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.

TechStuff Classic: Mod That Bod
What tech is used in body modification? Why is Kevin Warwick sometimes called a cyborg? Can grinders give themselves extrasensory powers? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Hard Disk Drives vs Solid State Drives
When it comes to long-term data storage on computers, there are two main camps. In this episode, we learn how hard disk drives are different from solid state drives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Rerun: How E3 Works
What's the history of E3? What purpose does it serve? And can anyone attend? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Right-Handed Bias: A Sinister Problem
Being left-handed in a world primarily shaped by and for right-handed people can be a challenge, particularly with technology. In this episode, we look at how a right-handed bias can create frustrations for left handers, and how bias in tech can take on more sinister aspects. That was a pun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Smart Talks With IBM: Addressing health disparities during COVID-19
COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on the already pressing disparities in public health. In this episode of Tech Stuff, Jonathan Strickland chats with Dr. Kyu Rhee, Chief Health Officer at IBM, and Dr. Irene Dankwa-Mullan, Deputy Chief Health Officer of IBM Watson Health, about how data and technology are helping to address these issues during the pandemic and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Panasonic to Today
Since the 1970s, Panasonic has moved further from the control of the Matsushita family. But the process hasn't always gone smoothly. From recessions and political events to a dependence on plasma televisions, we learn about the obstacles the company has had to deal with recently. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Panasonic to Today
Since the 1970s, Panasonic has moved further from the control of the Matsushita family. But the process hasn't always gone smoothly. From recessions and political events to a dependence on plasma televisions, we learn about the obstacles the company has had to deal with recently. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: How BitTorrent Works
Who invented BitTorrent? How do BitTorrent transfers work? What exactly is a torrent file? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Panasonic - 1954 to 1973
Panasonic, or rather Matsushita, went through a tumultuous period of ups and downs, including allegations of some shady business practices. From high prices in Japan to undercutting American competitors in the US, we look at how the practices of Panasonic shaped not only the company but the electronics industry as a whole. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

The Founding of Panasonic
The Japanese electronics company Panasonic is more than a century old. In this episode, we learn of its founding in 1918, how the company survived World War II, and how its founder positioned his company to enter the global marketplace in the 1950s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Introducing: The John Roa Show
Hey TechStuff listeners, we wanted to introduce a new show to you all! The John Roa Show explores the gray areas of success through honest, raw and entertaining conversations with the most interesting celebrities, creative leaders and entrepreneurs. John’s diverse background as a successful entrepreneur, humanitarian and global adventurer creates a unique opportunity to explore some of the most important stories and topics of today. Listen to The John Roa Show here. Learn more about your ad-choices at http...


TechStuff Classic: How Storm Chasers Work
What are storm chasers? What kind of equipment do storm chasers use? What useful information have storm chasers gathered? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Perseverance and Ingenuity
The next Mars rover scheduled for launch is the Perseverance, which NASA hopes will be able to uncover signs that life once existed on Mars. It also will carry a helicopter-like drone. We learn about the rover, its instruments and why flying on Mars is tricky. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Smart Talks With IBM: A Changing Cybersecurity Landscape
While the world struggles with the chaotic realities of COVID-19, cybercriminals are pouncing. In this episode of Tech Stuff, Jonathan Strickland chats with Wendi Whitmore, VP of IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence, and Allison Ritter, Program Leader, IBM Security Command Center, about how they are helping businesses stay prepared and resilient within a rapidly evolving threat landscape. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


The Robots Are Coming For Your Job!
Are robots and automated systems going to replace human workers? And if so, what then? The fear about automation has a long history and it's not an irrational fear. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: Pew! Pew! Plasma!
What is plasma and how do we use it? Why are plasma weapons so popular in science fiction? Are plasma weapons realistic? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Listeners: Check out First Contact with Laurie Segall
What happens to our civil liberties when an algorithm is used by law enforcement to make an arrest? Even more concerning, what happens when that facial recognition technology is racially biased? As we enter an age of ubiquitous surveillance, it’s minorities - especially people of color - who are disproportionately affected. The ACLU has recently filed a complaint on behalf of a Black man who was wrongfully arrested due to faulty police facial recognition tech. It’s the first case in the US, but it’s unlikel...


Introducing: There Are No Girls on the Internet
Join host of There Are No Girls on the Internet, Bridget Todd as she chronicles the experiences of marginalized voices online, and the ways they have shaped the internet from the very beginning. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Magic Leap and the Big Fall
It started off as an incredible project that promised to bring science fiction into science fact. But years later, the company Magic Leap struggles to stay afloat. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Watches Independence Day
How well does the film treat science and technology in Independence Day? What are the big goofs committed in the movie? How realistic is the plan to defeat the aliens? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


It's All Relative
How do the theories of special relativity and general relativity apply to satellites? Why is the speed of light constant, but time and distance are not? We get all Einstein up in here! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff to Major Tom
How do satellite communications work? What's the difference between megahertz and megabits? We learn about the tech of communication satellites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: The WikiLeaks Story
How did WikiLeaks get started? What is the purpose of WikiLeaks? What are some of the controversies WikiLeaks has been in? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


The 12th Anniversary Spectacular
Jonathan looks back on some of the biggest tech stories since TechStuff first launched. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Steps Out of the Limelight
In our continuing exploration of stage and film lighting, we learn how technology would shape how our entertainment is created and presented and what the heck a gaffer is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: Get Your Podcast To Mars!
What is the Mars One project? Why is it a one-way ticket to Mars? What are the qualifications for Mars One? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Lights, TechStuff, Action!
From the stage to the silver screen, we look at how lighting has played an intrinsic role in shaping our perception of entertainment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Flashback: The Scary World of EVMs Part Two
In the conclusion of this two-part series about electronic voting machines, Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about all the challenges that come along with trying to modernize the democratic process. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


TechStuff Flashback: The Scary World of EVMs Part One
It's an election year in the United States, which means it's a good time to revisit this 2016 episode about electronic voting machines. Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about the tech and challenges associated with electronic voting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Web Spider Is Our Hero
What is a web spider? You don't have to leave a message and we'll call you back, we'll explain in this episode what web spiders are and how they work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: The Electronic Arts Story- Part Two
How did the company change after the departure of Trip Hawkins? What were some of the other companies EA acquired? Why did EA win the Worst Company of the Year twice? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Thinking is Critical
It's time for another critical thinking episode! We are flooded with information and not all of it is reliable. Let's talk about developing the skills to think critically and separate the good data from the bad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff In Front of a Green Screen
Where did green screen technology come from? How does it work? From the dawn of cinema to the latest Zoom meeting, we take a look at the tech that lets us combine different images into a single film or video. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: The Electronic Arts Story: Part One
Who is the founder of Electronic Arts? What was the company's philosophy about making games? Why did the founder leave the company? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


The Deal With Steel
There are lots of different kinds of steel. In this episode, we demystify steel, talk about the different classifications and what makes them different from one another. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

One Stuff of Iron, The Other of Steel
What makes iron different from steel? How are they made? In this episode, we explore the history of iron and steel. It's heavy metal! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: The Evolution of Batteries
How do batteries work? What are the different types of batteries? Why has battery improvement been so slow? Join Lauren and Jonathan to learn more about the science behind batteries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Small Tech, Big Deal
What does the word nanotechnology really mean? And how did it evolve? From ancient glassmaking to the tech of sci fi, we look at nanotechnology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

The Packard Bell Story
Packard Bell's lifespan was 1926 to 1968. Or maybe 1933 to 1974. Or maybe 1986 to 2000. What is up with this company? We investigate the Packard Bell Story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: Printing a Gun
How powerful is the 3D-printed gun designed by Cody Wilson? Why is the gun so controversial? Is a plastic gun really undetectable? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


The Birth of the Modem
What exactly is a modem and what does it do? We trace the development of the modem and how it plays a key part in computer networks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

What is a Redox Flow Battery?
What are redox flow batteries? How are they similar to other types of energy storage technologies like traditional batteries and fuel cells? Will we ever see them in wide deployment? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Fit
What are fitness trackers? What sort of sensors does a typical tracker contain? Do fitness trackers really help you lose weight or get fit? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


How Musical Instruments Work
What makes a trumpet sound different from a guitar? How do flutes work? In this episode, we look at how musical instruments actually create their respective, distinctive sounds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Smart Talks with IBM: Working Together While Apart
The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people into a new lifestyle and raised many challenges. Among those are how do we pursue learning from home? How can technology help us when we can't leave the house? Kristin Wisnewski and Grace Suh join the show to talk about initiatives designed to help students learn in our new remote reality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

How Music Works - The Physics
Musical instruments are a particularly cool type of technology. How do musical instruments take advantage of fundamental laws of physics? We explore the nature of sound and music in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


TechStuff Classic: How Nanotechnology Works
Nanotechnology is the science of building incredibly tiny machines. As manufacturing techniques improve, more nanotechnology may find its way to the market.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

