI right now like image recognition and natural language processing. In the future, we may have artificial intelligence that can think the way humans do. But what is going to happen in between? Presenters at IBM's Think2018 conference talk about the use of AI in general and Watson in particular. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 24, 2018
What was Stuxnet? Part One
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In 2010, a computer virus targeting specialized equipment at an Iranian nuclear facility made world news. What was Stuxnet and what did it have to do with uranium enrichment centrifuges? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 23, 2018
The Think 2018 Science Slam Part Two
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At IBM's science slam at Think2018, three more scientists explain their work and how it impacts the world. We learn about a 3D microscope that can observe plankton in the open sea, how we can make sure that the AI we create in the future is unbiased and how quantum computers are poised to fuel a new computer revolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 22, 2018
The Think 2018 Science Slam Part One
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At IBM's Think2018 conference, several scientists got up to give short presentations on groundbreaking work they are pursuing that could shape our world in the years to come. In this episode, we learn about crypto anchors and lattice-based cryptography for a post quantum computing world. Science! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 21, 2018
TechStuff Takes Off The Training Wheels
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From the earliest two-wheeled, human-powered vehicles to today's racing bicycles, we look at how the humble bike was invented and how it evolved over the decades. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 21, 2018
Jonathan Attends IBM Think 2018
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Jonathan attends the Think 2018 conference in Las Vegas, where IBM showcases the latest in technologies ranging from AI to quantum computing. Hear about what he plans to explore while there. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2018
An Update On IPv6
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Back in 2011, TechStuff did an episode about why we needed to switch to the IPv6 protocol. Where are we at now, and why exactly is it necessary? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 16, 2018
First Contact (Lens)
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How were contact lenses invented? Who came up with the idea? How were they first made? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 14, 2018
The Naughty Dog Story Part Two
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How did Naughty Dog follow up the smash hit of Crash Bandicoot? And how did the departure of the two co-founders affect the company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 09, 2018
Good Games From a Naughty Dog
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Naughty Dog is the company behind games like Crash Bandicoot and the Uncharted series. What's the story behind the games? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 07, 2018
Gone Baby Gone - The Deleted Story
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How deleted is deleted? What does it take to truly eradicate digital data? And are deleted messages completely beyond retrieval? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 02, 2018
The Phantom Zone
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In the early 2000s, a company called Infinium Labs promised to revolutionize gaming with a console called The Phantom. It never materialized. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 28, 2018
The Boston Dynamics Story
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You've seen the video of a man kicking a four legged robot. But what's the story behind the robotics company that built it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 23, 2018
Evolution of Watching TV
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The way we consume traditional media continues to evolve. The age of the DVR ushered in time-shifting viewing habits. But now with services like Sling TV we also have place-shifting opportunities. We talk with Sling TV to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 21, 2018
An Interview with the Creators of Homestar Runner
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The creators of Homestar Runner hop on TechStuff to talk about their pioneering work in web series production and how StrongBad is going to catch up on that huge email backlog. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 16, 2018
Swipe Right: Dating in the Digital Age
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Happy Valentine's Day! Today, we look at the apps and services meant to connect people to one another. What's the story behind the romance? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 14, 2018
The Uber Story Part Two
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Recently, Uber has been under the magnifying glass as corporate policies and executive behavior have drawn criticisms from around the world. What's going on with the ride sharing company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 09, 2018
The Uber Story Part One
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Uber set out to disrupt the cab hailing industry. How did it get its start? And are the stories of underhanded tactics true? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 07, 2018
Put on Your Jetpacks and Let's Fly!
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The jetpack is a staple in science fiction transportation. Is the technology practical? Will we all one day dart around using personal jetpacks? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 02, 2018
TechStuff Takes a Ride in a Personal Submarine
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Scott Benjamin from CarStuff joins the show to talk about the unusual world of personal submarines. What's the tech behind this luxurious, dangerous extravagance? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 31, 2018
Time to Talk About Clocks
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Where did the first mechanized clocks come from and how did they work? It's time to talk about time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 26, 2018
CES 2018 Roundup
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Every year, manufacturers, retailers and the press gather in Las Vegas to look at the latest in tech. What were the big takeaways this year, apart from an awkward power outage? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 24, 2018
The YouTube Story Part Three
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Our three part series concludes with an examination of what's been going on with YouTube recently. From advertising crises to weird algorithms that create surreal and disturbing videos for kids, we look at it all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 19, 2018
The YouTube Story Part Two
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Picking up in 2007, we explore how YouTube grew rapidly, launching a few folks into celebrity status in the process. How did YouTube change in that time? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 17, 2018
The YouTube Story Part One
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How did YouTube get its start? We trace the history from its days as an independent company to the historic Google acquisition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 12, 2018
How Pagers Work
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Remember pagers? Who invented them and how do they work? How are they related to gangsters and the CIA? And who still uses them? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 10, 2018
The Sierra OnLine Story
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Jonathan talks with Ken Williams, co-founder of Sierra Games. We look at how a husband and wife team created one of the most powerful computer game companies in the 1980s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 05, 2018
How Blockchain Works
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Technology analysts say blockchain is the technology of the future. So what exactly is it and how does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 03, 2018
TechStuff Predicts 2018
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What's in store for us in the world of technology in 2018? From net neutrality to the next iPhone, Jonathan stares into his faulty crystal ball to make some predictions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 29, 2017
The TechStuff 2017 Predictions Report Card
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A year ago, Jonathan and friends made a bunch of predictions about what might happen in 2017. Did things go the way we expected? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 27, 2017
TechStuff Looks Back on 2017
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From massive data breaches to Uber's scandalous year, we take a look at some of the biggest tech stories to break in 2017. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 22, 2017
TechStuff Goes to the Ice Rink
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How do you make an ice rink in an area that has a temperature above water's freezing point? We look at the big tech needed to make a lot of ice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 20, 2017
The Physics of Star Wars
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On the release date for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we present an episode on how the physics of Star Wars works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 15, 2017
How the EFF Works
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What does the Electronic Frontier Foundation do? We look at the organization, its goals and some important landmark cases that the EFF has participated in. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 13, 2017
Operation Sundevil and the Birth of the EFF - Part Two
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Our story about Operation Sundevil continues as we see how the Secret Service and various law enforcement agencies made the formation of the EFF a necessity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 08, 2017
Operation Sundevil and the Birth of the EFF - Part One
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We dive into the complex history of the hacker culture that prompted the US Secret Service to conduct massive raids and how the Electronic Frontier Foundation was born from it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 06, 2017
The HowStuffWorks Story Part Two
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How did HowStuffWorks transform from a website into a podcast network? Some special guests join the show to talk about the transition from writer to Internet superstar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 01, 2017
The HowStuffWorks Story Part One
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How did HowStuffWorks get started? We look at the humble beginnings of the site and how it evolved over the early years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 29, 2017
Dip Into the 7 Layers of the OSI Model
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Time for a delicious 7-layer dip! Only this dip is into the layers in the Open Systems Interconnection or OSI model. What is this model and how does it relate to telecommunications? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 24, 2017
Tron: He Fights For the Users
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Steven Lisberger, writer and director of the 1982 film Tron, joins the show to talk about the tech of making the film and the mythology of Tron itself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 22, 2017
How Camera Stabilization Works
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From physical rigs to special software, we explore the technology that helps keep your camera rock steady when it comes time to snapping the perfect shot. How does that work, anyway? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 17, 2017
How Disney's Happily Ever After Works
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At Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, visitors can witness a nighttime show filled with pyrotechnics and projection mapping. But what makes all that magic actually work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 15, 2017
Xerox: New Market. New Xerox.
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In the conclusion on our series on Xerox, we learn about the monumental political struggles within the company that nearly brought it down from within. And where is Xerox now? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 10, 2017
Xerox: Quick to Innovate. Slow to Integrate.
