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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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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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1511 Ratings
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183
74
84
90

Good podcast

By mop bucket 23 - Jun 02 2020
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This podcast in my opinion is great, it describes terms in a way that I can understand. I am a technology person, so this is a good way for me to understand what is going on. I hope this podcast continues to go on, because I really enjoy it.

Fascinating

By Twentysixteen - Oct 27 2019
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I’ve always been interested in submarines and thanks for the in-depth information.

iTunes Ratings

1511 Ratings
Average Ratings
1080
183
74
84
90

Good podcast

By mop bucket 23 - Jun 02 2020
Read more
This podcast in my opinion is great, it describes terms in a way that I can understand. I am a technology person, so this is a good way for me to understand what is going on. I hope this podcast continues to go on, because I really enjoy it.

Fascinating

By Twentysixteen - Oct 27 2019
Read more
I’ve always been interested in submarines and thanks for the in-depth information.
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TechStuff

Latest release on Aug 05, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: What is 5G?

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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.

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Mar 11 2019

48mins

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Rank #2: Small Tech, Big Deal

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What does the word nanotechnology really mean? And how did it evolve? From ancient glassmaking to the tech of sci fi, we look at nanotechnology.

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May 20 2020

51mins

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Rank #3: Demystifying WiFi

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Where did the WiFi standard come from? What are the differences of the various flavors of WiFi? And why should you care?

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May 30 2018

33mins

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Rank #4: The Packard Bell Story

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Packard Bell's lifespan was 1926 to 1968. Or maybe 1933 to 1974. Or maybe 1986 to 2000. What is up with this company? We investigate the Packard Bell Story.

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May 18 2020

55mins

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Rank #5: The Spotify Story

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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.

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Mar 25 2019

54mins

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Rank #6: Dip Into the 7 Layers of the OSI Model

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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?

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Nov 24 2017

49mins

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Rank #7: The Origin of the iPhone: Part One

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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?

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Sep 08 2017

47mins

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Rank #8: Techstuff Classic: The Mythology of Area 51

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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.

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Jun 01 2018

58mins

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Rank #9: History of Electricity Part One

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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.

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Jun 28 2017

57mins

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Rank #10: The Physics of Star Wars

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On the release date for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we present an episode on how the physics of Star Wars works.

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Dec 15 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #11: TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Night Vision

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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.

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Nov 23 2018

38mins

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Rank #12: The Basics of Electricity

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What's the difference between voltage and current? What is resistance? What are the units of measurement associated with electricity?

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Nov 04 2019

48mins

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Rank #13: TechStuff Classic: How Nuclear Weapons Work

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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.

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Jul 27 2018

56mins

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Rank #14: Quantum Computing 101

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What exactly is quantum computing? How does it relate to quantum mechanics? And what sort of problems could quantum computing solve in the future?

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Mar 27 2018

59mins

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Rank #15: DDoS Attacks 101

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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.

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Jun 25 2018

42mins

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Rank #16: End to End Encryption Services

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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.

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Apr 24 2018

54mins

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Rank #17: Heigh-Ho Hydrogen

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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.

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Nov 26 2018

39mins

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Rank #18: Social Networks that Didn't Make It

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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.

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Feb 27 2019

46mins

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Rank #19: Why is Everything Made in China?

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In this episode, we explore the history of industrialization in China and ask why are so many electronics assembled there. 

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Sep 16 2019

54mins

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Rank #20: The YouTube Story Part One

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How did YouTube get its start? We trace the history from its days as an independent company to the historic Google acquisition.

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Jan 12 2018

49mins

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Hard Disk Drives vs Solid State Drives

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When it comes to long-term data storage on computers, there are two main camps. In this episode, we learn how hard disk drives are different from solid state drives.

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Aug 05 2020

54mins

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Rerun: How E3 Works

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What's the history of E3? What purpose does it serve? And can anyone attend?

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Aug 03 2020

1hr 6mins

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TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Tattooed and Pierced

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What's the origin of tattooing? Who invented the tattoo gun? How do piercings work?

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Jul 31 2020

33mins

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Right-Handed Bias: A Sinister Problem

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Being left-handed in a world primarily shaped by and for right-handed people can be a challenge, particularly with technology. In this episode, we look at how a right-handed bias can create frustrations for left handers, and how bias in tech can take on more sinister aspects. That was a pun.

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Jul 29 2020

52mins

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Smart Talks With IBM: Addressing health disparities during COVID-19

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COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on the already pressing disparities in public health. In this episode of Tech Stuff, Jonathan Strickland chats with Dr. Kyu Rhee, Chief Health Officer at IBM, and Dr. Irene Dankwa-Mullan, Deputy Chief Health Officer of IBM Watson Health, about how data and technology are helping to address these issues during the pandemic and beyond.

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Jul 28 2020

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Panasonic to Today

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Since the 1970s, Panasonic has moved further from the control of the Matsushita family. But the process hasn't always gone smoothly. From recessions and political events to a dependence on plasma televisions, we learn about the obstacles the company has had to deal with recently.

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Jul 27 2020

53mins

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TechStuff Classic: How BitTorrent Works

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Who invented BitTorrent? How do BitTorrent transfers work? What exactly is a torrent file?

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Jul 24 2020

39mins

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Panasonic - 1954 to 1973

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Panasonic, or rather Matsushita, went through a tumultuous period of ups and downs, including allegations of some shady business practices. From high prices in Japan to undercutting American competitors in the US, we look at how the practices of Panasonic shaped not only the company but the electronics industry as a whole.

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Jul 22 2020

54mins

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The Founding of Panasonic

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The Japanese electronics company Panasonic is more than a century old. In this episode, we learn of its founding in 1918, how the company survived World War II, and how its founder positioned his company to enter the global marketplace in the 1950s.

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Jul 20 2020

55mins

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TechStuff Classic: How Storm Chasers Work

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What are storm chasers? What kind of equipment do storm chasers use? What useful information have storm chasers gathered?

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Jul 17 2020

1hr 14mins

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Perseverance and Ingenuity

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The next Mars rover scheduled for launch is the Perseverance, which NASA hopes will be able to uncover signs that life once existed on Mars. It also will carry a helicopter-like drone. We learn about the rover, its instruments and why flying on Mars is tricky.

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Jul 15 2020

52mins

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Smart Talks With IBM: A Changing Cybersecurity Landscape

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While the world struggles with the chaotic realities of COVID-19, cybercriminals are pouncing. In this episode of Tech Stuff, Jonathan Strickland chats with Wendi Whitmore, VP of IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence, and Allison Ritter, Program Leader, IBM Security Command Center, about how they are helping businesses stay prepared and resilient within a rapidly evolving threat landscape.

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Jul 14 2020

46mins

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The Robots Are Coming For Your Job!

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Are robots and automated systems going to replace human workers? And if so, what then? The fear about automation has a long history and it's not an irrational fear.

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Jul 13 2020

52mins

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TechStuff Classic: Pew! Pew! Plasma!

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What is plasma and how do we use it? Why are plasma weapons so popular in science fiction? Are plasma weapons realistic?

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Jul 10 2020

48mins

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TechStuff Listeners: Check out First Contact with Laurie Segall

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What happens to our civil liberties when an algorithm is used by law enforcement to make an arrest? Even more concerning, what happens when that facial recognition technology is racially biased? As we enter an age of ubiquitous surveillance, it’s minorities - especially people of color - who are disproportionately affected. The ACLU has recently filed a complaint on behalf of a Black man who was wrongfully arrested due to faulty police facial recognition tech. It’s the first case in the US, but it’s unlikely to be the last because, according to the ACLU - the tech often can’t tell Black people apart. The organization that has been fighting for civil rights protections for over 100 years, is now calling on lawmakers nationwide to stop law enforcement use of facial recognition technology.


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Jul 08 2020

1hr 12mins

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Magic Leap and the Big Fall

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It started off as an incredible project that promised to bring science fiction into science fact. But years later, the company Magic Leap struggles to stay afloat. What happened?

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Jul 06 2020

50mins

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TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Watches Independence Day

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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?

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Jul 03 2020

1hr 22mins

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It's All Relative

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How do the theories of special relativity and general relativity apply to satellites? Why is the speed of light constant, but time and distance are not? We get all Einstein up in here!

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Jul 01 2020

52mins

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TechStuff to Major Tom

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How do satellite communications work? What's the difference between megahertz and megabits? We learn about the tech of communication satellites.

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Jun 29 2020

52mins

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TechStuff Classic: The WikiLeaks Story

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How did WikiLeaks get started? What is the purpose of WikiLeaks? What are some of the controversies WikiLeaks has been in?

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Jun 26 2020

1hr 3mins

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iTunes Ratings

1511 Ratings
Average Ratings
1080
183
74
84
90

Good podcast

By mop bucket 23 - Jun 02 2020
Read more
This podcast in my opinion is great, it describes terms in a way that I can understand. I am a technology person, so this is a good way for me to understand what is going on. I hope this podcast continues to go on, because I really enjoy it.

Fascinating

By Twentysixteen - Oct 27 2019
Read more
I’ve always been interested in submarines and thanks for the in-depth information.