How Essential Became NonEssential
The lead developer of the Android operating system launched a new phone company in 2015 called Essential Products. In 2019, that company folded. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

The Zoom Boom
The web conferencing service Zoom was already successful before the era of isolation really kicked it into a new gear. Learn about where it came from, how it works and the controversies the company now faces. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Shifts Into High Gear
What do automotive transmissions do? How does power get from an engine to a car’s wheels? Why do manual transmission vehicles have a clutch? Learn more about transmissions with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

How Thermal Imaging Works
A Chinese company is marketing heat-sensing glasses as a possible way to screen people for COVID-19. How does thermal imaging work, and is this a good approach? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Title: Smart Talks with IBM: Accelerating an answer to COVID-19
How is technology playing a role in the search for an effective treatment for COVID-19? Dave Turek of IBM joins the podcast to talk about how high performance computing can help speed up the process. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Smart Talks with IBM: Accelerating an answer to COVID-19
How is technology playing a role in the search for an effective treatment for COVID-19? Dave Turek of IBM joins the podcast to talk about how high performance computing can help speed up the process. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

What's up, WhatsApp?
Where did the WhatsApp messaging service come from, how did it get so popular, and why did Facebook spend so much money to acquire it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Classic: What is the DMCA?
Why does the DMCA exist? What is safe harbor? What does the DMCA have to do with boats? Tune in to learn more with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


What were CGA, EGA and VGA?
How did IBM define computer graphics standards for the PC? What's the difference between the different standards? And why did the company get out of the graphics game? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff Sends Exoskeletons XOs
While we're not likely to ever see something as sophisticated as Iron Man's suit, there are a number of robotic exoskeleton designs that have made the rounds. In this episode, we look at some of those designs, how they were developed and what they are meant to do. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

TechStuff TechStuff Classic: Tackles Wikipedia
How did Wikipedia get started? What was the predecessor to Wikipedia? What are the pros and cons of Wikipedia? Learn more about Wikipedia with Jonathan and Lauren Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


How Laptop Computers Evolved
It took a lot of time and experimentation for the clamshell laptop to become standard. Today, most laptops follow that style. But companies have made big changes in other features. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Smart Talks with IBM: Tracking COVID-19
Cameron Clayton, the General Manager of IBM Cloud Ecosystem and of The Weather Company, an IBM business, 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...

The History of Laptop Computers
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes on a Voyage
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...

Sony Strikes Back with the PS4
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...

A Tough Start for the PS3
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Stealthy
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...

Make Way for the PS2
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...

Smart Talks: Project OWL
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...


Smart Talks with IBM: Project OWL
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...

Smart Talks with IBM: Project OWL
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...

The Birth of the PlayStation
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...


The Birth of the PlayStation
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...

TechStuff Classic: The Riches People In Tech
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...

TechList: The Phantom Zone
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...


TechList: The World of eSports
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...

TechList: The History of Podcasting
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...

TechList: The Golden Age of Radio
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...


TechList: How Lightsabers Work
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...

TechList: Famous April Fool's Tech Pranks
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...

TechList: The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
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...


TechList: Tron: He Fights For the Users
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...

TechList: The Tech of Stranger Things
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...

TechList: An Interview with the Creators of Homestar Runner
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...


The Impact of COVID-19 on Tech
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...

The Artemis Program
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Experiments With Fusion
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...


Seti Not at Home
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...

Time for TikTok
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...

Time for TikTok
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...


TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Leaps Into Hyperspace
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...

Rerun: What is gamification?
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...

Rerun: Can we stop an asteroid from hitting Earth?
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...


TechStuff Classic: How Napster Worked
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...

Rerun: Eureka! Archimedes!
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...

3D Printing and Tomography
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...


TechStuff Classic: How Segways Work
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...

TechStuff Classic: How Segways Work
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...

Internet Folklore and Misinformation
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...


When Secrets Aren't Secret
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...

TechStuff Classic: How Refrigerators Work
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...

Understanding and Detecting Radiation
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...


How Smoke Detectors Work
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Cleans Up After Digital Pets
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...

The Lighter Side of Tech
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...


Firestarter
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...

TechStuff Classic: Tesla- The Man, The Myths, The Truth
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...

The State of Autonomous Vehicles
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...


How Smart Speakers Work
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff is Caught in a Tractor Beam
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...

Rerun: How Ultrasound Works
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...


Volkswagen Today
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...

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Domestic . . . Robots
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...

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 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...


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...