Podcast

TechStuff

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.

Episodes

  • TechStuff Classic: How Hand-drawn Animation Works

    Sep 13 2019

    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

    Sep 11 2019

    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

    Sep 09 2019

    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

    Sep 06 2019

    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

    Sep 04 2019

    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

    Sep 02 2019

    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

    Aug 30 2019

    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!

    Aug 28 2019

    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

    Aug 26 2019

    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

    Aug 23 2019

    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

    Aug 22 2019

    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 ...more

  • Video Game Tech '89

    Aug 21 2019

    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

    Aug 19 2019

    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

    Aug 16 2019

    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

    Aug 14 2019

    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

    Aug 12 2019

    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

    Aug 09 2019

    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

    Aug 07 2019

    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

    Aug 05 2019

    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

    Aug 02 2019

    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

    Jul 31 2019

    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

    Jul 29 2019

    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

    Jul 26 2019

    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

    Jul 24 2019

    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?

    Jul 22 2019

    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

    Jul 20 2019

    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

    Jul 19 2019

    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?

    Jul 17 2019

    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

    Jul 15 2019

    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

    Jul 12 2019

    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

    Jul 10 2019

    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

  • Is E3 Still Relevant?

    Jul 08 2019

    It's a question the gaming industry has been asking for a while, fueled partly by some dramatic disagreements within the Entertainment Software Association. Is the E3 trade show still relevant or is it a waste of time and money? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic TechStuff Hacks the Kinect

    Jul 05 2019

    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

    Jul 03 2019

    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

    Jul 01 2019

    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

  • TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Tests the Emergency Broadcast System

    Jun 28 2019

    What was the Emergency Broadcast System? What did it have to do with the Cold War? How is the Emergency Alert System different from the old EBS? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explain the origin of the EBS and the EAS. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The End of iTunes

    Jun 26 2019

    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

    Jun 24 2019

    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

    Jun 21 2019

    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

    Jun 19 2019

    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

    Jun 17 2019

    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

    Jun 14 2019

    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

    Jun 12 2019

    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

    Jun 10 2019

    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

    Jun 07 2019

    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

    Jun 05 2019

    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

    Jun 03 2019

    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

    May 31 2019

    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

    May 29 2019

    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

    May 27 2019

    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

    May 26 2019

    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

    May 24 2019

    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

    May 22 2019

    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

    May 20 2019

    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

    May 17 2019

    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

    May 15 2019

    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

    May 13 2019

    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

    May 10 2019

    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

    May 08 2019

    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

    May 07 2019

    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

    May 06 2019

    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

  • TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Investigates Operation Ghost Click

    May 03 2019

    How does a Domain Name Server work? What are rogue Domain Name Servers? How can you tell if you have the DNSChanger malware? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Blu-ray vs HD DVD

    May 01 2019

    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

    Apr 29 2019

    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

    Apr 26 2019

    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

    Apr 24 2019

    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

    Apr 22 2019

    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

    Apr 19 2019

    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

    Apr 17 2019

    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

    Apr 15 2019

    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

    Apr 12 2019

    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

    Apr 10 2019

    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?

    Apr 08 2019

    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

    Apr 05 2019

    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

    Apr 03 2019

    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

    Apr 01 2019

    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

    Mar 29 2019

    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

    Mar 27 2019

    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

    Mar 25 2019

    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

    Mar 22 2019

    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

    Mar 20 2019

    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

    Mar 18 2019

    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

    Mar 15 2019

    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

    Mar 13 2019

    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?

    Mar 11 2019

    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 Classic: Was Ada Lovelace the first computer programmer?

    Mar 08 2019

    In this episode, Jonathan and Chris discuss Ada Lovelace, daughter of the infamous Lord Byron and widely considered to be the first computer programmer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Pumps the Brakes

    Mar 06 2019

    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

    Mar 04 2019

    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

    Mar 01 2019

    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

    Feb 27 2019

    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

    Feb 25 2019

    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

    Feb 22 2019

    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

    Feb 20 2019

    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

    Feb 18 2019

    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

    Feb 17 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

    Feb 16 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

    Feb 15 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

    Feb 15 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

    Feb 13 2019

    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

    Feb 11 2019

    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

    Feb 08 2019

    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

    Feb 06 2019

    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

    Feb 04 2019

    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

    Feb 01 2019

    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

    Jan 30 2019

    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

    Jan 28 2019

    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

    Jan 25 2019

    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

    Jan 23 2019

    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

    Jan 21 2019

    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

    Jan 18 2019

    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

    Jan 16 2019

    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

    Jan 14 2019

    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

    Jan 11 2019

    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

    Jan 09 2019

    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

    Jan 07 2019

    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

    Jan 04 2019

    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

    Jan 02 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

    Dec 31 2018

    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

    Dec 28 2018

    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

    Dec 26 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

    Dec 24 2018

    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

    Dec 22 2018

    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

    Dec 21 2018

    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

    Dec 19 2018

    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?

    Dec 17 2018

    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

    Dec 14 2018

    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

    Dec 13 2018

    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

    Dec 12 2018

    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

    Dec 11 2018

    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

    Dec 10 2018

    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

    Dec 07 2018

    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

    Dec 06 2018

    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

    Dec 05 2018

    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

    Dec 04 2018

    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

    Dec 03 2018

    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

    Nov 30 2018

    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

    Nov 29 2018

    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

    Nov 28 2018

    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?

    Nov 27 2018

    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

    Nov 26 2018

    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

    Nov 23 2018

    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

    Nov 22 2018

    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

    Nov 21 2018

    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

    Nov 20 2018

    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

    Nov 19 2018

    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

    Nov 16 2018

    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

    Nov 15 2018

    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

    Nov 14 2018

    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

    Nov 13 2018

    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

    Nov 12 2018

    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

    Nov 09 2018

    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?

    Nov 08 2018

    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

  • Goodbye, Kepler Telescope

    Nov 07 2018

    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

    Nov 06 2018

    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

  • Who was John von Neumann?

    Nov 05 2018

    The Hungarian-born mathematician John von Neumann made numerous contributions to mathematics, computer science and more in his relatively short life. In this episode, we learn about his meteoric rise in academia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: How Metal Detectors Works

    Nov 02 2018

    What are the three types of metal detectors? How do metal detectors use electromagnetism to detect stuff? What kind of stuff can create interference when using a metal detector? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explore the technology behind metal detectors. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Complicated Story of an AI Artist

    Nov 01 2018

    In October, 2018, a portrait created by an artificial intelligence program sold at auction for more than $400,000. But there's controversy surrounding the story - did the team that created the work of art steal the artist? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff's Spooky Halloween Spectacular!

    Oct 31 2018

    In celebration of Halloween, we take a look at an article from HowStuffWorks titled 10 Scary Modern Technologies. From drones to voices coming out of thin air, we peek under the big scary bed that is technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Trials of MakerBot

    Oct 30 2018

    What happens when a company abandons its core philosophy? MakerBot went from embracing open source to incorporating proprietary technology, alienating makers and shedding co-founders as a result. Here's what happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How MakerBot Was Born

    Oct 29 2018

    MakerBot is known as the company that brought 3D printing into the consumer market. We learn about how the company was spawned from a project intended to turn the manufacturing world upside down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: How Theremins Work

    Oct 26 2018

    So what exactly is a theremin? It's got an unmistakably unique sound, and it's one of the world's first electronic musical instruments. Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore all things theremin, from the story of its inventor to playing techniques. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Sleepy Time Tech

    Oct 25 2018

    What happens when sleep and technology meet? From sleep trackers to the world's first "sleep robot," we look at the science behind sleeping and the tech that tries to exploit it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Powerful Lasers and Their Uses

    Oct 24 2018

    How do lasers work? What are the most powerful lasers out there today and what do they do? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • E-Waste and What To Do With It

    Oct 23 2018

    What is electronic waste? What makes it so problematic? And what's the best way to deal with it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • AI Gone Rude

    Oct 22 2018

    Science fiction authors have thoroughly explored what could happen if we implement artificial intelligence irresponsibly. But they didn't predict that Microsoft would have to rein in a rogue, foul-mouthed chatbot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Stares at Laser Eye Surgery

    Oct 19 2018

    How does laser eye surgery work? How does the human eye work? What types of eye problems can laser eye surgery correct? Join Jonathan and Chris for a closer look at laser eye surgery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Could we make a sarcastic supercomputer?

    Oct 18 2018

    As we develop more advanced natural language systems, will we ever reach a point where a computer can detect not just what we say but what we actually mean? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • More Space Planes

    Oct 17 2018

    In this episode, we learn about more recent and proposed space planes. What happens when they transition from experimental aircraft to practical vehicles? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Planes in Spaaaace

    Oct 16 2018

    What is a space plane and how does it work? From the Space Shuttle to the super secret X-37B, we look at the designs and proposals for reusable spacecraft. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Voting and Technology

    Oct 15 2018

    Bob Sullivan of the Breach Podcast joins the show to talk about the intersection between tech and voting. Is there a sweet spot? And do voting machines make the process more or less secure? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Ponders an Enigma

    Oct 12 2018

    What was the Enigma machine? What is a cipher? How did the Enigma machine work? Join Chris and Jonathan to learn more about cryptography. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Death of the Amiga

    Oct 11 2018

    The Amiga computers had a reputation for being incredibly powerful, particularly for video applications. But numerous problems at Commodore meant the system was living on borrowed time. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000

    Oct 10 2018

    Following the somewhat disappointing performance of the Amiga 1000, Commodore released two new computers to try and capture both the high-end market and the budget computer customer. We look at these two legendary systems and the politics that interfered with them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Building the First Amiga Computer

    Oct 09 2018

    Jay Miner and his team of engineers were hard at work building the components for the Amiga 1000. Meanwhile, Atari and Commodore were maneuvering against each other and putting Amiga in the middle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Birth of Amiga

    Oct 08 2018

    TechStuff listener Matt wanted to know more about the Amiga line of computers. We take a look at how an engineer from Atari took a big leap in order to achieve his goal of building the best home computer of the early 1980s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Introducing: Daniel & Jorge Explain the Universe

    Oct 06 2018

    Daniel’s a particle physicist who conducts research using the Large Hadron Collider. Jorge’s the cartoonist behind PhD comics, one of the web’s geekiest (and funniest) comics! And with their powers combined, they’re on a mission to Explain the Universe! Join them as they discuss in this episode if science fiction movies get time-travel right and if it will ever be possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: What does NASA's Mission Control Do?

    Oct 05 2018

    Reaching space is difficult, and returning safely is even trickier. Luckily for astronauts, Mission Control follows each shuttle launch in minute detail, and they're on standby to tackle any imaginable problem. Tune in to learn more about exploring space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets a MoviePass

    Oct 04 2018

    Susannah asked that I do an episode about the company MoviePass. Where did it come from? What impact did it have on the entertainment industry? And does it have a future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Podcast Patent Problem

    Oct 03 2018

    How did a patent filed in 1996 cause huge headaches in the podcasting industry? And how did a decision in 2018 finally put the matter to rest? We look at the case of Personal Audio LLC versus podcasting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is Apple's Neural Engine?

    Oct 02 2018

    Listener Dan wanted to know more about Apple's "neural engine." What exactly is it, and what can it do? We explore how a system on a chip can power machine learning in a smartphone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

    Oct 01 2018

    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

  • TechStuff Classic: The Tech of Firefighting

    Sep 28 2018

    Firefighters are an invaluable part of every community, but how does firefighting work? What tech will you find on a fire truck? Join Jonathan and Chris as they look at the technology behind firefighting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Game Engines Work

    Sep 27 2018

    What exactly is a game engine? What are the notable game engines out there today? And how do they work? A request from listener Tongki. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Worst Video Games of All Time . . . Since 2011

    Sep 26 2018

    Back in 2011, we asked listeners what they thought the worst video games of all time were. In this episode, we look at games that received some of the worst reviews since 2011. What makes a bad game so awful? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Netflix to Today

    Sep 25 2018

    Netflix has shifted focus to streaming video, though it still operates a DVD rental service. What were some of the challenges and roadblocks the company encountered over the past few years? And what the heck was Qwikster? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Netflix vs Blockbuster

    Sep 24 2018

    Netflix has faced many competitors, but none gave the company as much trouble as Blockbuster. In this episode, we continue Netflix's story and how Blockbuster almost came from behind to topple Netflix's DVD rental service. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: Can we stop an asteroid from hitting Earth?

    Sep 21 2018

    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

  • Netflix's Early Years

    Sep 20 2018

    In our continuation of the story of Netflix, we look at how the young company changed dramatically over the first few years of its existence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Netflix Story

    Sep 19 2018

    Listener Kevin wants to know the story behind the company that buried Blockbuster. In this episode, we look at the early years of Netflix and how it weathered some rough times to get a foothold. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Nvidia Story So Far

    Sep 18 2018

    We continue our look at the company that created the term GPU. How did Nvidia rise to dominance after such an uncertain start? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Graphics and Nvidia

    Sep 17 2018

    Nvidia is a company perhaps best known for its graphics processing units. Where did it come from and how has it impacted computing? A request from listener Matthew. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: Eureka Archimedes

    Sep 14 2018

    Who was Archimedes, and what did he actually invent? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at the works of Archimedes -- including his historically famous, controversial death ray design. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Goes Dark

    Sep 13 2018

    What is the dark web? What is its purpose? What sort of stuff is on there? We shine the light on a dark topic, as requested by listener Tyler. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

    Sep 12 2018

    In early 2018, the data analysis and marketing firm Cambridge Analytica came under fire in both the United States and the United Kingdom for different reasons. What exactly happened and how have things changed as a result? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Founding of Cambridge Analytica

    Sep 11 2018

    Cambridge Analytica made headlines multiple times during its relatively short history. Where did the company come from and what did it have to do with Facebook? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Silencing the Echo Chamber

    Sep 10 2018

    We've changed the way we get information, and that has changed our perceptions of the world. How have echo chambers formed through tech and what can you do to make sure you're not just getting the information that confirms your perspective? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: What are QR Codes?

    Sep 07 2018

    How do QR codes store information? What’s the difference between a QR code and a barcode? Why did it take so long for QR codes to take off? Join Chris and Jonathan as they break down QR codes in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Three Nuclear Disasters

    Sep 06 2018

    What happened at the nuclear power plants at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima? What did we learn from those disasters? And how bad were they? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Hot Take on Cold Fusion

    Sep 05 2018

    Cold fusion would transform our world in ways we can't even imagine. Is it really possible? Jonathan explores the science to find the answer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How a Fusion Reactor Would Work

    Sep 04 2018

    Nuclear power can generate a lot of electricity, but fission brings with it some drawbacks. What if we used fusion? We look at the difference between the two processes and learn about attempts to harness the power of the stars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Nuclear Power Plants Work

    Sep 03 2018

    How does a fission-based nuclear reactor work? What are some of the proposed modifications of this technology that could potentially make it a more attractive way to generate electricity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: How Sonar Works

    Aug 31 2018

    Sonar uses sound to gauge the distance between objects. Although most people associate sonar with submarines, humans use sonar for a lot more than underwater navigation. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris take a look at the mechanics behind sonar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Decline and Fall of Pebble

    Aug 30 2018

    Just a few short years after it burst on the scene with an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, the Pebble company fell apart. What happened and what did we learn? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Origin of Pebble

    Aug 29 2018

    Where did the Pebble Smartwatch come from? We look at the story behind one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Web Analytics and Your Data

    Aug 28 2018

    How much of your personal information gets collected on the Web? Can you protect your information from prying eyes? And should you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Web Analytics Work

    Aug 27 2018

    How do web analytics companies gather data? How much could these companies know about you? How hard is it to identify a person based off their browsing history? Get paranoid in this episode requested by listener Raff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Tests the Emergency Broadcast System

    Aug 24 2018

    What was the Emergency Broadcast System? What did it have to do with the Cold War? How is the Emergency Alert System different from the old EBS? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explain the origin of the EBS and the EAS. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Fender Changed After the Acquisition

    Aug 23 2018

    When CBS bought Fender guitars, the new bosses had some big changes in mind. How did that turn out and how is the Fender of today different from the company that helped spawn new genres of music? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Shreds on Fender Guitars

    Aug 22 2018

    What's the story behind Fender Musical Instruments? From the iconic Stratocaster to today's company, we take a look at this iconic name in American musical history. Request by listener Greg. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Making Tech Accessible

    Aug 21 2018

    Listener Kenn wanted to know about the process of designing assitive and accessible technologies. Technology has the potential to assist people with disabilities. But designing such tech requires a lot of consideration. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Builds a Sound System

    Aug 20 2018

    What are the different components in a high-tech sound system and what does each one do? TechStuff gives a rundown on audio equipment. Request by Karl-Ludwig. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Curious About Mars

    Aug 17 2018

    What is the success rate for sending missions to Mars? What made the Curiosity rover mission so special? What would it take to get people to and from Mars safely? Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a closer look at the latest Mars mission. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Death of Blockbuster

    Aug 16 2018

    The once mighty franchise has dwindled down to a single location. What led to the downfall of Blockbuster? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Birth of Blockbuster

    Aug 15 2018

    TechStuff listener Paul wanted to know the story behind the company Blockbuster. How did this franchise emerge to threaten mom and pop video rental stores? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Cutting Edge of Forensic Technology

    Aug 14 2018

    We continue our look at forensic technology. What sort of cutting edge tech do investigators use? And how close is it to Hollywood's version? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Investigates Forensic Technology

    Aug 13 2018

    We've seen the Hollywood version of forensic scientists, but what sort of tech do real forensics experts rely upon when conducting an investigation? From fingerprints to digital surveillance, we take a look at the tools of the trade. A request by listener Hakeem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Listens in on Sound Files

    Aug 10 2018

    What do sound files do? Why are there so many different kinds of sound files? What's the difference between uncompressed, lossless and lossy formats? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris explain the differences between all those sound files. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Boards the Space Shuttle Program

    Aug 09 2018

    The Space Shuttle program in the United States was a story filled with triumph and tragedy. We take a closer look at the technology of the space shuttle, as requested by listener Lim. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • It Is, In Fact, Rocket Science

    Aug 08 2018

    Recently, I covered a lot of early spacecraft. But how did we get those darn things into space in the first place? In this episode, I trace the history of rocketry and look at some of the launch vehicles that slipped the bonds of Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • More Apollo and The Soyuz Spacecraft

    Aug 07 2018

    We conclude our look at the Apollo space program and climb aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, which are still used to this day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Apollo Missions

    Aug 06 2018

    The Gemini project was a stepping stone to what seemed like an impossible goal - put astronauts on the Moon and return them to Earth safely. The Apollo spacecraft would be the vehicle to take on the challenge. We look at the triumph and tragedy of the early Apollo program. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: The MMORPG Story

    Aug 03 2018

    What is an MMORPG? What was the first MMORPG? Who coined the term MMORPG? Get online with Chris and Jonathan as they explore the massive, multifaceted world of MMORPGs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • From Voskhod to Gemini

    Aug 02 2018

    We continue our episodes about early spacecraft. This time, we go beyond the Vostok and Mercury missions and take a look at what came next.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The First Manned Spacecraft

    Aug 01 2018

    From the Vostok to the Mercury, we take a look at some of the spacecraft responsible for keeping astronauts and cosmonauts safe as they entered the final frontier. And we also take a moment to reflect upon Laika, the first Earth organism to go into orbit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Cisco Systems Today

    Jul 31 2018

    We continue our look into Cisco Systems, a huge company responsible for key technologies that make the stuff you use work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Origins of Cisco Systems

    Jul 30 2018

    TechStuff listener Gage wanted to hear about the company Cisco Systems, which went from a startup in 1984 to one of the biggest corporations in the US. This is its origin story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: How Nuclear Weapons Work

    Jul 27 2018

    During this classic episode, Chris and Jonathan explore one of the world's most dangerous technologies. How do nuclear weapons work? Why are uranium and plutonium important components? What’s the difference between a fission and a fusion bomb? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • More on NLP and where voice assistants come from

    Jul 26 2018

    We conclude our investigation into what makes natural language processing tick and explore the history of assistants like Siri, Alexa and Cortana. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The challenge of natural language processing

    Jul 25 2018

    TechStuff listener Nate wanted to know about natural language processing. How can computer scientists teach machines to understand human language and why is it so hard to do? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • I'm sorry, what did you say?

    Jul 24 2018

    We explore the history and evolution of speech recognition, one of the foundational technologies behind voice assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Phishing, Spear Phishing and Whaling

    Jul 23 2018

    What exactly is phishing and how does it work? From corporate espionage to political manipulation, we explore how people leverage old, deceptive strategies in the digital age. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: Slow Motion Film and High Speed Photography

    Jul 20 2018

    How does film work? What are the basic parts of a camera? How can you take a photo of a high-speed subject and get a clear picture? Tune in as Chris and Jonathan break down the tech behind slow motion and high speed photography. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How ASIMO Worked

    Jul 19 2018

    Superfan Kat asked for an episode all about Honda's robot ASIMO, which was recently retired. Learn all about the bot meant to interact with human beings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Scams, Hoaxes and Technological Flim Flam

    Jul 18 2018

    Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about some of the biggest shams, hoaxes and flim-flam in tech. Put that skepticism to work! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Critical Thinking Works

    Jul 17 2018

    In the 1000th episode of TechStuff, Jonathan explores the concepts of skepticism and critical thinking and why they are important not just in the world of tech but everywhere. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The State of AI

    Jul 16 2018

    In June 2018, Ian Hogarth and Nathan Benaich released a report on how far AI has advanced over 12 months. We take a look at artificial intelligence, where we are and where we're heading next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: Anonymity

    Jul 13 2018

    Is it possible that privacy is becoming less of a social norm? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan explore how the internet and online social networks have influenced changing attitudes about personal privacy. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Over Hill and Over Dell (Dell Story Part Two)

    Jul 12 2018

    After Dell Computers' meteoric rise, the company hit some rough waters. In this episode, we learn what happened, how Michael Dell was able to buy back the company he created and what he plans next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Dude, You Got a Dell

    Jul 11 2018

    Michael Dell founded his company when he was a teenager. In this episode, we learn how he took a good business idea and turned it into a billion-dollar company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What exactly is GDPR

    Jul 10 2018

    Legisliation from the European Union has forced many companies to scramble to comply to new rules and regulations. What exactly is General Data Protection Regulation? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Update Grab Bag

    Jul 09 2018

    Sometimes, after I cover a topic, stuff keeps happening. It's pretty rude. But this episode is all about following up on recent tech stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classic: Say My Name

    Jul 06 2018

    Who was Heisenberg? What was his contribution to quantum mechanics? What is the uncertainty principle? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Best and Worst of Crowdfunding

    Jul 05 2018

    Crowdfunding and platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGogo have changed the way people get funding for projects, including big tech projects. In this episode, we look at examples of some of the best and worst tech-related crowdfunding campaigns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Moments with Mr. Lincoln

    Jul 04 2018

    The Disneyland attraction Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln originally started out as a World's Fair attraction before taking up residence in the Happiest Place on Earth. We look at the history, technology and evolution of this popular Disney attraction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Vaporware: The Software Edition

    Jul 03 2018

    From computer games that never made it out of development to entire operating systems, we look at some of the greatest software that never made it to users. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Go Go Gadget Vaporware!

    Jul 02 2018

    In this episode, we round up some examples of promised gadgets that never delivered. From a self-adjusting belt to a pair of camera glasses promoted by Lady Gaga, this episode is all about vaporware. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: What about (Microsoft) Bob

    Jun 29 2018

    What was Microsoft Bob? What was the major security flaw in Bob? Why did Bob flop? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the rise and fall of Microsoft Bob. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is Microsoft up to Today?