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After Xerox unveiled its first copier it skyrocketed to success. We learn about how the company made a huge impact on the technology of personal computers without ever making a successful one of its own. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 08, 2017
The Birth of Xerox
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Once upon a time, a company called the Haloid Corporation set out to make a small place in the world of photographic paper. As the decades passed, this little company would evolve into Xerox. In part one, we learn about Xerox's journey to their first automatic copier. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 03, 2017
Making a Board Game - Mondo's The Thing
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The surge in board game popularity prompted this question: how do you make a board game? In this episode, we interview folks from Mondo about the new board game based on The Thing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 01, 2017
Tech of Ghostbusters
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When it's time to figure out the science behind the Ghostbusters films, who ya gonna call? It turns out the answer is Troy Benjamin, who had the task of explaining how Ghostbusters' tech works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 27, 2017
The Tech of Stranger Things
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Jess Royal and John Hilton drop what they're doing on Stranger Things to come by the studio and talk about what their jobs require. From Christmas lights to the upside down, we learn about what it takes to make a show work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 25, 2017
Edison Electric Bikes
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Ryan Hersh, the founder of Edison Bikes, drops by the studio to talk about how a challenge he faced led to a new business in ebikes. We learn the ins and outs of getting a business up and running. The training wheels are off! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 20, 2017
The Tech of Star Trek
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From transporters to replicators, we take a look at the technology of Star Trek. How much of it is based on real technology and how much of it is just plain old magic? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 18, 2017
The Making of Friday the 13th: The Game
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From the initial pitch to a successful crowdfunding campaign to a launch title, we learn how the Friday the 13th game was made. IllFonic CEO Chuck Brungardt joins the show to talk about bringing Jason to virtual life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 13, 2017
The Mixed Bag of Mixed Reality
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What exactly is mixed reality? How far along is the technology? Can VR and AR become successful consumer products? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 11, 2017
The World of eSports
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From professional streamers to full-blown championship tournaments, where did eSports come from and is it really that big a deal? We talk with representatives from Alienware and ELEAGUE about professional gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 06, 2017
How Eye Tracking Tech Works
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What is eye-tracking technology? What can it be used for? Find out about the history and future of eye-tracking tech on this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 04, 2017
The Story of Valve Part Three
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What has Valve been up to since Steam launched? From anticipated sequels to the shift to digital delivery, we look into how this company continues to influence the gaming industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 29, 2017
The Story of Valve Part Two
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Half-Life launched and co-founder Mike Harrington left Valve. What happened next to the company? We follow the story up to 2004. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 27, 2017
The Story of Valve Part One
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How did Valve get started? We explore how two Microsoft Millionaires formed one of the most influential companies in PC gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 22, 2017
Dot Com Part 2
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In part two, we look at a few more companies that fizzled in the wake of the dotcom bubble bursting. From a quick-delivery service to a company that would pay your parking tickets, what happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 20, 2017
The Dot Com Bubble Companies
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The Dot Com Bubble saw the rise and fall of many Web startups. We look a few, from Pets.com to Broadcast.com. What happened to those founders? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 16, 2017
The Origin of the iPhone: Part Two
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We continue the discussion about the birth of the iPhone. As it turns out, it was a very difficult delivery. What's the story behind it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 13, 2017
The Origin of the iPhone: Part One
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It's been 10 years since the iPhone first went on sale. How did it come about and what has its impact been on technology? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 08, 2017
The Def Con Story
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How did Def Con get started? What goes on there? And should you be worried about it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 06, 2017
The History of Podcasting
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From Internet Radio to the emergence of TechStuff, we look at the long and colorful history of podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 01, 2017
ATLAS and the LHC
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What does the ATLAS detector do at the LHC? We explore the detector, the LHC, and hear from Kate Shaw and Steven Goldfarb who both work with ATLAS. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 30, 2017
The Soundcloud Story
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The sound-hosting service SoundCloud narrowly avoided financial collapse in 2017. Where did it come from and can it become profitable? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 25, 2017
Hyperloop and the Boring Podcast
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It's time to revisit the Hyperloop. What is the proposal, and how will it work? And what's up with Elon Musk's Boring Company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 23, 2017
The Alienware Story
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In 1996, a company set out to make its mark on the PC gaming industry. It became known as Alienware. How did it get started and where is it going? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 18, 2017
Musical Analysis at Moogfest
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Producer extraordinaire Noel Brown visited Moogfest in 2017 and got a chance to talk with Alexander Lerch about musical analysis. And how can can analysis lead to generative music? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 16, 2017
Halt! Bot or Not?
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Bots generate more Internet traffic than humans. How can you tell if someone chatting with you is a bot or not? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 11, 2017
AI: Friend or Foe?
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Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have had a public disagreement about the nature of AI. Who is right? Are the bots on their way to destroy us? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 09, 2017
Becoming a Microchipped Cyborg
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Employees at a vending company can elect to get an RFID microchip implant. What's the story behind this and is it a good idea? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 04, 2017
The History of Programming Languages Part Two
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How have programming languages evolved over time? What was wrong with the old ones? How are more recent languages different from the ones first developed? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 02, 2017
The History of Programming Languages Part One
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What was the first programming language? Why are they even necessary? Why are there so many different types of programming languages? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 28, 2017
How Weather Models Work
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What sorcery is this? How do meteorologists actually make weather forecasts after collecting all that data? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 26, 2017
How Meteorologists Work
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How do meteorologists predict the weather? We look at the tools meteorologists use to determine stuff like high and low temperatures, the chance of precipitation and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 21, 2017
How Weather Works
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In an effort to understand meteorology, we first must understand how weather works. What are the complex variables that determine weather patterns? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 20, 2017
Are 4k TVs Worth It?
