Episodes

The Philips Story: Part One  

Who founded the electronics company Philips? Why did it nearly go bankrupt in less than five years? And who saved it?

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CES 2016 Impressions  

Jonathan attended CES once again. What were the big trends? What caught the press's attention? And what did he eat?

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TechStuff Predicts 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!

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2015 Year in Review  

What were the biggest stories in tech in 2015? Jonathan reviews the headlines.

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2015 Predictions Results  

Back in 2014, Tom Merritt joined the show to talk about predictions for the following year. How did those predictions stack up?

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The Evils of Data Tracking  

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?

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How Satellites Work  

How did Sputnik change the world? What do satellites do? And what keeps them in orbit?

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How the Industrial Revolution Worked, Part Three  

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.

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How the Industrial Revolution Worked, Part Two  

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!

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How the Industrial Revolution Worked, Part One  

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.

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The Comcast Story: Part Two  

How did Comcast become such a huge, powerful company? What happened with the doomed Time Warner deal? And where does the company go next?

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The Comcast Story: Part One  

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?

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The VW Scandal  

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.

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Expensive Consumer Tech  

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.

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What was Web 2.0?  

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?

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DNA Forensics  

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?

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Patronage Makes a Comeback  

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?

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Tinder Loving Care?  

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?

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An Update on The McAfee Story  

Back in 2012, Jonathan and Chris talked about John McAfee and his controversial life. What's he been up to since?

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Alphabetizing Google  

What does Google's restructuring mean for the company?

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