TechStuff

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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.

What is an alternate reality game? What is Ingress? How do you play the game? Join Jonathan and Chris as they introduce you to the world of Ingress and alternate reality gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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What happened with Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft and why did the CEO of the company appear before the US Congress? We learn about the flight control system that led to tragedy and the controversy surrounding it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What's the difference between voltage and current? What is resistance? What are the units of measurement associated with electricity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What was Megaupload? Why did the US federal government pursue Megaupload? Why is the Megaupload case so complicated? Join Chris and Jonathan as they shed some light on the Megaupload, from its origin to its ongoing court case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Scams and Hoaxes Oct. 30, 2019
The Internet can be a great place but it's also the host for some pretty sneaky scams out there. In this episode, we look at some common schemes to take advantage of unsuspecting victims and how you can avoid becoming a victim yourself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast- …
For more than 200 years, doctors have experimented with using electricity to treat everything from liver disease to severe depression to varying degrees of success. We look at the history behind these practices and what's going on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast- advertisers
What is Industrial Light and Magic, and when did it get its start? What is ILM's relationship to Pixar? What technologies did ILM pioneer? Join Jonathan and Chris as they shed some light on ILM. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jonathan is about to head to Walt Disney World (he'll be back by the time this publishes). But he doesn't want to leave you without an episode, so here's one about Disney's audio animatronics from the archive! Learn more about your ad- choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Machine Consciousness Oct. 21, 2019
Is it really possible for a machine to achieve consciousness? What does consciousness even mean? From philosophy to technological obstacles, we look at the problems and possibilities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How do electric motors work? Are electric vehicles a new idea? Why aren't there more electric vehicles on the road today? Join Jonathan and Chris as they power through the past, present and possible future of electric vehicles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast- advertisers
The Modern Submarine Oct. 16, 2019
How did the modern submarine develop? What kind of technology is on a submarine? How do they navigate? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How do submarines work? When were they invented? In this episode, we explore the truths (and myths) about the origin of submarines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What is the ESRB? What procedure does the ESRB follow to rate games? What do the different ratings mean? Join the guys as they demystify the inner workings of the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The University of Oxford Computational Propaganda Research Project issued a report on how countries around the world are manipulating people with misinformation. What's YOUR country up to? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
From the physics of light to ingenious uses of a mirror, we look at the history of telescopes and how they work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How did the Stratos jump work? What sort of technology was inside the capsule? How did Felix's suit work? Join Jonathan and Chris as they leap into the tech behind this groundbreaking jump. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pop Culture expert Tatiana Carrier introduces Behind the Influence, an interview series featuring the world’s most influential streamers, Youtubes, tech giants, and everything in between. Listen now at: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-behind-the- influence-49377031/episode/behind-the-influence-trailer-49377033/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
A TV and movie producer thought that he could do for video games what MTV did for music videos. But the G4 channel would end up alienating the very viewers it sought to attract. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The TechTV Story Sept. 30, 2019
In the late 1990s, a new television channel aimed at the computer crowd launched. It would last six years before a merger would effectively end it all. This is the TechTV story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Who really invented the light bulb? What is the Draper point? How do fluorescent bulbs work? Join Chris and Jonathan as they shine some light on the fascinating story of light bulbs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers