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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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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Smart Talks with IBM - Salesforce & IBM: Revolutionizing Experiences with Generative AI

The capabilities of artificial intelligence are increasing at a breakneck speed. Companies must leverage generative AI to transform everyday customer and employee experiences. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Jacob Goldstein sits down with Susan Emerson, Senior Vice President of Product: AI, Analytics & Data at Salesforce & Matthew Candy, Global Managing Partner of Generative AI at IBM Consulting. They chat about the latest evolution of the two tech innovators’ decades-long relationship, explore the opportunity AI presents for customer experiences, and break down how better experiences will remove friction for all. Visit us at: Read more about elevating experiences in the CEO’s Guide to Generative AI from the IBM Institute for Business Value. This is a paid advertisement from IBM. See for privacy information.


Why is Meta's Andy Stone wanted by Russia?

While Meta communications director Andy Stone has ruffled more than a few feathers since joining the company in 2014, it seems that in Russia things are a bit more serious. Apparently, he's on a wanted list created by Russia's Ministry of the Interior. But why? See for privacy information.


TechStuff Classic: The National Facial Recognition Database

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. See for privacy information.


Rerun: TechStuff In Front of a Green Screen

Where did green screen technology come from? How does it work? From the dawn of cinema to the latest Zoom meeting, we take a look at the tech that lets us combine different images into a single film or video. See for privacy information.


Binance Pleads Guilty

We get a very quick update on the OpenAI/Sam Altman situation and then turn our attention to the blockbuster news that Binance and its co-founder, Changpeng "CZ" Zhao, have entered a guilty plea on charges that include money laundering. What does this mean for Binance in particular and cryptocurrency in general? See for privacy information.


Tech News: More Aftermath From OpenAI's Chaotic Weekend

We've got a few updates on what's going on after OpenAI's board of directors fired CEO Sam Altman (and then asked if he wouldn't mind coming back, please). Plus, X is looking at a pretty rough holiday season as advertisers flee the platform. And SpaceX deals with another exploding spacecraft. Plus more! See for privacy information.


The Fallout from OpenAI Firing CEO Sam Altman

In a dramatic turn of events, OpenAI's board of directors fired CEO and co-founder Sam Altman. Then they tried to hire him back. Then they announced a former Twitch CEO will lead the company. What the what? See for privacy information.


TechStuff Classic: Close, but No Nuclear War

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. See for privacy information.


Tech News: TikTok Protests Being Called a Gatekeeper

TikTok tries to convince the EU to reconsider designating parent company ByteDance as a "gatekeeper" under the Digital Markets Act. A ransomware group tattles on its victim to the SEC. And SpaceX is getting ready to test the Starship launch vehicle, hopefully with better results. See for privacy information.


I'll Tumblr 4 Ya

What's the story behind the microblogging site Tumblr? How did it go from the nexus of Internet culture valued at more than a billion dollars to a property that would change hands multiple times in just a few short years? We take a look at the phenomenon known as Tumblr. See for privacy information.


Smart Talks with IBM - Generative AI: Its Rise and Potential for Society

In order to stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace, businesses need to adapt to the potential of generative AI. In this special live episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell is joined onstage at iHeartMedia’s studio by Dr. Darío Gil, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at IBM. They chat about the evolution of AI, give examples of practical uses, and discuss how businesses can create value through cutting edge technology. Watch the live conversation here: Hear more from Darío on generative AI for business: Visit us at: This is a paid advertisement from IBM. See for privacy information.


Napoleon Bonaparte and the Invention of the Can Opener

How did the famous Napoleon Bonaparte set into motion the events that led to the humble can opener? From early experiments in canning to gadgets so dangerous the average person wasn't allowed to buy them, we look at the history and evolution of can openers. See for privacy information.


TechStuff Classic: The Google Glass Story

Was Google Glass an idea ahead of its time? What are its origins and where is it today? See for privacy information.


Tech News: Good Vibes for the Woz and Bye to Omegle

Steve Wozniak is recovering in a hospital in Mexico City and we wish him well. Internal documents from Meta show that Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly shut down initiatives meant to promote user well being. Microsoft says it has a plan for AI-generated misinformation during the election season. And the Omegle service shuts down. See for privacy information.


AI and Radioactive Shoe Salesmen

What does artificial intelligence have to do with an outdated practice that involved blasting shoe stores with radiation? Trust me, there's a connection. Or at least I make one. See for privacy information.


Tech News: WeOutOfWork and Getting Burned by NFTs

WeWork declares bankruptcy, there's a ton of AI news in the tech space and some attendees at an NFT conference received painful burns. Plus much more. See for privacy information.


Digging Back Into Digg

What has Digg been up to since our last episode about the site back in 2017? From shutting down a popular tool to another acquisition from a small ad company, we explore what has been up over at Digg. See for privacy information.


TechStuff Classic: The Digg Story

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? See for privacy information.


Tech News: YouTube Ramps Up Strategy Against Ad Blockers

YouTube users with ad block software may find themselves blocked from watching videos on the platform unless they allow ads. Politicians around the world speak out against bias on Tiktok, but no one can agree which way the bias goes. Scarlett Johansson takes legal action against a company that used an AI-generated impression of her voice for an ad. Plus much more! See for privacy information.


A Brief History of Ad Blocking

First came the web ad. Then came the ad blocking software. What is the history of ad blocking? What challenges does it create for industry, and what services does it provide beyond, you know, blocking all those pesky ads? We get into it! See for privacy information.