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What exactly is 4k resolution? How does the number of pixels on a screen correspond to image quality? And are 4k sets really worth it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 14, 2017
Smiley Face Emoji Story
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What's the difference between an emoticon and an emoji? Where did emoji come from? And is it a language? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 12, 2017
The Intel Story Part Two
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From the humble 4004 to today's Kaby Lake, we take a look at the processors and technology Intel has developed over the years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 07, 2017
The Intel Story Part One
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How did the co-founders of Intel go from being "traitors" to two of the early pioneers of silicon valley? We learn about Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 05, 2017
History of Electricity Part Two
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As the 20th century loomed ever closer, the battle waged to determine how we would transmit electricity. Learn about the current wars and why AC ultimately won. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 30, 2017
History of Electricity Part One
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Did you know that engineers were harnessing electricity long before they even knew what it was? We take a look at the history and tech behind electricity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 28, 2017
The Wonderful World of Audio Animatronics
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It might be a small world after all, but how did Disney imagineers create the first audio animatronics and how do they work? Find out in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 23, 2017
Jonathan's E3 2017 Adventure
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Join Jonathan as he describes his experience exploring E3 2017, the expo all about computer and video games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 22, 2017
Ransomware and WannaCry
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What is ransomware? Why does it so often target healthcare organizations? Tune in to learn all about the history of holding data hostage — from Dr. Popp to the recent WannaCry virus. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 16, 2017
Pew Pew Lasers
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Lasers can be used to threaten our enemies, cut steel and even amuse our cats. Find out the history of lasers and how they work in this episode of Techstuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 14, 2017
The Macintosh Story Part 3
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From the return of Steve Jobs to the most recent Macs, we look at how the computer has changed over the years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 09, 2017
The Macintosh Story Part 2
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After its launch, Apple tweaked the Macintosh a bit. Then Apple executives gave Steve Jobs the boot. He would return many years later. We look at the Macintosh during this era. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 08, 2017
The Macintosh Story Part 1
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What's the origin story for the Macintosh computer? We look at the early days of Apple leading up to the launch of one of the most famous Apple products of all time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 02, 2017
Revisiting Net Neutrality
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What is Net Neutrality? Why is it a big deal? And what is the current status of net neutrality? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 01, 2017
The Samsung Story Part 2
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Picking up where we left off, we look at some of the more recent stories about Samsung, including the tricky relationships between the heirs to the Samsung throne. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2017
The Samsung Story Part 1
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How did the company Samsung get its start? From its humble beginnings as a grocery and shipping company, we look at the complicated history of one of South Korea's most influential companies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 24, 2017
The National Facial Recognition Database
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Are you an adult citizen in the US? If so, there's a 50% chance your face is in a law enforcement database. We look at this problematic law enforcement tool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 19, 2017
Close, but No Nuclear War
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The world has teetered on the brink of nuclear war a few times. Sometimes, it was because of technical glitches. Sometimes, it was because of coincidences. We explore some very close calls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 17, 2017
The Google Glass Story
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Was Google Glass an idea ahead of its time? What are its origins and where is it today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 12, 2017
Bestselling Games of All Time
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What are the bestselling video games of all time? Find out some of the top performers for systems dating back to the Atari 2600. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 09, 2017
The Digg Story
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It all began with a startup led by a TechTV host. Then it evolved into a massively influential site, only to seemingly implode a short while later. What's the story behind Digg? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 05, 2017
The TV Story Part 3
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From projection televisions to LED screens, we explore the more recent advancements in television technology. What the heck is HDR, anyway? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 03, 2017
The TV Story Part 2
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Controversy continues as we look at the development of electronic televisions. Was Philo T. Farnsworth the real inventor of the TV? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 28, 2017
The TV Story Part 1
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Who invented the television? Well, it's complicated. We look at the science behind TV and the first mechanical sets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 26, 2017
How USB Ports Work
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The USB has become a standard port in tech. How did it get started and how does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 21, 2017
What was Gopher?
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Once upon a time, a text-based Internet navigation system was poised to become the primary way we interact with the net. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 19, 2017
The FitBit Story
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How did two guys with no manufacturing experience create a successful company that has defined an entire new industry? We look at Fitbit's story and the tech that powers their products. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 14, 2017
TechStuff is Under Siege
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From catapults to ballista, we explore the world of siege engines. Which ones were real? Which are fantasy? And how did they work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 12, 2017
The id Software Story Part Two
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From humble beginnings to massive success, we follow the rest of the id Software story. When did the founders leave and why? And what's going on there now? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 07, 2017
The id Software Story Part One
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They made games like Doom and Quake, but where did id Software come from? In this episode, we explore the origins of a major name in computer games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 05, 2017
Tech Memes
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What is a meme? What are some of the notable tech memes, and where do they come from? How does something become a meme? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 29, 2017