    Jun 28 2018

    From mixed reality to political controversy, we explore the recent activity of the world's largest software company: Microsoft. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • An Update on Microsoft

    Jun 27 2018

    TechStuff listener Rob asked "What has Microsoft been up to since you recorded The Microsoft Story Part 2 in 2013?" We find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Defense against the Dark DDoS Arts

    Jun 26 2018

    We take a closer look at different DDoS strategies as well as how cyber security experts try to handle attacks. Is there anything you can do to help limit DDoS attacks? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • DDoS Attacks 101

    Jun 25 2018

    What exactly is a denial of service attack? And what makes one a distributed denial of service? In this episode, we learn more about the basics of DDoS attacks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: Techstuff Talks to Rooster Teeth

    Jun 22 2018

    What is Rooster Teeth Productions? What is machinima? How did Red vs. Blue get started? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris interview Burnie Burns, the pioneering founder of Rooster Teeth Productions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Frequency Hopping

    Jun 21 2018

    We finish our story about Hedy Lamarr and look at how frequency hopping works and is un underlying technology for many modern communications systems. And then we have some fun talking about celebrity inventions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Hopping with Hedy Lamarr

    Jun 20 2018

    Classic film star Hedy Lamarr was celebrated for her appearance but what many people didn't know was that she also co-invented a method of communication that underlies many technologies today. We learn more about Hedy Lamarr and frequency hopping. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How to Make a Podcast

    Jun 19 2018

    Podcasting has become increasingly popular over the years. What do you need to know to start your own? We give tips on how to go about creating your very own podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Caught up with eBay

    Jun 18 2018

    What has eBay been up to over the last few years? We catch up with the company and bring our story up to the present day. As long as that present day is in 2018. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Open vs Closed: A TechStuff Debate

    Jun 15 2018

    What are the benefits of each type of system? What are the drawbacks? Who won the debate? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explores the respective pros and cons on each side of the great debate between open and closed systems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • eBay Goes Corporate

    Jun 14 2018

    Meg Whitman's tenure at eBay changed the company's culture dramatically. Why did eBay buy Skype, and why do some people say that was a huge mistake?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Stuff Younger than TechStuff

    Jun 13 2018

    We look at some more companies and services that launched after TechStuff became a show back in 2008, including some stuff that didn't get the chance to stick around. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff is Older Than...

    Jun 12 2018

    TechStuff has been a podcast for 10 years. In that time, several companies and services have launched. In this episode, we look at some familiar names that were unknown back when TechStuff first aired. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff's 10th Anniversary Spectacular!

    Jun 11 2018

    TechStuff launched in June, 2008. What has changed in tech over that decade? Jonathan looks back at 10 years of the biggest hits, flops and stories in tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: The Sad Tale of Hitchbot

    Jun 08 2018

    What was HitchBot all about and what happened to it? From hitchiking across Canada to a violent end in Philadelphia, we tell the robot's story. Scott Benjamin guest hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • eBay Makes Billionaires

    Jun 07 2018

    It only took a couple of years for eBay to go from a hobby to a multi-million-dollar corporation. In this episode, we trace eBay's journey to its initial public offering, which turned its founder into a billionaire overnight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Early Days of eBay

    Jun 06 2018

    TechStuff listener Niel asked that we take a look at eBay. How did a Mac programmer get the idea for the auction web site? What was the first thing sold? And how did it take off? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets on the Radar

    Jun 05 2018

    Several TechStuff listeners have asked me to do an episode about radar. In this episode, we take a quick look at several of the people responsible for the design and deployment of radar and how it works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions

    Jun 04 2018

    After producing two critically acclaimed but low-selling games, what did Tim Schafer and his Double Fine Production company do next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: The Mythology of Area 51

    Jun 01 2018

    Area 51 factors into stories about everything from weather-control devices to aliens. Ben Bowlin joins the show to look at the mythology of Area 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tim Schafer: From Monkey Island to Brutal Legend

    May 31 2018

    TechStuff listener Juan asked that we talk about Tim Schafer, a computer game designer famous for making clever, quirky adventure games. In this first episode, we look at his years working for LucasArts games and the early days of his own Double Fine Productions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Demystifying WiFi

    May 30 2018

    Where did the WiFi standard come from? What are the differences of the various flavors of WiFi? And why should you care? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Instagram Gets Big

    May 29 2018

    Shortly after Instagram launched, Facebook moved to acquire the company for a billion dollars. What made the photo sharing service so valuable and what's happened to it since? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Birth of Instagram

    May 28 2018

    Listener Nelly asked me to look into the story of Instagram. In this episode, we learn about the co-founders and the abandoned app that ended up spawning the popular photo-sharing service. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: The Max Headroom Incident

    May 25 2018

    How did hackers take over a television signal in the late 1980s? Stuff You Should Know's Chuck Bryant joins the show to talk about the Max Headroom Incident. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Profile: Robert N. Hall

    May 24 2018

    Dr. Robert N. Hall died in 2016 at the age of 96. The New York Times published an obituary two years later. What were Dr. Hall's contributions to technology? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Engage the Cloaking Device

    May 23 2018

    A popular gadget in science fiction is the cloaking device, a technology capable of rendering entire vehicles invisible. Recently, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania created what some call a cloaking device. What's going on? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is Project Maven?

    May 22 2018

    A project dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence into military operations in a real combat theater has prompted more than a dozen Google employees to resign and 4,000 more to sign a petition urging the company to get out of the project. What's going on? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How LORAN Worked

    May 21 2018

    Alfred Loomis created the long range navigation system called LORAN. How did it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Flushed

    May 18 2018

    How do toilets work? What's the secret behind using a Japanese toilet? And can you enter a toilet race? Josh Clark joins the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Profile: Alfred Loomis

    May 17 2018

    Listener Kris asked that I do a profile on Alfred Lee Loomis, an inventor and philanthropist who had a huge impact on world history and the funding of scientific research. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff at the Bat

    May 16 2018

    Listener Carter asked us to take a look at the technology behind the humble baseball bat. Is it just a stick or is there more to it? From manufacturing to the regulations that define a bat's performance, we find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Rise and Fall of Nokia

    May 15 2018

    A century after its founding, the Finnish company Nokia entered the world of electronics. How did Nokia come to dominate the cellular phone industry and why did it lose enough ground to sell off its mobile division to Microsoft? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Origins of Nokia

    May 14 2018

    Marcus asked me to look into Nokia, and so this episode is about how the company started and grew over several decades. Did you know Nokia is more than 100 years old? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: The Sewing Machine

    May 12 2018

    Holly Frey from Stuff You Missed in History Class joins the show to talk about the sewing machine and how it shaped patent law. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why did Gibson Declare Bankruptcy?

    May 11 2018

    By the 1960s, Gibson was well established as a premier electric guitar manufacturing company. But the following decades brought strife to Gibson, and in 2018 the company declared bankruptcy. What went wrong? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Birth of Gibson Guitars

    May 10 2018

    From a humble luthier in Kalamzoo michigan to the introduction of the Les Paul signatue guitar, we take a look at the early days of Gibson. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Speakers and Amplifiers Work

    May 09 2018

    How does a speaker generate sound? What does an amplifier do and how does it work? We learn more about the science and tech behind our audio equipment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Loudspeakers

    May 08 2018

    Where did the loudspeaker come from? How did we go from acoustic horns to electronic speakers? We learn about the inventors who made speakers possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Death Star Weaponry

    May 07 2018

    How did the Death Star's superlaser work? Is such a weapon even possible? And what the heck was up with that ventilation shaft? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: Mars Simulation Takes to the HI-SEAS

    May 05 2018

    Recently, a year-long isolation experiment simulating a mission to Mars concluded. What were the results? And why did it happen in Hawaii? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Death Star Support Systems

    May 04 2018

    From its propulsion systems to artificial gravity, we explore the greatest weapon in the galaxy. May the 4th be with you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Oracle: Part Three

    May 02 2018

    In part three of our series, we explore what kept the database software company called Oracle busy between 2000 and 2018. Learn about the acquisitions, the executive shuffling and the controversies! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Oracle: Part Two

    May 01 2018

    In the early 1990s, Oracle found itself teetering on the edge of disaster. What nearly sunk the company and how did it recover? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Oracle: Part One

    Apr 30 2018

    Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison has earned himself a flamboyant reputation among the tech elite. How did a self-taught programmer help start the second-biggest software company in the world? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: How MP3 Compression Works

    Apr 28 2018

    How does a computer program decide which bits of an audio file to keep and which to ditch during compression? We learn about the mp3 algorithm and Jonathan talks about math a lot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The NetSuite Story

    Apr 27 2018

    Where did NetSuite come from and what does it do? We look at the story behind the world's first cloud computing company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Two Turntables and a TechStuff Episode

    Apr 27 2018

    TechStuff Listener Gellert asked that I cover DJ tech in an episode. That includes a lot of stuff, so today's episode is specifically about turntables. Where did they come from and how have they changed? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Cloud Computing Overview: Part Two

    Apr 26 2018

    What are some of the modern uses for cloud computing? How safe is it? And who owns all that data anyway? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Cloud Computing Overview: Part One

    Apr 25 2018

    What exactly is cloud computing? We trace the development of cloud computing from the days of mainframes to the modern Internet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Birth of the Turntable

    Apr 25 2018

    From phonautographs to the early record players, we take a look at the birth of the turntable as an entertainment device.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • End to End Encryption Services

    Apr 24 2018

    An anonymous listener wanted to know more about end to end encryption. How is it possible to encrypt information across the Internet so that only the right person can read it? We explore the world of cryptology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techstuff Classic: The Dirt on Digital Audio

    Apr 21 2018

    How is audio recorded digitally? In this first episode on a series about mp3 and digital audio, Jonathan breaks down how we convert sound into 0s and 1s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Getting MIDI With It

    Apr 20 2018

    What is MIDI and how does it work? We answer a request from listener Jesse and take a look at the history and evolution of MIDI and what it is (and is not).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Listener Grab Bag

    Apr 18 2018

    Sometimes, I get requests for topics that aren't quite robust enough for a full episode. Here I'll cover several requests and give shortish answers to them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Nintendo Story: Part Four

    Apr 13 2018

    It's been two years since we last detailed the course of Nintendo. What has the company been up to since April 2016? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Send in the Clones: The IBM PC Story

    Apr 11 2018

    IBM was known for its business-to-business operations. So when the corporate giant decided to get into the home computer market, people took notice. How did IBM establish the PC as the de facto standard in home computing? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Apple Survived the PC Wars: Part Two

    Apr 06 2018

    After introducing the Macintosh computer, Apple struggled a bit to ensure its future. As it continued to rely upon the sturdy Apple II platform, the company tried to forge a new path. How did it go? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Apple Survived the PC Wars: Part One

    Apr 04 2018

    In 1976, two Steves got together and created a startup company called Apple. Their computers ushered in an era of home computers. But the journey didn't always go smoothly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Computers That Time Forgot

    Mar 30 2018

    We know about Macs and PCs, but there used to be a lot of other personal computers on the market. This is an episode about those machines and what happened to them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What was Stuxnet? Part Two

    Mar 28 2018

    How did investigators unravel the truth behind Stuxnet? And exactly how clever was this piece of malware? We take a closer look at the first documented evidence of a cyber warfare weapon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Three Cool Talks at Think2018

    Mar 28 2018

    Learn about the presentations Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku and Tanmay Bakshi gave at IBM's Think2018 conference. From space to artificial intelligence to using chatbots as therapists, these talks dive into cutting edge ideas and technologies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Quantum Computing 101

    Mar 27 2018

    What exactly is quantum computing? How does it relate to quantum mechanics? And what sort of problems could quantum computing solve in the future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Journey To AI

    Mar 24 2018

    We have simple forms of AI right now like image recognition and natural language processing. In the future, we may have artificial intelligence that can think the way humans do. But what is going to happen in between? Presenters at IBM's Think2018 conference talk about the use of AI in general and Watson in particular. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What was Stuxnet? Part One

    Mar 23 2018

    In 2010, a computer virus targeting specialized equipment at an Iranian nuclear facility made world news. What was Stuxnet and what did it have to do with uranium enrichment centrifuges? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Think 2018 Science Slam Part Two

    Mar 22 2018

    At IBM's science slam at Think2018, three more scientists explain their work and how it impacts the world. We learn about a 3D microscope that can observe plankton in the open sea, how we can make sure that the AI we create in the future is unbiased and how quantum computers are poised to fuel a new computer revolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Think 2018 Science Slam Part One

    Mar 21 2018

    At IBM's Think2018 conference, several scientists got up to give short presentations on groundbreaking work they are pursuing that could shape our world in the years to come. In this episode, we learn about crypto anchors and lattice-based cryptography for a post quantum computing world. Science! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Takes Off The Training Wheels

    Mar 21 2018

    From the earliest two-wheeled, human-powered vehicles to today's racing bicycles, we look at how the humble bike was invented and how it evolved over the decades. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Jonathan Attends IBM Think 2018

    Mar 20 2018

    Jonathan attends the Think 2018 conference in Las Vegas, where IBM showcases the latest in technologies ranging from AI to quantum computing. Hear about what he plans to explore while there. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • An Update On IPv6

    Mar 16 2018

    Back in 2011, TechStuff did an episode about why we needed to switch to the IPv6 protocol. Where are we at now, and why exactly is it necessary? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • First Contact (Lens)

    Mar 14 2018

    How were contact lenses invented? Who came up with the idea? How were they first made? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Naughty Dog Story Part Two

    Mar 09 2018

    How did Naughty Dog follow up the smash hit of Crash Bandicoot? And how did the departure of the two co-founders affect the company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Good Games From a Naughty Dog

    Mar 07 2018

    Naughty Dog is the company behind games like Crash Bandicoot and the Uncharted series. What's the story behind the games? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Gone Baby Gone - The Deleted Story

    Mar 02 2018

    How deleted is deleted? What does it take to truly eradicate digital data? And are deleted messages completely beyond retrieval? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Phantom Zone

    Feb 28 2018

    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

  • The Boston Dynamics Story

    Feb 23 2018

    You've seen the video of a man kicking a four legged robot. But what's the story behind the robotics company that built it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Evolution of Watching TV

    Feb 21 2018

    The way we consume traditional media continues to evolve. The age of the DVR ushered in time-shifting viewing habits. But now with services like Sling TV we also have place-shifting opportunities. We talk with Sling TV to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • An Interview with the Creators of Homestar Runner

    Feb 16 2018

    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

  • Swipe Right: Dating in the Digital Age

    Feb 14 2018

    Happy Valentine's Day! Today, we look at the apps and services meant to connect people to one another. What's the story behind the romance? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Uber Story Part Two

    Feb 09 2018

    Recently, Uber has been under the magnifying glass as corporate policies and executive behavior have drawn criticisms from around the world. What's going on with the ride sharing company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Uber Story Part One

    Feb 07 2018

    Uber set out to disrupt the cab hailing industry. How did it get its start? And are the stories of underhanded tactics true? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Put on Your Jetpacks and Let's Fly!

    Feb 02 2018

    The jetpack is a staple in science fiction transportation. Is the technology practical? Will we all one day dart around using personal jetpacks? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Takes a Ride in a Personal Submarine

    Jan 31 2018

    Scott Benjamin from CarStuff joins the show to talk about the unusual world of personal submarines. What's the tech behind this luxurious, dangerous extravagance? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Time to Talk About Clocks

    Jan 26 2018

    Where did the first mechanized clocks come from and how did they work? It's time to talk about time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • CES 2018 Roundup

    Jan 24 2018

    Every year, manufacturers, retailers and the press gather in Las Vegas to look at the latest in tech. What were the big takeaways this year, apart from an awkward power outage? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The YouTube Story Part Three

    Jan 19 2018

    Our three part series concludes with an examination of what's been going on with YouTube recently. From advertising crises to weird algorithms that create surreal and disturbing videos for kids, we look at it all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The YouTube Story Part Two

    Jan 17 2018

    Picking up in 2007, we explore how YouTube grew rapidly, launching a few folks into celebrity status in the process. How did YouTube change in that time? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The YouTube Story Part One

    Jan 12 2018

    How did YouTube get its start? We trace the history from its days as an independent company to the historic Google acquisition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Pagers Work

    Jan 10 2018

    Remember pagers? Who invented them and how do they work? How are they related to gangsters and the CIA? And who still uses them? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sierra OnLine Story

    Jan 05 2018

    Jonathan talks with Ken Williams, co-founder of Sierra Games. We look at how a husband and wife team created one of the most powerful computer game companies in the 1980s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Blockchain Works

    Jan 03 2018

    Technology analysts say blockchain is the technology of the future. So what exactly is it and how does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Predicts 2018

    Dec 29 2017

    What's in store for us in the world of technology in 2018? From net neutrality to the next iPhone, Jonathan stares into his faulty crystal ball to make some predictions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The TechStuff 2017 Predictions Report Card

    Dec 27 2017

    A year ago, Jonathan and friends made a bunch of predictions about what might happen in 2017. Did things go the way we expected? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks Back on 2017

    Dec 22 2017

    From massive data breaches to Uber's scandalous year, we take a look at some of the biggest tech stories to break in 2017. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Goes to the Ice Rink

    Dec 20 2017

    How do you make an ice rink in an area that has a temperature above water's freezing point? We look at the big tech needed to make a lot of ice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Physics of Star Wars

    Dec 15 2017

    On the release date for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we present an episode on how the physics of Star Wars works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the EFF Works

    Dec 13 2017

    What does the Electronic Frontier Foundation do? We look at the organization, its goals and some important landmark cases that the EFF has participated in. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Operation Sundevil and the Birth of the EFF - Part Two

    Dec 08 2017

    Our story about Operation Sundevil continues as we see how the Secret Service and various law enforcement agencies made the formation of the EFF a necessity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Operation Sundevil and the Birth of the EFF - Part One

    Dec 06 2017

    We dive into the complex history of the hacker culture that prompted the US Secret Service to conduct massive raids and how the Electronic Frontier Foundation was born from it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The HowStuffWorks Story Part Two

    Dec 01 2017

    How did HowStuffWorks transform from a website into a podcast network? Some special guests join the show to talk about the transition from writer to Internet superstar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The HowStuffWorks Story Part One

    Nov 29 2017

    How did HowStuffWorks get started? We look at the humble beginnings of the site and how it evolved over the early years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Dip Into the 7 Layers of the OSI Model

    Nov 24 2017

    Time for a delicious 7-layer dip! Only this dip is into the layers in the Open Systems Interconnection or OSI model. What is this model and how does it relate to telecommunications? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tron: He Fights For the Users

    Nov 22 2017

    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

  • How Camera Stabilization Works

    Nov 17 2017

    From physical rigs to special software, we explore the technology that helps keep your camera rock steady when it comes time to snapping the perfect shot. How does that work, anyway? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Disney's Happily Ever After Works

    Nov 15 2017

    At Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, visitors can witness a nighttime show filled with pyrotechnics and projection mapping. But what makes all that magic actually work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Xerox: New Market. New Xerox.

    Nov 10 2017

    In the conclusion on our series on Xerox, we learn about the monumental political struggles within the company that nearly brought it down from within. And where is Xerox now? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Xerox: Quick to Innovate. Slow to Integrate.

    Nov 08 2017

    After Xerox unveiled its first copier it skyrocketed to success. We learn about how the company made a huge impact on the technology of personal computers without ever making a successful one of its own. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Birth of Xerox

    Nov 03 2017

    Once upon a time, a company called the Haloid Corporation set out to make a small place in the world of photographic paper. As the decades passed, this little company would evolve into Xerox. In part one, we learn about Xerox's journey to their first automatic copier. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Making a Board Game - Mondo's The Thing

    Nov 01 2017

    The surge in board game popularity prompted this question: how do you make a board game? In this episode, we interview folks from Mondo about the new board game based on The Thing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech of Ghostbusters

    Oct 27 2017

    When it's time to figure out the science behind the Ghostbusters films, who ya gonna call? It turns out the answer is Troy Benjamin, who had the task of explaining how Ghostbusters' tech works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tech of Stranger Things

    Oct 25 2017

    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

  • Edison Electric Bikes

    Oct 20 2017

    Ryan Hersh, the founder of Edison Bikes, drops by the studio to talk about how a challenge he faced led to a new business in ebikes. We learn the ins and outs of getting a business up and running. The training wheels are off! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tech of Star Trek

    Oct 18 2017

    From transporters to replicators, we take a look at the technology of Star Trek. How much of it is based on real technology and how much of it is just plain old magic? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Making of Friday the 13th: The Game

    Oct 13 2017

    From the initial pitch to a successful crowdfunding campaign to a launch title, we learn how the Friday the 13th game was made. IllFonic CEO Chuck Brungardt joins the show to talk about bringing Jason to virtual life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Mixed Bag of Mixed Reality

    Oct 11 2017

    What exactly is mixed reality? How far along is the technology? Can VR and AR become successful consumer products? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The World of eSports

    Oct 06 2017

    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

  • How Eye Tracking Tech Works

    Oct 04 2017

    What is eye-tracking technology? What can it be used for? Find out about the history and future of eye-tracking tech on this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Valve Part Three

    Sep 29 2017

    What has Valve been up to since Steam launched? From anticipated sequels to the shift to digital delivery, we look into how this company continues to influence the gaming industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Valve Part Two

    Sep 27 2017

    Half-Life launched and co-founder Mike Harrington left Valve. What happened next to the company? We follow the story up to 2004. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Valve Part One

    Sep 22 2017

    How did Valve get started? We explore how two Microsoft Millionaires formed one of the most influential companies in PC gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Dot Com Part 2

    Sep 20 2017

    In part two, we look at a few more companies that fizzled in the wake of the dotcom bubble bursting. From a quick-delivery service to a company that would pay your parking tickets, what happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Dot Com Bubble Companies

    Sep 16 2017

    The Dot Com Bubble saw the rise and fall of many Web startups. We look a few, from Pets.com to Broadcast.com. What happened to those founders? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Origin of the iPhone: Part Two

    Sep 13 2017

    We continue the discussion about the birth of the iPhone. As it turns out, it was a very difficult delivery. What's the story behind it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Origin of the iPhone: Part One

    Sep 08 2017

    It's been 10 years since the iPhone first went on sale. How did it come about and what has its impact been on technology? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Def Con Story

    Sep 06 2017

    How did Def Con get started? What goes on there? And should you be worried about it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Podcasting

    Sep 01 2017

    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

  • ATLAS and the LHC

    Aug 30 2017

    What does the ATLAS detector do at the LHC? We explore the detector, the LHC, and hear from Kate Shaw and Steven Goldfarb who both work with ATLAS. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Soundcloud Story

    Aug 25 2017

    The sound-hosting service SoundCloud narrowly avoided financial collapse in 2017. Where did it come from and can it become profitable? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Hyperloop and the Boring Podcast

    Aug 23 2017

    It's time to revisit the Hyperloop. What is the proposal, and how will it work? And what's up with Elon Musk's Boring Company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Alienware Story

    Aug 18 2017

    In 1996, a company set out to make its mark on the PC gaming industry. It became known as Alienware. How did it get started and where is it going? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Musical Analysis at Moogfest

    Aug 16 2017

    Producer extraordinaire Noel Brown visited Moogfest in 2017 and got a chance to talk with Alexander Lerch about musical analysis. And how can can analysis lead to generative music? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Halt! Bot or Not?

    Aug 11 2017

    Bots generate more Internet traffic than humans. How can you tell if someone chatting with you is a bot or not? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • AI: Friend or Foe?

    Aug 09 2017

    Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have had a public disagreement about the nature of AI. Who is right? Are the bots on their way to destroy us? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Becoming a Microchipped Cyborg

    Aug 04 2017

    Employees at a vending company can elect to get an RFID microchip implant. What's the story behind this and is it a good idea? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Programming Languages Part Two

    Aug 02 2017

    How have programming languages evolved over time? What was wrong with the old ones? How are more recent languages different from the ones first developed? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Programming Languages Part One

    Jul 28 2017

    What was the first programming language? Why are they even necessary? Why are there so many different types of programming languages? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Weather Models Work

    Jul 26 2017

    What sorcery is this? How do meteorologists actually make weather forecasts after collecting all that data? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Meteorologists Work

    Jul 21 2017

    How do meteorologists predict the weather? We look at the tools meteorologists use to determine stuff like high and low temperatures, the chance of precipitation and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Weather Works

    Jul 20 2017

    In an effort to understand meteorology, we first must understand how weather works. What are the complex variables that determine weather patterns? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Are 4k TVs Worth It?

    Jul 14 2017

    What exactly is 4k resolution? How does the number of pixels on a screen correspond to image quality? And are 4k sets really worth it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Smiley Face Emoji Story

    Jul 12 2017

    What's the difference between an emoticon and an emoji? Where did emoji come from? And is it a language? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Intel Story Part Two

    Jul 07 2017

    From the humble 4004 to today's Kaby Lake, we take a look at the processors and technology Intel has developed over the years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Intel Story Part One

    Jul 05 2017

    How did the co-founders of Intel go from being "traitors" to two of the early pioneers of silicon valley? We learn about Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • History of Electricity Part Two

    Jun 30 2017

    As the 20th century loomed ever closer, the battle waged to determine how we would transmit electricity. Learn about the current wars and why AC ultimately won. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • History of Electricity Part One

    Jun 28 2017

    Did you know that engineers were harnessing electricity long before they even knew what it was? We take a look at the history and tech behind electricity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Wonderful World of Audio Animatronics

    Jun 23 2017

    It might be a small world after all, but how did Disney imagineers create the first audio animatronics and how do they work? Find out in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Jonathan's E3 2017 Adventure

    Jun 22 2017

    Join Jonathan as he describes his experience exploring E3 2017, the expo all about computer and video games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Ransomware and WannaCry

    Jun 16 2017

    What is ransomware? Why does it so often target healthcare organizations? Tune in to learn all about the history of holding data hostage — from Dr. Popp to the recent WannaCry virus. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Pew Pew Lasers

    Jun 14 2017

    Lasers can be used to threaten our enemies, cut steel and even amuse our cats. Find out the history of lasers and how they work in this episode of Techstuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Macintosh Story Part 3

    Jun 09 2017

    From the return of Steve Jobs to the most recent Macs, we look at how the computer has changed over the years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Macintosh Story Part 2

    Jun 08 2017

    After its launch, Apple tweaked the Macintosh a bit. Then Apple executives gave Steve Jobs the boot. He would return many years later. We look at the Macintosh during this era. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Macintosh Story Part 1

    Jun 02 2017

    What's the origin story for the Macintosh computer? We look at the early days of Apple leading up to the launch of one of the most famous Apple products of all time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Revisiting Net Neutrality

    Jun 01 2017

    What is Net Neutrality? Why is it a big deal? And what is the current status of net neutrality? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Samsung Story Part 2

    May 26 2017

    Picking up where we left off, we look at some of the more recent stories about Samsung, including the tricky relationships between the heirs to the Samsung throne. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Samsung Story Part 1

    May 24 2017

    How did the company Samsung get its start? From its humble beginnings as a grocery and shipping company, we look at the complicated history of one of South Korea's most influential companies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The National Facial Recognition Database

    May 19 2017

    Are you an adult citizen in the US? If so, there's a 50% chance your face is in a law enforcement database. We look at this problematic law enforcement tool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Close, but No Nuclear War

    May 17 2017

    The world has teetered on the brink of nuclear war a few times. Sometimes, it was because of technical glitches. Sometimes, it was because of coincidences. We explore some very close calls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Google Glass Story

    May 12 2017

    Was Google Glass an idea ahead of its time? What are its origins and where is it today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Bestselling Games of All Time

    May 09 2017

    What are the bestselling video games of all time? Find out some of the top performers for systems dating back to the Atari 2600. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Digg Story

    May 05 2017

    It all began with a startup led by a TechTV host. Then it evolved into a massively influential site, only to seemingly implode a short while later. What's the story behind Digg? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The TV Story Part 3

    May 03 2017

    From projection televisions to LED screens, we explore the more recent advancements in television technology. What the heck is HDR, anyway? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The TV Story Part 2

    Apr 28 2017

    Controversy continues as we look at the development of electronic televisions. Was Philo T. Farnsworth the real inventor of the TV? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The TV Story Part 1

    Apr 26 2017

    Who invented the television? Well, it's complicated. We look at the science behind TV and the first mechanical sets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How USB Ports Work

    Apr 21 2017

    The USB has become a standard port in tech. How did it get started and how does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What was Gopher?

    Apr 19 2017

    Once upon a time, a text-based Internet navigation system was poised to become the primary way we interact with the net. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The FitBit Story

    Apr 14 2017

    How did two guys with no manufacturing experience create a successful company that has defined an entire new industry? We look at Fitbit's story and the tech that powers their products. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff is Under Siege

    Apr 12 2017

    From catapults to ballista, we explore the world of siege engines. Which ones were real? Which are fantasy? And how did they work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The id Software Story Part Two

    Apr 07 2017

    From humble beginnings to massive success, we follow the rest of the id Software story. When did the founders leave and why? And what's going on there now? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The id Software Story Part One

    Apr 05 2017

    They made games like Doom and Quake, but where did id Software come from? In this episode, we explore the origins of a major name in computer games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech Memes

    Mar 29 2017

    What is a meme? What are some of the notable tech memes, and where do they come from? How does something become a meme? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Comdex

    Mar 22 2017

    It was once the computing conference to attend. Today, it's rapidly fading from memory. How did Comdex begin and what happened to it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part Two

    Mar 15 2017

    Joe McCormick and Jonathan continue their discussion about radio waves, transmitters and radio direction finding. How can you locate a transmitter and what is fox hunting? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part One

    Mar 08 2017

    Joe McCormick and Jonathan continue their discussion about radio waves, transmitters and radio direction finding. How can you locate a transmitter and what is fox hunting? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Video Game Emulators Work

    Mar 01 2017

    Have you ever wanted to play classic games from old consoles or arcade machines on your computer? Then you need a video game emulator. But are they legal? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Authentication Tech and You

    Feb 22 2017

    What is authentication? Why is it important? And what are engineers doing to make it better? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of MP3 Players

    Feb 15 2017

    How did the humble MP3 player get its start? When did the iPod take over as the dominant brand? And what's the MP3 Player business like today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Circuit City Story Part 2

    Feb 08 2017

    Once the Wards Company, Circuit City really established its identity decades after it was founded. How did the company grow and ultimately die, and what comes next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Circuit City Story Part 1

    Feb 01 2017

    Do you remember the electronics superstore called Circuit City? If you shopped in the 80s and 90s, the answer is probably yes. How did it get started? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Magnetic Storage Works

    Jan 25 2017

    Learn about the amazing world of magnets and how super smart people figured out we could use them to store data. From old wire recordings to magnetic hard drives, we look at the science and tech behind magnetic data storage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How MP3 Compression Works

    Jan 18 2017

    How does a computer program decide which bits of an audio file to keep and which to ditch during compression? We learn about the mp3 algorithm and Jonathan talks about math a lot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Visits CES 2017

    Jan 11 2017

    Ben Bowlin joins the show, recorded in Las Vegas, to talk about the big trends in tech at CES 2017. From autonomous cars to smart hubs to virtual reality, we look at what consumer electronics companies hope will become the next big thing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff and Friends Predict 2017

    Jan 05 2017

    Jonathan is joined by a few friends and together they predict what will happen in tech in 2017. Will we sit in our driverless cars playing virtual reality games thanks to net neutrality? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Reviews 2016 Part Two

    Dec 28 2016

    We conclude our look back on the big tech stories of 2016, from June to December. Gawker goes bankrupt, Pokemon Go steals the spotlight for a few weeks and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Reviews 2016 Part One

    Dec 21 2016

    We take a look back at the big stories in tech during 2016, from January through May. We say goodbye to the Goblin King, Twitter shakes up its executive team and VR headsets finally debut. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 2016 Predictions Report Card

    Dec 14 2016

    It's a bit early, but Jonathan has Iyaz Akhtar rejoin TechStuff to look at the predictions we made at the beginning of the year. How did we do? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Bad Computer Bugs

    Dec 07 2016

    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

  • The Dirt on Digital Audio

    Nov 30 2016

    How is audio recorded digitally? In this first episode on a series about mp3 and digital audio, Jonathan breaks down how we convert sound into 0s and 1s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Augmenting Your Reality

    Nov 23 2016

    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

  • The Sony Story: Part Three

    Nov 16 2016

    From Sony's involvement in the film industry to the recent big changes to the company, we bring the Sony story to its conclusion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sony Story: Part Two

    Nov 09 2016

    Picking up where we left off, we explore how Sony got into the world of television and VCRs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sony Story: Part One

    Nov 02 2016

    How did the enormous company Sony get its start? From humble beginnings to transistor radios, we look at the Sony Story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Scary World of EVMs, Part Two

    Oct 26 2016

    Ben Bowlin joins Jonathan to talk about electronic voting machines, hackers and keeping the democratic process secure. Are EVMs a bad idea? Can we rely on their results? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Scary World of EVMs, Part One

    Oct 19 2016

    Ben Bowlin joins Jonathan to talk about electronic voting machines, hackers and keeping the democratic process secure. Are EVMs a bad idea? Can we rely on their results? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Exploring the World Through Tech

    Oct 12 2016

    Luria Petrucci of Geeks Life joins the show to talk about the tech designed to get you outside and exploring the world. Find out about apps, gadgets and trends that will broaden your horizons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Goes Back To School

    Oct 05 2016

    Now that students are back in school, it's time to have a serious talk about how to use tech responsibly. We chat with Denelle Dixon-Thayer of Mozilla about how parents can talk with their kids about topics ranging from bullying to online privacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Mars Simulation Takes to the HI-SEAS

    Sep 28 2016

    Recently, a year-long isolation experiment simulating a mission to Mars concluded. What were the results? And why did it happen in Hawaii? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Worst Hacking Scenes from Hollywood, Part Two

    Sep 14 2016

    Shannon Morse and Jonathan continue their conversation about some of the worst hacking scenes in Hollywood history and how with a little adjustment they could be more accurate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Worst Hacking Scenes from Hollywood

    Sep 07 2016

    Hacking isn't as glamorous or exciting as movies and television make it seem. Shannon Morse joins the show to talk about the worst examples of hacking in films and TV. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Pokemon Go Works

    Aug 31 2016

    From the history of Pokemon to the strange evolution of Keyhole, we look at how Pokemon Go became an instant phenomenon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What will the Internet be like in 2021?

    Aug 24 2016

    TechStuff did an amazing job predicting 2016 way back in 2011. Can we do it again? CNET's Iyaz Akhtar guest hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Following Up on TechStuff Predictions from 2011

    Aug 18 2016

    Back in 2011, Chris and Jonathan made some predictions about what the Internet would be like in five years. Five years later, it's time to see how the predictions stack up! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Pixar Story: Part 3

    Aug 10 2016

    What has Pixar been up to over the last decade? Which Pixar film has had an underwhelming performance at the box office? And what comes next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Pixar Story: Part 2

    Aug 03 2016

    How did the success of Toy Story affect Pixar the company? Why was there tension between Steve Jobs and Michael Eisner? And what happens when Disney and Pixar merge? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Pixar Story: Part 1

    Jul 27 2016

    How did the Pixar studio get started? How did it evolve from a small operation to a power player in the Disney empire? And how has the company led innovation in animation? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Conversation with Nerds

    Jul 20 2016

    Josh and Nicola from the Big Nerd Ranch join the show to talk about Alexa and making the training material for people who want to make Alexa apps. What's in store for the personal digital assistant? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Robot People and Autopilots

    Jul 14 2016

    Scott Benjamin comes on the show to talk about two stories. One is about a proposal to give robots electric personhood status. The other, a discussion of Tesla's Autopilot feature. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Tech Could Make Better Chocolate

    Jul 06 2016

    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

  • How E3 Works

    Jun 29 2016

    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

  • How the Disney Magic Works

    Jun 22 2016

    After my recent (tenth) cruise on the Disney Cruise line, I decided to look into what makes the ship work.How does it steady itself in rough seas? How much is automated? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • AI Assistants and You

    Jun 15 2016

    From Amazon to Google to Apple, companies are creating digital assistants to make our lives easier. What's the technology behind them and are they safe to use? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Kepler Telescope Works

    Jun 08 2016

    The Kepler Telescope has detected hundreds of exoplanets in our galaxy. What's the story behind it and how does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Shh! How Soundproofing Works

    Jun 01 2016

    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

  • The Problem With Ads Part Two

    May 25 2016

    Jonathan and Ben continue their conversation about online ads. Is it wrong to use ad blockers? Or is it wrong to block people who block ads? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Problem with Ads Part One

    May 18 2016

    Online advertising has been a bit of a problem for a long time. Join Jonathan and Ben as they talk about ads, ad blockers and malware. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The FAA and Drones

    May 11 2016

    Consumer drones are cool. Consumer drones are also potentially dangerous. What are the FAA's rules about drones? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Hacking for Dollars

    May 04 2016

    Hak5 Host Shannon Morse joins the show to talk about hacking as a profession. From white hats to black hats, how do hackers make money? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Great Google Car Crash of 2016

    Apr 27 2016

    CarStuff's Scott Benjamin comes on to talk about Google's self-driving car causing its first car accident. What happened? And how will Google prevent future accidents? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Weather Tech, Part 2

    Apr 21 2016

    How are weather predictions made? How does the tech used in meteorology work? And can we control the weather? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Weather Tech, Part 1

    Apr 20 2016

    How are weather predictions made? How does the tech used in meteorology work? And can we control the weather? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Nintendo Story: Part Three

    Apr 13 2016

    What has Nintendo been up to since 2011? In this update, Jonathan explains the more recent history of the famous game company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Classic TechStuff: The Nintendo Story: Part Two

    Apr 06 2016

    In this classic episode, Chris and Jonathan explore Nintendo's rise in the video game industry and some of its missteps. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Classic TechStuff: The Nintendo Story: Part One

    Mar 30 2016

    How did Nintendo get its start? Chris and Jonathan talk about the famous video game company (before it made video games) in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Conversation With FanBolt's Emma Loggins

    Mar 23 2016

    Emma Loggins is the founder of FanBolt, a pop culture blog that's been around since 2002. How did FanBolt get started and how has it been so successful? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Classic TechStuff: Industrial Light and Magic

    Mar 16 2016

    In this classic episode, Chris and Jonathan look at the effects studio Industrial Light and Magic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Solar Towers Work

    Mar 09 2016

    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

  • Apple vs the FBI

    Mar 02 2016

    What does the FBI want Apple to do and why do so many tech experts oppose it? Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How LIGO Works

    Feb 24 2016

    What is LIGO and how did it detect gravitational waves? We explain! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • High Tech at High Speed

    Feb 17 2016

    Scott and Ben from CarStuff join the show to talk about some of the latest tech making its way into cars. What do they think of autonomous vehicles and gesture controls? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The MOOG Story: Part Two

    Feb 11 2016

    What is a MOOG synthesizer? How does it work? And did people really say synthesizers didn't make real music? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The MOOG Story: Part One

    Feb 03 2016

    What is a MOOG synthesizer? How does it work? And did people really say synthesizers didn't make real music? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Philips Story: Part Two

    Jan 27 2016

    What happened to the Philips company during World War II? How did Philips diversify over the decades? What's next for the company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Philips Story: Part One

    Jan 20 2016

    Who founded the electronics company Philips? Why did it nearly go bankrupt in less than five years? And who saved it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • CES 2016 Impressions

    Jan 13 2016

    Jonathan attended CES once again. What were the big trends? What caught the press's attention? And what did he eat? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Predicts 2016

    Jan 06 2016

    CNET's Iyaz Akhtar joins the show to peer into a crystal ball and predict what will happen in 2016. Listen in as we stick our necks out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 2015 Year in Review

    Dec 30 2015

    What were the biggest stories in tech in 2015? Jonathan reviews the headlines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 2015 Predictions Results

    Dec 23 2015

    Back in 2014, Tom Merritt joined the show to talk about predictions for the following year. How did those predictions stack up? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Evils of Data Tracking

    Dec 16 2015

    Codebreaker's Ben Johnson joins the show to talk about data tracking. What is it used for? What's the best case scenario? And what happens when it goes wrong? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Satellites Work

    Dec 09 2015

    How did Sputnik change the world? What do satellites do? And what keeps them in orbit? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Industrial Revolution Worked, Part Three

    Dec 02 2015

    In the conclusion of our series on the Industrial Revolution, we'll look at other industries that changed along with iron and textiles. We'll also learn about the living and work conditions of laborers and how that transformed our notions about work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Industrial Revolution Worked, Part Two

    Nov 25 2015

    As we continue to explore the Industrial Revolution, we look at how iron helped shape the modern world. It's time to explore iron, steam engines and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Industrial Revolution Worked, Part One

    Nov 18 2015

    The Industrial Revolution transformed the world. Cities grew, new jobs were created and technology transformed the world. In part one, we take a close look at the textile industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Comcast Story: Part Two

    Nov 12 2015

    How did Comcast become such a huge, powerful company? What happened with the doomed Time Warner deal? And where does the company go next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Comcast Story: Part One

    Nov 05 2015

    Comcast is a powerful player in the cable and Internet space. How did the company get its start? And how did cable television take off in the first place? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The VW Scandal

    Oct 28 2015

    What's the story with Volkswagen and emissions testing? How did the car manufacturer hide vehicle emissions? Scott Benjamin of CarStuff joins us to talk about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Expensive Consumer Tech

    Oct 21 2015

    With the holiday season coming up, it's time to look at some gift ideas for the filthy rich. From ridiculous watches to a multimillion dollar mobile home, we explore some of the most ridiculously expensive tech out there. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What was Web 2.0?

    Oct 14 2015

    Once upon a time, a buzz term called Web 2.0 dominated discussions about web sites. What did Web 2.0 really mean? Or does it mean nothing? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • DNA Forensics

    Oct 07 2015

    Ben Bowlin of Stuff They Don't Want You to Know joins the show to talk about DNA forensics, cold cases and science. How reliable is DNA evidence? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Patronage Makes a Comeback

    Sep 30 2015

    How has the Internet fueled a return to the old system of patronage? This episode explores crowdfunding resources like Indiegogo and patronage services like Patreon. Can they work for anybody? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tinder Loving Care?

    Sep 23 2015

    It's time to tackle Tinder. Where did the app come from? Do people use it for more than just hooking up? And what do you get when you go premium? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • An Update on The McAfee Story

    Sep 16 2015

    Back in 2012, Jonathan and Chris talked about John McAfee and his controversial life. What's he been up to since? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Alphabetizing Google

    Sep 07 2015

    What does Google's restructuring mean for the company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Photo Editing and Manipulation, Part Two

    Sep 02 2015

    Dylan is back to talk about the post-digital age of photo manipulation, when Photoshop and other programs began to allow more people to change images. Learn about famous disasters in photo edits and funny uses of Photoshop. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Photo Editing and Manipulation, Part One

    Aug 31 2015

    HowStuffWorks photo editor Dylan joins the show to talk about the pre-digital age of photo manipulation. Learn about airbrushing, composite photos, double exposure and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Periscope Works

    Aug 26 2015

    What is Periscope? What's the technology behind the company? And did Jonathan livestream a podcast? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sad Tale of HitchBot

    Aug 24 2015

    What was HitchBot all about and what happened to it? From hitchiking across Canada to a violent end in Philadelphia, we tell the robot's story. Scott Benjamin guest hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Uber Breaks Scott's Heart

    Aug 19 2015

    Scott Benjamin joins the show to talk more about Uber, driverless cars and how the future might spell doom for people who love to drive. If you listen carefully, you can hear the moment his heart breaks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Uber Story (So Far)

    Aug 17 2015

    How did Uber get started? What are some of the controversies around Uber? And what's in store for the future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Decline of Google+

    Aug 12 2015

    Is Google Plus heading off into the sunset? What happened? In this update to a classic episode, TechStuff looks at what went wrong. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is Carbon Dating on the way out?

    Aug 10 2015

    How does radiocarbon dating work? And why might it be less reliable in the future? Learn about carbon-14 and how it can be used to guess when ancient things were alive. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech in the Post Apocalyptic World (Part 2)

    Aug 05 2015

    There's been an Event. What sort of tech can you rely upon after the zombie outbreak? Or solar flares? Or whatever? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech in the Post Apocalyptic World (Part 1)

    Aug 03 2015

    There's been an Event. What sort of tech can you rely upon after the zombie outbreak? Or solar flares? Or whatever? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Takes Manhattan (Project)

    Jul 29 2015

    What was the Manhattan Project all about? What went on during the Manhattan Project and who were the influential people involved? Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Manhattan Project Part One

    Jul 27 2015

    In this episode, Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about the scientific and political landscape that made the Manhattan Project possible. What was Einstein's role? Who first discovered nuclear fission? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Disruptive Technologies

    Jul 22 2015

    What exactly is a disruptive technology? Jonathan explains the term and gives examples of how technology can really shake things up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Digital Immortality, Part Two

    Jul 20 2015

    Stuff You Should Know's Josh Clark and Jonathan continue their discussion about achieving immortality through technology. What are the philosophical problems and will it ever happen? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Who Wants To Live Forever?

    Jul 15 2015

    Could technology let us live forever? Stuff You Should Know's Josh Clark joins the show to talk about the possibility of digital immortality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Swords - The Real Cutting Edge Technology

    Jul 09 2015

    What is the history of the sword? What are they made from and what is an alloy? Special guest Ariel Kasten joins the show to talk about pointy things. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • High Tech Farming

    Jul 06 2015

    Agriculture has come a long way since the invention of the plow. Learn about how high-tech gadgets are revolutionizing agriculture! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's My Address?

    Jun 29 2015

    The URL is a handy way to navigate to a specific web page. But where did it come from? How does it work and why are they almost always in English? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techs Top Rivalries

    Jun 24 2015

    All's fair in love and tech, so they say. In this episode, we look back on some of the famous rivalries in technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Stingray Operation

    Jun 22 2015

    What are Stingrays and how are they used in surveillance? Jonathan brings in the guys from Stuff They Don't Want You To Know to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • DARPA Robotics Challenge Review

    Jun 17 2015

    What did the teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge have to do? Who won? And what does this mean for the future of robotics? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Basic Components of Electronics

    Jun 15 2015

    It's time for Electronics 101. What are the basic components of electronic circuits and what do they do? Jonathan explains. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classics: The types of WiFi

    Jun 10 2015

    What is the difference between WiFi and WiMax? Why are there so many designations for wireless communication? Chris and Jonathan explain in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Listener Mail Jubilee

    Jun 08 2015

    Why does Jonathan say "form factor" so much? Is 3D printing a viable business? And did a listener come up with a solution to the trolley problem? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Interviews Preditor Chandler

    Jun 01 2015

    What the heck is a preditor? It's not an alien hunting down action heroes. It's a job title at HowStuffWorks. Preditor Chandler joins the show to explain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Hack That Auto 2.0

    May 27 2015

    Could your car be hacked remotely? We take a look at claims and explore the possibilities of wireless car hacking. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Internet Kill Switch

    May 25 2015

    Is there a kill switch for the Internet? Is that legal or ethical? Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Behind the Scenes at HowStuffWorks - Audio

    May 20 2015

    Jonathan sits down with HSW producer Noel Brown to talk about what Noel does, the tools he uses and tips and tricks for editing and publishing audio. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Listener Mail Grab Bag

    May 18 2015

    Jonathan reads out messages from listeners and answers questions about electricity and smartwatches. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classics: The U2 Spy Plane

    May 13 2015

    How does the U2 spy plane work? What was its purpose? From its design to today, we look at the U2 plane. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classics: Professional Gaming

    May 11 2015

    What does it take to play video games for a living? In this classic episode, Jonathan and Chris explore how the best of the best at video games get paid. But is it all fun and games? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Internet Explorer, Part 2

    May 06 2015

    Nate Lanxon from Bloomberg joins the show to talk about the history of Internet Explorer and the future of Project Spartan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Internet Explorer, Part 1

    May 04 2015

    Nate Lanxon from Bloomberg joins the show to talk about the history of Internet Explorer and the future of Project Spartan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Behind the Scenes at HowStuffWorks - Video

    Apr 29 2015

    I interview Matt Frederick about his job here at HowStuffWorks. Learn what goes into producing an episode of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Secret Space Plane

    Apr 27 2015

    What's the story behind the Air Force's X-37B space plane? What is it doing on its super-long missions? Ben Bowlin joins the show to make wild speculations with me. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Series of Tubes Part Two

    Apr 22 2015

    Our history lesson about the implementation of pneumatic tube systems continues. We also explore how pneumatic tubes are used currently. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Series of Tubes Part One

    Apr 20 2015

    How do pneumatic tubes work? Lauren Vogelbaum joins the show to talk about the physics and history of pneumatic tube systems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Steganography Works

    Apr 15 2015

    How can you hide a message so that no one knows you're even communicating? Use steganography! Ariel Kasten joins the show to talk about the art of hiding messages. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Biggest Lawsuits in Gaming History

    Apr 13 2015

    CNET's Iyaz Akhtar joins the show to talk about lawsuits. What are some of the biggest lawsuits in gaming and how have they shaped our world? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Aircraft Carriers Work: Part Two

    Apr 08 2015

    Jonathan and Scott look back on the history of aircraft carriers and how they evolved in the US Navy. From the Enterprise to the Nimitz and beyond! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Aircraft Carriers Work: Part One

    Apr 06 2015

    CarStuff's Scott Benjamin joins this listener requested show about aircraft carriers. How do they work and what does it take to keep one operational? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Top April Fools Tech Jokes Episode

    Apr 01 2015

    What are some of the biggest hits (and misses) in April Fools jokes in the tech sector? From dumb ideas to jokes gone wrong, Jonathan counts them down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Coffee Machines Work

    Mar 30 2015

    Lauren Vogelbaum joins the show to talk about coffee machines. What's the history of coffee and how do the various gadgets work? Coffee! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Ice Core Drilling

    Mar 25 2015

    How do scientists retrieve ice core samples? What can we learn from them? Joe McCormick joins the show to talk about really cool historical records. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Episode 700: How Subways Work

    Mar 23 2015

    How are subway tunnels built? How do trains work? What are the challenges of a subway system? Ben Bowlin joins the 700th episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets Flushed

    Mar 18 2015

    How do toilets work? What's the secret behind using a Japanese toilet? And can you enter a toilet race? Josh Clark joins the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Robots4Us Challenge

    Mar 16 2015

    What is the Robots4Us Challenge? How can students enter the challenge? What are the social implications of robots? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Golden Age of Radio

    Mar 11 2015

    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

  • The Rise and Fall of Atari: Part Three

    Mar 09 2015

    In our final part in our Atari series, Chuck and Jonathan talk about the sad decline of Atari and what's left of the company today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Rise and Fall of Atari: Part Two

    Mar 04 2015

    In Part Two of this series, Chuck and Jonathan talk about how Atari dominated video games until the crash of 1983. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Rise and Fall of Atari: Part One

    Mar 02 2015

    What's the story behind Atari? Stuff You Should Know's Chuck Bryant joins the podcast to answer this listener question. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Six Simple Machines

    Feb 23 2015

    What are the six simple machines and why are they so important? Joe McCormick joins the show to explain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Rerun: How Metal Detectors Work

    Feb 18 2015

    If you're going on a treasure hunt, you should know how your metal detector works. Chris and Jonathan explain in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • CLASSIC: How ATMS Work

    Feb 16 2015

    Jonathan and Chris explore the world of automated teller machines in this classic TechStuff episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • CLASSIC: What Do Transmissions Do?

    Feb 11 2015

    In a classic TechStuff episode, Jonathan and Lauren explain the purpose of a transmission and how it actually works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is a Common Carrier?

    Feb 09 2015

    The FCC Chairman has proposed reclassifying ISPs as common carriers under Title II. Wait, what does that mean? Jonathan explains. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How E-Bikes Work

    Feb 05 2015

    Electric bikes aren't a new idea. How do they work? Scott Benjamin joins the show to talk about e-bike tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at TV Connectors

    Feb 03 2015

    What are all the connections on the back of a television? From HDMI to composite to component cables, we explain what each means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Listens to Negativland

    Jan 29 2015

    Mark Hosler, one of the founding members of Negativland, joins the podcast to talk about audio collage, art, legal potholes and using technology to make mind blowing sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack

    Jan 26 2015

    What exactly happened with the hack that targeted Sony? Why do some people question the official explanation that North Korea was behind it? Ben Bowlin joins the show to explain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • CES show w/ Ashley Esqueda

    Jan 21 2015

    What's hot at CES 2015? Special guest Ashley Esqueda from CNET joins the show to talk about tech trends and what to expect in stores this year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classics: Number Stations

    Jan 19 2015

    What's up with weird radio stations that only broadcast the occasional string of numbers? Jonathan and Chris explore number stations in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Classics: Abandonware

    Jan 14 2015

    In this classic TechStuff episode from 2011, Chris and Jonathan talk about Abandonware. Is it okay to copy software if it's no longer available to buy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Predicts 2015

    Jan 07 2015

    TechStuff is joined by celebrity guest host Tom Merritt of the Daily Tech News Show to predict what's going to happen in the following 12 months. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff's 2014 Prediction Report Card

    Jan 05 2015

    Lauren Vogelbaum comes back to talk about the predictions we made for 2014. Were we right on the money or way off the mark? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Remembers 2014, Part Two

    Dec 31 2014

    Joe McCormick guest hosts with Jonathan in a look back at some of the big tech news stories from 2014. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Remembers 2014, Part One

    Dec 29 2014

    Fw:Thinking's Joe McCormick joins the show to look back on the big tech news stories of 2014. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The CES Story

    Dec 24 2014

    It's time for another classic TechStuff episode! In this one, Chris Pollette and Jonathan Strickland give the history of CES and what it's like to attend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Tackles Typewriters

    Dec 22 2014

    Special guest Holly Frey joins the show to talk about typewriters. What's their history and what's the real scoop behind the QWERTY keyboard? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Force is Strong with TechStuff

    Dec 17 2014

    In this classic episode, Chris and Jonathan talk about lightsabers, and Jonathan gives a bit of an update. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Taking a Ride in an Ambulance

    Dec 15 2014

    What is ambulance technology all about? Ben Bowlin joins the show to explore this listener-suggested topic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Connected Car Challenge: Part 2

    Dec 10 2014

    CarStuff host Scott Benjamin joins the show to talk about the latest systems in cars that are meant to keep us connected. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Connected Car Challenge: Part 1

    Dec 08 2014

    CarStuff host Scott Benjamin joins the show to talk about the latest systems in cars that are meant to keep us connected. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Antikythera Update

    Dec 03 2014

    You wouldn't think a 2,000 year old machine would need an update, but it does! This classic episode features Joe McCormick and Jonathan talking about an ancient Greek computer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets Breezy

    Dec 01 2014

    Guest host Joe McCormick talks about the tech behind wind turbines. How big a role will they play in our future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Giving Thanks to Obsolete Tech

    Nov 26 2014

    Special guest Iyaz Akhtar from CNet rejoins the show to continue our conversation about tech that is no longer relevant. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Goes Obsolete?

    Nov 24 2014

    Special guest Iyaz Akhtar from CNet joins the show to talk about obsolete technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Techno H2O

    Nov 19 2014

    There's a lot of tech that supposedly makes water "better" in some way. Is there any science to it or is it all just flim flam? Stuff to Blow Your Mind's Julie Douglas is guest host. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Conversation With ASMR Artist Heather Feather

    Nov 17 2014

    What is ASMR and why is it so popular on YouTube? Artist Heather Feather joins the show to talk about ASMR and her recording techniques. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Virtually Realistic TechStuff

    Nov 12 2014

    Guest host Rueben Medina joins the show for an in-depth conversation about virtual reality and whether it's ready for prime time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Hack That Auto

    Nov 10 2014

    Cars have become high tech but that opens the possibility of exploits. What's the story on car hacks? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Digital Comics

    Nov 05 2014

    How has the digital revolution changed the way readers access comic books? Guest host Christian Sager joins the show to talk about digital comics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Max Headroom Incident

    Nov 03 2014

    How did hackers take over a television signal in the late 1980s? Stuff You Should Know's Chuck Bryant joins the show to talk about the Max Headroom Incident. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Spooky EVPs

    Oct 29 2014

    What is electronic voice phenomena and what does it have to do with ghosts? Joe McCormick joins the show to talk about EVP. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Love: There's An App For That

    Oct 27 2014

    Allison Loudermilk joins the show to talk about some of the tech and apps designed to connect people in the digital space and then in real space. Is it a good thing? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Conversation With Shannon Morse

    Oct 22 2014

    Shannon Morse is a technology journalist and hacker. She talks about her experiences in tech and how she fell in love with technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Autonomous Autos And High-Tech Gear

    Oct 20 2014

    Scott Benjamin of CarStuff joins the show to talk about autonomous vehicles and how they are changing today's manual vehicles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Do We Need Humanoid Robots?

    Oct 15 2014

    Josh Clark joins the podcast to talk about humanoid robots. Why are we so concerned about building them and are they a good idea? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sewing Machine

    Oct 13 2014

    Holly Frey from Stuff You Missed in History Class joins the show to talk about the sewing machine and how it shaped patent law. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Anita Sarkeesian and Video Game Journalism

    Oct 08 2014

    Cristen Conger from Stuff Mom Never Told You joins the show to talk about Anita Sarkeesian's video game journalism project and the dark side of the Internet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Extra Life, Video Games and Charity

    Oct 06 2014

    What is the charity Extra Life all about and how can you get involved? What game did Jonathan play for 25 hours back in 2013 for charity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Audio Production 101

    Oct 01 2014

    Audio Producer Steve Riekeberg is a guest and we're talking all about audio production. Mics and levels and sample rates, oh my! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Son of Listener Mail 2014

    Sep 29 2014

    Jonathan answers even more of your questions about technology and podcasting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Listener Mail 2014 Extravaganza

    Sep 24 2014

    Jonathan answers several questions sent in by listeners. Many of them have to do with Apple. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Mythology of Area 51

    Sep 22 2014

    Area 51 factors into stories about everything from weather-control devices to aliens. Ben Bowlin joins the show to look at the mythology of Area 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Area 51 - Part Two

    Sep 17 2014

    What's been going on at the Area 51 site since the days of the U-2 and A-12 spy plane tests? We look at stealth technology, drones and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Area 51 - Part One

    Sep 15 2014

    What goes on at the most famous secret base in the world? Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about Area 51, aka Groom Lake. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 5 Technologies To End All Wars - That Didn't

    Sep 10 2014

    Can technology end war? Several people thought so at one time or another. We look at five examples of idealists who thought tech would end warfare. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Classic TechStuff: Tesla - the Man, the Myth

    Sep 08 2014

    In this classic episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Lauren explore the myths surrounding Nikola Tesla, the Internet's favorite mad scientist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Classic TechStuff: The Rooster Teeth Interview

    Sep 03 2014

    In this previous episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris interviewed Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth Productions. Learn how the company formed and Red vs Blue began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Bungie Story Part Two

    Sep 01 2014

    Picking up where we left off, we look at Bungie during the Halo era to the present day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Bungie Story Part One

    Aug 27 2014

    We examine Bungie's gaming Destiny, from its humble beginnings to its place in gaming today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Surfing the Web Like a Super Spy

    Aug 25 2014

    You asked for it and now you've got it - we're joined by Ben and Matt of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know to see what it takes to surf the Web anonymously. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff In Spaaace(X) - Part Two

    Aug 20 2014

    Now Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. What's it going to take to get there? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff In Spaaace(X) - Part One

    Aug 18 2014

    Elon Musk wanted to go to space, so he founded a company to do it. We look at the early years of SpaceX. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Races with McLaren

    Aug 13 2014

    What is the McLaren Group and how has the company influenced racing? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Waterproofing Technology

    Aug 11 2014

    What goes into making a piece of tech waterproof? From cases to creative charging ports, we look at the challenges. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Who was Claude Shannon?

    Aug 06 2014

    TechStuff salutes an incredibly influential (and yet relatively unknown) tech genius: Claude Shannon. What did he do? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Full Motion Video Era - Home Gaming

    Aug 04 2014

    How was full motion video used in early computer and console games? And why is it so hilariously bad? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Full Motion Video Era - The Arcade

    Jul 30 2014

    What is FMV and how did it change video games? From the brilliant to the brilliantly awful, we take a look at FMV. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Fireworks, Part Two

    Jul 28 2014

    Where does the color come from in fireworks? How are those giant displays choreographed? We conclude our discussion on fireworks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Lights Some Fireworks

    Jul 23 2014

    How do fireworks work? From the basics to fully choreographed displays, we take a look at the tech of making stuff go boom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at e-paper

    Jul 21 2014

    What is e-paper? TechStuff looks at the properties of e-paper and how it's used. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets Meta(material)

    Jul 16 2014

    What are metamaterials and what gives them their nifty properties? We look at materials science and how metamaterials might transform our world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Goes to a Better Place

    Jul 14 2014

    What was Better Place and why did it fail? Guest host Ben Bowlin gives TechStuff his perspective. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Prints In 3D (Again)

    Jul 09 2014

    What's the state of 3D printers? And what's it like working with one? Guest host Joe McCormick joins us to explain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff On Fire

    Jul 07 2014

    We get our pyro on with a look at everything from lighters to flamethrowers. How do we make fire? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Camps Out

    Jul 02 2014

    From the good old days of roughing it to the high tech campsite of the future, we look at the tech of camping. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Folding the Proteins

    Jun 30 2014

    From distributed computing to video games that push science forward, we look at the tech behind protein folding research. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • E-Cigarettes and Vaping

    Jun 25 2014

    What's the story behind e-cigarettes? How do they work? Are they less harmful than normal cigarettes? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Passing the Turing Test

    Jun 23 2014

    Did a pair of programmers make a chatbot that passed the Turing Test? What exactly is the test and has anyone beaten it before? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Oculus Rift: The Story So Far (Update)

    Jun 18 2014

    A lot has happened since we first talked about the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. We present the Rift's history and how prototypes work, then explore news from military interest to a lawsuit claiming the Oculus team stole the technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Solar Freaking Roadways

    Jun 17 2014

    You may have seen the Indiegogo solar roadway project. What are the goals of solar roadways? Are they realistic? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Carbon Fiber Works

    Jun 11 2014

    What's the manufacturing process for carbon fiber? What properties does carbon fiber possess? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Segways Work: The Luke Arm Update

    Jun 09 2014

    Inventor Dean Kamen created a robotic prosthesis, nicknamed the Luke arm, to help patients regain self-sufficiency. The FDA recently approved it, so we wanted to revisit a classic episode about Kamen and one of his other inventions: the Segway. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Carbon Fiber

    Jun 02 2014

    Carbon fiber is an amazing material. Where did it come from? And were people really making it in the 19th century? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Twitches

    May 28 2014

    What is Twitch and why is Google so interested in it? We take a closer look at the video streaming service giving gamers huge audiences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • HMS Victory

    May 26 2014

    What was the technology behind the British warship, HMS Victory? How was it constructed? Where is it now? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Clothes Dryers Work

    May 21 2014

    Clothes dryers have evolved from precarious, fire-bellied devices to the increasingly green machines we know today. We cover the history of dryer tech, plus the newest innovations and NASA-funded research. And, of course, explain how they work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Planetariums Work

    May 19 2014

    What goes into making a planetarium work and where did they come from? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Worst Video Games of All Time (Update)

    May 14 2014

    Recently, a documentary crew went out to the desert to dig up some legendary Atari cartridges. It reminds us of this classic TechStuff episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The HBO Story: Part Three

    May 12 2014

    Today, HBO is known for its original programming that's so popular people can't stop pirating it. We look at the company's current strategy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The HBO Story: Part Two

    May 07 2014

    What happened to HBO once cable subscriptions hit a saturation point? We look at how the company transitioned from startup to corporate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The HBO Story: Part One

    May 05 2014

    How did the Home Box Office network get its start? And how did it grow into the giant it is today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Flying Without Fuel

    Apr 30 2014

    The Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to fly around the Earth in 2015 using only solar power. Say what? How is that even possible? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Hydrogen Fuel Works: Part Two

    Apr 28 2014

    How are we using hydrogen today and how might we use it in the future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Hydrogen Fuel Works: Part One

    Apr 23 2014

    Could hydrogen be the fuel of the future? We look at the most plentiful element in the galaxy and discuss the possibility. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Washing Machines Work

    Apr 21 2014

    What makes washers tick? How have they evolved over time to become more energy efficient and conserve water? And what's going on in there? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Secrets of Tor and the Deep Web

    Apr 16 2014

    What is Tor? What's the web under the web? What's really going on? We dish out the details. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Our Heart Breaks From Heartbleed

    Apr 14 2014

    What is the Heartbleed bug and is it really as bad a security flaw as people make it out to be? We look at what Heartbleed is and why you should be concerned. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The PerkinElmer Story: Part Two

    Apr 09 2014

    What's PerkinElmer been up to lately? From spy sattelites to medical screening procedures, we take a close look at the company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The PerkinElmer Story: Part One

    Apr 07 2014

    How did two different divisions come together to form PerkinElmer? What does the company do? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Biometrics: Digital Fingerprinting

    Apr 02 2014

    How has the Digital Age improved the centuries-old practice of fingerprinting? We explore the history of fingerprint tech and explain how modern scanners use optics, capacitance, heat and ultrasound to create prints that are harder than ever to hack. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Ad Blockers Work

    Mar 31 2014

    Are ads on the Web a necessary annoyance? The creators of ad-blocking software don't think so. We dig into the history of browser extensions like AdBlock and explore the controversies around them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Episode 600: How TechStuff Works

    Mar 26 2014

    How did TechStuff get started? What's the story with hosts Lauren and Jonathan? We take you behind the mic to explore our recording process and the HowStuffWorks audio studio -- with help from a few special guests. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Time for an IRC Chat

    Mar 24 2014

    What is Internet Relay Chat? How does IRC work and what does it do? TechStuff looks at this legacy chat tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tesla Tale Part Two

    Mar 19 2014

    Where is the Tesla Motor company today? Tesla hasn't always traveled on a smooth road - pun intended. How did the company weather tough financial times? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tesla Tale Part One

    Mar 17 2014

    How did the Tesla Motor company get its start? We examine the ambitious and troubled early history of the electric vehicle company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Bitcoin Controversies

    Mar 12 2014

    What is happening with Bitcoin? What was Mt Gox and Flexcoin and why have they shut down? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Cashes in Bitcoin

    Mar 10 2014

    What's going on with Bitcoin? Is the digital currency doomed? We look at how it works and the recent problems surrounding the cryptocurrency. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Handheld Gaming Part Two

    Mar 05 2014

    What's the story behind some of the more recent handheld gaming devices? Which ones failed and which succeeded? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Handheld Gaming Part One

    Mar 03 2014

    How did handheld gaming get started? We look at the origins of the electronic handheld game craze and how it evolved in the early years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tap Versus Swipe

    Feb 26 2014

    How has near-field communication (NFC) technology changed credit cards? We explain the principles behind NFC and its applications in the credit card industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • It's All About The Polymers

    Feb 24 2014

    What is a polymer banknote? We look at this special type of currency, how it's made and why it's important. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Twitter Story Part Two

    Feb 19 2014

    How did Twitter grow to become the juggernaut it is today? We look at the company as it changes regimes (twice). Where could Twitter be heading to next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Twitter Story Part One

    Feb 17 2014

    How did Twitter get started? We explore the controversial history of Twitter and how it emerged from a company called Odeo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The War on Net Neutrality

    Feb 12 2014

    What is net neutrality and why is it in trouble? We reexamine the concept of net neutrality and look at how recent court decisions in the US put it in jeopardy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Like a Beacon

    Feb 10 2014

    What are Beacons and what do they have to do with Bluetooth? We look at how a simple technology could make shopping a breeze - or track your every move. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Steam in a Box

    Feb 05 2014

    What's the deal with Steamboxes? Jonathan and Lauren look at Valve's approach to the living room gaming market and debate the pros and cons of the Steambox. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Listens to Dolby

    Feb 03 2014

    Who was Ray Dolby? TechStuff takes a look at the life and work of a man whose inventions changed how we experience sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Look What I Found!

    Jan 29 2014

    How are archaeologists using high-tech tools to study ancient, forgotten ruins? We look at everything from radar to satellite imagery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • X Marks the Spot

    Jan 27 2014

    Dust off your fedoras as we look at the tools and techniques used in archaeology! In this first part, we explore basic tools and carbon dating. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Builds a Nest

    Jan 22 2014

    How can a company that makes thermostats be worth $3.2 billion? We look at Nest Labs and how it may fit into Google's future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Visits CES 2014

    Jan 20 2014

    Jonathan recently returned from CES 2014, and has loads of information about the newest tech hitting the marketplace. What were the big winners of CES 2014? Were there any surprises? Tune in as Jonathan and Lauren catch you up on the details. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Y2K Didn't End the World

    Jan 15 2014

    Despite all the Y2K hype, the world kept turning on January 1, 2000. Did we have nothing to fear to begin with, or did we narrowly avoid technological Armageddon? We explore how the Year 2000 Problem worked. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Ultrasound Works

    Jan 13 2014

    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

  • TechStuff Bonds With Spy Tech Part Two

    Jan 08 2014

    Are invisible cars and exploding pens just the stuff of James Bond fiction? We look at spy gear both real and imaginary in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Bonds With Spy Tech Part One

    Jan 06 2014

    Are the amazing gadgets in James Bond films possible? We look at the tech found in the early James Bond movies and compare it to real life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Predicts 2014

    Jan 01 2014

    What do our hosts have to say about what will happen this year? Jonathan and Lauren stick their necks out to predict the future in tech stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Predictions for 2013: The Results

    Dec 30 2013

    How did Lauren and Jonathan's predictions for 2013 pan out? We take a look at the results of our educated guesses. Did we totally whiff it or will we win the squid? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks Back at 2013 Part Two

    Dec 25 2013

    What were the big news stories of 2013? Jonathan and Lauren round out the big tech stories of 2013. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks Back at 2013 Part One

    Dec 23 2013

    What were the big news stories of 2013? We take a look at the first half of 2013 and the tech stories that caught our attention. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Top Tech Companies of 2013 Part Two

    Dec 18 2013

    What were the best tech companies to work for in 2013? Jonathan and Lauren take a look at the top five and talk about what makes them so great. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Top Tech Companies of 2013 Part One

    Dec 16 2013

    What were the best tech companies to work for in 2013? Jonathan and Lauren take a look at numbers 10 through 6 and talk about what makes them so great. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets Thirsty

    Dec 11 2013

    How do water systems work? We take a look at how water gets from a municipal system (or a well) to your home. Gravity is your friend! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Gene Therapy Works

    Dec 09 2013

    Will we be able to cure multiple diseases by tweaking our genes? We look at gene therapy and how doctors are able to deliver new genes to patients. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Astronomy On Ice

    Dec 04 2013

    What is the IceCube Neutrino Detector? Jonathan and Lauren take a look at a telescope that's one mile under the ice at the South Pole. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Where's My Flying Car?

    Dec 02 2013

    Will the flying car ever be available to the average driver? We take a look at the history (and future) of flying cars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Sniffing Out Skunk Works Part Two

    Nov 27 2013

    What's Skunk Works up to today? TechStuff talks about the more recent projects the ultra secret division has worked on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Sniffing Out Skunk Works Part One

    Nov 25 2013

    What is Lockheed's Skunk Works division? TechStuff peeks under a veil of secrecy to talk about the early days of a classified operation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Loons at Google

    Nov 20 2013

    What is the Google Loon project? Jonathan and Lauren look at how some ultra-thin balloons could supply Wi-Fi to remote locations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Oldest Computer

    Nov 18 2013

    What is the Antikythera Mechanism? When was it built? What did it do? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Hype About Hyperloop

    Nov 13 2013

    What is the Hyperloop concept? How would it work? Will we actually build it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The AT&T Story - Part Three

    Nov 11 2013

    What's happened to AT&T since it was broken up by the government? What was SBC? What's AT&T been up to lately? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The AT&T Story - Part Two

    Nov 06 2013

    How did AT&T form a monopoly in the US? Why did the government step in to break up the monopoly? How did the telecommunications landscape change? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The AT&T Story - Part One

    Nov 04 2013

    Who was Alexander Graham Bell? Why did he create the Bell Telephone Company? How was AT&T created? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • There's a Halloween Event on the Horizon

    Oct 30 2013

    What's the premise of the horror film Event Horizon? What is an event horizon? How do black holes work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Shines Light on Solar Panels

    Oct 28 2013

    How are scientists improving solar panel efficiency? What do moth eyes have to do with solar panels? How long until solar panels are cheap enough for the average homeowner? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Minecraft: Part Two

    Oct 23 2013

    How did Minecraft get started? What exactly happens in this game? How has it evolved since it launched? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Sleeping Underwater

    Oct 21 2013

    Are there really companies working on building underwater hotels? What considerations do you have to make to build an underwater structure? When will these hotels open? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Running on Steam

    Oct 16 2013

    How old are steam engines? How do steam engines work? Are there steam engines in common use today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Ads on the Go

    Oct 14 2013

    How does mobile advertising differ from other online advertising? Why is mobile advertising such a big deal? How will mobile advertising shape online content? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Pacemakers Got the Beat

    Oct 09 2013

    What is a pacemaker? How do pacemakers control the rate of heartbeats? What was the first pacemaker? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Prodigy Story

    Oct 07 2013

    What was an online service provider? How did Prodigy get started? Why did Prodigy lag behind other companies? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Big Deal About Drones

    Oct 02 2013

    What are drones? What are some civilian uses for drones? What are the military applications? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The FAA and EMI

    Sep 30 2013

    What is electromagnetic interference? Can electronics really interfere with a plane's systems? When might the FAA loosen restrictions on electronics? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Say My Name

    Sep 25 2013

    Who was Heisenberg? What was his contribution to quantum mechanics? What is the uncertainty principle? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Videos In the Stream

    Sep 23 2013

    What are the differences between the three big video streaming services? How do these services earn revenue? Which services have exclusive deals? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sid Meier Story Part 2

    Sep 18 2013

    What games has Firaxis developed? What are the most recent games developed by Sid Meier? What has been the impact of the Civilization franchise? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sid Meier Story Part 1

    Sep 16 2013

    Who is Sid Meier? How did he get started in making video games? Why did he leave the first company he co-founded? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Fairchild Semiconductor Story Part 2

    Sep 11 2013

    Why do some people say Fairchild Semiconductor went through a period of mismanagement? Who were the Hogan's Heroes? What is Fairchild doing today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Fairchild Semiconductor Story Part 1

    Sep 09 2013

    How was Fairchild Semiconductor started? Who were the Fairchildren? Why were the founders called the traitorous eight? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is Cable Hanging By a Thread

    Sep 04 2013

    How does the cable television business work? Why are channels bundled together? Are we likely to see a la carte cable soon? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Fire in Bean Town

    Sep 02 2013

    What is the Boston Fire Alarm Telegraph System? When was the system installed? How does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Mod That Bod

    Aug 28 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Gets Tattooed and Pierced

    Aug 26 2013

    What's the origin of tattooing? Who invented the tattoo gun? How do piercings work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Oculus Rift: The Story So Far

    Aug 22 2013

    What is the Oculus Rift? How did its inventor, Palmer Luckey, get into virtual reality? How is VR used as a therapy and training tool? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Ahoy, Pirate Bay Part 2

    Aug 19 2013

    What is The Pirate Bay? How did the court case brought against its owners turn out? What is the future of The Pirate Bay? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Ahoy, Pirate Bay Part 1

    Aug 14 2013

    What is the Pirate Bay? What is the philosophy behind the site? Why was a court case brought against the owners? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How BitTorrent Works

    Aug 12 2013

    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

  • Shark Week Special

    Aug 07 2013

    What kind of senses do sharks have? How can technology help prevent shark attacks? What sort of tech gives people shark senses? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Where Electronics Go When They Die

    Aug 05 2013

    Why are electronics difficult to recycle? Why is it important to recycle responsibly? What are some of the dangerous materials in electronics? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • PRISM Part Two

    Jul 31 2013

    What is PRISM? What does the PRISM program cover? Which corporations are participating in PRISM? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • PRISM Part One

    Jul 30 2013

    What is the NSA? What laws and practices preceded PRISM? What is FISA? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Molecularly Gastronomical

    Jul 24 2013

    What is food science? What is molecular gastronomy? How do sous vide machines work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Storm Chasers Work

    Jul 22 2013

    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

  • Time for Smartwatches Part 2

    Jul 17 2013

    What was the first smartwatch? How have smartwatches evolved? Will smartwatches be the next big trend in tech? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Time for Smartwatches Part 1

    Jul 15 2013

    What's the history of the wristwatch? What was the first digital watch? How much did the first true digital watch cost? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Microsoft Story Part Two

    Jul 10 2013

    What was Microsoft's Office of the President? When did Bill Gates step away from Microsoft? What are the latest developments at Microsoft? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Microsoft Story Part One

    Jul 08 2013

    How did Microsoft get started? How were Microsoft and Apple closely tied together? How successful was Microsoft's IPO? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Watches Independence Day

    Jul 03 2013

    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

  • Pew! Pew! Plasma!

    Jul 01 2013

    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

  • The WikiLeaks Story

    Jun 26 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Fuels Up Part 2

    Jun 24 2013

    What are the challenges of depending upon an alternative fuel? Which fuels are better for the environment? Which one is most likely to be the true alternative to gasoline? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Fuels Up

    Jun 18 2013

    What are the different types of alternative fuels currently on the market? How do these fuels stack up against gasoline? Why is it important to invest in alternative fuels? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Visits E3

    Jun 17 2013

    What did Jonathan think about the new consoles at E3? What independent video game got major laughs on the floor? And what did Jonathan think about the Oculus Rift? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets a Lift

    Jun 11 2013

    What did Otis do to make passenger elevators feasible? How do elevators work? What are the different kinds of elevators? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Get Your Podcast To Mars!

    Jun 10 2013

    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

  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Superconductor

    Jun 05 2013

    What are superconductors? What is electrical resistance? How can superconductors levitate? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Evolution of Batteries

    Jun 03 2013

    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

  • The Electronic Arts Story: Part Two

    May 28 2013

    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

  • The Electronic Arts Story: Part One

    May 27 2013

    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

  • Printing a Gun

    May 22 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Gets Fit

    May 20 2013

    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

  • We Don't Need No Online Scams

    May 15 2013

    Are online universities the real deal? What about online job offers? What are the red flags of a scam? Tune in and learn more with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Big Deal About Little Generators

    May 13 2013

    What are nanogenerators? How do nanowires generate electricity? How could nanogenerators change electronics forever? Tune in to learn more with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What about (Microsoft) Bob?

    May 09 2013

    What was Microsoft Bob? What was the major security flaw in Bob? Why did Bob flop? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the rise and fall of Microsoft Bob. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Shifts Into High Gear

    May 06 2013

    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

  • What is the DMCA?

    May 01 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Tackles Wikipedia

    Apr 29 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Goes on a Voyage

    Apr 24 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Gets Stealthy

    Apr 22 2013

    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

  • The Richest People in Tech

    Apr 17 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Experiments With Fusion

    Apr 15 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Leaps Into Hyperspace

    Apr 10 2013

    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

  • TechStuff’s 500th Episode!

    Apr 08 2013

    How did TechStuff get started? What has changed since the first episodes? How does the technology of 2008 compare to the tech of today? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the evolution of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Napster Worked

    Apr 03 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Pulls Some Pranks: Part Two

    Apr 01 2013

    What are some of the famous Caltech pranks? Did Google make a version of Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System? Which ThinkGeek jokes became real products? Learn more about epic pranks with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Segways Work

    Mar 27 2013

    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

  • How Refrigerators Work

    Mar 25 2013

    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

  • Google Glass and Privacy

    Mar 20 2013

    How could wearing Google Glass compromise your privacy? What do we do when everyone is wearing a video camera? Are we already living in a world where we’re almost always on camera? Get a closer look at Google Glass with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The State of the Blogosphere

    Mar 18 2013

    What’s the history of blogging? How have blogs changed over the years? Who blogs these days? Join Jonathan and Lauren for a whirlwind tour of blogging, from the early days to the present. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at Elon Musk

    Mar 13 2013

    Who is Elon Musk? What companies did Musk help create? What is the controversy about Musk and the New York Times? Join Lauren and Jonathan as they explore the life and work of Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Cleans Up After Digital Pets

    Mar 11 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at the PS4

    Mar 06 2013

    How will the PS4 be different from the PS3? What are the new social features supported by the PS4? Why didn’t Sony show off the actual console at the PS4 unveiling? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the latest news about the PS4. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The State of Cybersecurity

    Mar 04 2013

    What did US President Barack Obama say about cybersecurity in the 2013 State of the Union address? What does his executive order on cybersecurity mean? Why is cybersecurity a big deal? Listen in and learn more about cybersecurity policy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Amazon.com: Part 2

    Feb 27 2013

    How far did the value fall for Amazon.com stock after the dotcom crash? How did Amazon.com survive when other companies failed? In what ways did Amazon.com branch out from being an online retail destination? Listen in to learn more about Amazon.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Amazon.com: Part 1

    Feb 25 2013

    Who is Jeff Bezos? When did Amazon.com launch? How valuable was Amazon.com stock before the dotcom crash of 2000? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the origin story of Amazon.com in the first installment of this series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tesla: The Man, The Myths, The Truth

    Feb 20 2013

    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

  • TechStuff is Caught in a Tractor Beam

    Feb 18 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Gets Domestic . . . Robots

    Feb 13 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Enters the Singularity

    Feb 11 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Remembers Aaron Swartz

    Feb 06 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Plays with Carbon Nanotubes

    Feb 04 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Navigates Google Maps

    Feb 01 2013

    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

  • Are we living in a computer simulation?

    Jan 30 2013

    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

  • Social Media and You

    Jan 29 2013

    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

  • TechStuff Visits CES 2013: Part 2

    Jan 23 2013

    Jonathan has recently returned from CES 2013, and he has loads of information about the newest tech hitting the marketplace. What were the big winners of CES 2013? Were there any surprises? Tune in as Jonathan and Lauren catch you up on the details in the second part of this two-part video. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Visits CES 2013: Part 1

    Jan 21 2013

    Jonathan has recently returned from CES 2013, and he has loads of information about the newest tech hitting the marketplace. What were the big winners of CES 2013? Were there any surprises? Tune in as Jonathan and Lauren catch you up on the details. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Smartphones: Part 2

    Jan 16 2013

    What sets a smartphone apart from feature phones? What were the earliest smartphones? Which smartphones are important now? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the origin of smartphones in the conclusion of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Smartphones: Part 1

    Jan 14 2013

    Was there really a smartphone in a silent film from the 1920s? Who created the first cell phone? What exactly is a PDA? Join Lauren and Jonathan as they explore the origins of cell phones and smartphones in the first part of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Predicts 2013

    Jan 09 2013

    Will Apple finally make a television? Can Android dominate the smartphone market? When can we expect to see new video game consoles? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they make their predictions for the future of tech in 2013. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Silent Hill Story

    Jan 07 2013

    What is Silent Hill? What makes a game an example of survival horror? Who is this new co-host? Join the TechStuff crew as they delve into the heart-stopping, terrifying genre of survival horror. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Wonderful Wizard Named Woz

    Jan 02 2013

    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

  • Grading TechStuff’s 2012 Predictions

    Dec 31 2012

    How many did Jonathan get right? How many did Chris get wrong? What’s the huge announcement? Tune in for the answers as the guys look back on 2012 (and forward to 2013) in TechStuff's year-end episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Top Tech News Stories of 2012: Part 2

    Dec 26 2012

    What were some of the big scientific discoveries of 2012? What were some of the big social media stories? What happened at RIM? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a look back on the year in tech in the conclusion of this two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Top Tech News Stories of 2012: Part 1

    Dec 21 2012

    What happened in the Megaupload raid? Why did the Internet go dark for a day in January? What were the big trends at CES 2012? Join Chris and Jonathan as they look back at the year in tech in this 2-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Motion Capture Works

    Dec 19 2012

    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

  • The Firefox Story

    Dec 17 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Investigates McAfee

    Dec 12 2012

    Who is John McAfee and what did he create? Why are police in Belize searching for McAfee? Who are some other tech geniuses with odd traits? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris explore McAfee's history, innovations and, of course, the recent controversy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at the Next Generation Consoles

    Dec 10 2012

    What's new with the Wii U? What will the next Xbox console be like? Is Sony getting out of the console market? Get a peek at the future of gaming with Jonathan and Chris. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Takes the Ingress

    Dec 05 2012

    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

  • Changes at the Top

    Dec 03 2012

    What do the recent changes in executive leadership at Apple and Microsoft mean? What's the reason behind the changes? Does this spell trouble for the two companies? Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore the implications of these high-level changes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets MegaUploaded

    Nov 28 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at Industrial Light and Magic

    Nov 26 2012

    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 Rides in Electric Cars

    Nov 21 2012

    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 Gets an ESRB Rating

    Nov 19 2012

    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

  • The Adobe Story, Part Two

    Nov 14 2012

    How did Adobe expand its business? Why was the PDF format a big deal? What does Adobe have to do with Flash? Join Jonathan and Chris as they continue exploring the past, present and future of Adobe in the second episode of this series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Adobe Story, Part One

    Nov 12 2012

    Who founded the company Adobe? What business was Adobe in? Who was Adobe's biggest customer in the early days of the company? Join Jonathan and Chris for the first part of their series on the origin and evolution of Adobe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Jumps From Space

    Nov 07 2012

    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 Opens Windows 8

    Nov 05 2012

    How is Windows 8 different from previous versions? What are the challenges of developing an OS that will work on both tablets and computers? How do you navigate through Windows 8? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris explore the world of Windows 8. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Zynga Story (So Far)

    Oct 31 2012

    Who founded Zynga? How much were Zynga shares worth at their peak? What happened to the company? Join Jonathan and Chris as they unravel the facts behind this company's story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets a Bright Idea

    Oct 29 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Has Klout

    Oct 24 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at HTML5

    Oct 24 2012

    What is a markup language? Why is HTML5 important? Why did Mark Zuckerberg call Facebook’s focus on HTML5 a mistake? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore HTML5. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Hand-drawn Animation Works

    Oct 17 2012

    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

  • How DNA Computers Work

    Oct 15 2012

    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

  • Is Silicon Valley Dead?

    Oct 10 2012

    Is it possible to still build a business from nothing in Silicon Valley? Can start-up companies compete with giant corporations? Where do the TechStuff guys side with the debate? Tune in to learn the answers to these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Listens In On Sound Files

    Oct 08 2012

    What do sound files do? Why are there so many different kinds of sound files? What's the difference between uncompressed, lossless and lossy formats? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris explain the differences between all those sound files. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Have smartphones lost their luster?

    Oct 03 2012

    Can we expect any more revolutionary developments in smartphone design? Do we hype smartphone releases too much? What could be the next big thing? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris ask if smartphones have lost their luster -- and, if so, why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets Salty

    Oct 01 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at the New Kindles

    Sep 26 2012

    How are the new Kindles different from earlier models? What's the difference between the new ereader and the Kindle Fire tablets? How does the Paperwhite's light work? Get on the same (digital) page with Jonathan and Chris as they delve into Kindles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at Video Cards

    Sep 24 2012

    What is a GPU? What are GPUs used for besides processing graphics? Who makes video cards? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris break down the nuts and bolts of GPUs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at Password Security

    Sep 19 2012

    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

  • Women in Tech

    Sep 17 2012

    Who are some of the most influential women in technology? What role are women playing in guiding today's tech companies? What's the future of women in technology? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the past, present and future of women in tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Yahoo: Part 2

    Sep 12 2012

    What problems did Yahoo encounter after the dot com bubble burst? Why did Yahoo go through five CEOs in five years? Why are some people optimistic about Yahoo's chances now that Marissa Mayer is CEO? Tune in to learn more about Yahoo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Yahoo So Far: Part 1

    Sep 10 2012

    How did Yahoo get started? What contributed to its meteoric rise? Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore the origins, triumphs and travails of Yahoo in part one of this series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at the LHC

    Sep 05 2012

    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

  • More Data, More Problems

    Sep 03 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Gets Curious About Mars

    Aug 29 2012

    What is the success rate for sending missions to Mars? What made the Curiosity rover mission so special? What would it take to get people to and from Mars safely? Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a closer look at the latest Mars mission. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • It's a Beautiful Day in the Fiberhood

    Aug 27 2012

    What is Google Fiber? What sort of speeds can people expect to see with Google Fiber? Why did Google choose Kansas City for Google Fiber? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explain the origin, function and future of Google Fiber. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Repurposing Tech for Developing Countries

    Aug 22 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Hacks Into Music

    Aug 20 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Goes Steampunk

    Aug 15 2012

    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

  • Printing Medication

    Aug 13 2012

    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 Hacks the Kinect

    Aug 08 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at Kickstarter

    Aug 06 2012

    What is Kickstarter? How do projects get funding from Kickstarter? What is the project success rate on Kickstarter? Tune in to learn 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

  • TechStuff Tests the Emergency Broadcast System

    Aug 01 2012

    What was the Emergency Broadcast System? What did it have to do with the Cold War? How is the Emergency Alert System different from the old EBS? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explain the origin of the EBS and the EAS. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Spotlight on Dennis Ritchie

    Jul 30 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at Solid State Drives

    Jul 25 2012

    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 Halo Story

    Jul 23 2012

    How did the Halo game series get started? Who is publishing the latest Halo game? How does Halo relate to the Marathon trilogy? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the hallowed story of Halo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Microsoft’s History with Tablets

    Jul 18 2012

    How long has Microsoft supported pen-based PC interfaces? When did Bill Gates unveil the Tablet PC? What do we know about the Microsoft Surface tablet? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris explore the future (and surprising history) of Microsoft and tablets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at Supercomputers

    Jul 16 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at Generic Top Level Domains

    Jul 11 2012

    What is a top level domain? How many new top level domains were proposed in 2012? How much does it cost to register a new top level domain? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris go to the very top (of domains) for the answers to these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Arms Itself with Non-lethal Weapons

    Jul 09 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Plays with Microcontrollers

    Jul 04 2012

    What is a microcontroller? What do microcontrollers do? What is the difference between a microcontroller and a microprocessor? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris delve into the tiny, crucial world of microcontrollers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Rides the Vacuum Train

    Jul 02 2012

    What is a vacuum train? How fast could a vacuum train travel? What are the challenges of building a vacuum train system? Hop aboard as Chris and Jonathan give you a nuts-and-bolts look at vacuum trains in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Checks the Flame

    Jun 27 2012

    What is the Flame malware? Should you be worried about getting the Flame malware? Who could be behind Flame? Join Chris and Jonathan as they get to the bottom of the perplexing malware known as Flame. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Clicks on Web Ads

    Jun 25 2012

    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

  • The Facebook Financial Fiasco

    Jun 20 2012

    What happened with Facebook’s IPO? Why did Facebook’s stock price drop shortly after going public? Why are people suing Facebook? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan share the latest information on Facebook's controversial IPO. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Happy Fathers of the Internet Day

    Jun 18 2012

    What was ARPANET? Who was on the team that designed the basic infrastructure for the Internet? What was the first message sent over the ARPANET connections? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris pay their respects to the Dads of the Internet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Future of Search

    Jun 13 2012

    Today's internet users are only a web search away from accessing a mind-blowing amount of information, and the story's not over yet. Search 1itself is still evolving. Join Chris and Jonathan as they ask: What is the future of search? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Plays the Slot Machines

    Jun 11 2012

    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

  • The MMORPG Story

    Jun 06 2012

    What is an MMORPG? What was the first MMORPG? Who coined the term MMORPG? Get online with Chris and Jonathan as they explore the massive, multifaceted world of MMORPGs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Mines Some Asteroids

    Jun 04 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at CISPA

    May 30 2012

    What is CISPA? Is it the same thing as SOPA and PIPA? Why are privacy advocacy groups alarmed by CISPA? Tune in as Chris and Jonathan delve into the world of internet legislation and the controversies surrounding these bills. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Investigates Operation Ghost Click

    May 28 2012

    How does a Domain Name Server work? What are rogue Domain Name Servers? How can you tell if you have the DNSChanger malware? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Goes for a Google Drive

    May 23 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Goes on Autopilot

    May 21 2012

    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

  • A Titanic TechStuff Episode

    May 16 2012

    What technology was onboard the Titanic? Why were there difficulties with the Titanic’s radio system? How did the Titanic influence the development of technology after the disaster? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech’s Biggest Acquisition Stories

    May 14 2012

    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

  • The Internet of Things

    May 09 2012

    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

  • The GE Story, Part 3

    May 07 2012

    What contributions did General Electric make to the space race? How did GE reclaim RCA and NBC? What are some of GE’s most recent contributions to medical equipment? Join Chris and Jonathan for the conclusion of their series on General Electric. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The GE Story, Part 2

    May 02 2012

    How did GE contribute to the American war effort during World War II? Who was GE’s first female scientist and what did she invent? What were some of GE’s first consumer products? Listen in and learn more in the second part of our GE series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The GE Story, Part 1

    Apr 30 2012

    How did General Electric get started? How was Thomas Edison involved? When was GE’s research and development laboratory founded? Listen in as the guys recount the electrifying (get it?) origin story of General Electric. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff’s 400th Episode

    Apr 25 2012

    Why don’t perpetual motion machines work? What is cold fusion? What are some famous hoaxes in tech? In this ground-breaking 400th episode, Jonathan and Chris explore everything from atomic energy to famous frauds (and more). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Conjures Up Brian Brushwood

    Apr 23 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Counts Some Number Stations

    Apr 18 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Looks at Robots

    Apr 16 2012

    What do the robots from Kiva Systems do? Why did Amazon buy Kiva Systems? What are the pros and cons of industrial robots? Get the lowdown on robotics from your favorite tech gurus, Chris and Jonathan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Talkin’ ‘Bout Cell Phone Generations

    Apr 11 2012

    What’s the deal with 2G, 3G and 4G? Why is it so confusing to identify the generation of a smart phone? Are 4G technologies on the market really 4G? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris cut past the marketing buzz to get the facts on 2G, 3G and 4G. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at Ballistics

    Apr 09 2012

    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

  • How Nuclear Weapons Work

    Apr 04 2012

    This week, Chris and Jonathan explore one of the world's most dangerous technologies. How do nuclear weapons work? Why are uranium and plutonium important components? What’s the difference between a fission and a fusion bomb? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Plays Games Casually

    Apr 02 2012

    What is a casual game? Why are companies targeting casual gamers? What’s the future of casual games? Kick back and relax as Chris and Jonathan leisurely explain everything you ever wanted to know about casual gamers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Turns On the Dark Web

    Mar 28 2012

    What are the definitions for the Dark Web? Why is there a Dark Web, anyway? How can you access the information on the Dark Web? Tune in as your favorite tech experts delve into mysterious world of the Dark Web. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Stares at OLEDs

    Mar 26 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Recites the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

    Mar 21 2012

    What is the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights? Which rights does the bill strive to protect? How would you be able to control your own private information? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the ins and outs of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Spies on the U-2

    Mar 19 2012

    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

  • TechStuff sees through Google Goggles

    Mar 14 2012

    Is Google developing augmented reality glasses? How would you use the glasses? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explore the Google's augmented reality glasses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Sets its VCR

    Mar 12 2012

    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 Kodak Story

    Mar 07 2012

    How did Kodak get started? Did Kodak invent the first digital camera? What happened to Kodak? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris delve into the story of Kodak. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Old Tech Never Dies

    Mar 05 2012

    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

  • How Image Sensors Work

    Feb 29 2012

    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

  • How Helicopters Work

    Feb 27 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Talks to Rooster Teeth

    Feb 22 2012

    What is Rooster Teeth Productions? What is machinima? How did Red vs. Blue get started? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris interview Burnie Burns, the pioneering founder of Rooster Teeth Productions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Samples Some Raspberry Pi

    Feb 20 2012

    What is the Raspberry Pi? Who came up with the idea? What can the Raspberry Pi do? Listen in as your favorite tech gurus break down Raspberry Pi. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Plays with Plasma

    Feb 15 2012

    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

  • TechStuff Overclocks a CPU

    Feb 13 2012

    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

  • What are Ultrabooks?

    Feb 08 2012

    What exactly is an ultrabook? How is Intel involved? What are some examples of ultrabooks? Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a closer look at the technology behind ultrabooks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Jonathan Visits CES 2012

    Feb 06 2012

    What were the hot items on the show floor at CES 2012? What trends did Jonathan notice? Which celebrities showed up at the event? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at CES. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Plays with the Commodore 64

    Feb 01 2012

    What was the original focus of Commodore before computers? Who founded Commodore? Why was the Commodore 64 such a popular personal computer? Listen in as your favorite tech gurus get to the bottom of the Commodore 64. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The HP Story: Part Three

    Jan 30 2012

    When did HP get into the business of making personal computers? Who were the executives in charge when HP started to have trouble? What exactly happened to HP in 2011? Listen in and learn more in the third part of Chris and Jonathan's HP episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The HP Story: Part Two

    Jan 25 2012

    How did HP transition into new kinds of electronics? What was HP’s first computer? Did HP invent the term personal computer? Tune in for the second part of TechStuff's HP episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The HP Story: Part One

    Jan 23 2012

    Who were Hewlett and Packard? When did they form the company? What was their first product? Join your favorite tech gurus as they look back at the origin of Hewlett-Packard in the first segment of this two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff looks at Radio Telescopes

    Jan 18 2012

    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

  • Open vs. Closed: A TechStuff Debate

    Jan 16 2012

    What are the benefits of each type of system? What are the drawbacks? Who won the debate? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explores the respective pros and cons on each side of the great debate between open and closed systems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at the Digital Divide

    Jan 11 2012

    What is the digital divide? Is there a way to bridge the gap? Will giving people access to technology solve the problem? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris explore the digital divide. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The CES Experience

    Jan 09 2012

    What is CES? How long has CES been around? What’s it like visiting CES? Tune in to for an up-close look at CES in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff plays with R/C

    Jan 04 2012

    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

  • TechStuff goes to RAMing speed

    Jan 02 2012

    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

  • TechStuff's Predictions for 2012

    Dec 28 2011

    Which companies will thrive in 2012 and which ones might fail? What gadget will capture everyone's attention? Who will make the most ridiculous prediction? Join your favorite tech gurus as they peer into the future of tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 2011 Year In Review

    Dec 26 2011

    What were the big stories in tech in 2011? What were the major surprises? What could this mean for 2012? Join your favorite tech gurus for a look back on the year in tech -- and a look forward into 2012. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 2011 Prediction Results

    Dec 21 2011

    What were the big stories in tech in 2011? What were the major surprises? What could this mean for 2012? Join your favorite tech gurus for a look back on the year in tech -- and a look forward into 2012. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Gets Caught in a Blizzard

    Dec 19 2011

    When was Blizzard Entertainment founded? What are some of Blizzard's most famous games? Which Blizzard games never made it out of development? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the history, present and future of Blizzard Entertainment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff's Two Bits on 32-bit and 64-bit Systems

    Dec 14 2011

    What is the difference between a 32-bit and a 64-bit system? What is a data bus? Is a 64-bit system always faster than a 32-bit system? Join Jonathan and Chris as they give you their two bits on, well, bits. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks For Abandonware

    Dec 12 2011

    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

  • TechStuff Gets on a SOPA Box

    Dec 07 2011

    What is SOPA and PROTECT IP? What sort of power would these pieces of legislation give to private companies? Could they break the Internet? Join Jonathan and Chris as they delve into the details -- and controversy -- of SOPA and PROTECT IP. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Facebook

    Dec 05 2011

    What's the controversy about the founding of Facebook? Where did Facebook come from? How long did it take before Facebook became a success? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris delve into the history -- and controversy -- of Facebook. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff withdraws from the ATM

    Nov 30 2011

    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 Looks at Night Vision

    Nov 28 2011

    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

  • The Story of Nintendo, Part 2

    Nov 23 2011

    When did Nintendo get into the video game business? Who is Shigero Miyamoto? What is Nintendo’s current place in the video game industry? Join Jonathan and Chris for the second part of their Nintendo series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of Nintendo, Part 1

    Nov 21 2011

    When was Nintendo founded? What did Nintendo make originally? How did Nintendo avoid financial trouble in the 1960s? Join Chris and Jonathan as they tackle on gaming's greatest giants in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Adjusts the Thermostat

    Nov 16 2011

    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

  • TechStuff Watches Youtube

    Nov 14 2011

    Who created YouTube? When was it founded? How much video is uploaded to YouTube every minute? Join Jonathan and Chris as they dive into the depths of YouTube in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff takes a bite out of Ice Cream Sandwich

    Nov 09 2011

    What’s new with Android? Will Ice Cream Sandwich reunite the smartphone and tablet versions of Android? What is Android Beam? Join Jonathan and Chris for the answers to these questions and more in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of RIM

    Nov 07 2011

    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

  • TechStuff’s Two Cents on Micropayments

    Nov 02 2011

    What is a micropayment? Why did Web advertising win out over micropayments? What services currently use micropayments? Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a close look at the nuts and bolts of micropayment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at iOS 5

    Oct 31 2011

    What’s new with iOS 5? What is Siri? Why is it a good idea to wait a few days after launch before upgrading your OS? Join Chris and Jonathan as TechStuff takes a closer look at IOS 5. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Metal Detectors Work

    Oct 26 2011

    What are the three types of metal detectors? How do metal detectors use electromagnetism to detect stuff? What kind of stuff can create interference when using a metal detector? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explore the technology behind metal detectors. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Stares at Laser Eye Surgery

    Oct 24 2011

    How does laser eye surgery work? How does the human eye work? What types of eye problems can laser eye surgery correct? Join Jonathan and Chris for a closer look at laser eye surgery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Ponders an Enigma

    Oct 19 2011

    What was the Enigma machine? What is a cipher? How did the Enigma machine work? Join Chris and Jonathan to learn more about cryptography. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at OS X Lion

    Oct 17 2011

    What’s new with the Lion version of Mac OS X? How does Apple’s newest operating system compare to Windows? What are some of the obscure features in Mac OS X Lion? Tune in to learn more in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at Windows 8

    Oct 12 2011

    How is Windows 8 different from earlier versions of Windows? What’s up with the touch-screen interface? Are computer and mobile operating systems converging? Tune in to learn more about Windows 8 in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • One More Thing

    Oct 10 2011

    The demise of Steve Jobs has left the world in shock: Consumers, fans and critics have paid homage to the impact Jobs made on numerous industries. In this episode, the guys look back on the work of Steve Jobs -- and how he has influenced their own lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What can quantum computers do?

    Oct 05 2011

    How is the quantum world different from the world of classical physics? What are the challenges of building a quantum computer? What kind of problems could quantum computers tackle? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Slow Motion Film and High Speed Photography

    Oct 03 2011

    How does film work? What are the basic parts of a camera? How can you take a photo of a high-speed subject and get a clear picture? Tune in as Chris and Jonathan break down the tech behind slow motion and high speed photography. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Worst Video Games of All Time

    Sep 28 2011

    What makes a bad video game? Which video game was voted on by our listeners as the worst of all time? Which games do the hosts think count as the worst of all time? Tune in and learn more in the first crowdsourced episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Patent Wars

    Sep 26 2011

    Did you know that a company's prime business can be nothing more than buying, selling and licensing patents? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris look at the nature of patents and patent wars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What’s Next for Apple?

    Sep 21 2011

    Why is Apple so closely identified with Steve Jobs? Who is taking over now that Steve Jobs has resigned? Will Apple maintain its position in the electronics market without Steve Jobs? Tune in for the answers to these questions and more in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Googorola

    Sep 19 2011

    Why is Google interested in Motorola Mobility? Did Motorola make the first cell phone? What will other Android handset manufacturers do if Google buys Motorola Mobility? Tune in for 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

  • The History of Texas Instruments - Part Two

    Sep 14 2011

    Did Texas Instruments invent the first handheld calculator? What were some of the consumer products released by Texas Instruments? In the second installment of this two-part series, Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at the company's evolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Texas Instruments - Part One

    Sep 12 2011

    In this podcast, Jonathan and Chris explore the history of Texas Instruments, from the story of its founder to its core business. Tune in to learn how Texas Instruments pioneered transistor research and development in the first part of this series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Curious Case of the HP TouchPad

    Sep 07 2011

    How long was the TouchPad on the market before HP decided to stop making them? What is the fate of the webOS operating system? Is this how Palm ends, not with a bang but with a whimper? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris tackle the demise of the TouchPad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Post-PC Era

    Sep 05 2011

    Why did an IBM executive claim we've entered the post-PC era? What does the post-PC era actually mean? Join Chris and Jonathan as they tackle the idea of a post-PC world in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Electronic Publishing Works

    Aug 31 2011

    Consumers are increasingly purchasing books in a digital format. But what is the role of a publisher in this changing industry? How does this differ from traditional publishing? What are the challenges facing publishers in this era? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Solar Panels Work

    Aug 29 2011

    Solar panels have loads of potential -- but how do they work, exactly, and why aren't they more widespread? Join Jonathan and Chris as they break down the mechanics of solar panels, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of this technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Theremins Work

    Aug 24 2011

    So what exactly is a theremin? It's got an unmistakably unique sound, and it's one of the world's first electronic musical instruments. Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore all things theremin, from the story of its inventor to playing techniques. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech and the UK Riots

    Aug 22 2011

    During the recent riots, looters used technology to coordinate their activities. But which technologies did the rioters depend on the most? Is shutting down communications systems ever a good idea? Join Chris and Jonathan to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Anonymity

    Aug 17 2011

    Is it possible that privacy is becoming less of a social norm? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan explore how the internet and online social networks have influenced changing attitudes about personal privacy. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Digital Theft

    Aug 15 2011

    Although digital storage has several obvious benefits, files stored on hard drives and online can still be stolen by savvy thieves. But how? Tune in to learn more about digital theft. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What will the Internet be like in 5 years?

    Aug 10 2011

    In a relatively short amount of time, the internet has expanded across the globe and quickly evolved into a world-changing force. But what will it be like in the future? Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore the possible future of the internet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is a router?

    Aug 08 2011

    Routers are common in offices and homes across the planet, but what do they actually do? What is network address translation? Join Chris and Jonathan as they break down the science behind routers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Electronics 101: Logic Gates

    Aug 03 2011

    What is a logic gate? To answer this question, we'll need to start with the binary system. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at the function of logic gates and a nifty little thing called Boolean logic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Air Conditioners

    Aug 01 2011

    Air conditioners are a nifty -- and sometime life-saving -- invention, but how does an air conditioner make air cooler? What does a compressor do? What’s a swamp cooler? Tune in for answers to these questions and more in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Google+

    Jul 27 2011

    Now that Google+ is live (though still in beta), people around the world are clamoring for more information about the social network. Join Jonathan and Chris as they tackle some of the biggest questions surrounding Google+. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What does NASA's Mission Control do?

    Jul 25 2011

    Reaching space is difficult, and returning safely is even trickier. Luckily for astronauts, Mission Control follows each shuttle launch in minute detail, and they're on standby to tackle any imaginable problem. Tune in to learn more about exploring space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at the iCloud

    Jul 20 2011

    As digital content trends toward cloud storage, every company worth its salt is aiming to snag a piece of the action -- and Apple is no exception. But what exactly is Apple iCloud? Is it a musical streaming service? How much will it cost when it launches? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's in Google Wallet?

    Jul 18 2011

    Google Wallet wants to turn your smartphone into a payment system. So how can you pay for things using your cell phone? Is Google Wallet a threat to other services? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explain how Google Wallet works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tech of Firefighting

    Jul 13 2011

    Firefighters are an invaluable part of every community, but how does firefighting work? What tech will you find on a fire truck? Join Jonathan and Chris as they look at the technology behind firefighting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can we stop an asteroid from hitting Earth?

    Jul 11 2011

    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 Tours the Space Shuttle

    Jul 06 2011

    Inspired by some listener mail, Jonathan and Chris decide to take a closer look at the history -- and future -- of space shuttles. Tune in to learn more about the future of space exploration. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are Bitcoins?

    Jul 04 2011

    Bitcoin is a digital currency, and it has no backing central bank or government. Instead, this decentralized currency relies on a peer-to-peer network. Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a look at the concept behind Bitcoin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Electronics 101: How Accelerometers Work

    Jun 29 2011

    In this episode of Chris and Jonathan's series on electronics, the guys take a look at the handy devices called accelerometers. As you might assume from the name, these instruments measure acceleration -- but how do they work? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can you make a living playing games?

    Jun 27 2011

    For video game buffs, it seems like the deal of a lifetime: What if you could play games for a living? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at what it takes to become a professional gamer -- and how it might not be as fun as it sounds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The IPv6 Switchover

    Jun 22 2011

    Communication on the internet occurs via small packets of data routed across networks. The packets of data don't make much sense without some way to re-assemble them. Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explore the changing nature of internet protocol. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Tackles Minecraft

    Jun 20 2011

    Minecraft took the gamin world by storm -- but what exactly is it, and what makes this game so special? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at Minecraft, including how players can build virtual computers in the game. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech Rivalries: Google vs. the World

    Jun 15 2011

    Google's a lot more than a search engine. Their business interests are tremendously varied and continually expanding -- meaning they've become involved in more than their fair share of rivalries. But who are Google's rivals, exactly? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Eureka! Archimedes!

    Jun 13 2011

    Who was Archimedes, and what did he actually invent? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at the works of Archimedes -- including his historically famous, controversial death ray design. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is gamification?

    Jun 08 2011

    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

  • The Current Wars

    Jun 06 2011

    Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla were both pioneers of electricity. However, the two both advocated differing forms of electric power: Direct current and alternating current. Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the infamous current war. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is Arduino?

    Jun 01 2011

    Most people have heard about open source software -- but what about open source hardware? Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a closer look at the open source phenomenon known as Arduino. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SXSW Interactive 2011

    May 30 2011

    Today the TechStuff guys are heading west. And also south. Well, to be absolutely accurate, they're heading to SXSW, one the most popular annual conferences in the United States. But what is it, exactly, and what goes on there? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Radio Works

    May 25 2011

    Radios are fascinating -- but how do they work? In this podcast, Jonathan and Chris tackle some of the fundamental processes of radio. Tune in to learn more about radio waves, radio stations and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The PSN Fiasco

    May 23 2011

    What happened to the PlayStation Network? Is credit card fraud the worst thing that could happen to you? Join Jonathan and Chris as they explain the recent hacks of the PlayStation Network, and how these hacks may affect you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are QR codes?

    May 18 2011

    How do QR codes store information? What’s the difference between a QR code and a barcode? Why did it take so long for QR codes to take off? Join Chris and Jonathan as they break down QR codes in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is the Deep Flight Challenger?

    May 16 2011

    What is the Deep Flight Challenger? What sort of technology do scientists use to explore these environments? What are the challenges of exploring the deep parts of the ocean? Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a deeper look at the Deep Sea Challenger. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Episode 300

    May 11 2011

    Why do we use programming languages? How many programming languages are there? Why do we need more than one programming language? Tune in for the answers to these questions and more in TechStuff's 300th episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Nintendo 3DS Works

    May 09 2011

    Like Nintendo's DS and DS Lite, the 3DS is a hand-held gaming device -- with a big twist: This device features 3D technology. Tune in as Chris and Jonathan break down the tech behind the 3DS, and how it lets gamers play in 3D without pesky glasses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of IBM: Part 3

    May 04 2011

    In the third installment of Chris and Jonathan's series on the history of IBM, the guys examine IBM's evolution after 1981. Listen in to learn more about the history of one of the world's most well-known computing companies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of IBM: Part 2

    May 02 2011

    What products did IBM introduce to the market, and how was IBM involved with the space race? In the second episode of this continuing series on IBM, Jonathan and Chris explore IBM's evolution through the fifties to the present day. Tune in and learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of IBM: Part 1

    Apr 27 2011

    While most computer users have heard of IBM, many don't know the company's history -- and it's a long story. So long, in fact, that Chris and Jonathan can't cover it in one show. Tune in and learn about IBM in the first part of this series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Intel's Tick-Tock Strategy

    Apr 25 2011

    Since 2007, Intel has used the Tick Tock strategy to improve their microprocessors. When the company's in 'tick' mode, it focuses on building smaller transistors. In 'tock' mode, it concentrates on maximizing power and speed. Why? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What makes Gorilla Glass strong?

    Apr 20 2011

    In addition to being scratch- and impact-resistant, Gorilla Glass is also incredibly thin -- it's not your typical glass, to say the least. But what sets it apart from ordinary glass? Tune in to learn more in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Epsilon E-mail Hack Worked

    Apr 18 2011

    Epsilon is the world's largest permission-based email marketer. Other companies use Epsilon to promote their business -- which means that Epsilon has loads of email addresses. So how did their database get hacked? Tune in and learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Who invented the radio?

    Apr 13 2011

    How many people were involved in radio’s invention? Did Marconi really use 17 of Tesla’s patents? Was radio’s true inventor a farmer who kept his work locked in a shed? In this podcast, the guys explore the fascinating history of the radio. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Tackles the Amazon Cloud Player

    Apr 11 2011

    More and more companies are looking for innovative ways to incorporate cloud computing, and Amazon is no exception. Tune in and learn more as Jonathan and Chris catch you up to date on Amazon's Cloud Player. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Tackles the StarWars Program

    Apr 06 2011

    In this episode, the guys hop into the WayBack machine and travel to October 4th, 1967 -- the date of the of the Sputnik launch -- and trace the growth of the Cold War space race, which eventually led to the Star Wars program. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Don't Be a Cyberbully!

    Apr 04 2011

    Bullying is an age-old institution, but internet access has added a new layer to this pattern of repeated intimidation, harassment and ridicule. In this episode, Chris and Jonathan take a closer look at the phenomenon known as cyberbullying. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are chiptunes?

    Mar 30 2011

    Think of chiptunes as the merger between hacking and the 8-bit sound effects of classic video games. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris explore the modification, know-how and hacking needed to transform 8-bit video game sounds into original music. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Nuclear Reactors Work

    Mar 28 2011

    The disasters in Japan severely damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant. In this episode, Chris and Jonathan break down the tech behind nuclear reactors. Tune in to learn more about nuclear power -- and why preventing meltdowns is so important. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Seismological Equipment Works

    Mar 23 2011

    Earthquakes are one of Earth's deadliest natural disasters. For centuries scientists have tried to predict the movements of tectonic plates before their movement reaches dangerous levels. So how do we actually measure earthquakes? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Music in Video Games

    Mar 21 2011

    Video game systems have evolved at an extraordinary pace, and this evolution includes audio as well as video. In this podcast, Chris and Jonathan recount the growth of video game music, from its origins to the work of modern-day composers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Geotagging and Privacy

    Mar 16 2011

    Geotagging allows users to add geographical data to their digital updates, such as tweets or Facebook posts. While geotagging is becoming increasingly popular, some experts have serious concerns about the safety of this practice. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Lasers Work

    Mar 14 2011

    Inspired by a listener suggestion, Jonathan and Chris break down the science behind lasers -- how does a laser differ from ordinary light, for example? Even more importantly, how do lasers actually work? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is Stuxnet?

    Mar 09 2011

    Officially, no one knows where Stuxnet came from. However, this software seems to be state-sponsored and built to attack very specific types of hardware. So what is Stuxnet, really? Join the guys as they get to the bottom of this mysterious malware. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • New Media Success Stories

    Mar 07 2011

    It's no secret that the old rules concerning entertainment and business have changed in the age of the internet, but questions remain. How exactly have these rules changed, for example, and who has profited from this new paradigm? Tune in and learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sega Saga

    Mar 02 2011

    Sega began in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1940. Originally named Standard Games, this company originally made coin-operated amusements. Tune in as Chris and Jonathan recount the storied history of the Sega corporation in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Social Media Faux Pas

    Feb 28 2011

    The explosive growth of social media has triggered startling innovations - but it's also created unprecedented opportunities for social faux pas or embarrassing statements. Tune in as the guys break down social media faux pas (and how to avoid them). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Apple TV

    Feb 23 2011

    When Apple decided to bridge the gap between computers and televisions, they came up with Apple TV. But what exactly is it? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan examine the pros, cons and features of Apple TV. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Sports Cameras

    Feb 21 2011

    Sports fans know that referees are fallible, and it's not uncommon to see fans loudly protesting controversial calls. In this podcast, Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at the camera technology used to eliminate the errors of human referees. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • USB vs. Lightpeak

    Feb 16 2011

    The universal serial bus, or USB, was meant to simplify the complicated world of computer peripheral connections. To be fair, USB has done well in this market -- but could a new standard loom on the horizon? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Shutting Off the Internet

    Feb 14 2011

    During the ousting of Egyptian President Mubarak, the government cut off internet access across Egypt. Could other governments make the same move? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at governmental control of the internet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff vs. BattleBots

    Feb 09 2011

    In 1992, Marc Thorpe had a vision: What if people could build their own robots, and pit them against others? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at the history of Robot Wars and BattleBots. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The History of Palm

    Feb 07 2011

    Palm Computing was founded in 1992, before the tech world was inundated with PDAs. Join Jonathan and Chris as they break down the evolution of Palm's products -- as well as the stories of the many companies that, at one or another, owned Palm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Dot Com Crash

    Feb 02 2011

    When the web went mainstream, consumers and business owners alike were thrilled by the potential of this new, virtual frontier. Every start-up seemed an IPO away from taking the world by storm. So what went wrong? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Elevators in Space

    Jan 31 2011

    The current means used to launch space ships is, to say the least, expensive. Could carbon nanotubes allow humans to build an elevator into space? Tune in to learn more about space elevators -- and the writer who originally envisioned them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Elementary, My Dear Watson

    Jan 26 2011

    For years the scientists at IBM have been attempting to build the world's best question-answering supercomputer: Watson. But what exactly is Watson, and what makes it different from other supercomputers? Tune in and find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Verizon iPhone Shakes Things Up

    Jan 24 2011

    For years iPhone users have waited for Apple to break their exclusivity deal with AT&T. It looks as though their wishes will come true this year -- Verizon has announced that it will begin carrying the iPhone. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The CES 2011 Roundup

    Jan 19 2011

    Fresh from his adventures at the Consumer Electronics Show, Jonathan recounts some of the most interesting tech on display at the event. Tune in and learn more in this podcast featuring guest host Matt, from The Coolest Stuff on the Planet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at the iPod

    Jan 17 2011

    The iPod is one of the most popular portable music players in the world, but it certainly wasn't the first. In this podcast, Chris and Jonathan take a closer look at rise of the iPod, from the early days of MP3 players to iPod touch (and more). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is a rootkit?

    Jan 12 2011

    If a hacker installs a rootkit on your computer, you could be in big trouble. But why? In this podcast, the guys break down the basics of rootkits, from what they are to what they do -- and how you can stop them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How MRIs Work

    Jan 10 2011

    Magnetic resonance imagining, or MRI, is a noninvasive technique used to diagnose everything from torn ligaments to tumors. But how does it work? Tune in and find out in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at OnLive

    Jan 05 2011

    Do you have a craving for video games but no console? If so, OnLive might be the service for you. Tune in to learn how OnLive (theoretically) lets you play any game you'd like with nothing more than a subscription and a dependable internet connection. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks at Chrome OS

    Jan 03 2011

    Jonathan and Chris take a look at the features, pros and cons, and potential of Chrome OS -- Google's not-yet-released, cloud-based operating system -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Looks Back at the Tech of 2010

    Dec 29 2010

    As 2010 draws to a close, Chris and Jonathan take a look at the technology of 2010. Did their predictions pan out? Listen in to learn what surprised, disappointed or impressed our experts over the past year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why is WikiLeaks important?

    Dec 28 2010

    Many people were surprised by how quickly the conflict between business, government and wikileaks escalated into virtual warfare, but what does it mean for the future? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris recount the recent history of Wikileaks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Predictions 2011

    Dec 22 2010

    Is 2011 the year of the tablet? Will warfare expand to the virtual sphere? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris give you their top predictions for the upcoming tech trends of 2011. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What happened to BBSes?

    Dec 20 2010

    Before millions of people strolled around checking Facebook on their smartphones, bulletin-board systems connected computer users across the world. So what happened to these precursors of the Internet when the Web went mainstream? Tune in and find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 2010 Predictions Follow-Up

    Dec 15 2010

    Predictions are a risky business, but that hasn't stopped Chris and Jonathan from making predictions each year. In this episode, the guys look back at their correct (and incorrect) predictions for 2010. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Movie Making: Sound on Film

    Dec 13 2010

    In this episode of TechStuff's continuing series on the technology of film, Chris and Jonathan take a closer look at the process of putting sound on film. Delve into the history of film-making and the story of auditory innovation in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • RockMelt Enters the Browser Wars

    Dec 08 2010

    The average Internet user already has several choices when it comes to browsers, so what makes RockMelt special? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at the latest challenger in the browser wars -- and how it differs from the competition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Game On: Computers vs. Humans

    Dec 06 2010

    Whether it's the story of John Henry or Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue, humanity loves to hear about a showdown between man and machine. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris explore some of the famous competitions between humans and computers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The MySpace Story (So Far)

    Dec 01 2010

    When MySpace hit the Internet, Friendster was the dominant social media network. Yet MySpace usurped Friendster's position and became number one -- until the emergence of Facebook, that is. Tune in to learn more about the past and future of MySpace. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Demystifying the Bloom Box

    Nov 29 2010

    Will the Bloom Box become the power source of the future? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology behind the Bloom Box, how it works and what it may mean for the future of power. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Spotlight on Alan Turing

    Nov 24 2010

    Alan Turing is often hailed as a genius, but why? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris trace the life, trials and astonishing breakthroughs of Alan Turing. Tune in to learn more about Turing's work and influence on history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Did John Titor travel through time?

