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

TechStuff 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.

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Atlanta, GA

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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.

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English

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HowStuffWorks.com One Capital City Plaza 3350 Peachtree Road, Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-760-4729


Episodes

Tech News: Flying Spiders of Mars

4/20/2021
Okay, there are no flying spiders of Mars, but there is a flying drone that successfully flew on the Red Planet (and doesn't that deserve a David Bowie reference?)! We also learn why Bitcoin had a tough weekend and a new way to play Xbox games over web browsers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:21:28

Can't Quit the QWERTY Keyboard

4/19/2021
The modern QWERTY keyboard has had pretty much the same layout for more than a century. Why do we still rely on keyboards (and the computer mouse as well)? We explore input devices and the longevity of the keyboard. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:55:28

TechStuff Classic: How Washing Machines Work

4/16/2021
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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:45:33

Rerun: Is Carbon Dating on the way out?

4/15/2021
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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:32:01

The Mortal Kombat Konquest

4/14/2021
After launching in 1992, Mortal Kombat would spawn a massive franchise. It would also burn out the creators of the franchise and the company that spawned it would go out of business. And yet the tournament survives! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:54:48

Tech News: Nuclear Sabotage and Pizza Robots

4/13/2021
Iran reports that a cyber attack shut down the Natanz nuclear reactor. A former Facebook employee says that the company turned a blind eye to state-backed misinformation campaigns. And if you live in Houston, Texas, your next pizza might come via robot delivery. Plus more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:20:07

The Komplicated Story of Midway Games

4/12/2021
The company that created Mortal Kombat has a complicated past that intertwines with lots of other companies. This is part one of the story of Midway. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:52:20

TechStuff Classic: The Secrets of Tor and the Deep Web

4/9/2021
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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:45:01

Tech News: Questions For Facebook, No More Answers from Yahoo

4/8/2021
What's going on with the Facebook data breach that saw personal data from half a billion accounts compromised? Why are Signal app users upset? And why oh why is Yahoo Answers going away? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:24:03

Henry Ford and the Model T

4/7/2021
The Ford Motor Company and the Model T transformed America and the world. From 1908 to 1927, Ford would produce and sell more than 15 million Model T automobiles. This is the story of the Model T, Henry Ford and the birth of modern manufacturing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:52:29

Tech News: Apple Says AR Will Make You a Better Conversationalist

4/6/2021
Why does Apple CEO think augmented reality will make conversations better? Did Amazon terminate two employees illegally because they criticized the company? And Google addresses an old issue that let Android apps know about all the other apps on an Android phone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:19:30

The James Webb Space Telescope

4/5/2021
After several delays, we expect to launch the James Webb Space Telescope later this year. Where is it going, what is it looking for, and how did it lead to Jonathan getting a tattoo? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:56:22

TechStuff Classic: Biometrics: Digital Fingerprinting

4/2/2021
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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:39:56

Tech News: All News and No Fooling

4/1/2021
Tech journalists hate April Fools. Twitter is banning some accounts claiming to be Amazon employees. Is Google collecting 20 times more data about you than Apple? And much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:24:48

Living on the Edge (Computing)

3/31/2021
What exactly is edge computing? Why is it important? We learn about edge computing, its relationship with cloud computing and the Internet of Things, and what we can expect in the future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:51:06

Smart Talks with IBM and Malcolm Gladwell: How 5G, Edge Computing and AI are Transforming Industries

3/30/2021
As one of the nation’s largest wireless communication providers, over 120 million subscribers count on Verizon to stay connected, but we’re not just talking about phones. Today, Verizon and IBM are working together to better connect entire industries. In this episode of Smart Talks, Malcolm talks to Srini Kalapala VP, Global Technology, Strategy and Network Cloud at Verizon and Steve Canepa, Global GM & Managing Director of IBM’s Communications Sector about how 5G, Edge Computing and AI will...

Duration:00:32:54

Planned Obsolescence and the Right to Repair

3/29/2021
Do companies really implement planned obsolescence to get you to buy more stuff? (Spoiler: yes). And do they really resist giving you the option to repair gadgets? (Spoiler: Also yes). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:52:11

TechStuff Classic: How Ad Blockers Work

3/26/2021
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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:59

Smart Talks with IBM and Malcolm Gladwell: Using AI to Rethink the Way Work Gets Done

3/25/2021
With hybrid cloud and AI, businesses today can challenge the limits of how they put their data to work across the organization. In this episode of Smart Talks, Malcolm talks to Rob Thomas, SVP Cloud and Data Platform at IBM about what’s possible, and the steps businesses can take to access more of their data to help them make more informed decisions Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:30:46

What the NFT is this?

3/24/2021
Non fungible tokens or NFTs have been in the news recently. What the heck are they and how do they work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:56:11