TechStuff

TechStuff Podcast

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.

Volkswagen: Beyond the Beetle
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...

The Dark Origins of Volkswagen
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Enters the Singularity
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...


The Tech of 2004 to 2018
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...

The Tech of 2014 to 2018
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...

A Decade In Review (But Only 2009 to 2013)
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Remembers Aaron Swartz
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...

More Top Tech Stories of 2019
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...

Tech Stories of 2019 - The Bummer Episode
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays with Carbon Nanotubes
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...

The Dangers of Public WiFi
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...

Rerun: Augmenting Your Reality
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Navigates Google Maps
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...

Rerun: Bad Computer Bugs
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...

Human Centric Design and the Mazda CX-30
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...


TechStuff Classic: Are we living in a computer simulation?
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...

July 16, 1969 / “We Have Liftoff!” (An episode of 9 Days In July)
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 ast...

Rerun: Shh! How Soundproofing Works
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...


Flying the Friendly Future (An Episode of The Restless Ones)
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 ...

Rerun: How Tech Could Make Better Chocolate
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...

Rerun: How Tech Could Make Better Chocolate
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...


TechStuff Classic: Social Media and You
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...

Hinge founder: I don't believe in “the one”
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 believ...

Biofuel Bonanza
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...


Fake It Til You Make It
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...

TechStuff Classic: The Wonderful Wizard Named Woz
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...

Lighting Up the Holidays
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...


Introducing: This Time Tomorrow, a New Podcast about 5G Innovations
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 reli...

Blizzard Meltdown
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...

TechStuff Classic: How Motion Capture Works
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...


TechStuff Classic: How Motion Capture Works
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...

Things Get Hot for Blizzard
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...

Winter is Coming: The Early Days of Blizzard
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...


TechStuff Classic: The Firefox Story
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...

Media in the Stream
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...

The Birth of the Electric Chair
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Takes the Ingress
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...

The Trials and Tribulations of the 737 MAX
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...

The Basics of Electricity
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets MegaUploaded
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...

Scams and Hoaxes
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...

The Shocking History of Electricity in Medicine
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Industrial Light and Magic
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...

TechStuff ReRun: The Wonderful World of Audio Animatronics
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...

TechStuff ReRun: The Wonderful World of Audio Animatronics
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...


Machine Consciousness
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Rides in Electric Cars
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Rides in Electric Cars
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...


The Modern Submarine
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...

TechStuff Dives into Submarines
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets an ESRB Rating
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...


TechStuff Takes a Gander at Propaganda
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...

TechStuff Looks through a Telescope
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Jumps From Space
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Jumps From Space
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...

Introducing: Behind the Influence
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...

The Rise and Fall of G4 TV
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...


The TechTV Story
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets a Bright Idea
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...

How IBM and Red Hat Are Transforming IT
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...


How IBM and Red Hat Are Transforming IT
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...

Android Dumps Desserts
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...

Android Ice Cream Sandwiches
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff has Klout
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...

It's My Way or the Huawei
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...

Why is Everything Made in China?
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...


TechStuff Classic: How Hand-drawn Animation Works
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...

The GE of Today
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...

GE and the House That Jack Built
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...


TechStuff Classic: How DNA Computers Work
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...

GE Through World War II
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...

The Founding of G&E
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Salty
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...

Shh! The Tech is Listening!
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...

Formula 1 - 101
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...


Techstuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Password Security
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...

Introducing: Hush Money
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...

Video Game Tech '89
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...


Update E Scooters
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at the LHC
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...

Can I Read Your Mind
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...


The Death of 3D Television
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...

TechStuff Classic: More Data, More Problems
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...

Odd, Silly and Unnecessary Inventions
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...


Boeing and the Commercial Jet Age
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...

TechStuff Classic: Repurposing Tech for Developing Countries
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...

Boeing Really Takes Off
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...


Boeing Launches
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Hacks Into Music
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...

Social Media and the First Amendment
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...


What is a Supply Chain?
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...

Introducing: Bizography with Dana Barrett
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes Steampunk
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...


What's up with Facebook Libra?
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...

Outdated Tech Terms We Still Use
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...

TechStuff Classic: Printing Medication
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...


TechStuff Gets in Touch with Touch Screens
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...

TechStuff Classic TechStuff Hacks the Kinect
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...

Time to Kick Some Asteroid
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...


The Story of HowStuffWorks
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...

The End of iTunes
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...

The Creation of iTunes
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...


Techstuff Classic: Spotlight on Dennis Ritchie
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...

AMD Up To Today
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...

The Early Days of AMD
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Solid State Drives
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...

The Evolution of Virtualization
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...

Three Approaches to AI Policy
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Supercomputers
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...

AI and Misconceptions: A Conversation with Sleepwalkers
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...

How Planes Work
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Arms Itself with Non-lethal Weapons
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...

The YouTube Adpocalypse
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...

Addicted to Tech
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...


Introducing Ephemeral
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Clicks on Web Ads
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...

All Broken Up About Facebook
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...


The Black Box Problem
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays the Slot Machines
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...

Behind the Jargon of the Film Industry
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...


How Google Won the Search War
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...

TechStuff Classic:TechStuff Mines Some Asteroids
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...

Droning about Drone Regulations
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...


Introducing Sleepwalkers
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...

The MP3 Revolution
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...


Blu-ray vs HD DVD
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...

Rise of the CD
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes for a Google Drive
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...


Tracking Changes in Media: VCRs and CDs
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...

Making Media Personal: Mix Tapes
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes on Autopilot
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...


Media Madness: TV Challenges Film
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...

Media and You: From Records to Film
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...

TechStuff Classic: Tech’s Biggest Acquisition Stories
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...


RERUN: Hacking for Dollars
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...

RERUN: What was Web 2.0?
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...

TechStuff Classic: The Internet of Things
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...


RERUN: How LIGO Works
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...

Turboencabulators and Technobabble
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Conjures Up Brian Brushwood
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...


RERUN: How Solar Towers Work
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...

The Spotify Story
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Counts Some Number Stations
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...


The Facebook Privacy Problem
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...

What is WebAuthn
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Ballistics
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...


TechStuff Flies on the Concorde
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...

What is 5G?
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...


TechStuff Pumps the Brakes
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...

Techstuff Throws Rotten Tomatoes
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Stares at OLEDs
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...


Social Networks that Didn't Make It
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...

Quicktime
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Spies on the U-2
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...


How Clean Coal Works
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...

TechStuff Does the Robot
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...

Research Revealed at Think 2019
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...


Being Open at Think 2019
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...

Cloudy With a Chance of IBM Think 2019
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...

AI at IBM Think 2019
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...


Thats So Project Raven
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...

The Ose CES Controversy
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...

TechStuff Classic: Sets its VCR
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...


The Epic Story of Fortnite
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...

RCA and its 100th Year
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...

TechStuff Classic: Old Tech Never Dies
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...


RCA and Color Television
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...

RCA During World War II
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...

TechStuff Classic: How Image Sensors Work
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...


The Birth of RCA
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...

Breaking Up AOL is Hard To Do
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...

TechStuff Classic: How Helicopters Work
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...


AOL and the Very Bad Business Deal
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...

The Birth of AOL
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays with Plasma
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...


CES 2019 Overview
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...

Working with the Large Hadron Collider
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Overclocks a CPU
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...


TechStuff's Wishlist for 2019
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...

2018 Predictions Scorecard
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Radio Telescopes
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...


The Top Tech Stories of 2018
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...

The Amazon HQ2 Decision
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...

Introducing The Brink
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays with R/C
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...

A Critical Examination of The Singularity
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...

Is Autonomous The Way To Go?
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes to RAMing Speed
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...

Driverless Cars from 2007 to Today
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...

The 2007 Urban Challenge
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...


The DARPA Grand Challenges
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...

Driverless Cars: The Early Concepts
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks for Abandonware
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...


Time After Time Travel
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...

TechStuff Visits Mars
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...

InSight into Mars
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...


TechStuff Enters the Wasteland
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff withdraws from an ATM
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...

TechStuff Gets Scooting
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...


TCP and its History
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...

Is E3 Still Relevant?
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...

Heigh-Ho Hydrogen
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Night Vision
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...

Facebook's Accountability Problem
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...

The History of Cyber Monday
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...


How AI Can Make You Look Like a Better Dancer
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...

The Boring Podcast
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Adjusts the Thermostat
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...


DARPA in the 1970s
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...

DARPA and Vietnam
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...

DARPA's First Projects
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...


The Origins of DARPA
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...

TechStuff Classic: The Story of Rim
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...

Robots are People Too?
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...


The End Of The World with Josh Clark: Preview
The End Of The World with Josh Clark is a 10-part podcast series on existential risks – threats that could bring humanity to a sudden and untimely end in the near future. Check out this preview, featuring a clip about our potential to spread from Earth. Listen and subscribe at Apple Podcasts, or on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Goodbye, Kepler Telescope
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...

John von Neumann and the Bomb
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...