    Nov 22 2010

    From 2000 to 2001 someone calling himself John Titor claimed to have traveled to the past from the year 2036. His predictions caused a flurry of conspiracy theories, but whatever happened to him? Tune in to get Chris and Jonathan's take in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why are rare Earth metals important?

    Nov 17 2010

    Rare earth metals are a crucial component in many electronic devices, but what exactly are they? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris break down the fact and fiction about rare earth metals -- and why they're so important. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Rechargeable Batteries: Pros and Cons

    Nov 15 2010

    If rechargeable batteries are so great, then how come they haven't replaced all disposable models? In this podcast, the guys take a closer look at the technology behind rechargeable batteries. Tune in and learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Batteries Work

    Nov 10 2010

    Nowadays, batteries are everywhere -- but what exactly are they? How do they work? In this podcast, Chris and Jonathan break down the history of batteries, their uses and the chemistry involved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A TechStuff Tour of Bill Gates's House

    Nov 08 2010

    As one of the world's most wealthy and influential men, Bill Gates can afford to have some of the finer things in life -- including an amazing mansion in California. Tune in as the TechStuff crew takes a closer look at the futuristic home of Bill Gates. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Ethics of Piracy

    Nov 03 2010

    You've heard of honor among thieves, but are there ethics among pirates? Each year, millions of people illegally download content and software without paying a dime. In this episode, the guys explore ethics (or lack thereof) in digital piracy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Are self-driving cars a good idea?

    Nov 01 2010

    For decades people have dreamed of utopian, gridlock-free traffic, filled with self-driving cars. Could this science-fiction standby become reality? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at self-driving cars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Duke Nukem Forever Saga

    Oct 27 2010

    Duke Nukem 3D took the gaming world by storm in 1996, and fans clamored for a sequel. By 1997 the game-makers announced the development of a game called Duke Nukem Forever. Tune in to learn more, including why it still hasn't been released. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What happened to Cuil?

    Oct 25 2010

    In 2008, Cuil was hailed as the first serious potential rival to Google's search engine. With an employee roster of former Google employees and a supposedly superior search function, Cuil looked set to succeed. So what went wrong? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can another tablet challenge the iPad?

    Oct 20 2010

    Jonathan and Chris have been following the iPad since it was little more than a rumor on the Internet -- but now that the iPad is out, will a competitor challenge its success? Listen in to learn more about the iPad's potential rivals. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Facial Recognition Technology Works

    Oct 18 2010

    Human beings are great at recognizing faces, but historically, computers haven't had much luck replicating this ability. How can we teach computers to recognize faces? In this podcast, Jonathan and Chris tackle the weird world of facial recognition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is technology rotting our brains?

    Oct 13 2010

    Since the internet allows users to access an enormous amount of data, it is theoretically possible for an individual to learn almost anything. Yet some experts believe this technology is adversely affecting the human mind -- especially the attention span. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's the deal with the Facebook Phone?

    Oct 11 2010

    According to recent rumors, Facebook may be secretly building a software platform for smartphones of the future. Could the rumors be true? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan break down the possible motivations for this move. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why do we need early adopters?

    Oct 06 2010

    When new products emerge, early adopters are the first folks in line. They provide vital information to other customers, most of whom don't want to buy something right away. Learn more about early adopters -- and why they're important -- in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What makes a good gaming PC?

    Oct 04 2010

    If you own a personal computer dedicated to gaming, you know the habit can become surprisingly expensive. In this podcast, Jonathan and Chris explore the costs involved with playing the latest and greatest PC games -- and how to build your own machine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Sonar Works

    Sep 29 2010

    Sonar uses sound to gauge the distance between objects. Although most people associate sonar with submarines, humans use sonar for a lot more than underwater navigation. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris take a look at the mechanics behind sonar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Story of the Gatling Gun

    Sep 27 2010

    When Richard Jordan Gatling invented the Gatling gun, he revolutionized wartime firepower. In this episode, Chris and Jonathan discuss the history of firepower and the principles behind the Gatling gun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechSword & LaserStuff at Dragon*Con

    Sep 22 2010

    In this episode, Chris and Jonathan travel to Dragon*Con and meet with Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont, the hosts of the Sword and Laser podcast. Tune in to get an inside look at how podcasting works, and catch a few tech predictions along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are phone phreaks?

    Sep 20 2010

    Would you believe that people used to make free calls by using a plastic whistle? In the days before the Internet, phone phreaks explored every nook and cranny of the phone system. But what were they up to, and how did they do it? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Railroad Crossing Signals Work

    Sep 15 2010

    Every driver has seen a railroad crossing -- the iconic system of bars, lights and warning bells designed to keep cars away from trains. But how do they actually work? In this episode, the guys explore the technology powering railroad crossing signals. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How to Permanently Delete Files

    Sep 13 2010

    Are you really deleting a file when you move it to the trashcan or recycle bin? The answer might surprise you. In this podcast, Jonathan and Chris break down the actions you need to take to recover -- or permanently delete -- your files. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 3-D Movie-Making Tech

    Sep 08 2010

    There's been a huge resurgence in three-dimensional special effects in the world of film -- but how do these effects work? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris break down the science behind 3-D technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How can the sun affect my electronics?

    Sep 06 2010

    As the sun reaches the apex of its eleven-year cycle, its magnetic activity increases and could pose a threat for some electronics -- especially satellites. In this episode, the guys break down the science behind solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Great Video Game Crash

    Sep 01 2010

    Beginning in 1972, the home video game craze took the United States by storm. With tons of companies producing increasingly sophisticated machines, it looked like home gaming was the wave of the future -- so what went wrong? Tune in and learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Rise and Fall of the Video Arcade

    Aug 30 2010

    Whatever happened to the video game arcade? In recent years, many video game arcades have closed or evolved to cope with an increasingly sophisticated home console market. Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the rise and fall of video game arcades. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How to do Research Online

    Aug 25 2010

    Chris and Jonathan share tips for conducting effective online research, from using Boolean operators to finding reliable sources, in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is Surround Sound?

    Aug 23 2010

    Jonathan and Chris tackle the complexities of surround-sound home theater systems, from stereophonic sound to subwoofers, in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • School Tech and the Classroom of the Future

    Aug 18 2010

    As part of their continuing series on technology and education, Jonathan and Chris speculate about future school technology and discuss the tools (and techniques) that you might find in classrooms of the future in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Will technology revolutionize education?

    Aug 16 2010

    In this episode, Jonathan and Chris have an interesting discussion about how technology affects the quality of education -- and why people will always be an integral part of the education process. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Jailbreaking Works

    Aug 11 2010

    Jailbreaking is a way of hacking an iPhone, iPad or other iDevice that allows the user to access third-party apps. Chris and Jonathan explain how jailbreaking works in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tech of Making Money

    Aug 09 2010

    In this episode, Jonathan and Chris delve into the history of monetary systems and the various technologies that go into creating currency. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Data Recovery Works

    Aug 04 2010

    Hard drives fail for various reasons, but how do you access your data when they do? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris explore various data recovery methods, from strange home remedies to professional services and software, in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Oil Drilling Tech

    Aug 02 2010

    Jonathan and Chris highlight the simple and sophisticated technologies that are used for land-based and offshore oil drilling and extraction in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tech of Doctor Who

    Jul 28 2010

    In this episode, Jonathan, Chris and a special guest get their geek on as they chat about the technology, canon and chameleon-like characters of the long-running British television series "Doctor Who." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Profile on Midway Games

    Jul 26 2010

    In this episode, Jonathan and Chris detail the rise and fall of Midway Games, a company that was once a major player in the video/arcade game business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Hard Drives Work

    Jul 21 2010

    Hard disks first appeared on the scene in the 1950s, and they've evolved a great deal since then. Jonathan and Chris take a hard look at the history and evolution of hard drive technology in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tech of Making Movies, Part Two

    Jul 19 2010

    In part two of their series on movie-making technology, Jonathan and Chris turn their focus to post-production and the evolution of movie editing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tech of Making Movies, Part One

    Jul 14 2010

    Jonathan and Chris take a look at the technology that's used to make movies, from movie cameras to Steadicams, in the first episode of a two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's new with iOS 4?

    Jul 12 2010

    In a companion piece to their episode on the iPhone 4, Jonathan and Chris tackle a related topic: the iOS 4, the mobile operating system that runs on the newest version of the iPhone and some other Apple devices. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What does an Imagineer do?

    Jul 07 2010

    Inspired by listener mail, Jonathan and Chris discuss the philosophy behind Disney's Imagineering program, how Imagineers set the standard for amusement park attraction design and Disney's Haunted Mansion ride. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the iPhone 4 Works

    Jul 05 2010

    In response to numerous listener requests, Jonathan and Chris give you the skinny on the new features and hardware of the recently released iPhone 4 in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What does Web 2.0 mean?

    Jun 30 2010

    Web 2.0 is a term that emerged after the dot-com crash of 2000. There's some debate, however, about what it actually means. Jonathan and Chris define Web 2.0 and discuss the evolution of the World Wide Web in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is DRM?

    Jun 28 2010

    Digital rights management often gets a bad name, but it isn't just about copy protection. In this podcast, Jonathan and Chris break down the debate surrounding copy protection -- and also explore the different facets of DRM. Tune in and learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Does Facebook hate privacy?

    Jun 23 2010

    Facebook has caught a lot of flak recently because of controversial changes to their privacy settings. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris explain what the big deal is with Facebook and privacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Fuel Cells Work

    Jun 21 2010

    A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device; it turns chemical energy into elecrical energy. Jonathan and Chris discuss fuel cells in detail -- from their origins to why they're not practical for general use yet -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What the heck is Google TV?

    Jun 16 2010

    Google recently announced Google TV, a platform that aims to marry TV and the Web. It's not the first company to offer Internet television, but will it be the most successful? Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at Google TV in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Are random number generators possible?

    Jun 14 2010

    Many random number generators you'll find online don't produce truly random values. Jonathan and Chris explain the difference between true random number generators and pseudo-random number generators in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is Usenet?

    Jun 09 2010

    Usenet is a global, online discussion system that predates the World Wide Web and is still around today. Jonathan and Chris discuss the system in detail, from its origins to its current status, in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What were online service providers?

    Jun 07 2010

    In this episode, Jonathan and Chris discuss online service providers, which were popular content providers before the World Wide Web took over. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is IRC?

    Jun 02 2010

    In this listener-inspired episode, Jonathan and Chris chat about Internet Relay Chat (IRC), a chat protocol that predates the World Wide Web. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Pandora Radio and the Music Genome Project

    May 31 2010

    Pandora is an Internet radio service that provides personalized musical content, based on input from users and a unique analysis system called the Music Genome Project. Jonathan and Chris explain how both work in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 200 Years in Tech

    May 26 2010

    In this 200th episode spectacular, Jonathan and Chris tackle an ambitious topic: The most important technological innovations and inventions of the last 200 years, from steam-powered locomotives to the World Wide Web. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Was Ada Lovelace the first computer programmer?

    May 24 2010

    In this episode, Jonathan and Chris discuss Ada Lovelace, daughter of the infamous Lord Byron and widely considered to be the first computer programmer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Plasma Torches Work

    May 19 2010

    Plasma torches are tools that harness the power of plasma, the fourth state of matter, for various purposes, from cutting metal to waste disposal. Learn more about plasma cutters and plasma waste converters in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How does Google get traffic information for Google Maps?

    May 17 2010

    Google collects data from cell phone users like you to create a database of traffic information for Google Maps. Jonathan and Chris discuss the pros and cons of traffic monitoring tools in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Laser Tag Games Work

    May 12 2010

    Laser tag systems, which have been around since the 70s and 80s, don't typically use real lasers. Jonathan and Chris discuss the history of laser tag systems and how they work in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Traffic Lights Work

    May 10 2010

    We often take traffic lights for granted, but regulating the flow of traffic takes a lot of planning and technology. Jonathan and Chris detail the technology behind traffic lights in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Do ear buds cause hearing loss?

    May 05 2010

    In general, headphones for audio devices increase your risk of damaged hearing, but this is especially true of ear buds. Learn more about how we hear sound and why ear buds can so easily damage your hearing in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Microchips Are Made

    May 03 2010

    A microchip is an integrated circuit that you'll find in all sorts of electronic devices, but how is it made? Jonathan and Chris give a detailed explanation of the complex, delicate process of microchip making in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Air Traffic Control Technology

    Apr 28 2010

    Prompted by a listener's e-mail, Jonathan and Chris tackle the complexities of air traffic control technology in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What do video game testers do?

    Apr 26 2010

    If you love video games, playing them for money probably seems like a dream job. But testing video games is serious business and can be quite unglamorous. Jonathan and Chris discuss what video game testers really do in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Are cyborgs just science fiction?

    Apr 21 2010

    Cyborgs, organisms that incorporate both biological and mechanical parts, are a staple in science fiction stories. But do they exist in real life? Jonathan and Chris talk about the current status of cybernetic technology in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Wii Remote Works

    Apr 19 2010

    Jonathan and Chris give a detailed explanation of how the Nintendo Wii's motion-sensitive controller, the Wii remote, works -- and why it's so popular with hackers -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Tech of 1510

    Apr 14 2010

    We don't tend to think of the inventions of the middle ages as technology; but back then, they were definitely considered high-tech. Chris and Jonathan check out some medieval tech in this listener-inspired episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can a machine be conscious?

    Apr 12 2010

    Machines can perform complex tasks, but does this mean they are conscious entities? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris discuss what defines artificial consciousness -- and whether it's truly possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Lightsabers Work

    Apr 07 2010

    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

  • What is multi-boot?

    Apr 05 2010

    Jonathan and Chris discuss multi-booting, from how computers boot up in general to partitioning a hard drive to allow room for multiple operating systems, in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is distributed computing?

    Mar 31 2010

    Sometimes using a single computer just won't cut it, and buying time on a supercomputer can be prohibitively expensive. So what do you do next? Tune in and learn more about distributed computing in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Whatever happened to the paperless office?

    Mar 29 2010

    Given today's digital technology, why do we still use paper in office settings? Jonathan and Chris discuss what happened to the paperless office -- and whether businesses will ever stop using paper completely -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is a smart grid?

    Mar 24 2010

    In this listener-inspired episode, Chris and Jonathan discuss the differences between standard power grids and smart grids. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Auto-Tune the TechStuff

    Mar 22 2010

    Jonathan and Chris discuss Auto-Tune, pitch correction software that's used to digitally smooth out and alter audio tracks, in this listener-inspired episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Hams It Up

    Mar 17 2010

    In this episode, Jonathan and Chris discuss amateur radio, a.k.a. "ham" radio, in detail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are wikis?

    Mar 15 2010

    In this episode of TechStuff, Chris and Jonathan explain how the web collaboration tools called wikis work and discuss the most famous wiki of all -- Wikipedia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Roller Coasters Work

    Mar 10 2010

    Jonathan and Chris take you on a wild ride as they explore the history and technology behind roller coasters in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are memes?

    Mar 08 2010

    Although the concept of a meme -- a unit of cultural transmission -- didn't originate on the Internet, it has spread like wildfire on the Web. Learn more about Internet memes in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Pinball Machines Work

    Mar 03 2010

    In this episode, pinball enthusiasts Jonathan and Chris discuss the history, technology and "demise" of pinball machines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Microwave Ovens Work

    Mar 01 2010

    Microwave ovens are ubiquitous kitchen appliances with surprising origins. Join Jonathan and Chris as they discuss the microwave oven (and stuff you shouldn't put in it) in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Truth about Lie Detectors

    Feb 24 2010

    Jonathan and Chris take a critical look at polygraph machines, commonly known as lie detectors, in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Snow Leopard Overview

    Feb 22 2010

    Jonathan and Chris discuss Snow Leopard, Apple's latest version of the Mac operating system, in this listener-mail inspired episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Windows 7 Overview

    Feb 17 2010

    In this listener-inspired episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss and share their observations about Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is HTML 5?

    Feb 16 2010

    Chris and Jonathan discuss HTML 5 -- an upgrade of the current version of HTML, the markup language that's integral to the World Wide Web -- in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Valentine's Day Technology

    Feb 10 2010

    Jonathan and Chris share some technology that just might be a hit with your tech-savvy/geeky sweetheart in this Valentine's Day-themed episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Google Episode

    Feb 08 2010

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris devote the podcast to discussing a little company called Google -- from its humble beginnings and unusual motto to the massive Googleplex in California. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • All About the Apple iPad

    Feb 03 2010

    In this listener-mail inspired episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss the recently launched Apple iPad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Ghost Hunting Technology

    Feb 01 2010

    In this listener-mail inspired episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss ghost hunting technology -- and ghost hunting in general -- from a skeptical perspective. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Global Politics and the Web

    Jan 27 2010

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss how global politics affect the Web, focusing specifically on the recent controversy between Google and the Chinese government. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can social networking create social change?

    Jan 25 2010

    Jonathan and Chris discuss how social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook have been used to create social change -- and whether they've been effective -- in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How to be Productive Online

    Jan 20 2010

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss online productivity, cloud computing and various types of online productivity software. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is progressive scan?

    Jan 19 2010

    In response to a listener's e-mail, Jonathan and Chris discuss how televisions generate images and give a detailed explanation of how progressive scan works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Favorite Easter Eggs

    Jan 13 2010

    In this episode of TechStuff, Chris and Jonathan go on a hunt for Easter eggs -- virtual ones, that is. Tune in as they discuss their favorite hidden features in a variety of mediums. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff's Favorite Tech Movies

    Jan 11 2010

    In response to a listener's request, Jonathan and Chris reveal their favorite "tech" movies of all time in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Sony's Portable Gaming Systems

    Jan 06 2010

    Inspired by listener mail, Jonathan and Chris take an in-depth look at portable gaming systems, focusing specifically on Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable), in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Fiber Optics Work

    Jan 04 2010

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss how fiber optics work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech Predictions for 2010

    Dec 30 2009

    Over the past year, the Techstuff crew has explored hundreds of topics, from the iPhone to Linux and everything in between -- but what will next year bring? Join Jon and Chris as they close out 2009 with a few predictions for the world of tech in 2010. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why is the U.S. military buying PS3?

    Dec 28 2009

    The US air force has purchased thousands of Playstation 3 units in order to build a supercomputer -- but how? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris examine the strategy behind this unorthodox project in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Electronics 2: Basic Electronics

    Dec 23 2009

    After covering the basics of electricity in an earlier episode, Jonathan and Chris return with the sequel, examining the concept of circuits. Listen in and learn more in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 2009 Predictions Score Card

    Dec 21 2009

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss how the tech predictions they made a year ago, from Steve Jobs' successor to declining trade shows, have panned out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Electronics 1:Theory

    Dec 16 2009

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris pun their way through electronic theory, from the basics of electrons to the two different types of current. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Future of Video Game Controllers

    Dec 14 2009

    In this episode of TechStuff, Chris and Jonathan discuss video game controllers past, present and future -- from early Atari models to Wiimotes to Project Natal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are Anonymous and 4Chan?

    Dec 09 2009

    Inspired by listener mail, Jonathan and Chris discuss 4Chan, the notorious image-sharing forum, and Anonymous, a loosely affiliated group of anonymous Internet users who often stage protests and actions in the real world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff's Favorite Tech Gifts

    Dec 07 2009

    In this episode, the TechStuff guys reminisce about the best tech gifts and gadgets they've been given for Christmas over the years, from robotic tanks to Star Wars toys, and what they're hoping to score this year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Internet Architecture

    Dec 02 2009

    In this episode, the TechStuff guys tackle Internet architecture, from the basic components to the complex details of servers, clients and IP addresses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Types of WiFi

    Nov 30 2009

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris respond to listener mail and discuss some of the different types of wireless networks and standards. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Office of the Future

    Nov 25 2009

    In this episode, the TechStuff guys hop into the Way-Forward Machine to see what the Office of the Future will look like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is the Year 2038 problem?

    Nov 23 2009

    You're probably familiar with the Y2K problem, but did you know another potential computer crisis could occur in 2038? In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss the Year 2038 problem -- and whether or not it will actually cause problems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • DVD vs. Blu-ray

    Nov 18 2009

    Inspired by listener mail, Jonathan and Chris discuss the difference between DVD and Blu-ray in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Social Networking after Death

    Nov 16 2009

    Social networking sites are popular ways to communicate, but what happens to them when their users become deceased? Jonathan and Chris explore social networking after death in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Technology Conspiracy Theories I

    Nov 11 2009

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris tackle a topic often requested by listeners --- technology conspiracy theories. Tune in as they discuss all sorts of conspiratorial tech stuff, from Nicholai Tesla to the CIA running Facebook. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's a hackintosh?

    Nov 09 2009

    In response to a listener's e-mail, Jonathan and Chris define and discuss hackintoshes, PCs that have been modified to run the Macintosh operating system. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What does artificial intelligence mean?

    Nov 04 2009

    In this listener-inspired episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris explore the topic of artificial intelligence, from definitions to current AI technology to philosophical implications. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Podcasting Works

    Nov 02 2009

    In this podtastic episode, Jonathan and Chris explore how podcasting works. Tune in as they touch on everything from how TechStuff got its start to tips for listeners who want to become podcasters themselves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Shazam and Midomi Work

    Oct 28 2009

    Shazam and Midomi are both types of music recognition software. Tune in as the TechStuff guys compare and contrast Shazam and Midomi and explain how they both work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Google Waves at TechStuff

    Oct 26 2009

    The Google Wave is a collaborative, centralized communication tool that's still in the preview stage. Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explain where this technology came from and what it does (and what it might do some day) in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Zune do you love?

    Oct 21 2009

    In this episode, the TechStuff guys tackle a topic often requested by listeners: the Microsoft Zune. Tune in to hear them discuss the Zune's history, features, and how it stacks up against other digital media devices. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Touch Screens Work

    Oct 19 2009

    In this episode of TechStuff, Chris and Jonathan tackle a "touchy" subject -- touch screens. Discover the different kinds of technology that make touch screens a reality in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Who screwed up the keyboard?

    Oct 14 2009

    If you've ever used a computer for typing, you've used a QWERTY keyboard. But did you know that its design is based on obsolete, inefficient technology? Learn more about the QWERTY keyboard -- and a host of other keyboards -- in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is the Apple Tablet real?

    Oct 12 2009

    In response to a listener's e-mail, Jonathan and Chris wade through the conjecture, speculation and rumors surrounding the existence of the Apple Tablet in this episode of TechStuff, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Do Facebook apps violate your privacy?

    Oct 07 2009

    In the past few years, a slew of entertaining Facebook applications have been added to the social networking site. But these apps have a not-so-fun side. Find out how Facebook apps affect your privacy in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Image File Types

    Oct 05 2009

    In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at image file types. Learn more about technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's the difference between creative commons and copyright?

    Sep 30 2009

    Copyright strictly prohibits people from using and benefitting from other people's creative work, while creative commons is a bit more flexible. Tune in as Jonathan and Chris discuss copyright and creative commons in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A Bundle of TV Cables

    Sep 28 2009

    In this episode of TechStuff, Chris and Jonathan discuss all kinds of TV cables, from co-axial to composite to fiber optic. Learn more about technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Wireless Power: Myth or Reality?

    Sep 23 2009

    Jonathan and Chris discuss wireless power technology -- past, present and future -- in this episode of TechStuff, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff Shreds on the Electric Guitar

    Sep 21 2009

    In this rockin' episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris delve into the electrifying world of electric guitars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Sports World is All a Twitter

    Sep 16 2009

    These days, Twitter is everywhere -- you'll even find it in sporting events. In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss how Twitter's popularity has caused many sports organizations to restrict or prohibit Twitter usage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What in the world is augmented reality?

    Sep 14 2009

    In response to a listener's query on the topic, Jonathan and Chris discuss augmented reality, a new technology that brings computer graphics into the real world. Get the scoop on augmented reality in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is an EMP?

    Sep 09 2009

    An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a burst of electromagnetic energy capable of knocking out electrical systems. In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss how much damage a large-scale EMP could do. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are alternate reality games?

    Sep 07 2009

    Alternate reality games, or ARGs, blend the worlds of reality and fantasy. Dive deep into the world of alternate reality games with Jonathan and Chris as they discuss everything from specific games to steganography in this podcast from HowStuffworks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Making Movies with Machinima

    Sep 02 2009

    Machinima is machine cinema, a method of filmmaking that uses pre-existing virtual worlds and characters. Tune in as Jonathan and Chris define and discuss the details of machinima in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Stuff You Can Hook Up to Your TV

    Aug 31 2009

    In this episode, the TechStuff guys discuss the past, present and future of home theater devices that hook up to your tv, from the VHS/Betamax format wars to the OnLive video game platform, in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Video Game Consoles

    Aug 26 2009

    In today's episode, the TechStuff guys weigh in on video game consoles, from the models they own to the future of gaming consoles. Learn more about technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Mega Bits, Mega Bytes & Mega Hertz

    Aug 24 2009

    The world of bits, bytes and hertz can be a confusing one, but Chris and Jonathan like a challenge. Tune in as they explore the differences between megabits, megabytes and megahertz in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Airplane Technology Works

    Aug 19 2009

    Airplanes are full of cool technology, from sensors to satellite TV. Join the TechStuff guys as they give a basic overview of airplane technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is a denial of service attack?

    Aug 17 2009

    Recently, Twitter was shut down for a few hours because of a denial of service attack. Join Chris and Jonathan as they discuss the details of denial of service attacks in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Overview of Linux

    Aug 12 2009

    Linux is an operating system that developers have been tinkering around with since 1994. Tune in as Jonathan and Chris delve into the history, applications and various "flavors" of Linux-based systems in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Assistive Technology

    Aug 10 2009

    Assistive technology includes devices and programs that help disabled people perform routine tasks that they otherwise could not. Join Jonathan and Chris as they discuss examples of assistive technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is your cell phone a killer?

    Aug 05 2009

    Cell phone interference is annoying in general, but in some situations, it can be potentially deadly. Find out why hospitals and airlines tend to ban cell phones -- and how great the risk actually is -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is Internet2?

    Aug 03 2009

    Internet2 is a networking consortium that has been running an advanced version of the Internet since 1996. Discover Internet2's origins, purpose and impact on the progress of the Internet in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • TechStuff's Shark Week Special

    Jul 29 2009

    Sharks and technology don't usually mix, but the "Bruce" models from the movie "Jaws" are a definite exception. Learn more about the mechanical sharks that have terrorized generations of movie-goers in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How does 3D printing work?

    Jul 27 2009

    Unlike traditional printing, 3D printing allows users to create three-dimensional objects using layers and plastic. Tune in to find out how 3D printing works, how much it costs and surprising applications for it in this podcast from HowstuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Google Voice Goes Live

    Jul 22 2009

    Google recently launched Google Voice, a service which promises to make telecommunicating easier and more convenient. Find out where Google Voice came from, how it works and if there are other products like it in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's the deal with Google Street View?

    Jul 20 2009

    Google Street View, which offers panoramic views of a selection of streets around the world, debuted in 2007. Discover how Google gets those impressive pictures -- and what tricycles have to do with it -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Computers from the Past

    Jul 15 2009

    Now that they've covered the future of computing, the TechStuff guys are ready to tackle computers of the past. Tune in as they explore the origins of computational devices, from the abacus to punch-card computers, in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Computers of the Future

    Jul 13 2009

    What does the future hold for computer technology? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris tackle everything from quantum computers to DNA computers in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Creative Ways to Use Twitter

    Jul 08 2009

    In this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com, Jonathan and Chris discuss creative ways to use Twitter, from shameless self-promotion to space Tweeting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How much electricity does the Internet use?

    Jul 06 2009

    It's hard to determine how much electricity the Internet consumes, but Jonathan and Chris are willing to try. Join them as they discuss the many factors that affect Internet energy consumption in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is green technology a trend?

    Jul 01 2009

    Environmentally-friendly technology is trendy right now, but is it here to stay? Get Chris and Jonathan's take on green technology's future in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is convergence?

    Jun 29 2009

    Technological convergence occurs when multiple technologies combine in a new form of technology. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to hear Jonathan and Chris discuss the evolution of convergence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Big Misses in Technology

    Jun 24 2009

    The TechStuff guys discuss hardware that didn't make the cut in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Wolfram Alpha is Not a Search Engine

    Jun 22 2009

    Since its recent debut, there's been a lot of buzz about Wolfram Alpha. But this cool new tool isn't a search engine; it's a computational knowledge engine. Find out what Wolfram Alpha has to offer in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Are we in cyber war?

    Jun 17 2009

    Cyber warfare is a nebulous field of combat without clear-cut rules or loyalties. Discover if we're currently at war -- cyber war -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Spotlight on Vint Cerf

    Jun 15 2009

    Vinton Cerf, often called the "father of the internet," is an extremely influential computer scientist and the chief "internet evangelist" for Google. Get the scoop on Vint Cerf's life and work in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 100th Episode Spectacular

    Jun 10 2009

    It's official: TechStuff has hit the 100-episode mark! Join Chris and Jonathan as they reminisce about their first forays into the tech world and the tech stuff that hooked them early on in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's the deal with spam?

    Jun 08 2009

    Spam is unsolicited junk e-mail that clogs up your mailbox, but where did it come from? Why is there so much of it? And why is it named after a processed food product? Get the skinny on spam in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • USB vs FireWire

    Jun 03 2009

    USB and FireWire technologies are both ways to transfer data between devices. Tune in as the TechStuff guys explore the past, present and future of USB and FireWire in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • E3 2009 Preview

    Jun 01 2009

    The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, is where producers of electronic entertainment showcase their goods every year. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to hear the TechStuff guys make predictions about this year's offerings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why do other countries get cool tech before the U.S?

    May 27 2009

    Smartphones have been very successful in the EU and Japan, but the US didn't catch on until the iPhone. This isn't an isolated incident -- the US market often lags behind its foreign counterparts. Learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Are computers more eco-friendly than paper?

    May 25 2009

    When it comes to environmentally-friendly use of resources, are computers a better option than paper? Tune in as the TechStuff guys tackle the complicated topic of electricity versus paper in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Down Low on CB Radio

    May 20 2009

    Citizens' Band (CB) radio isn't exactly up-and-coming technology, but it still keeps people connected. Explore the fascinating history of CB radio in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Listener Mail Roundup 2

    May 18 2009

    You've got questions -- and the TechStuff guys have answers. Listen in as they tackle more listener mail, from online scams to overcharging batteries, in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's the deal with BitTorrent?

    May 13 2009

    BitTorrent is a file-distribution method that allows you to download large files without using up tons of bandwidth. Learn more about this popular protocol in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Mobile Apps Stores Work

    May 11 2009

    Mobile applications stores for smart phones are the next big thing in telephone technology. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out how these mobile apps stores work, what they're selling and how they got their start. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Listener Mail Roundup

    May 06 2009

    Ever wanted to be a guest on TechStuff? If you've written to the guys, your letter might be in today's episode. Join Chris and Jonathan as they respond to listener mail in this feedback extravaganza from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Windows 7 Preview

    May 04 2009

    Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to hear the TechStuff guys discuss the differences between the infamous Microsoft operating system Windows Vista and the upcoming version, Windows 7. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Technology We Can Thank NASA For

    Apr 29 2009

    We might not all grow up to be astronauts, but there are lots of everyday technologies that we can thank NASA for. Find out which technologies were space-tested before they landed on Earth in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are Mac clones?

    Apr 27 2009

    Mac users swear by Apple products -- the style and innovation keep these customers coming back for more. But what about the foreign companies manufacturing reverse-engineered Apple clones? Tune in and learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How RSS Works

    Apr 22 2009

    RSS -- really simple syndication -- is a handy way to get updates from Web sites, and every user can configure his or her preferences. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out how RSS works and how to use an RSS feed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What exactly is cloud gaming?

    Apr 20 2009

    The phantom game console was designed to allow gamers to play any game from any system. The system hasn't panned out yet, but gamers still hope for cloud gaming capacities. Learn more about cloud gaming in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How 9-1-1 Technology Works

    Apr 15 2009

    The 9-1-1 emergency system seems pretty straightforward -- you dial 9-1-1 and rescue teams are dispatched. But as the TechStuff guys reveal in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com, there's a lot of technology behind the curtain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How 2G, 3G and 4G Cell Phone Networks Work

    Apr 13 2009

    As cell phone technology evolves, so does the nomenclature. What's a 2G network? 3G? 4G? In this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com, the TechStuff guys give a detailed explanation of recent and emerging cell phone networks and technologies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Computer Virus Emergency Response Plan Go!

    Apr 08 2009

    Computer viruses can be nasty customers, but there are ways to oust them that don't involve drastic measures. Tune in to hear the TechStuff guys detail ways to deal with computer virus emergencies in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Digital Camera Tips

    Apr 06 2009

    Digital cameras can take great pictures -- especially if you know how to use them well. Tune in to hear the TechStuff guys discuss some handy digital camera tips. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Famous April Fool's Tech Pranks

    Apr 01 2009

    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

  • The CTO and CIO of the United States

    Mar 31 2009

    As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to appoint a Chief Technology Officer. As president, he has appointed a Chief Information Officer. This podcast from HowStuffWorks.com takes a detailed look at these new positions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Are more expensive cables worth it?

    Mar 23 2009

    Is it safe to assume that expensive cables will outperform their cheaper counterparts? Not necessarily. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to hear the TechStuff guys debate the merits of costly cables. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Cool Hardware Hacks

    Mar 18 2009

    Hackers tend to get a bad rap, but not all hacking is for nefarious purposes. Discover nifty ways to "hack," or repurpose, existing hardware in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is your ISP sniffing packets?

    Mar 16 2009

    Packets are tiny pieces of digital information that move across networks. In this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com, the Techstuff guys discuss the controversial phenomenon of packet "sniffing" by Internet Service Providers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are virtual machines?

    Mar 11 2009

    Virtual machines can function as a 'machine inside a machine,' preventing two mutually incompatible applications from sabotaging each other. Tune in as the TechStuff crew takes a look at virtual machines in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Nanotechnology Works

    Mar 09 2009

    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 the history and future of nanotech in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What the big deal with megapixels?

    Mar 04 2009

    Digital camera manufacturers frequently use megapixels in their marketing strategy -- but what exactly are megapixels? Do they make a difference? Listen in as our resident tech experts take a look at megapixels in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is MAME?

    Mar 02 2009

    Many older arcade games have disappeared, leaving nostalgic gamers with no access to their favorite games. Luckily for manufacturers, MAME has come along. Learn more about multiple arcade machine emulators in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Whatever happened to...?

    Feb 25 2009

    From the Amiga to the Concorde jet, more than a few fascinating pieces of hardware have emerged only to disappear soon after. Listen in as the TechStuff crew takes a look at back at technologies that came and left in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Mac Viruses Work

    Feb 23 2009

    Apple computers used to have 'security through obscurity' because most hackers didn't bother writing computer viruses for a Mac. Now that appears to be changing -- learn why in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What's difference between LCD and plasma television?

    Feb 18 2009

    With the advent of LCD and plasma televisions, the reign of the cathode ray TV may have already ended -- but which new TV is the best? Tune in as our experts take a look at TV technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Rechargeable Batteries Work

    Feb 16 2009

    Rechargeable batteries are used almost every mobile electronic device, but many consumers don't know how to maintain these batteries. Tune in as the TechStuff crew takes a look at proper battery care in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Proxy Servers Work

    Feb 11 2009

    The internet can be thought of as a series of clients and servers, wherein clients request data from a server. A proxy server has the ability to intercept data from the original server. Learn more about proxy servers in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How can technology help me get healthy?

    Feb 09 2009

    With the advent of Wii Fit, consumers are coming to see video games as a way to get in shape, rather than fall into a sedentary lifestyle. Tune in to learn more about health and video games in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How 3-D Glasses Work

    Feb 04 2009

    3-D glasses have been around for a long time, but recent innovations have redefined the traditionally marginal role of this technology. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the future of 3-D technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Will using multiple applications kill my computer?

    Feb 02 2009

    Most computer users run multiple applications at the same time -- this can often cause the computer to run more slowly. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about your computer's health. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can computers teach me to play music?

    Jan 28 2009

    Would you like a robotic piano teacher? The unprecedented popularity of Guitar Hero and Rock Band have prompted some gamers to learn actual instruments. Tune in as the TechStuff crew tackles the future of music education in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why is President Obama's Blackberry such a big deal?

    Jan 26 2009

    After his election, Blackberry enthusiast Barack Obama faced a dilemma -- should he give up the Blackberry or break from tradition and become the first president with email? Tune in as the TechStuff crew takes a look at President Obama's Blackberry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Smartphones Work

    Jan 21 2009

    Your average cell phone boasts some pretty cool features, but Smartphones have taken things to a whole new level. Get the lowdown on these versatile gadgets in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • GPS Games People Play

    Jan 19 2009

    GPS receivers are great for navigation, but they have another surprising application: games. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to get the goods on geocaching, geodashing and other GPS games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show

    Jan 14 2009

    From 3-dimensional TV displays to wireless battery chargers, the 2009 CES ushered in a wave of emerging technologies. Check in with the Techs tuff crew to learn more about the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is phishing?

    Jan 12 2009

    Phishers send emails to strangers, hoping to swindle them out of thousands of dollars. From the notorious Nigerian email scams to fake hard-luck stories, phishing scams depend on the greed of online victims. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Team's Favorite Tech Toys

    Jan 07 2009

    Listen in as the Techstuff team reveals their favorite tech toys, distractions and hobbies in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Will the internet kill television?

    Jan 05 2009

    With the advent of streaming internet video, some believe the days of traditional television are nearing an end. Check in with the Techstuff crew as they take a look at the relationship between the internet and television in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Work, Part 2

    Dec 31 2008

    Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are giants in the computing world -- and they have more in common than you might suspect. Listen in as the Techstuff team reviews the parallels between Jobs and Gates in their first two-part podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Tech Predictions for 2009

    Dec 29 2008

    From Steve Job's successor to the future of the internet, the Techstuff team is chock full of predictions for 2009. Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Work, Part 1

    Dec 24 2008

    Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are giants in the computing world -- and they have more in common than you might suspect. Listen in as the Techstuff team reviews the parallels between Jobs and Gates in their first two-part podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The TechStuff Christmas List

    Dec 22 2008

    Listen in as the TechStuff team reviews the latest round of sleek and super-advanced technology (just in time for Christmas) in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Streaming Video Works

    Dec 17 2008

    Streaming video allows internet users to watch content without downloading an entire movie or show. Listen in as the Techstuff team takes a look at the nature, legality and future of streaming video sites in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Net Neutrality Works

    Dec 15 2008

    Net neutrality is the concept that a computer user should have the same access to webpages regardless of the ISP or site visited. However, several ISPs are attempting to change this situation. Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How iPhone Applications Work

    Dec 10 2008

    Each day, more and more applications for the iPhone find their way into the marketplace and individual phones. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the capabilities and limitations of iPhone applications. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How MMORPGS Work

    Dec 08 2008

    Massively multiplayer online role playing games -- or MMORPGs -- are games in which a player takes on a fictional persona in a virtual world. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about MMORPGs, and why they've become so popular. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What tools do the HowStuffWorks writers use?

    Dec 03 2008

    In this episode the Techstuff crew reviews the browsers, software and other applications they use to research podcasts and articles. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast for a behind-the-scenes look at the tech writers' tool chest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can I use TiVo with my PC?

    Dec 01 2008

    TiVo is a brand of digital video recorder that allows users to record programs from television and watch the programming at their leisure. But can this functionality work with a computer? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast and learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Digital Rights Management Works

    Nov 26 2008

    Digital Rights Management -- or DRM -- is a method through which content providers attempt to prevent consumers from distributing content without the approval of content providers. Learn more about the DRM controversy in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How E-books Work

    Nov 24 2008

    The digital revolution is changing the way audiences encounter media and entertainment. Conventional books are no exception. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the advent of e-book technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How E-waste Works

    Nov 19 2008

    The hectic pace of electronic innovation has created an enormous amount of waste across the planet. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about how trashed computers and electronic waste affect the world's ecosystem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Richard Garriott Works

    Nov 17 2008

    Richard Garriott -- better known to some as Lord British -- is an innovative computer designer responsible for the legendary Ultima video game series. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the remarkable career of Richard Garriott. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Do violent video games lead to real violence?

    Nov 12 2008

    Despite numerous studies, the jury's still out on violence in video games: do they make gamers more likely to commit violent acts, or function as a means of catharsis? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about violence and video games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is the greatest threat to your privacy online?

    Nov 10 2008

    Internet service providers and companies like Google have access to a profound amount of private information. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about privacy online. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Internet Trolls Work

    Nov 05 2008

    On the internet, a 'troll' is an individual with an overwhelming desire to stir up trouble with inflammatory comments and images. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about internet trolls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Ray Kurzweil Works

    Nov 03 2008

    Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's most influential futurists. Join the Techstuff team as they take a look at Kurzweil's amazing career in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Technology That Goes Bump In the Night

    Oct 29 2008

    Some technology is designed to scare the daylights out of you, and some is just scary technology. Check out this special Halloween HowStuffWorks podcast to learn about some of the scariest technology around, from animatronics to androids. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What happened to the technology of the future?

    Oct 27 2008

    Tech gurus of the 1950s thought the future would be full of flying cars and robots. Whatever happened to the utopian technology promised years ago? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how today measures up to yesterday's version of the future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Dean Kamen Works

    Oct 23 2008

    Although inventor Dean Kamen is best known for the Segway, he holds more than 440 patents and conducts educational programs across the nation to encourage young scientists. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about this remarkable inventor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How does the economy affect the tech sector?

    Oct 22 2008

    As the US economy struggles, every sector of business suffers -- even the technical industries. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about how the economic downturn affects hi-tech companies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Whatever happened to virtual reality?

    Oct 15 2008

    Several years ago, the world buzzed with rumors of fully interactive virtual reality just around the corner. Whatever happened to this immersive, innovative technology? Listen in as the HowStuffWorks podcasters take a look at virtual reality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Parental Controls Work

    Oct 13 2008

    Parental controls are designed to prevent children from spending too much time on a computer, or from visiting inappropriate web sites. This technology can also be used in the workplace. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How High-End Peripherals Work

    Oct 08 2008

    Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more about high-end computer peripherals, such as customizable keyboards and specialized video game consoles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Dark Side of Cloud Computing

    Oct 06 2008

    Cloud computing lets users share files and applications over the Internet. However, this service is not perfect. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the possible security and service issues of cloud computing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Ten Worst Computer Viruses

    Oct 01 2008

    Computer viruses have evolved just as quickly as computers themselves. Listen in as our HowStuffWorks staff breaks down history's worst computer viruses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Google Android Phone Will Work

    Sep 29 2008

    After years of rumors, Google and T-Mobile are releasing a cell phone designed to use Android, Google's new open-source software platform. Tune in to this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the development of Google Android. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Niche Social Networks Work

    Sep 24 2008

    The U.S. intelligence community is creating a social networking site for spies -- and this is just one example of the growing field of niche social networks. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about specialized social networks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Web Browser Updates Work

    Sep 22 2008

    As the capacity and complexity of the internet grows, browsers also become more complex. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the future of web browsing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Encryption Works

    Sep 17 2008

    Every day, consumers sign up for financial services over the internet, putting their private information online. Users count on encryption to protect them -- but how do these techniques actually work? Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Green Printers Work

    Sep 15 2008

    Some have called the 21st century "the era of the paperless office," but the printed page still has a profound effect on the environment. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the various methods of green printing, including disappearin Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How WiMAX Works

    Sep 10 2008

    WiMAX has hit technology news in a big way. This networking system can blanket a 30-mile radius with broadband access, creating city-wide wireless access. Unfortunately, this system is far from perfect. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Printers Work

    Sep 08 2008

    The swift evolution of printing technology has spawned several types of printers. Check out the HowStuffWorks web site to learn more about the history and future of printers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Independent Game Developers Work

    Sep 04 2008

    Until recently, independent game developers were a rarity in the world of video game consoles. With the advent of developer kits like Nintendo's WiiWare, this market has fundamentally shifted -- check out our HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are the different ways you can print without wires?

    Sep 02 2008

    Wired devices are literally leashed to a network, and connecting devices can be very frustrating. With wireless printing, users are no longer tied down by cables and cords. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about wireless printing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How LCDs Work

    Aug 28 2008

    You probably use items containing an LCD (liquid crystal display) every day. This technology can be found in laptops computers, digital clocks, ovens and CD players. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how these LCDs work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can the government take away my laptop?

    Aug 26 2008

    Federal agents have the right to confiscate and examine electronic devices belonging to anyone entering the United States -- and these agents aren't required to have probable cause. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about US policy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Energy-efficient Electronics Work

    Aug 20 2008

    The average American household spends $1,400 each year on energy bills. Take a look at our HowStuffWorks article to learn how energy-efficient electronics can reduce power usage and bills. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How E-voting Works

    Aug 18 2008

    Generally speaking, e-voting refers to both the electronic means of casting a vote and the electronic means of tabulating votes. Will this become the future of voting? Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about electronic voting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Bluetooth Works

    Aug 13 2008

    Security is a concern in any wireless network setup. People sending sensitive information over a wireless connection need to take precautions to make sure those signals aren't intercepted. Learn more about Bluetooth security in our HowStuffWorks article. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Merger of Sirius and XM Will Work

    Aug 11 2008

    Satellite radio allows listeners to access radio stations without sitting through radio ads. Only two companies -- Sirius and XM Radio -- have attained a measure of success in this industry. Visit our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about the merger. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Facebook Redesign Works

    Aug 06 2008

    Facebook is a social networking site. It was created for Harvard students but has expanded to an open membership. Learn about Facebook, it's network and new redesign in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Twitter Works

    Aug 04 2008

    In May of 2008, Twitter received another 15 million dollars in venture capital funding. This increase reflects the growing interest in micro blogging -- messages with 160 characters or less. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about Twitter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Mp3 Files Work

    Jul 30 2008

    Certain parts of a song can be eliminated without significantly lowering the song's quality. The MP3 does not sound exactly the same as the original CD song. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about MP3 files and audio quality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Cloud Computing Works

    Jul 28 2008

    Cloud computing allows users to store data on other computers or servers. For example, web-based applications are a form of cloud computing. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about cloud computing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the iPhone Works

    Jul 23 2008

    The new Apple iPhone has several advantages, including a GPS and 3G capacity. However, the iPhone is far from perfect, and still has some disadvantages. Learn more about pros and cons of the new iPhone in our HowStuffWorks article, 'How the iPhone Works.' Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Zombie Computers Work

    Jul 21 2008

    When a hacker makes a zombie computer, he infiltrates an unsuspecting victim's computer and uses it to conduct illegal activities. The user may be unaware that his computer has been taken over. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Video Game Systems Work

    Jul 16 2008

    Get a console-by-console update on the developments of the 2008 E3 exposition in this HowStuffWorks podcast, including news on improved online features and expanded memory. Check out our HowStuffWorks article "How Video Game Systems Work" to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Do I Really Need a Digital Converter Box For My TV?

    Jul 14 2008

    In an effort to free up radio spectrum for emergency broadcasting and wireless service, the US will switch from analog to digital television on Feb. 17, 2009. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about how this switch affects your TV. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Open Source Works

    Jul 08 2008

    Open source is a way of developing software in which the original developer makes all of the source code available for modification. Learn more about open source software in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Moore's Law Works

    Jul 02 2008

    Each year, manufacturers bring out the next great computer chip that boosts bigger and better computing power. Intel founder Gordon Moore predicted this technology phenomenon more than 35 years ago. This became known as Moore's Law. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are the Best Video Games That Were Never Made?

    Jun 25 2008

    The best video games never made is a debate because of the number of great ideas that routinely get canceled. Check out the best video games never made. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why is the Google Algorithm So Important?

    Jun 18 2008

    The Google algorithm searches out Web pages that contain keywords you used to search. Learn about the Google algorithm and how the Google algorithm works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Google-Apple Cloud Computer Will Work

    Jun 10 2008

    The Google-Apple cloud computer is a revolutionary new system in which all programs are stored on a central server. Learn about the Google-Apple cloud computer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers