TechStuff

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

The Dot Com Bubble Companies  

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?

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The Origin of the iPhone: Part Two  

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?

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The Origin of the iPhone: Part One  

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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The Def Con Story  

How did Def Con get started? What goes on there? And should you be worried about it?

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The History of Podcasting  

From Internet Radio to the emergence of TechStuff, we look at the long and colorful history of podcasts.

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ATLAS and the LHC  

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.

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The Soundcloud Story  

The sound-hosting service SoundCloud narrowly avoided financial collapse in 2017. Where did it come from and can it become profitable?

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Hyperloop and the Boring Podcast  

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?

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The Alienware Story  

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?

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Musical Analysis at Moogfest  

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?

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Halt! Bot or Not?  

Bots generate more Internet traffic than humans. How can you tell if someone chatting with you is a bot or not?

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AI: Friend or Foe?  

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?

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Becoming a Microchipped Cyborg  

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?

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The History of Programming Languages Part Two  

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?

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The History of Programming Languages Part One  

What was the first programming language? Why are they even necessary? Why are there so many different types of programming languages?

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How Weather Models Work  

What sorcery is this? How do meteorologists actually make weather forecasts after collecting all that data?

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How Meteorologists Work  

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!

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How Weather Works  

In an effort to understand meteorology, we first must understand how weather works. What are the complex variables that determine weather patterns?

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Are 4k TVs Worth It?  

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?

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Smiley Face Emoji Story  

What's the difference between an emoticon and an emoji? Where did emoji come from? And is it a language?

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